No exact figures of Tunisians fighting with ISIS, says PM
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Developments in Syria and Tunisia were the main topic of today’s episode of Al Arabiya’s “Diplomatic Avenue” program. Speaking about ISIS joiners, Tunisian Prime minister Habib Essid said there were no accurate figures of Tunisians who had joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Meanwhile, Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, spoke of the challenges facing the WFP after assistance to 1.6 million Syrian refugees had been reduced.
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.