Opinion

The battle of 'resistance' vs 'revolution' in the Middle East

The clash between the 'resistance' and 'revolutionary' movements will define the Middle East in the future.

Rami G Khouri

by Rami G Khouri

Rami G Khouri

Middle East

Top 10 books of 2019 from the Arab world

A brief tour of some of the best literature from the Middle East and North Africa in 2019.

Top 10 books of 2019 from the Arab world

Music

Emel Mathlouthi's journey through music and revolution

Tunisian singer-songwriter whose songs soundtracked the 2011 Arab awakening joins The Stream to showcase her new album.

Emel Mathlouthi's journey through music and revolution

Middle East

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah rearrested amid crackdown

Prominent Egyptian dissident arrested even as he was serving his overnight probation, family and rights activists say.

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah rearrested amid crackdown

AJ Impact

'We're a mess': Egypt's economic woes fuel anger against el-Sisi

Protests calling for president's departure were initially driven by allegations of corruption amid a time of austerity.

'We're a mess': Egypt's economic woes fuel anger against el-Sisi

Egypt

Release Egypt protesters immediately: Rights group

At least 74 people have been arrested in rare protests calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Rights group calls for 'immediate release' of Egyptian protesters

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

Deposed Tunisian President Ben Ali in hospital

Daughter of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 83, says ex-president is 'very sick' after years of treatment for prostate cancer.

Deposed Tunisian President Ben Ali in hospital

Al Jazeera World

Bahrain: Playing With Fire

Did the Bahraini government collude with al-Qaeda members to target Shia opposition figures during the 2011 unrest?

Twitter

How Arab governments use cyberspace laws to shut down activism

Critical Arab voices are being silenced on Twitter, and laws across the Middle East are created to further this cause.

How Arab governments use cyberspace laws to shut down activism

Middle East

'It exists to demobilise opposition': How Twitter fails Arabs

Social media platforms were essential in the Arab Spring, but governments soon learned how to counter dissent online.

'It exists to demobilise opposition': How Twitter fails Arabs

Social media

How armies of fake accounts 'ruined' Twitter in the Middle East

Twitter in the Middle East changed from a tool for transparency to a platform overrun by bots and propaganda.

How armies of fake accounts 'ruined' Twitter in the Middle East

Sudan

What can Sudan learn from its neighbour Egypt?

The Stream explores the power-sharing agreement between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and pro-democracy opposition.

What can Sudan learn from its neighbour Egypt?

Middle East

What to expect from the Arab League summit in Tunis

Meeting in Tunisia's capital comes against backdrop of divisions, wars and, in some countries, increasing repression.

What to expect from the Arab League summit in Tunis

Al Jazeera World

Egypt's Morsi: The Final Hours

An investigation into the behind-the-scenes turmoil during the final days of Mohamed Morsi's presidency.

Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood calls for end of army rule

Banned group urges opponents of President Sisi to free Egypt from military control and release political prisoners.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood calls for a unified opposition