Posts Tagged ‘Tunisia’

Tunisia arrests UN official working on Libya’s arms embargo monitoring

  • 30 March 2019 - 12:10
Tunisia arrests UN official working on Libya’s arms embargo monitoring

Tunisia has arrested a UN official involved in monitoring an international arms embargo on Libya although he has diplomatic immunity, a UN spokesman said on Friday. Moncef Kartas, a Tunisian national and member of a U.N. panel of experts assigned to monitor an arms embargo imposed on Libya in...

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 public...

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...

Belgium finishes Tunisia’s World Cup Russia dreams with 5-2 win

  • 23 June 2018 - 16:51
Belgium finishes Tunisia’s World Cup Russia dreams with 5-2 win

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard both scored twice as Belgium strengthened their lead above England at the top of Group G by crushing Tunisia with a devastating attacking display. While Roberto Martinez's side are not through to the last 16 yet, a win for England over Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on...

Tunisia to resume flights to Libya “very soon”

  • 12 June 2018 - 14:09
Tunisia to resume flights to Libya “very soon”

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jahnawi confirmed Monday that Tunisia will resume flights to Libya "very soon." Jahnawi made his remarks during a meeting with the Libyan UN-backed Prime Minister, Fayez Serraj, in the Libyan capital Tripoli, where the two officials discussed means to...

Spain wins tough pre-World-Cup friendly 1-0 over Tunisia

  • 10 June 2018 - 17:29
Spain wins tough pre-World-Cup friendly 1-0 over Tunisia

Tunisia pushed Spain all the way in a warm-up friendly before losing to a late Iago Aspas goal in Krasnador. The Three Lions will be favourites to win their first Group G game in Russia but Tunisia showed they will be no pushover when the pair meet in Volvograd on June 18. Nabil Maaloul's...

Tunisian Interior Minister sacked after deadly migrant boat incident

  • 7 June 2018 - 20:54
Tunisian Interior Minister sacked after deadly migrant boat incident

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednedsay fired Interior Minister Lotfi Brahem, a government statement said, after one of the worst migrant boat accidents in recent years. The boat packed with some 180 migrants sank on Sunday off Tunisia's coast. The death toll has risen to at least 68,...

Tripartite meeting on Libya crisis to be held in Algeria

  • 20 May 2018 - 21:44
Tripartite meeting on Libya crisis to be held in Algeria

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, along with his Tunisian and Algerian counterparts, will take part in a tripartite meeting on Libya on Monday in Algeria, according to spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abu Zeid. Abu Zeid said that the meeting comes...

Libyan writer accuses Tunisia of stealing Libyan Foreign Bank

  • 26 April 2018 - 18:16
Libyan writer accuses Tunisia of stealing Libyan Foreign Bank

Libyan writer Abdelrazzak Al-Dahesh published an article telling the Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, that the Libyan Foreign Bank money ($200 million) frozen by Tunisia is being used illicitly to boost Tunisia's economy. "The reason why the money is frozen is that a Tunisian crook...

Tunisia reopens consulate in Libya’s capital Tripoli

  • 21 April 2018 - 13:29
Tunisia reopens consulate in Libya’s capital Tripoli

Tunisia has reopened its consulate in the Libyan capital, the Libya foreign ministry said on Saturday, the latest mission to return to Tripoli. The Tunisian consulate resumed work after talks between the two countries, the Libyan foreign ministry said. The Tunisian foreign ministry declined to...

US national arrested in Tunisia over attempt to join ISIS in Libya

  • 27 February 2018 - 21:51
US national arrested in Tunisia over attempt to join ISIS in Libya

US officials confirmed that an American man from Keyes accused of trying to enter Libya to join ISIS has been arrested.   A law enforcement official told ABC News Tuesday that Bernard Raymond Augustine, who is 20, was returned to the US from Tunisia on charges of attempting...

Tunisia demands public apology from UAE over no-women fly order

  • 27 December 2017 - 15:03
Tunisia demands public apology from UAE over no-women fly order

Tunisia is demanding a public apology from the United Arab Emirates after Emirates Airlines denied boarding to Tunisian women on flights to the Gulf country. On Friday, the UAE-owned carrier stopped accepting Dubai-bound female passengers from Tunisia. UAE officials later cited security reasons...