Tunisia bans forced anal exams for homosexuality

2017-09-22 18:18

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has banned forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North African state's minister for human rights has said.

In Algeria, taboos and law deter organ donors

2017-09-18 15:34

By donating one of her kidneys, Nawel gave her husband Boubaker Ziani a new lease on life after he had undergone 16 years of dialysis.

Tunisia scraps ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

2017-09-14 20:01

Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims, the presidency has said.

Tunisian women's rights plan rattles Muslim traditionalists

2017-09-14 06:11

Some denounce it as a violation of Islamic law, others embrace it as revolutionary: An initiative by Tunisia's president to make inheritance and marriage rules fairer to women is reverberating around the Muslim world, and risks dividing his country.

Tunisia cabinet reshuffle strengthens president

2017-09-12 10:51

Tunisia's president Beji Caid Essebsi has strengthened his grip on power after parliament approved a cabinet reshuffle ahead of key elections.

Tunisia PM announces major cabinet reshuffle

2017-09-06 19:58

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has announced a major cabinet reshuffle, replacing the key ministers of interior and defence.

Tunisia clerics oppose equal inheritance rights for women

2017-08-17 20:04

Muslim clerics in Tunisia have voiced opposition to President Beji Caid Essebsi's plan to introduce legislation granting equal inheritance rights to women, contrary to Islamic precepts.

Popular sites targeted in string of Africa attacks

2017-08-14 19:49

The attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday was the latest in a series of assaults in Africa targeting spots popular with foreigners and locals alike.

Tunisian fishermen vow to block 'racist' anti-migrant ship

2017-08-06 20:01

Tunisian fishermen have vowed to block a ship carrying far-right activists from docking at their port, dealing a fresh blow to their mission to disrupt the flow of migrant boats from north Africa to Europe.

UK hails Tunis 'hard work' on security after terror attacks

2017-08-03 20:02

Britain has applauded Tunisia's "patient hard work" to boost security following the 2015 jihadist attacks that killed dozens of tourists, including 30 Britons at a beach resort.


Tunisia postpones first post-revolt municipal polls

2017-09-19 14:00

Tunisia's electoral commission has indefinitely postponed the first municipal elections since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, in a blow to the fledginf democracy.

Tunisia corruption amnesty law sparks fears for democracy

2017-09-15 06:03

Opposition groups have raised the alarm over Tunisia's transition to democracy after parliament passed an amnesty law for officials accused of corruption under toppled dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Tunisia pardons thousands with corrupt pasts, amid protest

2017-09-14 18:58

Tunisia's parliament has adopted a hotly disputed law giving amnesty to thousands of people linked to corruption under its pre-revolution authoritarian regime

Tunisian presidency ''regrets' expulsion of Moroccan prince

2017-09-13 07:34

Tunisia's presidency has expressed its regret over the expulsion of Morocco's Prince Moulay Hicham, first cousin of King Mohammed VI, but did not explain why he had been deported.

Tunisia cabinet reshuffle set to strengthen president

2017-09-11 17:43

Tunisia's parliament will vote on a cabinet reshuffle set to strengthen the clout of President Beji Caid Essebsi ahead of key elections.

'Tsunami-sunk' Roman ruins discovered in Tunisia

2017-08-31 21:25

Vast underwater Roman ruins have been discovered off northeast Tunisia, apparently confirming a theory that the city of Neapolis was partly submerged by a tsunami in the 4th century AD.

Tunisia says foils plot to help ISIS win territory

2017-08-15 21:58

Tunisia has said it had foiled a "terrorist plot" aimed at allowing Islamic State group jihadists to seize part of its territory.

Tunisian security forces kill two suspected jihadists

2017-08-09 15:33

Tunisian security forces have killed two suspected jihadists during an operation in a mountainous area near the Algerian border, the national guard has said.

Tunisia loses swathes of forest in fires

2017-08-06 12:00

Around 2 000 hectares of forest in Tunisia have gone up in flames over the past week, with some of the fires probably started deliberately, the authorities says.

Tunisia law on violence against women 'landmark step': HRW

2017-07-28 06:14

Human Rights Watch has hailed a new law to fight domestic violence in Tunisia as a "landmark step" towards protecting women's rights but called for funding to fully implement it.

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