Rival ambitions, insults and accusations of violence have brought Tunisia’s ruling party to the brink of collapse. It has now been riven for months by bad blood between its secretary general, Mohsen Marzouk, and the president’s son Caid Essebsi, in what insiders are calling a “battle for succession”. Source: AFP/France24
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Maine’s largest city will no longer celebrate Columbus Day as a municipal holiday. The Portland City Council voted unanimously Monday to designate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The vote came after nearly an hour of public comment. Source pressherald
The UN Security Council on Sept. 21 warned that a referendum on independence by Iraq’s Kurdistan region was potentially destabilizing, adding its weight to international opposition to the vote. Source: Daily News
On Tuesday evening, 80 individuals from the Turkish community surrounded the Val-de-Reuil police station to demand the release of an individual in police custody. Thirty police officers had to travel to manage the situation. Source ACTU 17