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Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, writes Alessandra Bajec.

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are allowed, write Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik.

Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunisian capital

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Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunisian capital

Islamist-backed candidate Souad Abderrahim defeated a city official who served under ousted despot Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on Tuesday to become the first woman mayor of the Tunisian capital.

Tunisia 'probes UAE-backed coup plot by sacked minister'

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Tunisia 'probes UAE-backed coup plot by sacked minister'

Tunisian officials reportedly have begun an investigation into a report that the sacked interior minister plotted a government overthrow in ...

Tunisia still has much democratic progress to make

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tunisia still has much democratic progress to make

Analysis: Seven years after their uprising, Tunisians marked their first free municipal election on Sunday, but many still feel disappointment ...

The New Arab

Tunisian elections: capital gets its first ever female mayor

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

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tunisia’s first local election faces abstention fears

In-depth: Millions of Tunisians will vote for city councillors in 350 municipalities this weekend, but there are fears of a large abstention ...

Ala Oueslati

Tunisia takes next step towards democracy

Analysis: Tunisia takes the next step towards democracy with decision-making devolved to local councils. While little may change day-to-day, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia Islamist party endorses Jewish election candidate

Tunisia's Ennahda party is set to field Jewish candidate Simon Slama in the country's first municipal elections since Ben Ali's overthrow in ...

Who are the French and Tunisian Islamic State soldiers?

Yassine Nabli and Malek Lakhal

Who are the French and Tunisian Islamic State soldiers?

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

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia parliament votes to end human rights tribunal

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 ...

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 ...

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

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 ...

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 revolution, writes Anna Boots.

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.

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

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