(TUNIS, Tunisia) — The hunt for al-Qaida-linked militants in a mountainous region near Tunisia’s borders with Algeria in recent days has raised alarm that the birthplace of the Arab Spring has become the latest battleground for violent jihadis.
With neighboring Algeria and Libya full of weapons and violent movements of their own, …
Algerians may complain about the lack of democracy but they aren’t advocating a revolt. They say they’ve seen enough of what extremists can do to a country
Outrage over the killing of secularist opposition leader Chokri Belaid spills into the streets. Will Tunisia — the birthplace of the Arab Spring — be plunged into a new round of turmoil?
French President François Hollande took strides to heal wounds between France and Algeria, but his recognition of “unjust” colonial history overlooks continued prejudice Algerian descendents still face in France.
Mohamed Bouazizi was completely unknown outside of his small Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on Dec. 17, 2010 — the day he lit the spark of an Arab rebellion that has brought down four Arab dictators in the two years since. After …
No dictator now, but joblessness still the spark
French prosecutors announce the indefinite detention of seven suspected Islamist extremists arrested on Oct. 6, after raids unearthed guns, bombmaking equipment and evidence of recruiting French radicals to join militias in Syria
After both returned from exile when Tunisia’s dictatorship fell, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki and Rached Ghannouchi, head of the dominant Islamists, are locked in battle over the fate of the Arab Spring
The past week’s unrest and protests across the Muslim world were largely the work of more puritanical Salafists, many of whom harbor as much ire against their own governments as they do against the West
Charlie Hebdo’s offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad led to protests and fears of violence across the Muslim world, including the place where the Arab Spring’s upheavals first began
As hundreds of people swarmed the U.S. embassy in Tunis last Friday afternoon, the phone rang in the office of the country’s President, Moncef Marzouki. It was Hillary Clinton, pleading with him to help secure the American …
Though the tide of illegal migration to Europe ebbed in 2012, many seeking work in richer countries are still attempting a dangerous, deadly journey
As his regime slowly crumbles and options for exile and reconciliation narrow, Syria’s embattled President Bashar Assad looks likely to cling grimly on to power, no matter the consequences