Algeria detects 11 missiles near border with Mali

2018/07/12 – The Algerian army has discovered a hideout containing 11 surface-to-air missiles near the country’s border with Mali, the defence ministry announced yesterday.

“After a search operation in the country’s border town of Bordj Badji Mokhtar, a division at the Algerian People’s National Armed Forces found an ammunition cache containing 11 anti-tank missiles,” the ministry said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Algeria detects 11 missiles near border with Mali »

Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks #USArmy

2018/04/12 – U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) completed a foreign military sales (FMS) case to deliver eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to partner country Tunisia this summer.

The Black Hawks will provide Tunisia with cargo/personnel transport, medical evacuation and combat operations capabilities. The case value is more than $338 million. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, awarded the contract. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks #USArmy »

Libya – US Embassy holds training course for protection of critical infrastructure of Libya

2018/05/11 – The United States Embassy in Libya said it had organized a course in Tunisia in partnership with the Libyan Airports Authority and the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority for the protection of airports and critical infrastructure and facilities. Continuer à lire … « Libya – US Embassy holds training course for protection of critical infrastructure of Libya »

Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia Meets with His Pakistani Counterpart

2018/23/11 – Mohammed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali, Saudi ambassador to Tunisia, met here today with Pakistani ambassador to Tunisia Mohammed Hassan.
During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed issues of common interest.

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Tunisia president invites Armenia’s Sarkissian for official visit to his country

2018/16/11 – Armenia’s President Armen Sarkissian is meeting with the heads of the delegations of the countries that are attending the 17th Summit of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), in capital city Yerevan.Sarkissian on Friday met with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia, the country that will host the next OIF summit, press office of the President of Armenia informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.

The two presidents highlighted the taking of joint steps toward making bilateral collaboration grow deeper.

Separately, the Tunisian president invited Armen Sarkissian for an official visit to his country.

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Future Cooperation Between Bulgaria and Tunisia

2018/16/11- During a visit to Bulgaria, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia Khemaies Jhinaoui commented that there are great opportunities for cooperation between Bulgaria and Tunisia. He was in the country by the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva. This was stated by a press release of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Continuer à lire … « Future Cooperation Between Bulgaria and Tunisia »

Specter of jihadism continues to haunt Maghreb

2018/12/11 – The jihadist threat is not new to the Maghreb. However, the fallout of the 2011 Arab uprisings has fundamentally altered the political and security environment of North African countries. While states such as Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia witnessed an increase in deaths from jihadist attacks, others like Algeria and Morocco experienced a reduced impact. Despite differences, the threats are persistent and numerous, including local jihadi cells that range from the already settled to the residual to those burgeoning into external groups that operate in the Sahel, such as the well-established al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The mutual lack of trust and cooperation in counterterrorism and security among Maghreb countries further complicates countering such threats. Put together, the region’s security could become even more precarious, and the fight against jihadism might be a long one. Continuer à lire … « Specter of jihadism continues to haunt Maghreb »