Tunisia

Country Tunisia
Capital Tunis
Continent Africa
Currency Tunisian dinar(TND)
Languages Arabic, Tunisian Arabic, French & Berber

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Introduction

Rivalry between French and Italian interests in Tunisia culminated in a French invasion in 1881 and the creation of a protectorate. Agitation for independence in the decades following World War I was finally successful in getting the French to recognize Tunisia as an independent state in 1956. The country's first president, Habib BOURGUIBA, established a strict one-party state. He dominated the country for 31 years, repressing Islamic fundamentalism and establishing rights for women unmatched by any other Arab nation. In November 1987, BOURGUIBA was removed from office and replaced by Zine el Abidine BEN ALI in a bloodless coup. BEN ALI is currently serving his fifth consecutive five-year term as president. Tunisia has long taken a moderate, non-aligned stance in its foreign relations. Domestically, it has sought to defuse rising pressure for a more open political society.

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Tunisia: End Persecution of LGBT People - Human Rights WatchTunisia: End Persecution of LGBT People  Human Rights Watch

Tunisia should revise its laws and practices to recognize and protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, Human Rights Watch said ...



Tunisian court victory boosts push to end gay sex ban - ReutersTunisian court victory boosts push to end gay sex ban  Reuters

TUNIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After winning a four-year battle against government efforts to shut it down, Tunisia's leading LGBT+ rights group said it ...



UN demands release of UN expert from 'illegal detention' in Tunisia - Al-MonitorUN demands release of UN expert from 'illegal detention' in Tunisia  Al-Monitor

UN expert Moncef Kartas, who is being detained in Tunisia, was charged with treason and espionage and could face the death sentence if found guilty, ...



Why the Tunisian military ignored orders and sided with protesters - Washington PostWhy the Tunisian military ignored orders and sided with protesters  Washington Post

The question of why some militaries repress protesters while others side with them has taken on renewed interest. In recent weeks, militaries in Algeria and ...



A Tunisian spy story - The Africa ReportA Tunisian spy story  The Africa Report

Behind the story of UN expert's arrest lies a Tunis where Libyan factions and possible spies operate in a climate of paranoia…



Tunisia releases UN arms expert detained for spying - Deutsche WelleTunisia releases UN arms expert detained for spying  Deutsche Welle

German-Tunisian UN diplomat Moncef Kartas, who was jailed nearly two months ago on suspicion of espionage, has been temporarily released on bail. But the ...



A Queer Film Festival in Tunisia — Where Being Gay Is Illegal - The New York TimesA Queer Film Festival in Tunisia — Where Being Gay Is Illegal  The New York Times

For four days in March, a sanctuary for queer and trans people sprung up in Tunisia — a country where being gay is illegal. Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival, in its ...



Mixed Messages for Morocco and Tunisia - Fair ObserverMixed Messages for Morocco and Tunisia  Fair Observer

There's good and ugly economic news in Morocco and Tunisia, according to Oxfam and the IMF.



At least 70 migrants drown off coast of Tunisia after boat capsizes - CNNAt least 70 migrants drown off coast of Tunisia after boat capsizes  CNN

At least 70 migrants drowned and 16 were rescued after their boat capsized near the Kerkennah Islands off Tunisia's eastern coast on Friday, according to the ...



New Institute for Philosophy in Tunisia - Daily NousNew Institute for Philosophy in Tunisia  Daily Nous

The Tunis College for Philosophy, a new institute in Tunisia dedicated to philosophical research, academic events, and the promotion of philosophy, opened in ...



Tunisia boat capsize: 15 Bangladeshis return home - Dhaka TribuneTunisia boat capsize: 15 Bangladeshis return home  Dhaka Tribune

The survivors were among 57 passengers of a boat that capsized on May 9.



Tunisia's indigenous Amazighs launch their first political party - Al-MonitorTunisia's indigenous Amazighs launch their first political party  Al-Monitor

The Akal civil movement, which defends the rights of Amazighs in Tunisia, is entering the political arena.



UN arms expert imprisoned in Tunisia on 'fabricated' charges - Deutsche WelleUN arms expert imprisoned in Tunisia on 'fabricated' charges  Deutsche Welle

UN experts on mission enjoy diplomatic immunity — and yet the body's key expert on illegal arms shipments to Libya has been imprisoned on espionage ...



