Arab politics meets Days of Our Lives

Perhaps the worst thing about Arab ruling elites is how embarrassing they are:

Arafat widow denies reports she remarried
Thursday August 17, 06:03 PM

TUNIS (AFP) - The widow of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has denied Arab press reports that she had married a brother-in-law of Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

"I absolutely deny reports about my marriage with Mr Belhassen Trabelsi and will take legal action against the media who published this wrong piece of information," Suha Arafat, who has French citizenship, told AFP on Thursday.

Trabelsi is a brother of Leila Trabelsi, the wife of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.