UN chief Guterres says Armed groups not honoring COVID-19 truce

Amed groups in Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and Libya have not fully adhered to a United Nations call to lay down their guns during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the world body’s chief Antonio Guterres said on Friday. Speaking with reporters via a video link, Guterres said that his call for a global ceasefire had been well […]

Palestine extends coronavirus lockdown by one month

Palestine announced Friday that it will extend its partial lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus. President Mahmoud Abbas has extended the lockdown by one month, Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said on Twitter.

Libya reports first death from coronavirus

Libya confirmed its first death from the novel coronavirus. An 85-year old woman who tested positive died from COVID-19, the Libyan National Center for Disease Control said in a statement. Eleven cases have been reported in the country so far.

Tunisia-Nizar Yaiche: Recorded deficit surpasses 3 billion dinars

Finance Minister Nizar Yaiche announced that the value of today’s deficit surpasses 3 billion dinars, confirming that overcoming it entails rigorous procedures, predicting that the upcoming period will be very challenging. He said the path is obstructed and requires changes, especially in light of existing political disputes and lobbies. He urged to join hands in overcoming […]

OPEC+ debates biggest-ever oil cut as coronavirus destroys demand

OPEC and its allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented oil production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC source said after the U.S. president called on producers to stop the market rout caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The meeting of OPEC and allies such as Russia has been scheduled […]

Tunisia-2 houses demolished in Carthage archaeological area

Authorities demolished two houses deliberately constructed by two citizens in Carthage archaeological area. The decision comes in attempt to enforce the law against those who seek to take advantage of the county current situation,reads a press release issued by the municipal police.  

Tunisia-Abdellatif Mekki meets South Korean ambassador in Tunis Cho Koo-Rae

Health minister met South Korean ambassador in Tunis Cho Koo-Rae. The meeting addressed pushing forward the relationships of cooperation and partnership between Tunisia and South Korea in the health sector. The two counterparts also discussed coordinating efforts between the two countries in fighting the coronavirus pandemic as well as benefiting from the Korean experience in this field. The […]

Tunsia-Medenine: 360 Tunisians nationals evacuated from Libya

The regional transport companies of Medenine and Gabes ensured on Friday the repatriation of 360 Tunisian nationals who had been stranded in Libya since March 31 at the Ras Jedir border crossing. These persons will be taken to mandatory lockdown centres in their respective governorates where they will spend 14 days as part of preventive […]

Tunisia-Sousse confirms 4 new coronavirus cases

Sousse recorded four new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total of infections to 41, announced Regional health director Sami Rekik in a declaration to Mosaïque FM. The three cases are from Sahloul, Kazama and Hergla while the residence of the fourth case is being checked, he added.

Tunisia-Rached Ghannouchi:The parliament knows its role properly

House speaker Rached Ghannouchi stressed the need to unify state institutions and elevate the challenge in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. He pointed out the requirement to invest in development and creative chances. During a speech at the plenary session dedicated to voting on the delegation of power to PM  Elyes Fakhfakh, he said that the parliament […]