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Egypt's Jekyll and Hyde approach to atheists

17 May, 2018

Comment: Atheists in Egypt have been enjoying greater public acceptance, but their increased visibility has also resulted in shrill panic towards the atheist 'tsunami', writes Khaled Diab.

Tunisia police foil knife attack near synagogue

16 May, 2018

Tunisian authorities have handed over a 45-year-old man to anti-terror services after he reportedly tried to knife two police officers near a Tunis synagogue.

UN Human Rights Council to meet over Gaza killings

15 May, 2018

A special session will be held on Friday to discuss the "deteriorating human rights situation" in Palestinian territories.

Tunisia sentences ousted leader Ben Ali to life

15 May, 2018

A Tunisian court has sentenced ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to life in prison over the killing and wounding of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

Tunisia still has much democratic progress to make

08 May, 2018

Analysis: Seven years after their uprising, Tunisians marked their first free municipal election on Sunday, but many still feel disappointment with living conditions, government corruption and slow democratic progress.

Tunisian elections: capital gets its first ever female mayor

07 May, 2018

Head of Ennahda's Tunis list Souad Abderrahim is set to be elected the first female mayor of the capital in historic local elections.

Tunisia votes in first local elections since revolution

06 May, 2018

The municipal elections, enshrined in the new constitution and one of the demands of the revolution, mark the first tangible step of decentralisation since the end of Ben Ali's rule.

Tunisia’s first local election faces abstention fears

04 May, 2018

In-depth: Millions of Tunisians will vote for city councillors in 350 municipalities this weekend, but there are fears of a large abstention rate over previous unfulfilled promises, writes Massinissa Benlakehal.

Pilgrims gather in Tunisia to celebrate Jewish festival

03 May, 2018

The number of Jews in Tunisia has fallen significantly, from around 100,000 before independence from France in 1956 to an estimated 1,500 today.

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

02 May, 2018

Comment: Saudi Arabia's hardline religious conservatives have traditionally thwarted the quest for knowledge in astronomy because it threatens their long-standing status, writes James M. Dorsey.

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