Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef. File photo
TUNIS: Tunisia has delayed the first round of its presidential elections by one week to Nov. 17, a spokesman for the elections commission said on Friday.
The initial date had been set for Nov. 10 but this conflicted with an Islamic holiday, when many Tunisians are travelling.
The parliamentary race is expected to be fought closely by the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, the more secular Tahya Tounes party of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, and the Nidaa Tounes party led by Hafedh Caid Essebsi, the president’s son.
They rule the North African country together but their coalition has been hit by infighting that has hampered decision-making and slowed economic reforms demanded by foreign donors.
Having not beaten the Super Eagles on the pitch for nearly 30 years, it appears to be a tall order for Algeria to defy the form book and go on to beat Nigeria in their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final on Sunday. In the other match Senegal, aiming to win the tournament for the first time, meet a Tunisia side
India has raised its import duty on wheat to 40 per cent from 30 per cent, the government said late on Friday, as the world’s No.2 producer of the grain tries to support local farmers
India’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points on Thursday, in a widely expected move to boost the economy, while keeping its monetary policy stance “neutral” despite subdued inflation.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has given directions for the appointment of 389 university and high school graduates. This came during His Highness’ intervention via the Direct Line Programme broadcast live on Sharjah Radio. His Highness directed that 25 university and high school graduates be assigned in Geological Park in Al Fayha, 30 in Wildlife Centre in Al Dhaid, 32 in Al Qarm Centre in Kalba, while 300 high school graduates be appointed in Sharjah Safari in Al Dhaid.
More than 200 students from all Pakistani schools in the UAE have attended and participated in a day-long Science Fair held at Pakistan Association Dubai.
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred a 27-year-old GCC employee to trial on charges of forced theft, impersonation of detectives and seizing Dhs3,000 and two phones from a person.
In honour of International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Ambulance Youth Council recently organised an awareness session entitled “Get Checked today!” in collaboration with Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children, which was held at National Ambulance Headquarters in Abu Dhabi.