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In Tunisia's 'State of Emergency', a New Police Protection Law Could Allow More Abuse , With Impunity.

Supported by the interior ministry and police unions, the bill is being criticized by human rights groups.

- Global Voices - US

Sexual Harassment and No Booze on Fridays: The Reality Inside Essebsi's Tunisia.

Earlier this week Tunisian President Beji Caed Essebsi sparked debate across the Muslim world by calling on his ministers to allow Tunisian Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men. The Tunisian leader also called for a law which would see women given equal inheritance to men, a right called for by many women across the Middle ...

- Albawaba - UK

News24.com | Tunisia clerics oppose equal inheritance rights for women.

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.

- News24.com - ZA

As Tunisia Weighs Women's Rights Proposal, Some Of The Staunchest Opponents Are Women.

Tunisia's president is pushing for his country to become the first in the Arab world to ensure equality between men and women in inheritance laws. Currently, a man's share equals that of two women.

- NPR - US

Sexual Harassment and No Booze on Fridays: The Reality Inside Essebsi's 'Progressive' Tunisia.

Earlier this week Tunisian President Beji Caed Essebsi sparked debate across the Muslim world by calling on his ministers to allow Tunisian Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men. The Tunisian leader also called for a law which would see women given equal inheritance to men, a right called for by many women across the Middle ...

- Albawaba - UK

Tunisia clerics oppose equal inheritance rights for women.

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

- The Daily Star - LB

Lebanon Follows Jordan and Tunisia in Scrapping its 'Marry the Rapist' Law.

The law gave rapists amnesty from prosecution if they married their victims

- TIME Magazine - US

Tour Operator CEOs Say Turkey Is Coming Back to Take the Strain Off Spain.

Tour operators have longed for Turkey and, to a lesser extent, Egypt and Tunisia to return to their previous popularity. All of these destinations offer better value to consumers than Spain, which is at close-to-full capacity and more expensive. Their return is also good news for the people who rely on tourism for a living. ...

- Skift - US

Lebanon Becomes Latest in the Middle East to Scrap Rape Victim Law.

Lebanon's parliament has abolished a law that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim.It joins Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and most recently Jordan in repealing a provision which allowed rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims, a phenomenon still practised in the country, especially among ...

- Albawaba - UK

Lebanon becomes latest Arab nation to abolish 'marry your rapist' law.

Lebanon on Wednesday joined other Arab nations in abolishing a law that lets rapists escape punishment if they marry their victims in a move applauded by women's rights campaigners. On the heels of Jordan scrapping its law earlier this month, and Tunisia doing so last month, Lebanese lawmakers voted to do away with article ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Lebanon Repeals 'Marry the Rapist' Law.

Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday abolished a law that allowed rapists to avoid prison by marrying their victims. The repeal of the law, which had been in place since the 1940s, follows years of campaigning by women's rights advocates. Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt have canceled similar "marry the rapist" clauses over the ...

- Voice of America - US

Shipping movements

The following ships are expected in Malta: The MV Eurocargo Venezia from Catania to Genoa , the Sainty Vogue from Sfax to Annaba and the Rio Blanco from Port Tangier to Alexandria today. The Daniel from Tunis to Algiers , the CMA CGM Callisto from Suez to Valencia and the Fas Dammam from Algiers tomorrow. The MV Eurocargo ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Egypt- Al-Azhar, ultra-conservative Islamist groups reject call for gender equity in Tunisia

Egypt- Al-Azhar, ultra-conservative Islamist groups reject call for gender equity in Tunisia...

- MENAFN - JO

Tunisian ex-fisherman buries migrants who drowned at sea

Armed with just a spade, Chamseddine Marzoug is determined to give a dignified burial to migrants who drowned in waters off his Tunisian hometown trying to reach Europe.

