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Former Tunisian Soccer Player Dies After Joining ISIS

Rabat - A former Tunisian player died on Thursday, while he was fighting in the ranks of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Nidhal Selmi used to play for the Etoile Sportive of Tunis with which he won the Tunisian Cup last season. He quit soccer and joined ISIS. According to Tunisian radio station Nagham FM, the family of the former player was informed of his death by his brother, who is also a mem ...

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Photo of the Day: Tunisian President Having Lunch at UN Cafeteria

Fez- Tunisian President, El Moncef Merzouki, who participated this week in the General Debate of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, was seen having lunch at the UN cafeteria. The picture, which was posted on Facebook on Thursday, has been highly commented with many people praising the humility of the Tunisian President, who chose to have lunch inside the UN building without protocol in ...

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Morocco, Tunisia Say Settling Libyan Crisis Goes Through Dialogue, National Reconciliation

United Nations - Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said, here Thursday, that Morocco and Tunisia share the same vision that settling the Libyan crisis goes through dialogue between conflicting parties and national reconciliation. There is coordination between neighboring countries and the United Nations, in addition to Moroccan-Tunisian consultations to exchange ideas on the best ways able to unlock the Li ...

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President Marzouki announces his candidacy for Tunisia’s November Presidential elections

Marrakech - Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has announced that he will stand for reelection for Tunisia’s President in November. Parliamentary elections will take place in October.  "My candidacy is an example of transparency," he said, according to an AFP report. "We must not allow corruption in this first democratic experience," he added after registering for the November 23 vote. The upcoming election ...

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Traveling Without Moving: AIESEC Global Village Brings the World to Bizerte, Tunisia

By Sarra Jouini Tunis - A Global Village was organized on Saturday, 9th of August 2014 in Bizerta Resort Hotel. This Global Village is an exposition of diversity and a celebration of cultures. It brought together young people from China, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, Indonesia, Serbia, Romania, Italy, Taiwan , Croatia and South Korea. Each represented their countries with culturally distinct items, flags, dance ...

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Morocco paves way in Africa to Arabs and Maghrebans, Tunisian president

Washington - Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, has paved the way in Africa to Maghrebans and Arabs, said on Wednesday in Washington Tunisian president Mohamed Moncef Marzouki. "It is Morocco which has paved the way to Maghrebans and Arabs in Africa," President Marzouki told MAP during a press briefing in Washington on the sidelines of the US-Africa Leaders Summit, noting that the Kingdom wa ...

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Morocco, Tunisia, Libya Organize a Regional Workshop on Public Policy

Casablanca- Supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), the Moroccan Center for Civic Education (MCCE) and the Tunisian Social Development and Empowerment Center organized a regional workshop on public policy in Hammamet, Tunisia from June 5 to June 7, 2014. The event sought to engage youth and civil society organizations (CSOs) from Morocco, Tunisia and Libya to discuss the best ways to address ...

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Morocco Denies Reports Over Alleged Spat Between King Mohammed VI and Tunisian President

Rabat - Morocco flatly denied this Sunday reports by some news outlets over an alleged spat between King Mohammed VI and Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, says a release of the Royal office according to Maghreb Arab Press. "The absurd and unfounded information, reported by some ill-intentioned press, over an alleged divergence between HM King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, and Tunisian President, His Ex ...

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Tunisian President Hosts Dinner in Honor of King Mohammed VI

Tunis- Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, hosted this Saturday at the Presidential palace of Carthage in Tunis, a dinner banquet in honor of King Mohammed who is paying an official visit in Tunisia. The King, who is accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid, was welcomed at the presidential palace by the Tunisian head of state. On this occasion, the King awarded to the Tunisian ...

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King Mohammed VI to pay official visit to Tunisia

Rabat - King Mohammed VI will pay, on May 30 to June 1, 2014, an official visit to the Republic of Tunisia, at the invitation of president Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announced on Tuesday in a statement. During this royal visit, the King will hold official talks with the president of Tunisia. The two heads of states will chair the signing ceremony o ...

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Tunisia police deny rape, accuse ‘victim’ of seeking sex

TUNIS - Two Tunisian policemen accused of raping a young woman in 2012 denied the charge on Monday, instead accusing the alleged victim of seeking to have sex with them. "They denied everything," Radhia Nasraoui, the lawyer of the young woman known by the pseudonym Meriem Ben Mohamed, told AFP. One of the accused claimed instead that the young woman had tried to perform oral sex, Nasraoui added. Koutheir Bo ...

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Ex-Tunisian leader, family milked economy: World Bank

WASHINGTON - Companies controlled by ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family garnered 21 percent of all his country's private sector profits, according to a new World Bank report. The report, released Thursday, depicted the huge extent to which the Tunisian strongman of 24 years took control of much of the country's economy and enriched his family, feeding the resentment that led to ...

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