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Comment: France and Tunisia face similar challenges, and must seek to alleviate the exclusion that has become so widespread among their young men, write Yassine Nabli and Malek Lakhal.

Tunisian MPs rejected an extension of the Truth and Dignity Commission's mandate in a vote that some say was tainted by irregularities.

Jewish candidate for Muslim party breaks barriers in Tunisia

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Jewish candidate for Muslim party breaks barriers in Tunisia

A member of Tunisia's dwindling Jewish community is running for office as a candidate of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahdha party, causing a sensation and some controversy.

Tunisian legislator rips Israeli flag to protest formal ties

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Tunisian legislator rips Israeli flag to protest formal ties

Opposition lawmaker Ammar Amroussia tore the flag on Tuesday to protest the delay.

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part II)

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part II)

Comment: Essebsi is thwarting the fight against corruption, stalling transitional justice and postponing municipal elections. The 2018 protests ...

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Comment: On the anniversary of a revolution that brought hope to many, Tunisians are back on the streets. Khadija Mohsen-Finan looks back at what became of democratic transition, post-2011.

Anna Boots

Protests in Tunisia highlight contested narratives of 2011 revolution

In-depth: Tunisia's recent protests were triggered by tax increases, but they highlight the deep, unresolved issues that led to the 2011 ...

Sophie Bessis

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Comment: While marriage between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man is now permitted, the question of equal inheritance rights between the sexes ...

Alessandra Bocchi

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

In-depth: Non-Muslims have more rights than elsewhere in the region, but still face discrimination, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

Political Islam in Tunisia: The history of Ennahda

Usman Butt

Political Islam in Tunisia: The history of Ennahda

Book review: Ennahdha has until recently been impossible to investigate. Wolf's book sheds important light on one of Tunisia’s most ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tunisia's Jasmine revolution: A story of short-lived success?

Comment: Tunisia's 'Jasmine' revolution was heralded as a model for democratic transition in the Arab world. But crackdowns, poverty and ...

Manufacturing virginity: Tunisian women choosing to 'repair their honour'

Alessandra Bocchi

Manufacturing virginity: Tunisian women choosing to 'repair their honour'

Women who have had pre-marital sex often undergo hymen reconstruction surgery as a way to manufacture their purity for their husbands and ...

Ennahdha's Ghannouchi sues Sky News Arabia over 'defamatory' report

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Ennahdha's Ghannouchi sues Sky News Arabia over 'defamatory' report

Rached Ghannouchi, chief of Tunisia's Ennahdha party, is taking legal action against Sky News Arabia over a report accusing him of ...

Tunisian protester 'accidentally' killed by national guard

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Tunisian protester 'accidentally' killed by national guard

The health ministry said 50 others were hospitalised after suffering from broken bones or the effects of tear gas during clashes with security ...

Arab Spring divisions dominate Arab League Summit

Alaa Bayoumi

Arab Spring divisions dominate Arab League Summit

Comment Arab leaders are split over whether terrorism or democracy is the legacy of the Arab Spring, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

The New Arab

Tunisia overturns one-year compulsory jail term for cannabis

The Tunisian parliament, supported by the country's president, voted to overturn law 52, which had placed thousands of young people in jail.

Marc Cher-Leparrain

The UAE has it in for the Muslim Brotherhood

The long read: UAE foreign policy has been actively fighting political Islam in all its forms, pitting the Emirates directly against Qatar and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Calls mount against Tunisia jail-for-joint law

Rights groups are demanding that a Tunisian drug law that sees prison for smoking cannabis be liberalised.

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia stability threatened by murder: Islamist party

Tunisia's Islamist movement warned the latest murder of the group's sympathiser, Mohamed Zaouari could fuel unrest in the country.

Ennahdha's Ghannouchi 'to mediate between Gaddafi-loyalists and Islamists'

The New Arab

Ennahdha's Ghannouchi 'to mediate between Gaddafi-loyalists and Islamists'

Ennahdha leader Rached Ghannouchi has reportedly been approached by Gaddafi loyalists to help mend ties with Islamists in the Libyan ...

Rafaa Chehoudi

Tunisia's political shake-up: Welcome change or legitimacy undermined?

Comment: Tunisia's PM-designate has put together a diverse cabinet, but he will have to justify his choices if he is to dispel questions over ...

Firewall or stepping stone? American support for moderate Islamists

Robert Springborg

Firewall or stepping stone? American support for moderate Islamists

Comment: Far from facilitating democratic transitions, US support for moderate Islamists as a firewall strategy was ill-advised and instead ...

The Tunisian exception

Michael Brenner

The Tunisian exception

Comment: Michael Brenner examines the ingredients behind Tunisia's successful democratic institutions, the lessons other countries might learn, ...

The crisis of political Islam, (III): Reform, violence

Azmi Bishara

The crisis of political Islam, (III): Reform, violence

Comment: Islamists must choose between developing into a civil and democratic political and cultural force, or conservative isolation with a ...

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