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The lawyer of a Tunisian gay rights and democracy activist said she was accused of 'insulting' police officers and sentenced to prison while filing a complaint.

A UN observer mission arrived in Libya, which after a decade of conflict and chaos plans to hold elections in December

Libya's interim PM 'elected through bribery', UN inquiry claims

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Libya's interim PM 'elected through bribery', UN inquiry claims

Libya’s interim prime minister has allegedly used bribery to secure votes, according to a UN report.

Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

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Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, elected last month transitional prime minister during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), has to face reports of ...

Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

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Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

UN experts found that during the Tunisia talks, two participants offered bribes of between $150,000 to $200,000 to at least three LPDF ...

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Tunisians protest amid political standoff

Tunisia's main parliamentary bloc Ennahdha rallied thousands of people Saturday in a demonstration.

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Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole ...

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Market for edible flowers blossoms in Tunisia

Edible flowers have grown in popularity in Tunisia, and are being used in high-end hotel restaurants.

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How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from ...

Thousands gather in Tunisia in largest protest for years

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Thousands gather in Tunisia in largest protest for years

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

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Libya embarks on new transition phase

In a potential 'turning point' move, Libya has stepped into a new phase following the selection of a new unity government.

A gradual return to dictatorship in Tunisia?

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A gradual return to dictatorship in Tunisia?

Comment: Tunisians' biggest fear remains the return to a dictatorial regime that crippled their country. Recent events suggest they have good ...

Tunisians protest against 'police state'

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Tunisians protest against 'police state'

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

Tunisian president's aide hospitalised after opening suspect letter

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Tunisian president's aide hospitalised after opening suspect letter

Nadia Akacha, the Tunisian president's chief of staff has been hospitalised after handling a suspicious letter addressed to head of state

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

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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 ...

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Hundreds protest police repression in Tunisia

The protests come as the North African nation struggles to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the economy and threatened to overwhelm hospitals.

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Libya submits candidates for unified executive authority

Candidates have put themselves forward for positions in Libya's upcoming Presidency Council and the offices of prime minister.

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Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

"Some were arrested without even having taken part in the demonstrations," said Bassem Trifi of the Tunisian League of Human Rights.

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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.

Tunisia seeks to stem wave of night-time street riots

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Tunisia seeks to stem wave of night-time street riots

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

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Riots rock Tunisia for fourth consecutive night

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

Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against protesters: Amnesty

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Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against protesters: Amnesty

Online footage shows police beating and dragging individuals who were arrested, while eyewitnesses have shared testimony indicating the ill ...

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

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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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