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‘We will ensure hospitality to all, without exception’ group claims after World Chess Federation threatens to revoke host rights.
The World Chess Federation said it will forbid the country from hosting the international chess competition if they refuse a visa to Israel’s champion.
British opposition leader denies report that he honored the memory of PLO operative Atef Bseiso, who was involved in the murder of the Israeli Olympic athletes in Germany.
Tunisia is home to no more than 1,200 Jews and they have until now steered clear of political races, according to Perez Trabelsi, the head of the Jewish community.
By BEN LYNFIELD
The Islamic State became a major recruiter for disaffected, often unemployed young men especially from Tunisia.
A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.
By MEDIA LINE
While Tunisia has been seen as the sole success of the Arab Spring, the country has experienced no shortage of setbacks, particularly in terms of its economy.
The government pledged on Saturday extra aid for poor families and those in need in response to the demonstrations.
Almost 800 people have been arrested for vandalism and acts of violence, including throwing petrol bombs at police stations, according to the interior ministry.
Violent anti-government protests have raged throughout the North African country since Monday.
The military defeat of the Islamic State group in most of Syria and Iraq this year has prompted many foreign militants and their families to go home.
The North African country still punishes homosexuality with a three-year prison sentence.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Tunisia’s post-independence personal status law gave women access to higher education, job opportunities and the right to divorce.
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