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Analysis: Online apps are trusted by young Arabs, notes Everette E Dennis.

Digital news consumption and internet penetration has increased across the region, with two-thirds of Arabs saying they trust mass media rather than social media to report news fairly and accurately.

Despite positive reforms in <em>Tunisia</em>, more democratic changes needed

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 nation", writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

<em>Tunisia</em> to ban 'forced anal exams' for homosexuality

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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 ...

Home ties: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Home ties: This week in Middle East football

Despite reaching the World Cup finals, Saudi Arabia's manager, Bert van Marwikj, has been unceremoniously sacked for refusing to relocate to the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

A university in Saudi Arabia is seeking to sack employees suspected of having links to Muslim Brotherhood, fuelling fears of a major government clampdown on critics in academia and beyond.

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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 ...

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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.

<em>Tunisia</em> 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 ...

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Fur real? Tunisian shawarma restaurant accused of serving cat-meat

EEEEK! A report has emerged from Tunisia that a popular restaurant may have been caught red-handed serving up its customers a little ...

<em>Tunisia</em> bars Morocco's 'rebel prince' from democracy conference

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Tunisia bars Morocco's 'rebel prince' from democracy conference

A Moroccan prince has been expelled from Tunisia after he tried to attend a conference on the North African country's political ...

Crossing from <em>Tunisia</em> to Italy - 1980s vs. today

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Crossing from Tunisia to Italy - 1980s vs. today

The stories of Tunisia's migrant workers and the difficulties they overcome in a world obsessed by borders and immigration controls.

British ban on EgyptAir cabin laptops lifted

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British ban on EgyptAir cabin laptops lifted

Passengers flying with EgyptAir from Cairo to Britain will again be allowed to carry personal electronic devices in aircraft cabins.

Better use of water critical to Middle East's future

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Better use of water critical to Middle East's future

Political stability and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa hinges on better management of scarce water resources, the World ...

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Lebanon gets first animal protection law

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has signed the country's first animal welfare bill into law, guaranteeing that domestic and wild animals will be legally protected from abuse.

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.

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Dozens dead, injured in two Spanish seaside city attacks

Drivers ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, leaving at ...

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 influential ...

Lebanon joins Jordan, <em>Tunisia</em> scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law Lebanon joins Jordan, Tunisia scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Lebanon joins Jordan, Tunisia scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law

Lebanon has become the latest Middle Eastern country to repeal a law allowing rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims.

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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 ...

<em>Tunisia</em> foils IS plot to take over territory

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Tunisia foils IS plot to take over territory

Tunisia has said it had foiled a "terrorist plot" aimed at allowing Islamic State group jihadists to seize part of its territory.

Palestine is 2017's fastest-growing tourist destination

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Palestine is 2017's fastest-growing tourist destination

'Banksy tourism' could be behind the massive tourism boost in Palestine, but whatever it is attracting visitors, it's helping bring the world's ...

Tunisian fishermen block 'racist' anti-migrant boat from docking

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Tunisian fishermen block 'racist' anti-migrant boat from docking

Far-right, anti-migration activists dealt another blow to a far-right, anti-migration European party, after Tunisian fishermen prevented their ...

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