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Coronavirus: Blogger Emna Charqui given jail term over Koran-style post

Tuesday, July 14th 2020, 15:50

Emna Charqui is sentenced to six months in Tunisia for a Facebook post imitating Islam's holy book.
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The students who are printing PPE masks

Tuesday, April 14th 2020, 11:26

Engineering students are helping Tunisia in the fight against Covid-19 by 3D-printing face masks.
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Lina Ben Mhenni: The woman who blogged Tunisia's revolution

Saturday, February 1st 2020, 1:14

"Freedom, better education and health: that's all we wanted," one of Lina Ben Mhenni's friends says.
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'Masturbation photos' prompt Tunisia's #MeToo anger

Sunday, December 1st 2019, 0:26

Outrage over the case involving an MP has led to an outpouring of stories about sexual abuse and harassment
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How publicity-shy professor Kais Saied became Tunisia's president

Thursday, October 17th 2019, 23:07

A former law lecturer seems an unlikely choice to win the hearts of young Tunisians voters who want jobs.
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Tunisia election: Kais Saied to become president, exit polls suggest

Sunday, October 13th 2019, 22:05

The poll projected a landslide victory for conservative Kais Saied who faced a media mogul rival.
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Tunisia election: The 'robot' and the pasta magnate freed from jail

Friday, October 11th 2019, 8:24

Some are calling Tunisia's Sunday run-off election a "catastrophe" after two outsiders emerged from the first round.
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Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 0:16

Many state-regulated brothels have closed amid pressure from women's rights and religious opponents.
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Esperance are African Champions League winners

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 21:51

Tunisian club Esperance are declared African Champions League winners after Wydad are found guilty of abandoning the second leg of the final.
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Beji Caid Essebsi: Tunisia's first freely elected president dies aged 92

Thursday, July 25th 2019, 13:32

Beji Caid Essebsi, who was the oldest sitting president in the world, dies in Tunis aged 92.
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Many missing as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

Thursday, July 4th 2019, 20:56
related places: Zarzis

Three people are said to have survived after the vessel sank off the town of Zarzis.
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The death of a Tunisian poet and the hidden story of Arab mental health

Sunday, June 30th 2019, 23:52

Tunisia is seen as one of the few success stories of the Arab Spring so why have so many of its people lost hope?
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The death of a Tunisian poet

Sunday, June 30th 2019, 23:08

Nidhal Gharibi took his life at the age of 32. His friends say his depression was exacerbated by Tunisia's political and economic situation.
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Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi has 'severe health crisis'

Thursday, June 27th 2019, 21:13

PM Youssef Chahed warns against spreading "fake news" about the condition of Beji Caid Essebsi, 92.
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Dozens drown as migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

Friday, May 10th 2019, 20:09
related countries: Libya Libya

Survivors say the boat left Libya on Thursday and ran into trouble during strong waves.
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Algeria protests: Tycoon Ali Haddad 'arrested at Tunisia border'

Sunday, March 31st 2019, 16:52

Ali Haddad is a long-time backer of embattled President Bouteflika who is facing calls to step down.
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Angry protests after 12 babies die in Tunisia hospital

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 17:48

Crowds gather at the Rabta hospital, as a bereaved father says officials must be held accountable.
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Tunisian health minister resigns over 11 baby deaths

Sunday, March 10th 2019, 7:29

The country's health ministry said evidence suggested 11 newborns all died from septic shock.
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I play for Tunisia, but still consider myself Irish - Ayman Mohamed

Friday, December 14th 2018, 11:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dublin, London

Born in London, raised in Dublin and now based in Africa, Tunisia international Ayman Ben Mohamed has travelled an unusual road to this month's Fifa Club World Cup.
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Tunis attack: Suicide bomber was jobless graduate

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 18:01
related places: Mahdia

Mouna Guebla, 30, was an unemployed English graduate from the eastern region of Mahdia.
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Tunis attack: Woman blows herself up in Tunisia

Monday, October 29th 2018, 17:30
related places: Tunis

Nine people are injured in the blast, which police suspect was a terrorist attack.
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Italy acquits Tunisian 'migrant smuggling' fishermen

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 14:53
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy arrested the six fishermen at sea earlier this month on suspicion of smuggling migrants.
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Anger as Italy arrests Tunisian fishermen 'rescuing migrants'

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 15:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy accuses six Tunisians of smuggling migrants, but supporters say they helped a boat in distress.
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Germany deports 'Bin Laden bodyguard' to Tunisia

Friday, July 13th 2018, 12:49
related countries: Germany Germany

The suspect had been in Germany since 1997 and feared torture if sent back to Tunisia.
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Zimbabwe's rugby union team sleep rough in Tunisia

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018, 16:01

Players spent the night on the streets as they felt their hotel in Tunisia was substandard.
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