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More than 120 Libyan deputies made a pledge in Morocco to 'end the divisions' that undermine their country

The United States has allowed Pollard, who has served 30 years in prison for espionage, to go to Israel.

Tunisia, Qatar propose 'Western-Islamic' conference: report

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Tunisia, Qatar propose 'Western-Islamic' conference: report

During a three-day visit to Doha, Tunisia's president proposed a 'Western-Islamic conference' aimed at achieving greater understanding between the Muslim world and the west.

Libya officials say constitution must come before elections

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Libya officials say constitution must come before elections

Elected Libyan officials called for a constitution to be approved before holding nationwide elections.

Libya to hold national elections in December 2021: UN

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Libya to hold national elections in December 2021: UN

At UN-held talks in Tunisia, Libyans agreed to hold elections in December 2021.

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Acting UN Libya envoy optimistic about Monday's talks

Libya talks will take place in Tunisia in Monday in the latest push for peace by the UN.

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Tunisia strikes deal with protesters to restart oil production

Protesters in Tataouine reached a deal with the government to cease a blockade of oil and gas facilities in return for a jobs and investment in ...

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French interior minister holds Tunisia talks on Islamist extremism

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin held talks on how to tackle Islamist radicalisation, after a deadly attack in Nice last month.

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UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make ...

French sources name Tunisian suspect in deadly Nice attack

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French sources name Tunisian suspect in deadly Nice attack

Sources close to the investigation of Thursday’s deadly attack in the French city of Nice named the suspect as Tunisian Brahim Aouissaoui, as ...

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Tunisia imposes tough new Covid-19 restrictions

Tunisia is imposing a nationwide curfew in new coronavirus restrictions.

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

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Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

In-depth: Attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians often intensify during the crucial olive harvest season.

Tunisian authorities investigate MP who ‘justified French teacher beheading’

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Tunisian authorities investigate MP who ‘justified French teacher beheading’

Tunisian authorities are investigating Rached Khiari, an MP from the Karama movement, who in a Facebook post appeared to justify the beheading ...

Tunisian family wins right to drop slavery moniker

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Tunisian family wins right to drop slavery moniker

A black Tunisian family won a legal battle to scrub a word in their name indicating they descended from slaves, which subjected them to racism ...

Tunisia reinstates curfews as virus cases mount

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Tunisia reinstates curfews as virus cases mount

Two-thirds of Tunisia's governorates have reintroduced local or province-wide night-time curfews in a bin to rein in spiralling coronavirus ...

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UN urges Libyans to prioritise national interest in talks

Libyan rival parties should place the national interest before political ambitions, the United Nations envoy said on Monday.

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Tunisian unemployment soars amid economic crisis

A decade on from a revolution that toppled the old regime, leaders are struggling to meet the expectations of the people, who have seen little ...

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

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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.

US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

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US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has signed a 10-year military cooperation agreement on a visit to Tunisia amid a continuing extremist threat in ...

Jad Salfiti

Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Middle Eastern queer cinema has yet to achieve a commercial blockbuster, but its ideas are being embraced, writes Jad Salfiti in this preview of ...

Tunisia president 'backs hanging' amid uproar over woman's murder

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Tunisia president 'backs hanging' amid uproar over woman's murder

Tunisia's leader has weighed in on a public debate that was triggered by a woman's murder, saying he backs capital punishment.

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

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The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

Heavy rains kill six in Tunisia

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Heavy rains kill six in Tunisia

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

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