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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(...)

Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui: arrested on money-laundering charges on August 23rd, but the electoral commission has allowed him to compete in the September 15th poll. Photograph: Fethi Belaid

Campaigning ended on Friday in Tunisia’s presidential election before Sunday’s first round of voting, pitting more than two dozen candidates against e(...)

Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty

Tunisia’s 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, who helped guide the North African country’s transition to democracy after a 2011 revolution, has (...)

Hundreds of students gather to protest the decision of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika (82) to run for a fifth term, in Algiers, earlier this week. Photograph:  Anis Belghoul/AP Photo

The 250,000 US diplomatic cables dumped online by Wikileaks in 2010 – a vast compendium of intelligence, insight, gossip and idle speculation – remain(...)

Tunisian women hold up saws and signs showing pictures of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a caption below reading in Arabic “no welcome, Tunisians against the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince to Tunisia”, during an anti-Saudi Crown Prince protest  in the capital, Tunis on November 27th Photograph:  Fethi Belaid/ AFP/Getty

The heir to the Saudi throne, Mohammed bin Salman, arrived in Tunisia on Tuesday on his tour of “brother” Arab countries before he braves western, Tur(...)

On September 13th, 1993, US president Bill Clinton stands between PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzahk Rabin as they shake hands. Photograph: J David Ake/AFP/Getty Images

Twenty-five years ago on Thursday, a portly Palestinian boy scout raised the Palestinian red, white, black and green flag from the balcony of Orient H(...)

Protesters shout slogans during a rally demanding equal inheritance rights for women, in Tunis on Monday. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

Tunisia’s president Beji Caid Sebsi says he will push for a new law to ensure equality in inheritance between men and women, in a first for the Arab w(...)

Britain’s opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said “a wreath was indeed laid” for “some of those who were killed in Paris in 1992”. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has said he was present but not involved at a wreath-laying ceremony for members of the group that carried out the Munich Olympics massa(...)

Tunisian Houda Zghidi moved to Ireland four years ago. She  works for a tech company. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Houda Zghidi began chatting online with an Italian man based in Dublin she was not looking for a long-term relationship. She loved living in her (...)

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