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Unless structural reforms are undertaken, Algeria could see a second Arab Spring

Now there is a strong feeling among the Algerians that even if the state is controlled by a few individuals, they have the power to bring down the government.

Trapped in The Digital Square

How technology is chipping away at the very fabric of socio-political exchange.


Why did the Arab Spring begin in Tunisia?

To this day, the question, “Why Tunisia succeeded?” is being answered in very different ways by scholars, researchers and commentators.

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh keeps friend and foe guessing after skirmish with Houthi allies

Fearing the Houthis are a proxy for their arch-foe Iran, the mostly Gulf Arab alliance seeks to help the internationally recognised government push up from a base in Yemen's south towards Sanaa. Saleh's guile has been key to resisting the push.

Arab Spring Anniversary: Five years ago a fruit-seller in Tunisia set himself on fire...

Fruit-seller Mohammed Bouazizi act of setting himself on fire had sparked a ‘revolution’ and it led to imitation-attempts in neighbouring Arab countries resulting in a complex chain of events in Arab countries - what the world came to know as 'the Arab Spring'.

The illusion of spring

Turkey’s backsliding into religion frames the reversals in the post-Arab Spring Middle East


The new young

Exposure to television and digital media grew by leaps and bounds between 2005 and 2012.

430 journalists killed between 2007-12 in Syria: UNESCO

According to a report by UNESCO, Syria is the most dangerous place to work for journalists.

Hundreds of Syrian evacuees held for questioning by Govt: UN

The Syrian government has held up hundreds of evacuees from Homs for questioning to weed out 'terrorists'.

India and the Middle East: Delhi begins a re-think

The Arab countries of the Gulf are under a separate part of the ministry.