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

Iraq has granted $20 billion worth of construction projects to a consortium of Chinese companies, according to local media reports.

Most Tunisian assets in Swiss banks to stay blocked

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Most Tunisian assets in Swiss banks to stay blocked

The bulk of the assets of Tunisia's former president and his family held in Swiss accounts will stay blocked even after a 10-year freeze ends next week, the government said.

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 ...

Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

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Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

Israel is lobbying the incoming Biden administration to limit US criticism of the Gulf’s human rights record and military actions in Yemen.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due ...

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

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Asylum seekers protest conditions in UK military camp

Asylum seekers in a camp in Kent are peacefully protesting abysmal conditions.

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Malia Bouattia

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, ...

Marc Owen Jones

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

Israel bans documentary about 'war crimes' by Arab director

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Israel bans documentary about 'war crimes' by Arab director

Mohammed Bakri’s 'Jenin, Jenin' - which depicts clashes in 2002 at Jenin refugee camp - has now been banned in Israel, after over a decade of ...

Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

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Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

While Tunisia - unlike most of its regional neighbours - has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is ...

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

Yemen's rebel leaders brushed off the designation, while one of the largest aid agencies active in the war-torn country said the move would ...

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a criminal display of incompetence, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Migrant channel crossings, attempts surge in 2020: France

In France nearly 10,000 migrants attempted to cross the border.

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Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

A radical cleric linked to Indonesia's worst terror attack was freed from prison.

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Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

First-person shooter game 'General in the Shadows' is set at the 2014 siege of Amerli in Iraq.

Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

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Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

Authorities in the United States said a threat has been made by unknown perpetrators to avenge the killing of Iranian Commander Qasem Soleimani.

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End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

The Gulf crisis has seen three years of ruptured relations among GCC nations but that could be about to change.

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

Biden appoints Jordanian American as senior legal affairs advisor

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Biden appoints Jordanian American as senior legal affairs advisor

Dana Shubat, a Jordanian American woman, has been appointed as a senior legal affairs advisor on the Biden administration.

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

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