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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.

While protesters are commemorating the 2013 killing of a prominent activist, worsening living conditions and police brutality are fuelling marches in the capital

Tunisians protest against 'police state'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisians protest against 'police state'

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

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

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 ...

Tunisians protest against mass arrests in nighttime clashes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisians protest against mass arrests in nighttime clashes

Tunisians took to the streets to demand the release of hundreds of young demonstrators arrested during protests.

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Hopes crushed as Tunisians mark a decade since revolution

Ten years after the Arab Spring revolutions, Tunisia is still battling for a better future.

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia: The road to revolution

In-depth: The uprisings that swept North Africa and the Middle East began in Tunisia, bringing freedom and democracy to a country so long ...

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia decides against demanding French apologies for colonial-era crimes

Tunisian MPs debated for 15 hours over whether the country should demand Frace apologise for murder, torture, rape and other crimes committed ...

Tunisia parliament debates motion on French colonisation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia parliament debates motion on French colonisation

The motion was put forth by the small opposition Islamist party Al-Karama, which has 19 deputies in the 217-seat legislature.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisians march against Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

Several hundred people mobilised in the Tunisian capital to protest against the 'Deal of the Century' announced by US President Donald Trump ...

Women carry Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni’s coffin

The New Arab

Women carry Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni’s coffin

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee spent years chronicling the Tunisian uprising and holding authorities to account over human rights abuses.

Tunisia needs more than sex ed to break taboos

Sarah Yerkes

Tunisia needs more than sex ed to break taboos

Comment: Tunisia's new sex education curriculum is a positive step, but a real change in attitudes will take at least a generation, writes Sarah ...

Islamist-inspired leader elected Tunisia parliament speaker following controversial deal

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Islamist-inspired leader elected Tunisia parliament speaker following controversial deal

Veteran politician Rached Ghannouchi was voted house speaker by Tunisia’s parliament, following the party’s deal with the liberal Qalb Tounes ...

Tunisia's Ben Ali buried among Prophet's Muhammad's relatives

The New Arab

Tunisia's Ben Ali buried among Prophet's Muhammad's relatives

Ben Ali was buried at Jannatul Baqi cemetery, a place of great reverence for Muslims where iconic early Muslim figures were laid to rest.

The New Arab

Ben Ali: Tunisian dictator toppled in Arab Spring dies

Ben Ali's ouster on 14 January 2011 amid Tunisia's revolution inspired what became known as the Arab Spring, a movement that saw many autocratic leaders swept from power.

The New Arab & agencies

Widow of Essebsi dies as Tunisia heads to polls

Chadlia Caid Essebsi, 83, died on Sunday as Tunisia took to polls to pick a new leader.

Aidan Chivers

Tunisia's next president: Who are the candidates?

In a significant election for Tunisia's young democracy, the wide range of options available to Tunisians could lead the country in profoundly ...

Alessandra Bajec

Agonising choices: Tunisia's post-Essebsi elections could cause further fragmentation

Analysis: Following the death of President Essebsi, Tunisia got through the transition of power but challenges and fragmentation could ...

Tunisia parties announce candidates for presidential elections

The New Arab

Tunisia parties announce candidates for presidential elections

Tunisia’s two largest political parties, the secular Nedaa Tounes and the Islamist Ennahda have announced their candidates for presidential ...

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands of Tunisians mourn country’s first directly elected president

Thousands of Tunisians, as well as international heads of states, have attended the funeral of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who died on ...

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi dies

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi dies

Tunisia lost its first democratically elected president on Thursday, with fears of a power vacuum ahead of November elections.

Tunisia brings forward elections following President Essebi's death

The New Arab

Tunisia brings forward elections following President Essebi's death

Tunisia is to bring forward a planned November presidential election by several weeks, the electoral commission said Thursday following the ...

Tunisia's President Essebsi: controversy, changing allegiances and reforms

The New Arab

Tunisia's President Essebsi: controversy, changing allegiances and reforms

Tunisia's president was hospitalised with a severe illness in late June and returned to intensive care on Thursday, his son said, before state ...

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