Secretary General and Tunisian Foreign Minister take stock of partnership between NATO and Tunisia - NATO HQSecretary General and Tunisian Foreign Minister take stock of partnership between NATO and Tunisia  NATO HQ

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (16 May 2019) at NATO Headquarters. They shared ...



Tunisia on edge as Libya's Hifter advances - Al-MonitorTunisia on edge as Libya's Hifter advances  Al-Monitor

On May 5, Tunisian security services in Ben Guerdane, on the Libyan border, said they stopped a vehicle carrying a group of Libyans attempting to cross the ...



From mother to daughter, Tunisia potters pass on ancestral know-how - Keeping alive an ancient tradition - Economic TimesFrom mother to daughter, Tunisia potters pass on ancestral know-how - Keeping alive an ancient tradition  Economic Times

With bucket and spade in hand, Sabiha Ayari from Sejnane in northern Tunisia is among the women keeping alive an ancient tradition of creating pottery with ...



Italy deports suspected Tunisian extremist - Business StandardItaly deports suspected Tunisian extremist  Business Standard

Read more about Italy deports suspected Tunisian extremist on Business Standard. Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have expelled an 18-year-old ...



No nationality heeded the call to come fight for ISIS like Tunisians did. Now they’re stuck. - The Washington PostNo nationality heeded the call to come fight for ISIS like Tunisians did. Now they’re stuck.  The Washington Post

KAIROUAN, Tunisia — When the leaders of the Islamic State declared their caliphate in Iraq and Syria, no nationality from outside those countries heeded the ...



Tunisian court temporarily releases U.N. official after two-month arrest - official - Euronews EnglishTunisian court temporarily releases U.N. official after two-month arrest - official  Euronews English

TUNIS (Reuters) - A Tunisian appeal court on Tuesday temporarily released a UN official after two months in detention as part of an investigation by an.



Travel Tunisia: Into the desert - National GeographicTravel Tunisia: Into the desert  National Geographic

Crossing 100km of the Sahara's Grand Erg Oriental on foot appeared a worthy challenge for pallid Europeans but for Boubakar, the art of desert navigation held ...



Tunisia steps up efforts to halt military operation in Tripoli - The Libya ObserverTunisia steps up efforts to halt military operation in Tripoli  The Libya Observer

Tunisian Foreign Minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui confirmed that his country has made considerable efforts to stop the military operations in Libya and revert to the ...



Tunisia invokes sharia law in bid to shut down LGBT rights group - The GuardianTunisia invokes sharia law in bid to shut down LGBT rights group  The Guardian

One of the Arab world's most visible advocacy groups defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people is facing closure following ...



Tunisia poised to diversify its tourism - africanewsTunisia poised to diversify its tourism  africanews

Tunisia expects to receive 9 million tourists in 2019 2 million people had visited the country as of May 10, 24% up from last year.



UN expert on Libya weapons ‘illegally jailed in Tunisia’ - The GuardianUN expert on Libya weapons ‘illegally jailed in Tunisia’  The Guardian

A UN expert on illegal Libyan weapons, Dr Moncef Kartas, is being kept in prison by the Tunisian government in violation of international law, a letter signed by ...



The troubling detention of UN investigator Moncef Kartas in Tunisia - FRANCE 24 EnglishThe troubling detention of UN investigator Moncef Kartas in Tunisia  FRANCE 24 English

More and more voices are rising to demand the release of Moncef Kartas, a UN investigator arrested in Tunisia five weeks ago while there to investigate arms ...



Decolonizing Justice in Tunisia - Monthly ReviewDecolonizing Justice in Tunisia  Monthly Review

Building on decades of struggle, the January 2011 Tunisian uprising triggered a wave of popular revolt that spread across North Africa and West Asia.



France releases in-law of Tunisias Ben Ali on bail - Business StandardFrance releases in-law of Tunisias Ben Ali on bail  Business Standard

France has released Belhassen Trabelsi, brother-in-law of ousted Tunisian president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, on bail while it mulls a extradition request from ...