- The Daily Star - LB

Lebanon repeals law allowing for rape marriage

Lebanon yesterday joined other Arab nations in abolishing a law that lets rapists escape punishment if they marry their victims in a move applauded by women's rights campaigners.On the heels of Jordan scrapping its law earlier this month, and Tunisia doing so last month, Lebanese lawmakers voted to do away with article 522 ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

ISIS 'Plotted' to Replace Mosul With This Tunisian Town

Tunisia said Tuesday it had foiled a "terrorist plot" aimed at allowing ISIS jihadists to seize part of its territory. Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab.

- Albawaba - UK

Lebanon ends loophole for rapists who marry victims

In the future, rapists in Lebanon would not be able to avoid jail time by marrying their victims. Lebanon lawmakers abolished the controversial law after Jordan, Tunisia, and several other Arab nations did the same.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Lebanon repeals 'marry the rapist' law

The repeal of the law, which had been in place since the 1940s, follows years of campaigning by women's rights advocates. Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt have canceled similar "marry the rapist" clauses over the years, and Jordan's parliament recently repealed a similar law.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Al-Azhar criticizes Tunisian call for inheritance equality

Between women and men, 'against Islamic teachings'

- ANSA - IT

Tunisian commission working on inheritance law reform

Taboo issues like gender equality

- ANSA - IT

Lebanon Abolishes 'Marry Your Rapist' Law, Joining Other Arab states

Lebanon on Wednesday joined other Arab nations in abolishing a law that lets rapists escape punishment if they marry their victims in a move applauded by women's rights campaigners. On the heels of Jordan scrapping its law earlier this month, and Tunisia doing so last month, Lebanese lawmakers voted to do away with article ...

- Voice of America - US

The massacre that ended the Arab Spring

Four years ago, the Arab Spring—or what was left of it—ended with a massacre. There were only two countries with largely peaceful democratic transitions. One of them was Tunisia; one of them was Egypt, the Arab world's most populous nation and a bellwether for the region. On August 14, 2013, six weeks after a ...

- Brookings - US

News24.com | Tunisia says foils plot to help ISIS win territory

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

- News24.com - ZA

Two years after Sousse attack, British tourists return to Tunisia

Following the Sousse terror attack two years ago, Britain advised its nationals against traveling to Tunisia, but the government has now suspended its warning in a move that Tunisians hope will boost the ailing tourism sector.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Tunisians restore Star Wars film sets to draw tourists

Star Wars film sets in southwestern Tunisia are sinking into the desert sands. After loyal fans raised funds for their protection, a tourist agency is trying to grab more tourists' attention.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Tunisian president calls for gender equality in inheritance

Sharia law puts women at disadvantage, varying reactions

- ANSA - IT

Customs seize undeclared cash from airport traveller

A man waiting to board a flight to Istanbul was caught with more than €11,000 in cash in his hand luggage last night.  Customs officials found €11,300, 2,060 Egyptian pounds and 140 Tunisian dinars in the Libyan man's hand luggage during a routine check at Malta International Airport. The money was seized by Customs. ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

About 2,000 people affected by forest fires in Tunisia

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Tunisia A fire outbreak in Jendouba Governorate was extended to affect considerably the region of Bizerte. Most of the 500 affected families are being sheltered within the local community, staying with relatives and neighbours. A. Situation ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

'Why So Much Cruelty?'

Ursula Lindsey Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission is unique in the Arab world. But is the country too small a place to tell the truth about human-rights abuses? The post 'Why So Much Cruelty?' appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

Weekend Reading: The Independence of Iraqi Kurds, China in the Middle East, and Tunisia's Forgotten Palaces

Fazel Hawramy

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Tunisian beachside town fights industrial pollution

Next to a palm grove, a blackish mud flows into the sea. After years of living with industrial pollution, residents of Tunisia's Gabes are fighting back.

- The Daily Star - LB

What travel advisories can mean for your insurance claims

The UK Government recently downgraded the risk level for Brit travellers to Tunisia: it no longer advises against travelling to the North African state, two years after the terrorist attack on a beach near Sousse that killed 38 tourists. This diplomatic exercise means UK package holidays can go on sale to the country and ...

