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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...

Al Huffington Post Maghreb Launches in Tunis

NEW YORK and TUNIS, June 25, 2013 The Huffington Post Media Group and private investors Alix Etournaud and Fares Mabrouk today announced their partnership and...

Germany uncovers ‘attacks plot’ using model planes

BERLIN, June 25, 2013 (AFP) German authorities staged raids Tuesday after uncovering an alleged Islamist plot to carry out bomb attacks using model airplanes, federal...

Tunisia army chief who sided with revolution quits

 TUNIS, June 25, 2013 (AFP) Tunisia's army General Rachid Ammar, who refused orders to crush the 2011 uprising that toppled ex-president Zine El Abidine Ben...

Topless protest as EU urges Tunisia legal reform

BRUSSELS, June 25, 2013 (AFP) The European Commission on Tuesday urged Tunisia to reform criminal laws from its previous authoritarian regime as three topless feminist...

Verdict expected in topless protesters Tunisia appeal

TUNIS, June 21, 2013 (AFP) A lawyer for three European activists with women's topless protest group Femen, jailed for four months for baring their breasts...

Turkey must not use violence against protesters: Merkel

BERLIN, June 07, 2013 (AFP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged the Turkish government to renounce violence against protesters, after deadly unrest in the...