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 Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received a delegation from the French Colbert Committee participating in several cultural events in Abu Dhabi, at Qasr Al Bahr.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, met Australian and Chilean indigenous peoples participating in the Sharjah Architecture Triennial in the modern buildings of the Sharjah Art Foundation in the Mareija area.
Two maids working for a Gulf citizen used garbage bags to put whatever light and valuable items in them and put the garbage bags near a garbage container. The brother of one of them would come and pick up the items during the absence of the family members outside the country. The money and gold jewels stolen were worth Dhs28,000.
The Criminal Court in Dubai on Monday convicted two Asians for offering a bribe of Dhs3,000 to an inspector and a warehouse administrator at the Emirates Red Crescent-Dubai branch to pass and accept a benefactor’s donation of 150 tonnes of expired salt.