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The United States denied financing the Tunisian president's 2019 election campaign, after accusations from an Islamist lawmaker.

Comment: In addition to being a security risk, making such generous and unconditional investments in Israel bolsters a delusion of normalcy and furthers the occupation, writes Muhammad Shehada.

<em>Tunisia</em> investigates claims US funded President Kais Saied

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Tunisia investigates claims US funded President Kais Saied

The explosive allegations were first made by MP Rached Khiari on a live video released on Monday.

<em>Tunisia</em> President Kais Saied planning ‘soft coup’: political party

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Tunisia President Kais Saied planning ‘soft coup’: political party

The Tunisian president's move to claim control over the nation's domestic security forces has proven unpopular with many.

At least 20 dead as boat sinks off <em>Tunisia</em>

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At least 20 dead as boat sinks off Tunisia

At least 20, including a baby, died and several others went missing.

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Tunisia mogul, ex-presidential candidate Karoui fined €6mn

One-time Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui has been ordered to pay a fine worth millions for failure to pay customs dues, authorities said on Thursday.

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How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to ...

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'Green Paradise' brings hydroponics to Libya

Siraj Bechiya and his partner Mounir have developed a project of hydroponic farming in Libya.

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Tunisia tightens anti-Covid measures

Tunisia announced additional restrictions to curb Covid-19 amid a rise in infections.

Tunisia’s president rejects parliamentary bid to establish constitutional court

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Tunisia’s president rejects parliamentary bid to establish constitutional court

The constitution adopted during the country’s democratic transition in 2011 outlines the need for a constitutional court to be set up within a ...

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

<em>Tunisia</em>, Greece hold joint naval exercises

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Tunisia, Greece hold joint naval exercises

The joint drills are aimed at enhancing the two country's ability to fight illegal maritime activities, including smuggling, as well developing ...

Jihadist suspect blows herself, child up in <em>Tunisia</em>: ministry

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Jihadist suspect blows herself, child up in Tunisia: ministry

One child killed and another wounded after suspected foreign jihadist detonates explosives belt in Tunisia.

<em>Tunisia</em> jails 'conman' rapper Swagg Man

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Tunisia jails 'conman' rapper Swagg Man

The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Iteb Zaibet and was born in Nice, became an internet celebrity as well as on television in both ...

In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in Africa wetlands

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In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in Africa wetlands

Today half of Tunis' residents live on the banks of the "sebkha", or mudflat, where more than 100,000 birds of around 100 different species ...

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French philosopher Michel Foucault 'sexually abused boys in Tunisia'

French-American professor Guy Sorman accuses fellow intellectual Michel Foucault of being a "paedophile rapist".

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Google Doodle celebrates prominent Tunisian doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh

Ben Cheikh is known as a pioneer of contemporary medicine, helping women access better healthcare across Tunisia.

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Italy pressed to remove illegal Tunisia waste shipment

Hundreds of containers of waste illegally shipped and stored at a port in Tunisia have caused criticism from conservation groups.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

<em>Tunisia</em> makes history with first satellite in space

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Tunisia makes history with first satellite in space

Tunisia has put its first satellite into orbit following a successful launch from a site in Kazakhstan.

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Syrians fight displacement, poverty after a decade of war

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Italian FM in Libya for talks with new PM

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Italian FM in Libya for talks with new PM

Luigi Di Maio and interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, who was sworn in on Monday, discussed "cooperation and issues of common interest, ...

Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

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Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

Young Tunisian activists still fear the police, a decade after the popular uprising established freedom of expression, because of a lack of ...

Ocean Viking rescuers pick up 100 migrants off Libya

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Ocean Viking rescuers pick up 100 migrants off Libya

During its first winter mission in January and February, the vessel rescued around 800 people.

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