News Nearly half the people surveyed in Lebanon thought no head covering should be worn by women

A major new social-attitudes survey on head covering in the Middle East finds that few people are in favour of the burka

Security forces in Tunis arrest one of the three Femen activists

Three Femen women are held in Tunisia after baring breasts

Three topless European women were arrested for protesting outside the Palace of Justice in Tunis against the arrest of one of their fellow activists.

Tunisia: Yacht of ex-dictator’s nephew returned

The government has recovered a yacht that once belonged to the nephew of the deposed dictator.

Child’s play: Luxury hotels are making big efforts to attract families

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A young Tunisian man who set himself on fire is surrounded by security forces in Tunis

Tunisian man immolates himself in Arab Spring reprise

A young cigarette vendor has set himself on fire in Tunis, reviving memories of similar events two years ago that sparked an uprising which spread across the Arab world.

Postcard from... Tunisia

The Harlem Shake video produced by students at a language school in Tunis looks familiar enough. There is a boy with a cardboard box over his head dancing wildly, a girl in a dressing gown jumping up and down, a mass of hair bouncing with her.

Protesters hold aloft posters of Chokri Belaid who was shot dead outside his home

Four radicals arrested as police hunt for known assassin of Chokri Belaid

Tunisia's new Prime Minister tries to ease tension after opposition leader's murder

To make freelancing safer, young foreign journalists need more support and less sneering

It grates when established foreign correspondents lay into young reporters

Tunisia: Hardline Islamist asked to govern

The Tunisian President yesterday asked the Interior Minister Ali Larayedh, a hardliner from the main Islamist Ennahda party, to form a government within  two weeks.

Police fire tear gas at slain politician Chokri Belaid's funeral

Supporters of Tunisia's ruling moderate Islamist party are being called to attend a pro-government rally a day after clashes between protesters and police, following the funeral of the opposition politician Chokri Belaid, whose assassination this week tipped the country to the edge of revolt.

A demonstrator raises her fist during a demonstration in Tunis

Fresh crisis in Tunisia as PM's party turns against him

Ennahda scuppers substance of Hamadi Jebali's TV address to the nation and street protests ensue

The body of Shokri Belaid is carried into an ambulance

Uprising in Tunisia as regime critic is murdered

Government falls after killing provokes violent protests in cradle of Arab Spring

Tunisian politician Chokri Belaid shot dead

A Tunisian opposition party leader who criticised the Islamist-led government and violence by radical Muslims was shot dead outside his home today, officials said.

British man Robert Plant charged with French jogger's murder

A British man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was killed while out jogging in France.

Colosseum at El Jem

Tunisia: Treasures for the taking

It's been two years since the Arab Spring uprising, yet tourists have failed to return to Tunisia in any numbers. All the more reason to pay a visit

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