Robert Joyce

Middle East

Tunisia drug use grows amid economic stress

Thousands face social stigma over an addiction to Subutex, an opiate-replacement drug that helps heroin users get clean.

Middle East

New 'controls' on niqab spur alarm in Tunisia

Vague government statements on face-covering garment highlight growing secular-religious tensions in Tunisia.

Business & Economy

Revealing Tunisia's corruption under Ben Ali

New World Bank report shows how Tunisia's ousted Ben Ali regime tailored laws to enrich cronies at the public's expense.


Imam's arrest sparks debate in Tunisia

The arrest of Khamis El Mejri has led to a critique of government control over mosques and imams.


Endangered whale washes ashore in Tunisia

Nine-tonne mammal died after becoming entangled in a fishing net near the tourist town of Sidi Bou Said.


Tunisia's Arab Spring: Three years on

The country is preparing to adopt a new constitution, but its economy remains weak and its political situation unstable.


Tunisian police accused of torture

Death of man in custody puts spotlight on country's feared security forces.