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Civil society warns Tunisia still struggles on rights

Tunis - Tunisians risk being prosecuted for exercising basic rights despite progress towards democracy following its 2011 uprising, rights groups said Wednesday.

Family demands 'truth' about killing of Tunisian opposition leader

Tunis - The family of slain Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid on Tuesday demanded the "whole truth" about his killing, five years after it sparked a political crisis as the country struggled towards democracy.

Protests mark Tunisia uprising anniversary

Tunis - Tunisians on Sunday marked seven years since the uprising that launched the Arab Spring, with fresh protests and some people expressing pride but others anger over persistent economic problems.

Hope turns to despair seven years after Tunisian revolt

Tunis - Seven years since the Tunisian revolution that ignited the Arab Spring uprisings, 38-year-old Walid has no job and says people are even more hungry than they were under dictatorship.

Tunisia protesters give government yellow card over austerity

Tunis - Hundreds of Tunisians took to the streets of the capital and the coastal city of Sfax on Friday, waving yellow cards and demanding that the government reverse austerity measures.

Tunisia anti-austerity protests: what next?

Tunis - Tunisia has been shaken by a wave of protests against austerity measures that have seen nearly 800 people arrested over the past few days.

Fresh Tunisia arrests over wave of unrest

Tunis - Tunisian authorities said Friday the number of people detained in a wave of violent protests had risen to nearly 800, as fresh unrest over austerity measures hit a provincial town overnight.

Third night of unrest in Tunisia as hundreds arrested

Tunis - A third night of unrest has shaken Tunisia where authorities said Thursday more than 600 people have been arrested this week as anger at austerity measures boils over on the streets.

Third night of unrest in Tunisia as hundreds arrested

Tunis - A third night of unrest has shaken parts of Tunisia where authorities said Thursday the number of arrests has risen above 500 as anger grows over austerity measures.

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

Tunis - More than 200 people have been arrested and dozens hurt during clashes in several parts of Tunisia, the interior ministry said Wednesday, after a second night of unrest driven by anger over austerity measures.

Unrest over price hikes hits Tunisia, authorities probe death

Tunis - Dozens of people have been arrested over violent protests in Tunisia as ire mounts at rising costs and government austerity, with officials saying Tuesday one man died in unclear circumstances.

Unrest over price hikes hits Tunisia, authorities probe death

Tunis - Protests hit several parts of Tunisia where dozens of people were arrested and one man died in unclear circumstances amid anger over rising prices, authorities said Tuesday.

Tunisian schoolgirls rebel against having to wear uniform

Bizerte - In Tunisian high schools, the dress code is not uniform. Actually, it is: but only for girls. Boys can wear what they like, and now the girls are up in arms.

Tunisia says UAE attack fears behind female flyer row

Tunis - Controversial security measures taken by the United Arab Emirates against Tunisian women trying to travel to the Gulf state were prompted by fears of a terrorist attack, Tunisia said Monday.

Supermodel leads mourning for fashion's 'King of Cling'

Sidi Bou Sa - Supermodel Naomi Campbell and Tunisia's president led mourners in a final tribute Monday to French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who died this month aged 77 after winning a worldwide following.

'Islamist extremist' stabs two Tunisian policemen outside parliament

Tunis - A hardline Islamist stabbed two Tunisian policemen on Wednesday in front of parliament, gravely wounding one of them, the interior ministry said."A Salafist attacked two policemen with a knife.

EU aims to boost anti-terror info sharing with Tunisia

Tunis - EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove on Tuesday called for a boosted exchange of information with Tunisia, which has seen its nationals involved in deadly attacks abroad and on its soil.

All 4 siblings of Marseille killer arrested, two freed

Tunis - All four siblings of Ahmed Hanachi, who stabbed two young women to death in the French city of Marseille, have been arrested in recent days, authorities in three countries said.

No ties found between Marseille attacker, terrorist groups: Tunis

Tunis - Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said Thursday a probe into the young Tunisian who stabbed to death two women in the French city of Marseille had uncovered no links to terrorist groups.

Tunisia postpones first post-revolt municipal polls

Tunis - Tunisia's electoral commission on Monday indefinitely postponed the first municipal elections since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, in a blow to the fledgling democracy.
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