Alessandra Bajec is a freelance journalist specialising in the Middle East and North Africa. Previously living in Palestine, then in Cairo, she is currently based in Tunis.
A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole generation of children.
In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from Covid-19.
In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution political class.
In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.
In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the social gains of the revolution.
In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in the future.
In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make the occupation permanent.
In-depth: Attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians often intensify during the crucial olive harvest season.
The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.
In-depth: After winning a vote of confidence and averting the dissolution of parliament, the new Tunisian government now faces the major challenge of ruling with a fragile political bedrock.