Armed Frenchmen detained in Tunisia: 3 versions of events - Aljazeera.comArmed Frenchmen detained in Tunisia: 3 versions of events  Aljazeera.com

Libya, France, and Tunisia all have differing accounts about the Europeans arrested after entering with weapons.



After local electoral wins, Tunisia's independents aim even higher - Al-MonitorAfter local electoral wins, Tunisia's independents aim even higher  Al-Monitor

After making major gains in the 2018 local elections, independent candidates expect voters' disappointment in Tunisia's ruling parties to help them win this fall's ...



Tight security measures on the eve of celebrations of El Ghriba synagogue in Tunisia's island Djerba - Middle East MonitorTight security measures on the eve of celebrations of El Ghriba synagogue in Tunisia's island Djerba  Middle East Monitor

Tunisia's authorities tightened security on Djerba Island, ahead of celebrations at El Ghriba synagogue. Security and military forces moved to the island, of the ...



No DCFTA in Tunisia / ?? ??????? ?? ???? - CADTM.orgNo DCFTA in Tunisia / ?? ??????? ?? ????  CADTM.org

The European Union is currently negotiating a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with Tunisia. The EU wants its companies to get open ...



Angry protests erupt in Tunisian city demanding development - TRT WorldAngry protests erupt in Tunisian city demanding development  TRT World

The deaths of 12 women travelling to work in an inappropriate vehicle in the village of Sabbela provoked a wave of anger among Tunisians.



Is Tunisia’s Post-Arab Spring ‘Success Story’ Only Skin-Deep? - World Politics ReviewIs Tunisia’s Post-Arab Spring ‘Success Story’ Only Skin-Deep?  World Politics Review

Since the Arab uprisings of 2011, Tunisia has implemented democratic reforms that have set it apart from many of its regional neighbors. Yet this surface-level ...



Tunisia soldier killed in IED explosion on Mount Chambi - The Defense PostTunisia soldier killed in IED explosion on Mount Chambi  The Defense Post

A Tunisian soldier has been killed and three others were wounded in a mine blast in the restive Kasserine region, the defense ministry said Saturday, in an ...



37 Bangladeshis confirmed dead in Tunisia boat capsize - Dhaka Tribune37 Bangladeshis confirmed dead in Tunisia boat capsize  Dhaka Tribune

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said, 37 Bangladeshis had perished in the boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea. "Among 51 of the migrants, ...



Tunisian Parties Oppose Postponing Elections - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishTunisian Parties Oppose Postponing Elections  Asharq Al-awsat English

Leaders of five Tunisian parties and representatives of unions and human rights organizations have opposed postponing presidential and parliamentary ...



Tunisia's quest for historic justice under threat from Ben Ali-era officials - Middle East EyeTunisia's quest for historic justice under threat from Ben Ali-era officials  Middle East Eye

Leaked amnesty proposal puts Tunisia's transition from old regime under threat, as reparations advocates accuse past officials of undermining them.



Tunisia's arrest of UN expert sparks diplomatic row - CNATunisia's arrest of UN expert sparks diplomatic row  CNA

TUNIS: Tunisia's arrest of an expert investigating possible violations of an arms embargo on war-torn Libya has sparked a diplomatic standoff ...



Libya's Haftar admits sending Daesh members back to Tunisia - Middle East MonitorLibya's Haftar admits sending Daesh members back to Tunisia  Middle East Monitor

Retired general and commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar has admitted to sending Tunisian Daesh members back to their home country.



Tunisia: organisations warn of systematic torture in prisons and detention centres - Middle East MonitorTunisia: organisations warn of systematic torture in prisons and detention centres  Middle East Monitor

Tunisian and international organisations warned, on Wednesday, of the ongoing phenomenon of torture in prisons and detention centres in the country, calling ...



Armed men crossing from Libya alleged to be French spies - Aljazeera.comArmed men crossing from Libya alleged to be French spies  Aljazeera.com

Tunisia's presidency denies report that group with diplomatic passports who attempted to enter was French intelligence.



Tunisia orders army to transport fuel during walkout - ReutersTunisia orders army to transport fuel during walkout  Reuters

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia ordered the army on Friday to transport fuel to petrol stations on Friday, a government source said, the second day of a strike by fuel ...



