Posts Tagged ‘Tunisia’

Libyan Foreign Bank wins lawsuit against Tunisian firm

  • 9 February 2019 - 15:28
Libyan Foreign Bank wins lawsuit against Tunisian firm

The Libyan Foreign Bank (LFB) has won a lawsuit against a Tunisian company at the Tunisian Court of Appeals in a verdict delivered last Wednesday.  The Tunisian petroleum products filed a lawsuit against the LFB for $200 million in debt, however; the Tunisian court dropped those claims and ruled...

Russian Foreign Minister discusses with Tunisian counterpart “terrorist threats” in Libya

  • 27 January 2019 - 16:25
Russian Foreign Minister discusses with Tunisian counterpart “terrorist threats” in Libya

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Saturday with his Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui and warned of the "continued threat of terrorist groups in Libya." He revealed during a joint press conference with Jhinaoui that Moscow and Tunis agreed to bolster cooperation on...

Tunisia’s UGTT enters a strike, Libyans first affected

  • 17 January 2019 - 13:52
Tunisia’s UGTT enters a strike, Libyans first affected

Tunisia’s biggest union, UGTT, started a nationwide strike Thursday affecting the country’s airports, schools and state media to protest the government’s refusal to raise the salaries of 670,000 public servants. Tunisia is under pressure from the International Monetary Fund to freeze...

Two terrorists blow themselves up in Tunisia after clashing with security personnel

  • 3 January 2019 - 11:36
Two terrorists blow themselves up in Tunisia after clashing with security personnel

Two militants blew themselves up on Thursday following an exchange of fire with Tunisian security forces in the city of Jilma, 250 km (156 miles) south of the capital Tunis, the interior ministry said, Reuters reported. It added that the militants killed themselves after being encircled by...

Libya refutes agreement of exchanging oil for goods with Tunisia

  • 20 November 2018 - 12:48
Libya refutes agreement of exchanging oil for goods with Tunisia

The spokesman of the Presidential Council's Head, Mohammed El Sallak, refuted on Monday the news about the singing of an agreement with Tunisia to exchange Libyan oil for Tunisian goods.  El Sallak said on his Twitter account that there is no such agreement between Tunisia and Libya. Last...

Tunisian President to attend Palermo Conference on Libya

  • 8 November 2018 - 20:45
Tunisian President to attend Palermo Conference on Libya

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi will participate in the international conference on Libya in Palermo on November 12 and 13, the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said. The announcement came in a statement following a meeting between Essebsi and Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. Many other...

Tunis Air postpones resumption of flights to Libya

  • 16 September 2018 - 14:22
Tunis Air postpones resumption of flights to Libya

Tunis Air has delayed resumption of flights to and from Libyan airports till a further notice. The Tunisian airliner company said the recent clashes in Tripoli are behind the decision not to resume flights on the set date of this month. The first decision of the airliner was to resume flights...

Libyan-Tunisian border of Wazin-Dahiba reopens

  • 12 August 2018 - 13:27
Libyan-Tunisian border of Wazin-Dahiba reopens

The Libyan border crossing of Wazin-Dahiba with Tunisia has been reopened after over five days of closure, reported the director of the border security on the Libyan side. The border was reopened after an agreement was made between the two sides to secure the travelers, especially Libyans after...

Libya-Tunisia Ras Ajdair border closed for 10th day

  • 21 July 2018 - 19:40
Libya-Tunisia Ras Ajdair border closed for 10th day

A trade dispute between Libya and Tunisia has halted cross-border traffic for 10 days. Trucks have been unable to go through the border crossing for over a week, disrupting business and sowing confusion. Tunisians who work in Libya aren't sure they'll be able to re-enter after going home for...

Libya vows to close border with Tunisia over “harassment” against travelers

  • 24 June 2018 - 16:02
Libya vows to close border with Tunisia over “harassment” against travelers

Libya's Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Metig, on Saturday threatened to close the land border with Tunisia, if the "harassment" of Libyan travelers on the Tunisian side continues. According to a statement issued by the prime minister's media and communication office, Metig had instructed the...