Tunisia Current Affairs - 2019

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World Heritage Day 2019

April 18 was observed as the World Heritage Day 2019 with the theme Rural Landscapes. The theme Rural Landscapes is related to the theme of the 2019 International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Scientific Symposium on Rural heritage to be held at Marrakesh, Morocco in October. World Heritage Site UNESCO defines a World Heritage Read More…

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Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet awarded 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet (NDQ) has been awarded prestigious 2015 Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony held in Oslo, Norway. The award was collected by Trade unionist Hassine Abassi, human rights activist Abdessatar Ben Moussa, Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh and Ouided Bouchamaoui. Earlier in October 2015, Norwegian Nobel Committee has selected NDQ for the prestigious award Read More…

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National Dialogue Quartet wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

National Dialogue Quartet (NDQ) in Tunisia has won prestigious 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian Nobel Committee has selected NDQ for its decisive contribution in building pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the 2011 Jasmine Revolution. NDQ was established in 2013 as an alternative, peaceful political process at a time when Tunisia was on Read More…

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Tunisia’s Parliament adopts New Anti-terror Law

Tunisia’s Parliament has adopted a new anti-terror law, which seeks to counter the threat posed by militants especially jihadist threat. The law was adopted overwhelmingly by 174 members of parliament with ten abstentions and no votes against the bill. Under the new anti-terror law, Those convicted of terrorism in Tunisia will face the death penalty Read More…

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US approves major Non-NATO Ally status to Tunisia

United States has approved major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status to Tunisia. Decision in this regard was taken by US State Department. With this Tunisia became the 16th country to become a MNNA of US. Background In May 2015, US President Barack Obama had declared Tunisia as its non-NATO ally while hosting his Tunisian counterpart Beji Read More…

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World’s largest flag unfurled in Tunisia

World’s largest flag was unfurled at an event in Ong Jmel in the southern desert area of Tunisia. Tunisian national flag of the size of 19 football pitches was unfurled in a bid to set a Guinness World Record and promote patriotism in the face of Islamist extremism. In this event hundreds of Tunisian’s participated Read More…

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Tunisia Parliament approves first coalition government after Arab Spring

Tunisia Parliament has approved the first historic coalition government after the Arab spring. In this regard, 166 out of 204 Members of Parliament (MPs) voted in favor of the new cabinet proposed by the Prime Minister Habib Essid. The new coalition Government comprised of liberal Nida Tounes party, moderate Islamist Ennahda party and the Free Patriotic Read More…

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