Tunisia slams 'illegal' UAE travel ban on Tunisian women

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The North African country of Tunisia has announced the suspension of all Emirates Airlines flights to and from its nation two days after the United Arab Emirates-based carrier barred women from Tunisia to board their flights to Dubai.

A controversial blanket travel ban on Tunisian women by the UAE has led to angry reactions in Tunis.

"We have met with our brothers in Tunisia about security information that has imposed specific and circumstantial measures", he said.

Tunisia's transport ministry said in a statement that the Arab carrier would be suspended until it found a way to operate according to worldwide law and treaties.

All female Tunisian citizens of all ages were denied entry into the Gulf state, an internal Emirates Airline email circulated on social media showed.

Tunis-Carthage International Airport
Tunis-Carthage International Airport

The condemnations came hours after a female Tunisian writer, Maha Jouini, was prevented from traveling on a UAE plane from Beirut to Beijing, China.

Zeabi reportedly said the measure was "temporary and relating to security arrangements". "In the UAE, we are proud of our experience in empowering women; we appreciate Tunisian women, respect them and value their pioneering experience", Gargash said in a tweet, according to a Khaleej Times report.

More than 8000 Tunisians are suspected to have fought with ISIL, hundreds of women among them.

Tunisia summoned UAE's ambassador on Friday following Emirates' ban.

Tunisia often depicted as an Arab Spring success story where the Muslim brotherhood has political parties operating as part of government coalition.

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