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Despite a change in Tunisia's legislation, the fight over inter-religious marriages is not over yet as many women still face problems when trying to marry outside of Islam.

The flooding was caused by heavy rainfall that caused water levels to rise by as much as 1.7 metres in some areas.

Italy releases Tunisian fishermen accused of smuggling migrants

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Italy releases Tunisian fishermen accused of smuggling migrants

Judges in Palermo ordered the immediate release of six Tunisian fishermen who were arrested on suspicion of smuggling migrants.

Saudis trying to quash Yemen war crimes probe: HRW

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Saudis trying to quash Yemen war crimes probe: HRW

Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia of attempting to shut down a UN-backed war crimes investigation in Yemen, where it is leading a ...

EU eyes Egypt in latest efforts to curb migrants

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EU eyes Egypt in latest efforts to curb migrants

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said EU leaders have agreed to open talks with Egypt and other north African countries to curb migration to ...

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Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

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Tunisia ruling party suspends prime minister's membership

The move is the latest escalation in a row between Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and the president's son.

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Tunisia struggles to host refugees saved at sea

Most refugees who reached Tunisia illegally hope to head to Europe as they struggle to survive in the country's only migrant centre.

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Tunisia-Libya border reopening sparks hope for locals

Cross-border activity is back to normal after the reopening of the Tunisian-Libyan border, amid an ongoing commercial dispute between the two ...

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

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Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

After three years without international football due to terrorism and politics, Pakistan's national team has brought some pride to their country ...

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UAE 'instructed Yemen's Saleh to ally with Houthis'

Former spokesperson for late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has claimed that the UAE instructed him to form an alliance with the Houthi ...

Rockets land at Tripoli's only working airport

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Rockets land at Tripoli's only working airport

The missiles forced at least one Libyan Airlines flight to be diverted to Misrata airport.

<em>Tunisia</em> ex-leader Marzouki blasts 'stupidly oppressive' Egypt regime

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Tunisia ex-leader Marzouki blasts 'stupidly oppressive' Egypt regime

The former president of Tunisia has made a scathing attack against Egypt's leader, after a lawyer moved to ban Moncef Marzouki from ...

The West's love affair with Saudi Arabia must end

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The West's love affair with Saudi Arabia must end

Comment: The West must stop turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses and take a more harsh approach towards the kingdom, writes ...

<em>Tunisia</em> demands Italy release fishermen detained for 'rescuing migrants'

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Tunisia demands Italy release fishermen detained for 'rescuing migrants'

Six Tunisian fishermen, who insist they were helping a sinking migrant boat, could face 15 years in Italian jail for facilitating illegal ...

Uri Levy

Katanec heads Iraq: This week in Middle East football

A Slovenian football superstar has been signed up as the head coach of the Lions of Mesopotamia in a three-year contract thought to be worth $1.2m per year.

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UAE to allow Israeli athletes to 'compete equally'

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reversed its policy of banning Israeli athletes from competing under the Israeli flag or playing the national ...

Khaled Diab

The lost city of Londonistan

Comment: Despite reports that London has fallen prey to Islamic conquest, the city of my youth has morphed into an enviably cosmopolitan ...

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Tunisia sacks energy minister amid anti-corruption drive

Tunisia's prime minister has sacked the energy minister and the head of the national oil company, the official TAP news agency has reported.

Bodies found after <em>Tunisia</em> police, refugees clash on boat

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Bodies found after Tunisia police, refugees clash on boat

Bodies were found after Tunisia police intervened to stop a migrant boat from launching.

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One dead as Tunisia security forces arrest migrants

A migrant died early on Friday as Tunisian security forces clashed with a group of Tunisians and Africans embarking on a clandestine sea ...

Foreign militants are taking over Libya's Fezzan region

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Foreign militants are taking over Libya's Fezzan region

Following the overthrow of Gaddafi, Libya's porous southern border has led to an influx of militants posing an increasing threat to the already ...

<em>Tunisia</em> denies Italy's claims of 'terrorist' migrants

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Tunisia denies Italy's claims of 'terrorist' migrants

Tunisian authorities have denied accusations made by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean were 'terrorists'.

Tunisian environmentalist tackles litter with beach challenge

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Tunisian environmentalist tackles litter with beach challenge

Mohamed Oussama Houij set out in July to walk a 300-kilometre (185-mile) stretch of coastline in northern Tunisia and clean up 30 ...

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