Two probes investigate matches in Tunisian football - BBC SportTwo probes investigate matches in Tunisian football  BBC Sport

The French police and the Tunisian Football Federation are looking into suspicious betting patterns involving football matches in Tunisia.



Victory for human rights in Tunisia - Erasing 76 CrimesVictory for human rights in Tunisia  Erasing 76 Crimes

The Tunis Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court decision that allowed the LGBT rights group Shams to keep its official recognition as a legitimate ...



Road collision kills 12 in Tunisia - Anadolu AgencyRoad collision kills 12 in Tunisia  Anadolu Agency

Twenty-one others were injured in the collision - Anadolu Agency.



Tunisia boat capsize: 5 Bangladeshi victims are from Sylhet - Dhaka TribuneTunisia boat capsize: 5 Bangladeshi victims are from Sylhet  Dhaka Tribune

Five Bangladeshis, who died in Tunisia boat capsize, are from Sylhet division. The deceased are Ahsan Habib Shamim, 19, and his brother-in-law Kamran ...



ISS TODAY: Organised crime meets terrorism in Tunisia - Daily MaverickISS TODAY: Organised crime meets terrorism in Tunisia  Daily Maverick

Looking at the links between these two transnational threats in Africa can help reduce both. By Jihane Ben Yahia and Isel van Zyl.



Tunisian boat capsizes: 39 Bangladeshis identified - Dhaka TribuneTunisian boat capsizes: 39 Bangladeshis identified  Dhaka Tribune

The Foreign Ministry has released a list of 39 Bangladeshis with their identities, who went missing after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. Foreign ...



Ben Ali addresses Tunisia from Saudi Arabia: 'I am coming back, God willing' - Middle East EyeBen Ali addresses Tunisia from Saudi Arabia: 'I am coming back, God willing'  Middle East Eye

In his first public statement since he was ousted in 2011, the 82-year old tells Tunisians he enjoys 'ultimate health and safety'



Organised crime meets terrorism in Tunisia Organised crime meets terrorism in Tunisia Looking at the links - Institute for Security StudiesOrganised crime meets terrorism in Tunisia Organised crime meets terrorism in Tunisia Looking at the links  Institute for Security Studies

According to Tunisian civil society organisations working on the prevention of violent extremism, areas such as Béja (a city in the north-west of Tunisia) and West ...



Escalating fighting in Libya capital threatens Tunisia – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorEscalating fighting in Libya capital threatens Tunisia – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Fierce fighting intensified in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, leading to the death of more than 254 people and the injury of 1,228 others, but the cost of these battles ...



Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations - CIDRAPMeasles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations  CIDRAP

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.



Six contemporary award winning feature films from Tunisia to be screened at MSFDS on May 25 & 26 : 16th may19 - E-Pao.netSix contemporary award winning feature films from Tunisia to be screened at MSFDS on May 25 & 26 : 16th may19  E-Pao.net

Source: IT News. Imphal, May 15 2019: A package of six contemporary award winning feature films from Tunisia will be screened at MSDFS Auditorium, Imphal ...



Tunisian activist reaches out to other African states | Cape Times - Independent OnlineTunisian activist reaches out to other African states | Cape Times  Independent Online

At A bustling café on Greenmarket Square in Cape Town, Olfa Terras sits sipping a bottle of still water, speaking passionately ...



Tunisia police kills three militants - SBS NewsTunisia police kills three militants  SBS News

Three Islamist militants have been killed by Tunisian police in the central city of Sidi Bouzid, a security source has told Reuters.



Libya in spotlight as Italy, Tunisia shore up ties at summit - Minneapolis Star TribuneLibya in spotlight as Italy, Tunisia shore up ties at summit  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tunisia and Italy bolstered their ties with a visit Tuesday by the Italian prime minister, concluding commercial deals and pleading for dialogue, not fighting, ...



RAB: Multiple syndicates sent Bangladeshis to boat that sank in Tunisia - Dhaka TribuneRAB: Multiple syndicates sent Bangladeshis to boat that sank in Tunisia  Dhaka Tribune

The boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on May 9.



