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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 police barricade a road leading to the parliament in Tunis on Tuesday. Photograph:  Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

Tunisia’s president has lengthened the country’s curfew and banned public gatherings of more than three people, as the opposition calls for talks to e(...)

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 (...)

When England drops nearly all its Covid-19 restrictions on July 19th, it won’t be the end of the pandemic. It may not even be the beginning of the end(...)

Tunisian chief physician Slah Souii tends to a patient infected with Covid-19 the Aghlabide hospital in the east-central city of Kairouan on July 4th. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty

Tunisia’s health care system is collapsing due to the coronavirus, with intensive care departments full and doctors overburdened by a rapid outbreak o(...)

Migrants rescued by Tunisia’s national guard during an attempted crossing of the Mediterranean  in southern Tunisia on June 27th. File photograph: Fathi Nasri/AFP via Getty Images

At least 43 migrants drowned off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday, and 84 others were rescued, after their boat capsized overnight, the Tunisian Red C(...)

Adrian Cummins, head of the Restaurants Association of Ireland: ‘The least the Government can do is give us certainty around whether we’re going to open or not.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Huge public spending on Covid-19 will soon be reduced, according to a warning the Government will issue next week to unions and employers. It also sa(...)

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine facility at the  Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry. File photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Russia and Indonesia are among nine new countries added to the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine list. From next Tuesday, all those coming into the (...)

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