Tunisia

World Bank hints on new Arab Spring

World Bank hints on new Arab Spring

Soaring energy and food prices triggered by the crisis in Ukraine could exacerbate existing food security concerns in the Middle East and Africa

Tunisian democracy in crisis after president ousts government

Tunisian democracy in crisis after president ousts government

Tunisia faced its biggest crisis in a decade of democracy on Monday after President Kais Saied ousted the government and froze parliament in a move which appeared to be backed by the army. It follows months of deadlock and disputes …

Tunisia health minister sacked as virus cases soar

Tunisia health minister sacked as virus cases soar

Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi sacked Tunisia's health minister, the premier's office said, as spiralling coronavirus cases weigh on the North African country's swamped health system. Faouzi Mehdi's sacking came days …

At least 23 migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia

At least 23 migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia

At least 23 migrants from Africa drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, and 70 were rescued, the Tunisian Red Crescent humanitarian organisation said on Tuesday. More than 120 …

UN Security Council meets on Israel but U.S. blocks statement

UN Security Council meets on Israel but U.S. blocks statement

The UN Security Council held another emergency meeting Wednesday on worsening hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, again without agreeing on a joint statement due to opposition from the United States, Israel's key ally, according to …

Tunisia detects first cases of British COVID-19 variant

Tunisia detects first cases of British COVID-19 variant

Tunisia has recorded its first cases of a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus first identified in Britain, the country’s Health Ministry said. The ministry, however, did not provide any information on how many cases of …

Tunisians to acquire Russian vaccine

Tunisians to acquire Russian vaccine

Tunisia has become the third country in Africa after Algeria and Guinea, where the Russian anti-coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V was registered, the country's health ministry informed today. "The Sputnik V vaccine has been …

U.N. Security Council backs call for coronavirus truce

U.N. Security Council backs call for coronavirus truce

The U.N. Security Council finally backed U.N. chief Antonio Guterres’ March 23 call for a global truce amid the coronavirus pandemic, adopting a resolution after months of talks to win a compromise between the United States and China. …

Saudi crown prince visits Tunisia

Saudi crown prince visits Tunisia

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a personal welcome yesterday from Tunisia’s president Beji Caid Essebsi, who greeted his guest at the airport after two days of protests in the capital …