'Not sure of actual death toll in Tunisia boat capsize' - Dhaka Tribune'Not sure of actual death toll in Tunisia boat capsize'  Dhaka Tribune

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said that he is not sure of the actual number of Bangladeshis dead in the boat capsize incident in the Mediterranean ...



Tunisia thwarts attempt to smuggle 5800 psychotropic tablets to Algeria - Middle East MonitorTunisia thwarts attempt to smuggle 5800 psychotropic tablets to Algeria  Middle East Monitor

Tunisian customs officers have thwarted this Monday (April 22) an attempt to smuggle 5,800 psychotropic tablets to Algeria, reported the Tunisian news agency ...



Senegal interested in Tunisia's renewable energy policies - The North Africa PostSenegal interested in Tunisia's renewable energy policies  The North Africa Post

The government of Senegal is interested in learning from Tunisia best practices in matters of renewable energy production policies. In this connection, a ...



Strike by Tunisian fuel workers leads to queues and empty pumps - ReutersStrike by Tunisian fuel workers leads to queues and empty pumps  Reuters

Fuel distribution workers in Tunisia began a three-day strike on Thursday to demand higher wages, leading to long queues and empty pumps at petrol stations ...



Italy and Tunisia revive plans for 600 MW interconnector - pv magazine InternationalItaly and Tunisia revive plans for 600 MW interconnector  pv magazine International

The power line, under development by Italian transmission company Terna and Tunisian gas and electricity group STEG since 2003, was originally conceived to ...



BNP Paribas seeks buyers for stakes in banks in Tunisia, Gabon - ReutersBNP Paribas seeks buyers for stakes in banks in Tunisia, Gabon  Reuters

BNP Paribas said Tuesday it is in the process of seeking buyers for its stakes in its retail banks in Tunisia and Gabon as France's largest bank exits some ...



Tunisia struggles with spillover of war in Tripoli - The North Africa PostTunisia struggles with spillover of war in Tripoli  The North Africa Post

Since the launch by Haftar's LNA forces of an offensive to take Tripoli from the UN-sponsored government (GNA) early April, trade has been heavily affected in ...



Tunisian news agency: Up to 70 migrants die when their boat sinks in Mediterranean Sea - WFTV OrlandoTunisian news agency: Up to 70 migrants die when their boat sinks in Mediterranean Sea  WFTV Orlando

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Tunisian news agency: Up to 70 migrants die when their boat sinks in Mediterranean Sea.



Foreign ministries of Algeria and Tunisia reaffirm on political settlement to the Libyan crisis - Middle East MonitorForeign ministries of Algeria and Tunisia reaffirm on political settlement to the Libyan crisis  Middle East Monitor

Algerian Foreign Minister, Sabri Boukadoum underlined that they would not remain silent on what is happening in Tripoli, saying that the language of combat ...



Tunisia's InstaDeep raises $7 million in Series A funding - WamdaTunisia's InstaDeep raises $7 million in Series A funding  Wamda

Source: Disrupt Africa. Enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) startup InstaDeep has raised US$7 million in Series A funding from AfricInvest and Endeavor Capital ...



InstaDeep raises $7m in round led by Tunisia's AfricInvest - VentureburnInstaDeep raises $7m in round led by Tunisia's AfricInvest  Ventureburn

Enteprise artificial intelligence (AI) startup InstaDeep has raised a $7-million Series-A round led by AfricInvest.



Ex-Tunisia defender Radhi Jaidi leads Southampton U-23s to Premier League 2 playoff final triumph - Goal.comEx-Tunisia defender Radhi Jaidi leads Southampton U-23s to Premier League 2 playoff final triumph  Goal.com

The Saints gained promotion to the first division of the top-flight youth league after defeating Newcastle in Monday's playoff final.



Six award winning Tunisia films to be screened at Imphal - Northeast NowSix award winning Tunisia films to be screened at Imphal  Northeast Now

To promote good film movement in Manipur, six contemporary award winning feature films from Tunisia will be screened at Imphal on May 25 and 26, 2019.



