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People walk past the Sidi Bashir mosque in the Bab el-Fellah area of Tunisia’s capital Tunis on Tuesday. Tunisia lurched into political uncertainty on July 28, as President Kais Saied suspended parliament and assumed executive powers in what opponents labelled a coup. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/ AFP via Getty Images

Tunisians have good reason to feel betrayed by their political leaders. Since the 2011 uprising that set the Arab Spring in train, the north African c(...)

People at a market in Tunis on Tuesday.  “Everything is obscure now,” one Tunisian said. “After this, what will happen?” Photograph: Sima Diab/The New York Times )

With large gatherings banned by a president intent on expanding his power, signs of the political crisis that might end up scuttling Tunisia’s democra(...)

Tunisian security officers hold back supporters of President Kais Saied  in front of the parliament in Tunis. Photograph:  Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

Tunisia’s nascent democracy is facing its biggest crisis in a decade after the president sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament amid anger(...)

A doctor measures the blood pressure of a patient at a clinic in the town of Bou Mhel, Tunisia. Some hospitals are experiencing shortages of oxygen, which is crucial for Covid-19 patients with breathing difficulties. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

A fast-deteriorating health situation has added to Tunisia’s political and economic woes as the aggressive Delta variant of coronavirus takes hold in (...)

Fragrant shakshouka: Scoop it up with warm bread and you could be in Tripoli, Tunis or Tel Aviv.

Few things can transport me back to lazy weekend mornings in Tripoli better than a piping hot bowl of shakshuka. When I lived in the Libyan capital in(...)

French police block  access to the Notre Dame de l’Assomption basilica in Nice after   Brahim Aouissaoui killed  three people at the church. Photograph:  Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images

The Tunisian who killed three in an attack at a church in Nice, France, has been condemned by Arab and Muslim leaders, who argue he does not represent(...)

Dublin: in terms of the euro area, the captal was found to be the most expensive place, primarily because of high rents, which are now on average more than €2,000 a month. Photograph: iStock

Spiralling accommodation costs have made Dublin the most expensive place in the euro zone to live, costlier than Paris, Berlin and Rome, according a n(...)

Lebanese protesters take to the streets of Beirut on Monday during demonstrations to demand better living conditions and the ousting of a cast of politicians who have monopolised power and influence for decades, on October 21, 2019 at Riad al-Solh Square in Beirut. Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP via Getty Images)

Not since the Cedar revolution of 2005, which resulted in Syrian forces leaving the country after 15 years of post-civil war involvement, have crowds (...)

Tunisian electoral officials work at a vote counting centre  following the first round of presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia, on September 16th. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

For a few months in early 2011, Tunisia was the birthplace of the Arab Spring – the name that attached itself to wave of uprisings that swept the Arab(...)

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali arrives in Rades stadium where he delivered his speech on the 50th anniversary of independence of Tunisia from France on March 20th, 2006. File photograph: Getty

Tunisia’s Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, whose overthrow in a 2011 uprising triggered the “Arab Spring” revolutions, died in exile in Saudi Arabia on Thursd(...)

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