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Tunisia is bracing for protests after hundreds were arrested in four nights of street clashes between riot police and disaffected youths

Riots continued into the early hours of Tuesday, with hundreds of protesters clashing with security forces in cities across Tunisia.

Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots

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Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots

Over 600 people have been arrested and troops have been deployed after a third consecutive night of riots in various Tunisian cities.

Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

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Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

Clashes broke out for a third consecutive evening in several Tunisian cities, pitting stone-throwing youths against security forces despite a ...

Riots break out in Tunisian cities amid economic crisis

The New Arab Staff

Riots break out in Tunisian cities amid economic crisis

Riots erupted in several Tunisian cities on Saturday amid a deteriorating economic situation and public outrage over a video showing a shepherd ...

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Tunisia extends 5-year-old state of emergency

Tunisia announced a six-month extension of the country's state of emergency, in place since a 2015 attack on a presidential guard bus claimed by the Islamic State group.

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Tunisia cracks down with arrests in Italy waste scandal

Amid the scandal, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi sacked the environment minister, Mustapha Aroui, while twelve were taken into custody.

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Tunisian hospitals struggling to cope with rise of coronavirus

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

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IS claims knife killing of Tunisian National Guard

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

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

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

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

The New Arab

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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

RoboNurse: Tunisia deploys robot to care for coronavirus patients

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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.

The Middle East at war with 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 ...

Tunisia hopes novel methods will aid virus fight

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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 market trade, full of questionable goods.

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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.

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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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

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