Tunisian bloggers face prosecution for expressing opinions deemed 'insulting' to the government, security forces, and Islam. Freedom of expression, the most precious of the hard-won gains Tunisians fought for in their revolution, is under threat.
For years, smugglers have stolen Oman's rich supply of rare meteorites, trading them without consequence. Now, with new legislation bringing the illicit trade to an end, there is renewed national interest into the story behind Oman's meteorites.
'The Arab-American Papers' an archive of letters and documents attesting to the intensive work done by Arab emigrants in the United States in the first half of the 20th century, is a vital resource for trans-national activism and diasporic studies.
After a change to electoral law in March 2021 which drops demands that female candidates be included on electoral lists, many fear that women's participation in Algerian politics is once more being called into question.
The devastating war in Yemen has been accompanied by the unscrupulous plunder and smuggling of the country's cultural heritage, with illicit trafficking in ancient Islamic and Jewish manuscripts on the rise.
As Israel bombs Gaza indiscriminately, stories are emerging of civilians suffering unspeakable loss and tragedy. This is the story of Shaimaa, killed in an Israeli strike days before her wedding. Alaa al-Helou reports from the besieged enclave.