- Stuff - NZ

Tunisia eyes Africa with Tunisian African Empowerment Forum

Vying to become educational hub. August 22-23 with 11 ministers

- ANSA - IT

Tunisia: new game 'Chakaponks' to interview politicians

By owner Nessma Tv original mix between Pokemon Go, Panini cards

- ANSA - IT

The Kamour Movement and Civic Protests in Tunisia

The Kamour sit-in's self-sufficient organization, open participatory style, mostly peaceful tactics, and realistic demands-along with the government's understanding and relative openness to dialogue-is a model that barely exists in other Arab countries.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

A Group of Tunisian Fishermen Blocked a 'Racist' Anti-Migrant Boat From Docking

A French extremist group claims NGOs fuel human smuggling. NGOs disagree

- TIME Magazine - US

Coach Duncan wants Rugby Cranes to tick last box

Uganda go into the Zimbabwe tie with an advantage of  a two-week rest, unlike Zimbabwe who have a week to recover both physically and mentally from the 31-23 loss to Tunisia

- Daily Monitor - UG

Rethinking Political Islam

For years, scholars hypothesized about what Islamists might do if they ever came to power. Now, they have answers: confusing ones. In the Levant, ISIS established a government by brute force, implementing an extreme interpretation of Islamic law. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Tunisia's Ennahda Party governed in ...

- Brookings - US

Victory in Tunisia: new law says 'Enough' to violence against women and girls

Victory in Tunisia: new law says 'Enough' to violence against women and girls28 July 2017The Tunisian Parliament has adopted a new law for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, including domestic violence. In response, Soufia Galand, Oxfam Country Office Tunisia Gender Justice Officer, said: The ...

- Oxfam International - UK

Tunisia's Unity Government, One Year On

How effective have Youssef Chahed's policies been at addressing Tunisia's underlying issues? | عربي

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Chahed's Economic Balancing Act

Attempting to appease both Tunisia's international lenders and its domestic socioeconomic movements has eroded the government's political capital. | عربي

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Tunisia: Landmark Step to Shield Women from Violence

Expand A Tunisian woman holds up a flag during a march to celebrate International Women's Day in Tunis March 8, 2014.  – The law on violence against women, including domestic violence, approved by the Tunisian parliament on July 26, 2017, is a landmark step for women's rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Tunisian ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Tunisia's Unity Government, One Year On

How effective have Youssef Chahed's policies been at addressing Tunisia's underlying issues?

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Chahed's Economic Balancing Act

Attempting to appease both Tunisia's international lenders and its domestic socioeconomic movements has eroded the government's political capital.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Draft Law Could Return Tunisia to a Police State

Expand A general view of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People in Tunis, Tunisia, May 2016. © 2016 Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters Since the fall of the government of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, Tunisia's nascent democracy has made great strides. These include the adoption of a new constitution, greater ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Hero Imams

More than 60 Islamic leaders and imams -- from France, Belgium, Britain, Tunisia, and of different Islamic faiths -- in a move that may be unprecedented, are touring Europe to denounce Islamic terrorism and to pay homage to the victims of terror in

- Hudson New York - US

The Geographic Trajectory of Conflict and Militancy in Tunisia

More than six years after the revolution that ousted former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's border regions remain hotbeds of social discontent and agitation.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Tunisia's Risky War on Corruption

Despite widespread praise for Youssef Chahed's anti-corruption efforts, they also risk inflaming elite tensions and undermining Tunisia's democratic transition. | عربي

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Targeting EU efforts in Tunisia: what approach to the fight against corruption and to decentralisation?

How the EU can better support a successful transition in Tunisia

- European Policy Centre - BE

Tunisia: From Victims to Accused

– Tunisians who complain or question police conduct may find themselves facing retaliatory charges of insulting the police, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch has documented a pattern of cases against people who filed a complaint or announced their intention to do so, after police officers allegedly ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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