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Hospitals are struggling under the weight of a rise in coronavirus cases.

In a statement, IS said its "fighters" had carried out the Tunisia attack.

Tunisian officer stabbed to death, authorities kill 3 'terrorists'

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Tunisian officer stabbed to death, authorities kill 3 'terrorists'

The attack took place in the tourist district of the city of Sousse, where 38 people, most of them Britons, were killed in a 2015 beachside shooting rampage.

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break political deadlock

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break political deadlock

In-depth: After winning a vote of confidence and averting the dissolution of parliament, the new Tunisian government now faces the major ...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

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RoboNurse: Tunisia deploys robot to care for coronavirus patients

A robot is being deployed in a Tunisian hospital to help care for those tested positive for coronavirus.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iranian officials fear "fresh outbreak" of coronavirus cases, Etihad airways extends suspension of flights and Tunisian ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia hopes novel methods will aid virus fight

The government has turned to students for help, asking the engineering school in Sousse to task its students with designing a locally ...

Kamal Afzali

Pandemics and profiteers: Middle East medical suppliers and Covid-19

In poor economies in the Middle East, surging consumer demands for face masks, protective gear and hand sanitiser have led to a bustling black ...

Tunisia condemns 8 to death for presidential guard attack

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Tunisia condemns 8 to death for presidential guard attack

A Tunisian court on Friday sentenced eight people to death in a trial for a 2015 attack on a presidential guard bus that killed 12. 

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EasyJet set to resume Tunisia service

Low-cost airline EasyJet is set to resume flights to Tunisia for the first time since the Sousse terror attack in 2015.

Ben Ali: Tunisian dictator toppled in Arab Spring dies

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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 ...

Tunisia's elections: The town that made the revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's elections: The town that made the revolution

In Tunisia's heart of the revolution, much distrust toward the post-2011 political class and determination to see real change drove many to vote ...

Tunisian security official, three 'terrorists' killed in clashes

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Tunisian security official, three 'terrorists' killed in clashes

A senior Tunisian policeman and three Islamist militants, described as 'terrorists' by the government, were killed on Monday in a security ...

IS attacks undermine Tunisia's fragile Arab Spring gains

Austin Bodetti

IS attacks undermine Tunisia's fragile Arab Spring gains

If Tunisia hopes to secure its promising future, Tunisian authorities will have to prevent Islamic State group militants from establishing a ...

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.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian voters defiant despite terror attacks and president's ill-health

Tunisians remain resilient ahead of the elections despite the latest setbacks in the country, with many indicating that the terrorist attacks ...

The New Arab

'Mastermind' of Tunisia suicide bombings killed in police standoff

The interior ministry said the 'very dangerous leader' was killed in a standoff with the police in the Tunisian capital overnight.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Haftar's disastrous military campaign is backfiring

Comment: After an energetic offensive on Tripoli in April, it now looks unlikely that Haftar's forces could successfully penetrate the capital, ...

Terrorism strikes Tunisia at a time of tourism recovery

Alessandra Bajec

Terrorism strikes Tunisia at a time of tourism recovery

The attacks in Tunisia come one day after the four-year anniversary of the Sousse beach attack and at a time when the tourism season ...

Uri Levy

Footballers join Sudan's anti-Bashir protests

Sudanese football players are supporting the tens of thousands of protesters confronting the regime's security forces.

Deadly 2015 Tunis museum attack trial reopens Deadly 2015 Tunis museum attack trial reopens

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Deadly 2015 Tunis museum attack trial reopens

The trial reopened on Friday of suspects in the deadly jihadist attack on the Tunisian capital's Bardo museum in 2015.

Two militants blow themselves up in Tunisia security raid

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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 ...

Tunisia arrests 12 suspected IS members, dismantles cells: ministry

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Tunisia arrests 12 suspected IS members, dismantles cells: ministry

Authorities detained the 12 and confiscated bomb making materials, after a sucide attack last month wounded 26 people in the capital Tunis.

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