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Comment: Essebsi is thwarting the fight against corruption, stalling transitional justice and postponing municipal elections. The 2018 protests should serve as a warning, writes Khadija Mohsen-Finan.

The attack on a Quebec mosque by a suspected Trump supporter has provoked fear and anxiety over rising intolerance against Canada’s Muslims.

Fear and anxiety as Quebec-mosque survivors in critical condition

Karim Traboulsi

Fear and anxiety as Quebec-mosque survivors in critical condition

The attack on a Quebec mosque by a suspected Trump supporter has provoked fear and anxiety over rising intolerance against Canada’s Muslims, as two survivors remain in critical condition.

Despite improved security, Tunisia still under state of emergency

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Despite improved security, Tunisia still under state of emergency

Tunisia remains under a state of emergency a year after it was imposed in the wake of a bus bombing that killed 12 presidential guards, despite ...

Tunisian Workers' Union in standoff over public sector pay

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tunisian Workers' Union in standoff over public sector pay

In-depth: Deferred pay raises are the latest feature in a government austerity programme that has been rejected by workers' groups, reports ...

Rafaa Chehoudi

Tunisia's new government must quickly reform or face unrest

Rafaa Chehoudi analyses what is stake for Tunisia's government: Either implement urgent economic and security measures, or face a Greek-style collapse, he argues.

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Tunisia's youngest premier since independence sworn into office

Tunisia's youngest prime minister since its independence was sworn in on Saturday, marking a new chapter in the country's post-revolutionary ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia PM-designate presents unity government line-up

Premier-designate Youssef Chahed unveiled his unity government on Saturday, pledging to work to try to resolve deep social and economic crises ...

Tunisia's president appoints 'relative' as new prime minister

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Tunisia's president appoints 'relative' as new prime minister

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi named in-law and local affairs minister Youssef Chahed, 40, as prime minister-designate tasked with forming ...

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Tunisian government loses confidence vote

The government of Habib Essid lost a parliamentary confidence vote on Saturday after being widely criticised for failing to tackle the ...

Brothers in Jihadism

Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

Brothers in Jihadism

Comment: Connections between family and friends play a significant role in recruiting and maintaining engagement in jihadist networks. This must ...

Ten militants killed in fresh Tunisia border clashes

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Ten militants killed in fresh Tunisia border clashes

Ten militants and a Tunisian soldier have been killed in fresh clashes in Ben Guerdane near the Libyan border on Wednesday, as residents buried ...

Militants planned to establish 'Islamic emirate' in Tunisia

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Militants planned to establish 'Islamic emirate' in Tunisia

Militants who carried out a deadly attack Monday on a town near the Libyan border had planned to establish an Islamic State 'emirate', said ...

Tunisia builds anti-terror barrier along Libya border

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Tunisia builds anti-terror barrier along Libya border

Tunisians officials inspected the first part of a huge anti-terror wall on the country's eastern border, designed to lock out militants from ...

The New Arab

Tunisia lifts nighttime curfew imposed after protests

Tunisian authorities on Thursday announced an end to a nationwide nighttime curfew imposed after protests broke out last month against unemployment and inequality turned into violent clashes.

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Tunisian PM defends government policies amid unrest

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid defended his government’s policies in front of parliament on Wednesday, after concerns over growing ...

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Tunisia relaxes curfew as police take to the streets

Tunisia relaxed a nationwide curfew imposed last week on Monday while police officer protested for better working conditions.

The New Arab

'Angry, tired and disappointed' Tunisian youth return to streets

In-depth: Five years since the revolution, young Tunisians once again take to the streets to voice their anger at unemployment and poverty.

Tunisian PM warns against destroying 'democratic transition'

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Tunisian PM warns against destroying 'democratic transition'

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said the country's "democratic transition" will be preserved "whatever the cost" as a curfew is ...

Paul McLoughlin

Aid to Tunisia is a European responsibility

Tunisians are rising up against unemployment and poverty, just as they did in 2010's Arab Spring, but France now fears that the economic ...

Tunisia says unrest 'under control' while France offers aid

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Tunisia says unrest 'under control' while France offers aid

After days widespread protests, Tunisia's prime minister has said that the unrest has been contained as a France offers $1 billion

Tunisian protests reach the capital

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Tunisian protests reach the capital

The Tunisian government is worried about terrorists taking advantage of the chaos in the country amid fresh demonstrations in several parts of ...

Tunisia imposes curfew in western city after youth protests

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Tunisia imposes curfew in western city after youth protests

Tunisia declared a curfew in the western city of Kasserine on Tuesday after unemployed youth protests turned into clashes that left scores ...

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