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Despite Tunisia’s Marriage Law, More Democratic Changes Are Needed

London - Tunisia is once again lauded for its progress in human rights. President Beji Caid Essebsi last week scrapped a 44-year old bill prohibiting...

Tunisia Overturns Law Barring Muslims Women from Marrying Non-Muslims

Rabat - Tunisia has overturned a decades-old law banning Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims, one of the last measures stemming from Islamic law seen...

Tunisian President Pushes for Inheritance Equality Reforms

Rabat – In a speech delivered Sunday at the presidential palace in Carthage, Tunisian President Beji Caed Essibssi has declared he is willing to...

Morocco and Tunisia Sign 9 Agreements, Seek to Revive Maghreb Arab...

Rabat - During the 19th session of the High Joint Commission of Morocco and Tunisia held in Rabat June 18 and 19, representatives of...

Tunisians Launch Campaign To Protect Rights Of Non-fasters

Rabat - Tunisian activists have launched an online campaign under the hashtag #MouchBessif (“we are not forced”), intended to promote the right to freedom...

Tunisian Minister Declared New Head of Government

By Alexandra Krauska Rabat - The Tunisian Minister of Local Affairs, Youssef Chahed, was selected to be the new Prime Minister of Tunisia. Chahed promises...

Tunisia police rape trial adjourned

TUNIS - The trial of three Tunisian policemen for raping a young woman last year, which sparked outrage when the prosecution tried to blame...

Egypt ‘upset’ by Tunisian president’s call to release Morsi, political prisoners

CAIRO- In his speech to UN General Assembly on Thursday, Marzouki called on Egyptian authorities to release deposed President Morsi and all "political prisoners" The...

Tunisia unions call anti-government protests for Wednesday

 TUNIS- Tunisia's main trade union confederation said it would launch a protest campaign Wednesday to pressure the ruling Islamist party into accepting mediators' proposals...

Tunisia court frees egg-throwing film director

TUNIS- A Tunisian court on Tuesday freed on bail a film director detained last month for throwing an egg at the culture minister, one...

Tunisia Islamists Urged to Fully Accept Crisis Plan

TUNIS- Mediators in Tunisia's protracted political crisis urged the ruling Islamist party on Saturday to fully accept their roadmap for the way forward, saying...

S&P downgrades Tunisia two notches, citing unrest

PARIS, France, Aug 16, 2013 (AFP) Rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded debt issued by Tunisia by two notches on Friday because of rising opposition...

Tunisia frees jailed ex-regime figures

TUNIS, July 11, 2013 (AFP) Tunisian authorities early on Thursday released from jail two former figures of the toppled regime who were arrested following the...

Tunisia police to probe attack on actors: lawyer

TUNIS, July 08, 2013 (AFP) Tunisia's public prosecutor Monday ordered police to investigate an attack on 19 actors by Salafist Muslims, while they decided whether...

Tunisia ruling Islamist party dismisses Egypt scenario

DUBAI, July 04, 2013 (AFP) Rached Ghannouchi, who heads Tunisia's ruling Ennahda party close to the Muslim Brotherhood, ruled out a similar scenario in his...

Tunisia assembly missed historic opportunity: press

TUNIS, July 02, 2013 (AFP) The Tunisian press strongly criticised the National Assembly on Tuesday after a debate on the new constitution degenerated into chaos,...

Tunisians protest against revolution draft law

TUNIS, June 29, 2013 (AFP) Hundreds of Tunisians took to the streets of the capital on Saturday to protest against a draft law aimed at...

Tunisia appeals trial of jailed Femen protesters resumes

TUNIS, June 26, 2013 (AFP) The Tunisian appeals trial of three European women from the radical protest group Femen, jailed for baring their breasts, resumed...

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