Beach massacre leaves Tunisia and UK reeling
At least 15 British people have been killed by a lone gunman in a bloody assault on the Tunisian resort of Sousse. How should we react to seemingly senseless atrocities like this?
Arab world caught in a cycle of destruction
IS has declared a fundamentalist caliphate in Syria and Iraq and bleak winter has now fallen on the hopes of the Arab Spring. How can this once magnificent civilization be revived?
Democracy dawns with Tunisian elections
Nine months after the first uprising of the Arab Spring, Tunisia has held its first free elections. The world's newest democracy holds a burden of hope for North Africa and the Middle East.
After the Arab Spring, democracy still distant
Election campaigns were launched this weekend in Tunisia, where a wave of Middle Eastern uprisings began ten months ago. Across the region, freedom struggles to take hold.
Libya’s migrant workers flee 'Someone else's war'
Tens of thousands of foreign workers are massing on the Tunisian border. Robbed and beaten by Libyan forces, they wait in refugee camps.
World Book Day: salute a revolutionary object
Books are both loved and feared for their power. Often banned by religious and political tyrants, they can be a true force for change. Why is it important to celebrate intellectual freedom?
Middle East in turmoil as wave of protest spreads
Anti-government demonstrations have taken place this week across the Arab World. Old regimes are suddenly afraid. A new dawn for democracy?
Blood, pain and tweets in Tunisian revolt
After weeks of unrest in Tunisia, the President of twenty-three years has fled abroad. But can violence and chaos ever bring democratic change?