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A New Tune on Women’s Rights in the Arab World
Recent reform of rape laws in several countries is welcome, but changing cultural attitudes is harder.
Tunisia Takes a Big Step to Protect Women From Abuse
A new law outlaws violence against women, forbids sexual harassment in public and calls for the police and judges to be trained to handle abuse cases.
Self-Immolation, Catalyst of the Arab Spring, Is Now a Grim Trend
The once-extraordinary act has become commonplace in Tunisia, whether compelled by anger, depression or bitter disappointment, or meant to challenge the authorities.
Corruption Crackdown Intensifies in Tunisia, and the People Cheer
A drive to root out corruption has been surprising for its vigor, but is not without risks. Analysts say mafia bosses are as powerful as terrorists.
Ons Jabeur Achieves Victory, and a Milestone, at the French Open
With her victory over Dominika Cibulkova, Jabeur of Tunisia became the first woman from an Arab country to reach the third round of a Grand Slam singles event.
Young and Unemployed, Tunisians Agitate for a ‘Second Revolution’
Protests have been gathering steam in a remote region, leading to some government concessions but most recently resulting in a deadly clash with armed forces.
The Next Front in the U.S. Fight Against ISIS
To avoid a deadly game of jihadist Whac-a-Mole, America must shore up its allies in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.
Tunisia’s Truth-Telling Renews a Revolution’s Promise, Painfully
The effort, wrenching as it is, may stand as the one bright spot in a region where the promise of the Arab Spring has been blunted in country after country.
Tunisia Fears the Return of Thousands of Young Jihadists
Secularists protest a wave of returning jihadists will bring further mayhem to this fragile state.
After Eight Years in Guantánamo, He Yearns to Return
The Tunisian police have made life so intolerable for Hedi Hammami that he has asked the Red Cross to send him back to his cell in Cuba.
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