UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

 

Tag Archives: TUNIS

In first for Tunisia, police and soldiers head to polls

:: Police and soldiers went to the ballot box for the first time in Tunisia on Sunday, casting votes in municipal elections after the lifting of a longtime ban. Most Tunisians will vote on May 6 in the municipal polls

UN evacuates first group of refugees from Libya to Niger

:: A group of 25 refugees have beenevacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from the North African country, the United Nations said on Sunday. The move is part of

UN ends month-long Libya talks in Tunisia without proposing new date

:: Month-long UN-backed talks aimed at bridging differences between rival Libyan factions ended on Saturday with no discernable progress towards stabilizing the country and paving the way for elections. A month ago UN envoy Ghassan Salame, the latest in a

GCC expats exempt from Tunisian visa

:: Tunisian Tourism Minister Salma Loumi announced that expats living in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are now exempted from visas previously required to enter Tunisia, which cost SR200 ($53) and was available for 15 days, according to Sabq. This

EU aims to boost anti-terror info sharing with Tunisia

:: EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove on Tuesday called for a boosted exchange of information with Tunisia, which has seen its nationals involved in deadly attacks abroad and on its soil. During a visit to Tunis, for talks with

Tunisia: At least 8 migrants drown as boat collides with navy vessel

:: At least eight migrants have drowned after their boat sank following a crash with a Tunisian navy vessel in the Mediterranean, the defence ministry said Monday. Spokesman Belhassen Oueslati told AFP that eight bodies were found and 38 people

Libyan coastguards turn back more than 1,000 migrants

:: Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman said. There has been a sharp drop in migrant crossings between Libya and Italy since July, largely attributed

Tunisia pardons thousands with corrupt pasts, amid protest

:: Tunisia’s Parliament has adopted a hotly disputed law giving amnesty to thousands of people linked to corruption under its former authoritarian regime. Hundreds of demonstrators protested outside the legislature saying they fear a return to Tunisia’s pre-Arab Spring past.

Tunisia’s new govt gets party backing for reform push

:: Tunisia’s two main parties on Thursday gave parliamentary backing to Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s new Cabinet, handing him the initiative to push sensitive economic reforms demanded by the International Monetary Fund. Chahed’s Cabinet needs strong support to reform public

Tunisia’s tourism revenues up 19 percent as more Europeans return

:: Tunisia’s tourism revenues have risen 19 percent so far this year, reflecting a recovery in a vital sector crippled two years ago by attacks on foreign holidaymakers. Tourism Minister Salma Loumi said 4.58 million foreign tourists visited the North

Tunisian fishermen vow to stop extremist anti-immigrant ship from docking

:: Tunisian fishermen vowed Sunday to block a ship carrying far-right activists from docking at their port, dealing a fresh blow to their mission to disrupt the flow of migrant boats from north Africa to Europe. The C-Star, a boat

UK hails Tunis ‘hard work’ on security after terror attacks

:: Britain has applauded Tunisia’s “patient hard work” to boost security following the 2015 jihadist attacks that killed dozens of tourists, including 30 Britons at a beach resort. “We know that these days there can never be a situation when

Tunisia law on violence against women ‘landmark step’: HRW

:: Human Rights Watch on Thursday hailed a new law to fight domestic violence in Tunisia as a “landmark step” towards protecting women’s rights but called for funding to fully implement it. The law, passed Wednesday and expected to enter

Tunisia protester ‘accidentally’ killed in south: ministry

:: A young protester was killed Monday after a police vehicle “accidentally” ran him over outside an oil and gas installation in south Tunisia after weeks of social unrest, a ministry said. “The health ministry announces the accidental death of

Ben Ali nephew apologizes to Tunisia for corruption

:: Imed Trabelsi, a nephew of toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, apologized to the Tunisian people on national television Friday for the endemic corruption during the regime. In his testimony to the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD),

Thousands protest in Tunisia to demand jobs

Thousands protested in northeastern Tunisia on Thursday to mark a general strike over unemployment and poverty, six years since a revolution ignited by similar grievances. Demonstrators gathered at the local branch of the powerful UGTT trade union in Kef, 180

Tunisian Islamist party says time to ‘bury’ democracy

The Tunisian branch of the radical Islamist Hizb ut-Tahrir movement, which calls for Islamic law and wants to unify Muslims into a caliphate, said Saturday it was time to “bury” democracy. “Democracy no longer attracts anyone,” the movement’s politburo chief

Arab interior ministers meet in Tunis to discuss security

Arab interior ministers on Wednesday met for their 34th session in Tunis, Tunisia, under the patronage of President Beji Caid Essebsi. The Saudi delegation was led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, honorary president of the Council of Arab Interior

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