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The joint drills are aimed at enhancing the two country's ability to fight illegal maritime activities, including smuggling, as well developing maritime surveillance.

Young Tunisian activists still fear the police, a decade after the popular uprising established freedom of expression, because of a lack of reforms.

Tunisia revolution cost 129 lives: official count

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia revolution cost 129 lives: official count

"It is recognition by the state of the sacrifices made by the people for the fall of the dictatorship."

Tunisia on hunt for convicted TV boss

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia on hunt for convicted TV boss

Sami Fehri, owner of one of Tunisia's main private television stations, was on trial over the illegal use of state television funds in ...

Two children killed in Tunisia landmine blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two children killed in Tunisia landmine blast

A landmine blast killed two children in Tunisia on Thursday, authorities said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisians protest to demand release of jailed activist

Rania Amdouni, a 26-year-old LGBT rights campaigner, has been the target of a smear campaign by police unions after taking part in protests against police repression.

The New Arab Staff

Rights group urge probe over new Algeria torture allegations

Allegations that Algerian activists of a pro-democracy protest movement were tortured in detention have prompted rights groups to demand an ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

Iran must refrain from any provocation as Washington steps up efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IS claims killing of 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

IS claimed responsibility for the February 3 killing of four soldiers in a rugged region of central Tunisia.

Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

The New Arab Staff

Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

Abdel Fattah Mourou, a co-founder and former deputy leader of the Islamist Ennahdha party, has shocked Tunisian society by dancing with ...

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia PM fires five ministers amid growing constitutional crisis

The Tunisian premier is at odds with the President Kais Saied over a cabinet reshuffle.

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Horriya Marzouk

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Hosni Mubarak reigned as Egypt’s fourth president for almost 30 years but his downfall seemed imminent one decade earlier as people's rage and ...

A gradual return to dictatorship in Tunisia?

Tharwa Boulifi

A gradual return to dictatorship in Tunisia?

Comment: Tunisians' biggest fear remains the return to a dictatorial regime that crippled their country. Recent events suggest they have good ...

4 Tunisian soldiers killed in landmine blast: ministry

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

4 Tunisian soldiers killed in landmine blast: ministry

A landmine killed four Tunisian soldiers on Wednesday during an counter-terrorism operation

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

In-depth: A decade since the 2011 uprising, the hopes of Yemenis for freedom and an end to authoritarian rule have been shattered by war and a ...

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the Arab Spring to run aground.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisians protest against 'police state'

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Tunis to demonstrate against police repression.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle

Hundreds gathered near the heavily-guarded parliament on Tuesday, as lawmakers held a debate inside on a list of new ministers for key ...

Alessandra Bajec

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution ...

New anti-government protests after wounded Tunisian dies

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New anti-government protests after wounded Tunisian dies

Protesters clashed with police in the central Tunisian town of Sbeitla, after a young man hit by a teargas canister during clashes last week ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF urges Tunisia reform plan, social support

"Tunisia faces two immediate challenges: saving lives and livelihoods until the pandemic wanes, and starting to bring economic imbalances back ...

Hundreds protest police repression in Tunisia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hundreds protest police repression in Tunisia

The protests come as the North African nation struggles to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the economy and threatened to ...

Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

"Some were arrested without even having taken part in the demonstrations," said Bassem Trifi of the Tunisian League of Human Rights.

Syrian regime denies meeting with Israeli delegation

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime denies meeting with Israeli delegation

Syria has denied meeting with an Israeli delegation that included a former army chief of staff and former Mossad agent.

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