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February 19, 2018

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Saturday launched a five-year national strategy to promote handicraft with a funding of 50 million dinars (20.7 million U.S. dollars).



Tunisia seizes shipload of weapons
February 20, 2018

Tunisian officials have seized a vessel loaded with undeclared weapons, including armoured vehicles.

The 107 metre long vessel, called the Ural and registered under the Panamanian flag, was intercepted on 16 February off the port of Sfax and found to be carrying trucks, armoured personnel carriers and equipment for military camps.

Also on board were '24 containers whose content"...

Protest in Tunisia Against Normalization With Israeli Occupation
February 20, 2018

Twelve parties, a non-governmental organisation and a Tunisian association demonstrated on Sunday in the centre of the capital, Tunis, after a long stand in front of the statue of Ibn Khaldun, and demanded “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the State of Palestine.” The protest was organised by the National Coordination Committee for the Criminalization of Normalization with the Israeli Occupation.

Tunisia moves further in gender equality, pleas for women’s inheritance
February 20, 2018

A bill that enables Tunisian women to pass their family name to children and have equal inheritance with men will be introduced to President Essebsi on February 20, even though religious conservatives warn the amendment will stir up public anger.

Dorra Mahfoudh-Draoui recalls the time of Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's authoritarian"...

February 20, 2018

Director General of the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII), Samir Bechouel, said Monday, February 19, that a survey was conducted in 2017 among developers and companies that obtained a declaration between 2013 and 2016.
According to the APII DG, this survey comprises 7,090 projects corresponding to an investment amount of 14,835.4 million dinars (MD) and 175,353 jobs.

The analysis shows the completion of 3,826 projects,"...

February 20, 2018

We know a little more about the first Chinese charter flight on Tunisia. It is expected Tuesday, February 28 at Tunis-Carthage airport with on board 160 people, mostly tourists but also several Chinese journalists.

According to “Destination Tunisie”, it is organized by tour operator CYTS Tours, the first Chinese tour operator in number of customers (public company).


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