Italian Prime Minister: Italy, Russia, and Tunisia agree on no military solution in Libya - The Libya ObserverItalian Prime Minister: Italy, Russia, and Tunisia agree on no military solution in Libya  The Libya Observer

The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he had agreed with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi to reject ...



Street named after Tunisia opened in Belgrade - B92Street named after Tunisia opened in Belgrade  B92

This respect exists between the two peoples, and extends to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the two countries, Dacic said. Speaking at the opening ...



Stamp of Honour… As Akin Adesina Gets Tunisia’s Highest Honour - THISDAY NewspapersStamp of Honour… As Akin Adesina Gets Tunisia’s Highest Honour  THISDAY Newspapers

Some great men walk through life laurel-less, unrewarded for their contributions to the unending advance of humanity. Others acquire too many feathers unto ...



Tunisian film fest in Imphal on May 25-26 - NorthEast TodayTunisian film fest in Imphal on May 25-26  NorthEast Today

Six contemporary award-winning feature films from Tunisia will be screened at the Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) Auditorium here on May ...



America's Test Kitchen: Tunisian dish a humble, satisfying one-pot meal - Honolulu Star-AdvertiserAmerica's Test Kitchen: Tunisian dish a humble, satisfying one-pot meal  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The classic Tunisian dish shakshuka is a humble yet satisfying one-pot meal, usually consisting of eggs cooked in a long-simmered, spiced tomato and pepper ...



Tunisian film festival in Imphal on May 25-26 - The News MillTunisian film festival in Imphal on May 25-26  The News Mill

Imphal is set to play host to a two-day Tunisia Film Festival on May 25 and 26 where six contemporary award-winning feature films from the North African country ...



Why the U.S. and Tunisia Keep Their Cooperation Secret - The New York TimesWhy the U.S. and Tunisia Keep Their Cooperation Secret  The New York Times

TUNIS, Tunisia — Two years ago, American Marines battled Al Qaeda militants in western Tunisia along the border with Algeria. A Marine and a Tunisian soldier ...



Tunisia Commission Releases Final Report on 50 Years of Dictatorship - The New York TimesTunisia Commission Releases Final Report on 50 Years of Dictatorship  The New York Times

TUNIS — The Truth and Dignity Commission of Tunisia released its final report this week on more than 50 years of dictatorship in the country, a devastating, ...



Tunisia’s Fledgling Democracy Shows Signs of Wear and Tear - TIMETunisia’s Fledgling Democracy Shows Signs of Wear and Tear  TIME

Tunisia will forever be remembered as the birthplace of the Arab Spring in 2011. That has been both a blessing and a curse for the country. The upside is that ...



Tunisian health minister resigns over 11 baby deaths - BBC NewsTunisian health minister resigns over 11 baby deaths  BBC News

The country's health ministry said evidence suggested 11 newborns all died from septic shock.



Armed Europeans try to cross from Libya to Tunisia - Aljazeera.comArmed Europeans try to cross from Libya to Tunisia  Aljazeera.com

Tunisia's defence minister says two separate incidents involved armed Europeans travelling from neighbouring Libya.



Tunisia attacks: Militants jailed over 2015 terror - BBC NewsTunisia attacks: Militants jailed over 2015 terror  BBC News

Seven jihadists have been sentenced to life in prison in Tunisia over attacks at a museum and a beach resort in 2015. Sixty people, mostly tourists, died in the ...



11 Premature Babies Die in Less Than a Day in Tunisian Hospital, Sparking Outrage - The New York Times11 Premature Babies Die in Less Than a Day in Tunisian Hospital, Sparking Outrage  The New York Times

TUNIS — Outrage grew in Tunisia this past week after 11 premature babies died in less than 24 hours from infections acquired in the same hospital as doctors ...



Tunisia Repressive state of emergency bill a threat to human rights - Amnesty InternationalTunisia Repressive state of emergency bill a threat to human rights  Amnesty International

A deeply flawed draft state of emergency law currently being discussed in parliament could grant Tunisian authorities sweeping powers to ban demonstrations ...



The mystery of Star Wars and Tunisia's rundown Brutalist hotel - BBC NewsThe mystery of Star Wars and Tunisia's rundown Brutalist hotel  BBC News

Did a hotel facing demolition in Tunis inspire the design of the Star Wars Sandcrawler?



