Marking the fifth anniversary of the overthrow of Colonel Gadddafi.
Since 2011, Libya has been trying to fashion itself into a functioning democratic state – but instead, it's still mired in violent chaos.
Tunisia has come a long way.
It was the poor state of local government that kicked off Tunisia's revolution – and now the country is fixing itself where it counts.
A growing conflict and poor governance are both playing a role in the failure to protect Yemen’s cultural landmarks.
By pursuing their strategic goals in the region, the UK, US and an Arab coalition are indirectly contributing to the destruction of Yemen’s cultural heritage.
Algerians know that Abdelaziz Bouteflika can’t go on forever.
The "deep state" has been a problem in Algeria for decades, but at last it's being turfed out. Or is it?
Professor Maati Monjib has become the face of Morocco’s war on freedom of expression.
The Moroccan state's case against a leading academic could have far reaching ramifications for academic freedom and research at the country's universities.
Tunisian women marking International Women’s Day. The country scores poorly when it comes to women’s safety.
The world is generally not safe for women. But some projects in North Africa provide a glimpse of hope as the world marks the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Arguably the Arab spring's one true success story, Tunisia is getting the recognition it deserves.
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Authoritarianism has failed to keep Egypt stable and secure, but General al-Sisi's government is nonetheless doubling down.
Not so secure.
Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate has been terrorising the Sinai Peninsula for months – and now it's upping the ante.
Due process awaits at Libya’s Supreme Court.
By declining to stop an unfair trial and a batch of death sentences in Libya, the world's court has yet again proved its fecklessness.
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Endless spats over tactics, style and aims drove Islamic State away from al-Qaeda – and the two are deadly enemies to this day.
Clamour for change.
Massive youth unemployment and a legal system left over from dictatorship days are still holding Tunisia back.
Tunisian security forces in Sousse.
The worst terror attack in Tunisia's history is a hideous test of everything it's accomplished since 2011.
A militia advances 90km north of Tripoli.
With Libya carved up by warring factions, the UN has offered up a directionless and toothless peace plan.
There are an estimated 9m displaced people in Syria alone.
EPA/Alessandro Di Meo
This is not about people smuggling, it's about a displacement crisis of unprecedented proportions.
Life is rarely black and white in Libya.
For the first time in years, there is a new hope that the fragmentation of Libya can be averted, thanks to new rounds of UN mediation efforts. There is a danger, however, that the media coverage accompanying…
How dissent is being dealt with in Egypt
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The deadly attack in Paris by French Islamists with ties to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) provokes several basic responses. One major response is a broad affirmation that the actions of the violent…
Let’s face it: once a term laden with hope for the Middle East, the idea of an “Arab Spring” has become merely depressing. Assorted humanitarian disasters have followed in its wake – think of the unspeakable…
Extra security has appeared at Cairo University.
Egypt’s new academic year started in early October amid unprecedented repressive measures by the state against students. On October 11, the morning of the first day of university, police carried out a…
Firefighters clean up after an explosion in Tripoli.
Libya has drifted out of our news recently, swamped and obscured by other conflicts. But the repercussions of the NATO intervention, and the subsequent failure of any credible central government to control…