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Tunisia mothers decry wave of ‘arbitrary’ arrests after unrest

Tunisia mothers decry wave of ‘arbitrary’ arrests after unrest

Mothers in the Tunisian capital are accusing authorities of arbitrarily arresting their children in response to nearly a week of unrest, with rights groups saying at least 1,000 people have been arrested. “The policeman shoved the door of my building and arrested my son. My neighbours...

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‘People are hungry’: why Tunisia's youth are taking to the streets

‘People are hungry’: why Tunisia's youth are taking to the streets

Ettadhamen, a marginalised district on the outskirts of Tunis, wears unrest well. Over the weekend and into this week, violent protests have dominated life in this overlooked and restive place. The district is not unique. Over the past few days, protests have erupted in working-class...

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Egypt says agreed with Qatar on resuming diplomatic relations

Egypt says agreed with Qatar on resuming diplomatic relations

CAIRO: Egypt has agreed to resume diplomatic relations with Qatar, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on a statement on Wednesday. "Arab Republic of Egypt and the state of Qatar has exchanged two official notes today, Jan. 20, according to which the two countries agreed to resume diplomatic...

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Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

Clashes broke out for a third consecutive evening Sunday in several Tunisian cities, pitting stone-throwing youths against security forces despite a tight lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. In the working-class neighbourhood of Ettadhamen on the edge of the capital Tunis, young...

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