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Poverty and hopelessness beget violence in Tunisia's suburbs

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, whi...

Nostalgia for old era challenges Tunisia’s democratic gains

MONASTIR, Tunisia (AP) — Flanked by columns of private security, Tunisian lawmaker Abir Moussi recently swept onto a stage to address an adoring crowd at a rally filled with symbols evoking the North ...

Self-immolation persists as grim form of protest in Tunisia

KASSERINE, Tunisia (AP) — In his old life, Hosni Kalaia remembers strolling the streets of his hometown of Kasserine in central Tunisia with confidence. He flashed his heavy gold bracelets and rings, ...

Eco-fashion offers a renaissance for new Tunisian brands

MAHDIA, Tunisia (AP) — The sun is setting by the time Tunisian fashion designer Chems Eddine Mechri reaches the breezy, seaside town of Mahdia. He has spent half the day driving in the scorching heat ...

Tunisia's first satellite to highlight country's technology

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — When 35-year-old Tunisian farmer Azyz Ben Mustapha looks to the future, he feels a growing sense of unease. In recent years, climate change and pests have reduc...

Moscow targets Chinese with raids amid virus fears

MOSCOW (AP) — Bus drivers in Moscow kept their WhatsApp group chat buzzing with questions this week about what to do if they spotted passengers who might be from China riding with them in the Russian ...

East Libya FM demands 'fair distribution' to end oil closure

MOSCOW (AP) — The top diplomat in eastern Libya says the shutdown of vital oil facilities in the country would come to an end “when Libyans are guaranteed of the fair distribution of their resources.”...

Moscow's Metropol: elegance to revolution and back again

MOSCOW (AP) — In 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed around him, Alexander Mishakov was summoned to a place that was off-limits to most citizens — the Metropol Hotel. Newly graduated...

In Russia, gender equality still a long way off

MOSCOW (AP) — When a Russian army recruitment office ordered a photoshoot to celebrate International Women's Day, it didn't feature any of the 45,000 women currently serving in the country's armed for...

Chechen critic fears for his life as he faces deportation

MOSCOW (AP) — A gravelly voice rings out from the phone's loudspeaker: "Aren't you scared of me?" The man on the screen, 32-year-old Chechen video blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov, frowns...

Russian rappers, other artists targeted in crackdown

MOSCOW (AP) — When the Russian "dark rave" duo Nastya Kreslina and Nikolay Kostylev stepped off the train for their gig in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the police were waiting on the frozen platf...

Vladimir Putin's annual calendars come out, reaction mixed

MOSCOW (AP) — What will it be this year? Vladimir Putin without a shirt astride a horse? Putin posing for a selfie with two jubilant brides? Or Putin cuddled up with a baby leopard? ...

A journalist sees her worlds collide in nerve agent attack

SALISBURY, England (AP) — On a sunny afternoon, four figures in hazmat suits trawl among the swings and slides of Salisbury's Queen Elizabeth Gardens, looking for clues. Two of them ...

Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. ...

In World Cup's shadow, layoffs and anger at Russian factory

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Beneath Volgograd's baking early morning sun, clouds of midges pester factory workers at the Red October steelworks as they clock in. These workers are the lucky ones — they'r...