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Tunisia's president has called on hiws premier to resign,following months of clashes over reforms and economic policy.

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 commission proposes reforms strengthening women's and LGBT rights

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Tunisia commission proposes reforms strengthening women's and LGBT rights

Among the proposals are equal inheritance for women and decriminalising homosexuality.

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 votes in first local elections since revolution

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Tunisia votes in first local elections since revolution

The municipal elections, enshrined in the new constitution and one of the demands of the revolution, mark the first tangible step of ...

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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 2011.

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Tunisian women hit campaign trail as equals to men

Hundreds of Tunisian women are heading party lists in 6 May municipal polls in the country, with female candidates on an equal footing with men ...

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 ...

Jeremy Felkowsky

Radicalisation in prison cells in France and Tunisia

Comment: In overcrowded and dehumanising prison conditions, someone making a speech that is even the slightest bit comforting or inspiring can ...

Using and abusing the state of emergency

Hassina Mechai

Using and abusing the state of emergency

Comment: The amorphous concept of 'terrorism' has created the opportunity for both foreign and domestic wars, writes Hassina Mechai.

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Tunisia takes groundbreaking steps towards gender equality

A new bill being drafted in Tunisia could see gender equality within marriage through a selection of new laws, including a long-awaited reform ...

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 ...

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 ...

Protests in Tunisia highlight contested narratives of 2011 revolution

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 ...

Tunisia's protests marking revolution anniversary turn violent

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tunisia's protests marking revolution anniversary turn violent

Small skirmishes between protesters and police erupted in Tunis on Sunday, as a demonstration was held to mark the seventh anniversary of the ...

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Tunisia announces social reforms after week of unrest

Following a week of unrest in Tunisia, authorities announced social reforms on Saturday, including improved health care and aid to the needy.

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Tunisia government to support poorer families following deadly unrest

Following angry protests in Tunisia against inflation and rising taxes, Tunis said it will offer more support to lower-income families in the ...

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UAE cancels Tunisia handball games amid row over women

The UAE men's handball team forfeited two games, the Tunisian federation said after it appointed female referees for a game in apparent ...

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Turkey's Erdogan signs defence, investment deals in Tunisia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday signed agreements in Tunis on defence, investment and the environment as he and his Tunisian ...

'Terrorist' Assad cannot be part of Syria solution: Erdogan

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'Terrorist' Assad cannot be part of Syria solution: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a political solution to the Syrian conflict was impossible without the departure ...

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Tunisia lawmakers move to outlaw 'normalisation' with Israel

A Tunisian lawmaker has announced efforts to pass a long-shelved law banning 'normalising' relations with Israel after Washington's ...

Can Tunisia eliminate violence against women?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Can Tunisia eliminate violence against women?

In-depth: In probably the most progressive Arab nation for women's rights, officials are making efforts to end gender-based violence. But ...

Tunisia extends state of emergency

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Tunisia extends state of emergency

President Beji Caid Essebsi announces that the 2015 emergency law will be extended by three months from November 12.

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

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 ...

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