Tunisia’s migration to the north - Brookings InstitutionTunisia’s migration to the north  Brookings Institution

Northward migration is an exit strategy of those Tunisians experiencing intense marginalization at home. The government in Tunis, meanwhile, has failed to ...



Tunisia: Truth Commission findings must lead to justice for thousands of victims of human rights violations - Amnesty InternationalTunisia: Truth Commission findings must lead to justice for thousands of victims of human rights violations  Amnesty International

Tunisia's authorities must not squander the opportunity to ensure justice for thousands of victims of historic human rights violations, said Amnesty International, ...



Tunisia's 92-year-old president will not seek re-election - BBC NewsTunisia's 92-year-old president will not seek re-election  BBC News

President Beji Caid Essebsi says he will step aside despite calls for him to run in November's poll.



Libyans flee to Tunisia as fight for Tripoli intensifies - Aljazeera.comLibyans flee to Tunisia as fight for Tripoli intensifies  Aljazeera.com

While many Libyans are trapped because of the fighting around Tripoli, others are crossing the border into Tunisia to seek safety.



UN tells Tunisia to free Libya sanctions expert - Aljazeera.comUN tells Tunisia to free Libya sanctions expert  Aljazeera.com

Official involved in monitoring arms embargo on Libya arrested in Tunisia despite having diplomatic immunity, UN says.



Tunisia: Authorities must end shameful attempts to shut down prominent LGBTI organization - Amnesty InternationalTunisia: Authorities must end shameful attempts to shut down prominent LGBTI organization  Amnesty International

The Tunisian government's attempts to dissolve Shams, a local association that defends the rights of LGBTI people, are a despicable assault on human rights, ...



Tunis attack: Woman blows herself up in Tunisia - BBC NewsTunis attack: Woman blows herself up in Tunisia  BBC News

At least nine people were injured when a 30-year-old woman blew herself up in the centre of Tunisia's capital, Tunis, the interior ministry says. Describing the ...



Tunisia holds UN Libya arms trafficking expert in jail - The GuardianTunisia holds UN Libya arms trafficking expert in jail  The Guardian

UN says arrest and detention of Moncef Kartas violates diplomatic immunity.



Is Tunisia Ready for Gender Equality? | by Ursula Lindsey - The New York Review of BooksIs Tunisia Ready for Gender Equality? | by Ursula Lindsey  The New York Review of Books

On January 14, the eighth anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, I joined the crowds passing through metal detectors to gather in Tunis's Avenue Habib ...



Tunisia says U.N. official arrested in anti-terrorism probe: agency - ReutersTunisia says U.N. official arrested in anti-terrorism probe: agency  Reuters

Tunisian authorities have detained a U.N. official involved in monitoring an international arms embargo on Libya as part of an investigation by an anti-terrorism ...



Can this woman open a new chapter for human rights in Tunisia? - The GuardianCan this woman open a new chapter for human rights in Tunisia?  The Guardian

Sihem Bensedrine's explosive report into human rights abuses is written. Now those in power must be persuaded to read it.



Tunisia: Truth Commission Outlines Decades of Abuse - Human Rights WatchTunisia: Truth Commission Outlines Decades of Abuse  Human Rights Watch

(Tunis) – Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission on March 26, 2019 made public its five-volume report analyzing and exposing the institutional networks that ...



Tunisia: Protester Alleges Beating, Sexual Assault - Human Rights WatchTunisia: Protester Alleges Beating, Sexual Assault  Human Rights Watch

Tunisian authorities should investigate allegations that police beat and sexually assaulted a protester while breaking up a sit in in Tunis on March 12, 2019, ...



Tunisian TV station off air - defenceWebTunisian TV station off air  defenceWeb

Tunisian police stormed a private television station and cut it off air over accusations it breached broadcasting rules. The channel said it was an attempt to ...



Tunisia: Investigations into deadly police abuses must deliver long awaited justice - Amnesty InternationalTunisia: Investigations into deadly police abuses must deliver long awaited justice  Amnesty International

Tunisia's authorities must fundamentally reform the country's security forces to end impunity for police responsible for serious violations, including unlawful ...