The extreme suffering of the brave and patient Palestinian people

The horror of the Israeli genocide against defenceless Palestinian people during 122 days is something truly indescribable and very sorrowful. History does not witness such atrocities. The footage of people everywhere running and screaming, between shards of broken glass, building debris and traces of blood, is painful for all humanity even for some Jews within Israel and in the Diaspora, condemning Israel’s war on Gaza and expressing their solidarity with the people of the blockaded enclave. Even though it is the most Barbaric war in history, Palestinian people will rebuild…

IOM arranges home return of 392 illegal immigrants stranded in Tunisia

 A total of 392 illegal immigrants stranded in Tunisia embarked on a home return in the past three days, TAP reported on Friday. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that it had facilitated their safe and dignified return, according to the report. The immigrants included 163 individuals from Burkina Faso, 165 Gambians, 33 Malians, 23 Senegalese, seven people from Guinea and one Liberian. In 2023, the IOM arranged the return of 2,257 illegal immigrants stranded in Tunisia to their homeland. This figure increased by 45 % compared to 2022.…

Pro-Palestinian demonstration in front of South Africa embassy in Tunis

A number of civil society organizations have expressed their support for the complaint filed by South Africa against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Many hope that the ICJ will follow the South African legal team’s request and grant an interim order calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, as requested by South Africa. “We wanted to thank South Africa, through its embassy in Tunisia, for doing what no Arab or Islamic country has done by calling for a ceasefire, because innocent people are still dying in Palestine today,”…

Chinese FM Wang Yi to visit Egypt, Tunisia as part of a four-country Africa tour

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will this week visit Egypt and Tunisia, Beijing said on Thursday, as part of a four-country Africa tour before he heads to Brazil and Jamaica, Arab News reports. Wang’s first trip of the new year comes as China increasingly focuses on ties in the Global South, seeking to bolster its influence in regions traditionally dominated by the US and its allies. Wang’s Africa trip, which will also include Togo and Cote d’Ivoire, will take place from Jan.13 to 18, the foreign ministry said.China has historically…

Tunisia, UNDP to strengthen cooperation in security reform

Tunisia and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) agreed on Tuesday to strengthen bilateral cooperation on security reform, the Tunisian Interior Ministry said in a statement. The decision was taken at a meeting held in Tunis between Tunisian Interior Minister Kamel Feki and UNDP Resident Representative in Tunisia Céline Moyroud. Mr. Feki reiterated his country’s commitment to strengthening cooperation in security reform, in line with the standards and provisions of international conventions and agreements. The two officials also stressed the need to adopt community policing in more of Tunisia’s provinces,…

Russia ready to supply more grain to Tunisia – Russian FM

At a meeting with Tunisian President Kais Saied in Tunis, Russian Foreign Minister G. Lavrov said that Russian agricultural yields had been good “for the second or third year running” and that Russia was keen to help Tunisia. “There is interest in increasing deliveries of our grain,” Lavrov said, without specifying conditions or cost. “We are ready to do so. We are ready to do it,” he added. Following his meeting with Tunisian Foreign Minister Nabil Ammar, Mr. Lavrov said that “we have agreed to develop our cooperation in all…

Nearly 70,000 migrants intercepted trying to cross the Mediterranean in 2023

Migrants deported by the Tunisian National Guard. Photo credit Sipa / Yassine Mahjoub Nearly 70,000 migrants have been intercepted this year while attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Tunisia to Italy, more than double the number for the same period last year, a National Guard spokesman said on Saturday. Along with Libya, Tunisia is the main departure point for thousands of migrants seeking to reach Europe. Over eleven months, the number of would-be clandestine emigrants intercepted by the Tunisian authorities stood at 69,963, compared with 31,297 over the same period…

Tunisia provides medical care for 29 wounded Palestinians

A Tunisian military plane arrived at Tunis-Carthage international airport on Sunday evening, carrying 29 wounded Palestinians, victims of the Israeli war on Gaza, from the Egyptian airport of Al-Arish. Mustapha Ferjani, Minister Advisor to President Kaïs Saïed, told local media while receiving the wounded at the airport that Tunisia “received a military plane carrying 29 wounded Palestinians and 10 of their companions”. Ferjani said that the reception of the wounded was “part of the implementation of President Saïed’s instructions to receive the wounded Palestinians who are suffering from the aggression…

Tunisia: Emirates embassy celebrates national Day

The Embassy of the United Arab Emirtes to Tunisia hosted a ceremony to mark the 52st National Day, in the presence of a number of ministers and members of the diplomatic and consular missions accredited to Tunisia. The ceremony was also marked by the presence of Tunisian political figures: party leaders, members of the House of People’s Representatives, businessmen, media professionals, representatives of civil society, heads of Arab and foreign diplomatic missions and international and regional organizations. UAE Ambassador Dr. Eman Al Salami emphasized the in-depth nature of relations between…

Embassy of Oman to Tunisia celebrates 53rd National Day

Photo Credit goes to Oman News Agency Dr Hilal Abdullah Ali Alsanani, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman accredited to the Republic of Tunisia, held a ceremony on the occasion of the 53rd National Day of Oman in Tunisia. The ceremony was attended by Minister of Education, Mohamed Ali Boughdiri, Minister of Religious Affairs, a number of political figures in Tunisia, heads of Arab and foreign diplomatic missions, Arab and international organizations, consuls and military attachés accredited to Tunisia, university presidents, academics, media professionals, artists and Tunisian intellectuals and a number of Omani…