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Three children are among six killed in six days of heavy rains across Tunisia

Troubling and tragic: Suicides rise among Tunisian children

Alessandra Bajec

Troubling and tragic: Suicides rise among Tunisian children

Suicidal acts and attempts are not uncommon among children and adolescents in the North African country, as financial, social and psychological factors push Tunisia's youth to take their own lives.

Famed blogger who documented Tunisia's revolution dies aged-36

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Famed blogger who documented Tunisia's revolution dies aged-36

An activist and writer who chronicled the ebbs and flows of the Tunisia uprising has died and thousands mourn her death.

Tunisia's president promises to honour demands of revolution

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Tunisia's president promises to honour demands of revolution

Tunisia's president made an unscheduled visit to Sidi Bouzid, where the first protests of Tunisia's revolt erupted, sparking ...

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Tunisia arrests protesters amid clashes in 'Arab Spring birthplace'

Clashes in Jelma started after the death last Friday of 25-year-old Abdelwahed Hablani who set himself on fire in the centre of the impoverished town.

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Tunisians protest after man sets himself alight

Abdelwahed Hablani died on Friday after setting himself on fire in Jelma, Tunisia, in protest against poverty and poor living conditions.

Rami G. Khouri

How humiliation is fuelling the Arab street

Comment: For too long, government disdain for citizens' rights and needs has generated daily humiliation, degradation and helplessness among ...

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Anti-Sisi protests rock Egypt for second night

Egyptian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds at hundreds of demonstrators in the seaport city of Suez as rare anti-Sisi protests ...

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

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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.

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Two militants blow themselves up in Tunisia security raid

Two alleged militants blew themselves up on Thursday during an early morning raid by Tunisian security forces on a house in the central region ...

Flash floods strike Tunisia, leaving at least five dead

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Flash floods strike Tunisia, leaving at least five dead

Recent floods come just one month after separate storms left several dead in the North African country.

Two dead including six-year-old child in Tunisia floods

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Two dead including six-year-old child in Tunisia floods

Repeated autumnal flooding has sparked anger among residents of the marginalised region, who accuse authorities of neglecting flood defence ...

Tunisians refuse to back down as protests continue

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tunisians refuse to back down as protests continue

Hundreds of young people rallied in Tunis following a call from the 'What Are We Waiting For?' campaign for a major protest against measures ...

Protests continue to rock Tunisia for a third night Protests continue to rock Tunisia for a third night

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Protests continue to rock Tunisia for a third night

Protests continue to rock Tunisia for the third night despite growing fears of a security crackdown as the prime minister promises the state ...

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Synagogue firebombed amid arrests, injuries in fresh Tunisia unrest

A historic synagogue and Jewish school have been attacked as Tunisian police tackle ongoing protests elsewhere in the country

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Protester killed during anti-government demonstration in Tunisia

A Tunisian protester was killed in the area of Tabarba, Manouba province, during clashes between protesters and security forces on Monday.

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tension, protests mark Tunisia’s seventh revolutionary anniversary

Police used teargas to dispel crowds in Sidi Bouzid as protests over unchanging rates of unemployment and other economic ...

Bassel Salloukh

The heart of Lebanon's rural darkness

Comment: Chronically neglected, Lebanon's rural areas could hold the key to the country's economic development, but dreary prospects mean young ...

Films to look out for at Cannes festival 2017

Sarah Khalil

Films to look out for at Cannes festival 2017

The New Arab gives you a snapshot of films to look out for at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for 2017, which runs between 17 and 28 May.

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Tunisian security forces storm terror-cell plotting deadly Ramadan attack

Two members of a shady Islamist group with links to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group were killed in a Sunday raid in Sidi Bouzeid, ...

Six years on: Tunisians remember their revolution

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Six years on: Tunisians remember their revolution

Tunisia marked the sixth anniversary of the fall of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali without fanfare, after official recognition of failures on ...

From Arab Spring to Winter

Noor El-Terk

From Arab Spring to Winter

Comment: Six years ago, the region was awash with hope as Arabs protested and demanded change. Today's landscape is dramatically different, but ...

Tunisia says IS-linked extremist group leader killed

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Tunisia says IS-linked extremist group leader killed

A leader of an extremist group that shot dead a soldier has been hunted down and killed in a central region of Tunisia, the defence ministry ...

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