A major new social-attitudes survey on head covering in the Middle East finds that few people are in favour of the burka
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Saturday 22 October 2011
Around Tunis, locals are craning necks to study giant billboards that depict colourful cartoon characters going through a 12-step process.
Friday 21 October 2011
The Tunisian uprising happened so fast and the overthrow of the regime in January came so quickly that it is easy, as it goes for elections this Sunday, to take it for granted, a footnote of calm in a chapter of violence and suppression which has marked its neighbours to the west and east.
Wednesday 28 September 2011
Not a day goes by for Manoubia Bouazizi when she does not think about her son. "He was a dutiful boy, he had a long life ahead of him, he martyred himself for justice, for Tunisia," she said. "People cannot forget that."
Thursday 21 July 2011
The Duke of York is to step down from his role as the UK's roving business ambassador, according to reports.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
A boy of 14 was reportedly killed by "a stray bullet" during a violent protest in the Tunisian town where the uprisings that have swept the Arab world began.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Saturday 09 July 2011
How do you defend a dictator who's been around for years and years and years when he's accused of – well, being a dictator for years and years and years?
Sunday 26 June 2011
You couldn't get more topical than this, the soundtrack to the Arab Spring.
Friday 24 June 2011
This compilation of songs from the recent revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt confirms both the enduring power of music and the more positive aspects of the internet when music is decoupled from business.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
The Nobel peace laureate and human rights campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi spoke yesterday in a BBC lecture of the vital role played by communications technology in modern democratic uprisings and said she was not morally opposed to the use of violence in exceptional circumstances.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Saturday 11 June 2011
Environmentalists on the Mediterranean sent a small launch this morning to inspect a sea cage to determine whether it was holding tuna, but fishermen attacked them with debris, forcing a return to the mother ship.
Friday 03 June 2011
More than 200 people were reported missing and two dead after a fishing boat carrying an estimated 800 migrants sank off Tunisia in a storm.
Thursday 19 May 2011
Shortly before his death, Osama bin Laden recorded a message praising the Middle East protest movements and predicting that revolutions would spread across the region.
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