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Today half of Tunis' residents live on the banks of the "sebkha", or mudflat, where more than 100,000 birds of around 100 different species spend winter.

French-American professor Guy Sorman accuses fellow intellectual Michel Foucault of being a "paedophile rapist".

In troubled Sahel, memories of a cinematic golden age

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In troubled Sahel, memories of a cinematic golden age

French director Jean Rouch shot around 140 films, including many in the Sahel state of Niger, which started a golden Nigerian cinema age now fading.

Google <em>Doodle</em> celebrates prominent Tunisian doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh

The New Arab Staff

Google Doodle celebrates prominent Tunisian doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh

Ben Cheikh is known as a pioneer of contemporary medicine, helping women access better healthcare across Tunisia.

Who was Ruth Pfau, 'Pakistan's Mother Teresa'?

The New Arab

Who was Ruth Pfau, 'Pakistan's Mother Teresa'?

Who was Dr Ruth Pfau and why has Google dedicated a 90th birthday 'doodle' to her?

The New Arab

Google honours Omar Sharif with 86th birthday doodle

As many cinema lovers around the world remembered the late actor Omar Sharif on his birthday, Google shared a special tribute to the Egyptian actor.

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Popular Egyptian cartoonist arrested over anti-Sisi doodles

Islam Gawish, a well known Egyptian cartoonist has been arrested for allegedly drawing cartoons deemed critical of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his ...

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