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Tunisia

Tunisia women want to be virgins again

In Tunisia, young women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading to a growing trade in hymen reconstruction surgery. Yasmine (not her real name) looks nervous. She's biting her nails and checks her mobile phone constantly. "I…

Thousands of Tunisians march against corruption amnesty law

Several thousand Tunisians marched through central Tunis on Saturday to protest against a bill that would grant amnesty to businessmen accused of corruption when autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali was in power. Critics of the Economic…

Nabil Maaloul re-appointed as Tunisia coach

Nabil Maaloul has been re-appointed as coach of Tunisia's national team. His first spell in charge was in 2013 and lasted just seven months. The 54-year-old replaces Henryk Kasperczak, who was sacked in April, after Tunisia were knocked…

Tunisians stage a protest to demand jobs

Thousands protested in northeastern Tunisia on Thursday to mark a general strike over unemployment and poverty, six years since a revolution ignited by similar grievances. Demonstrators gathered at the local branch of the powerful UGTT…

Tunisia seeks to curb child labour

Tunisia's social affairs minister said on Monday that new policies were needed to keep children in school until the age of 16 as the country seeks to curb child labour. The North African nation needs to "establish adequate policies... to…

Tunisia sentences British DJ for Muslim prayer remix

A Tunisian court has sentenced a British DJ to a year in jail after he played a dance remix of the Muslim call to prayer. London-born Dax J, was charged with public indecency and offending public morality - but had already fled the country…

Germany to deport Tunisian over 2015 museum attack

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Sunday that a Tunisian man wanted in his homeland for his possible involvement in a deadly attack on a Tunis museum in 2015 can be deported. The man was arrested last month on suspicion of…