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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.

Comment: In overcrowded and dehumanising prison conditions, someone making a speech that is even the slightest bit comforting or inspiring can easily influence vulnerable minds, writes Jeremy Felkowski.

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.

Tunisia takes groundbreaking steps towards gender equality

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Tunisia government to support poorer families following deadly unrest

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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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Turkey's Erdogan signs defence, investment deals in Tunisia

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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 ...

Tunisia lawmakers move to outlaw 'normalisation' with Israel

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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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia extends state of emergency

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

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 ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Despite positive reforms in Tunisia, more democratic changes needed

Comment: While Tunisia is lauded for its progress on human rights laws there is a desire for greater democratic reforms in the "model Arab ...

The New Arab

Tunisia to ban 'forced anal exams' for homosexuality

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has committed to banning forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North ...

Tunisia Islamist party says first post-revolution local elections delayed

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Tunisia Islamist party says first post-revolution local elections delayed

The head of Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda party has said the country's first municipal elections since the 2011 revolution scheduled for ...

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Hundreds protest Tunisia’s new controversial anti-graft law

More than 1,000 people protested in Tunis on Saturday, against a controversial amnesty law adopted by parliament for officials accused of ...

Tunisia scraps ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

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Tunisia scraps ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims, the presidency has announced.

Tunisia parliament approves controversial law 'pardoning Ben Ali-era corruption'

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Tunisia parliament approves controversial law 'pardoning Ben Ali-era corruption'

Tunisia's parliament has passed a law which exempts Ben Ali-era officials accused of corruption from prosecution, a move critics say is a step ...

Don't interfere: Tunisia slams al-Azhar comments on gender equality

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Don't interfere: Tunisia slams al-Azhar comments on gender equality

Tunisia's ruling party slammed al-Azhar's interference into its internal affairs on Wednesday, after weighing in on a debate on calls for gender ...

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