US President Joe Biden is welcomed by Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu to Tel Aviv in October 2023. Reuters
Will Biden be missed in the Middle East?

The US President's legacy will be tarnished by Israel's war in Gaza Strip, experts say

July 22, 2024, 2:46 PM
Libyan legislators during a session of the House of Representatives in the eastern city of Tobruk in February 2022. AFP
Libyan parties agree on election road map in push for unified government

Members of the two sides met in Cairo on Thursday for the latest round of reconciliation talks

July 19, 2024, 8:21 AM
Algerian writer Inaam Bayoud and her novel 'Houaria' have been attacked online. Photo: Mohamed Hadji / Facebook
Algerian publishing house shuts down after book controversy

Novel in question is causing stir online for perceived inappropriate content

July 16, 2024, 9:31 PM
Tunisian supporters of Club Africain during a demonstration in front of the First Instance Court of Ben Arous during the opening of the trial in the case of Omar Laabidi, in Tunis, Tunisia, 31 March 2022. EPA
Tunisian Ultras threaten protests over reduced sentences in Laabidi case

Judges reduced an initial verdict of two years to a one year suspended prison sentence following appeal

July 15, 2024, 2:31 PM
Jmayl Malekh and his wife Safia survive on fishing, in the Tunisian town of Borj Salhi. Hasan Mrad / The National
Residents of isolated Tunisian town bond with the sea to survive

Fishermen of Borj Salhi say they have a special connection to their main source of livelihood

July 12, 2024, 6:00 PM
A Libyan border guard provides water to a Sub-Saharan African migrant near Al-Assah, 160km west of Tripoli. EPA / STR
UN investigates claims of mass graves on Tunisia-Libya border

Bodies of 65 presumed migrants were discovered in March in Southwest Libya

July 10, 2024, 4:41 AM
A farmer sorts wheat grains after they have been thrashed during harvest in Mateur, southern Tunis, Tunisia. EPA
Drought-hit Tunisia turns to Russian companies to secure much-needed grain shipments

Russia pledged more wheat shipments to Tunisia in a foreign ministers’ meeting last year

July 05, 2024, 12:49 PM
Tunisian President Kais Saied. AP
Tunisia's Kais Saied calls presidential election on October 6

Elections will take place as the country continues to operate under a state of emergency

July 02, 2024, 10:09 PM
Vehicles cross from Libya into Tunisia at Ras Ajdir border crossing in 2021. AFP
Armed groups halt reopening of Libya-Tunisia border crossing

Amazigh protesters accuse Tripoli government of excluding them from talks on Ras Ajdir crossing due to their ethnic background

June 25, 2024, 11:07 AM
Tunisian coastguard officials intercept migrants at sea during their dangerous attempt to cross to Italy. Reuters
Tunisia intercepts more than 1,800 migrants at sea in two days

Authorities thwart 59 attempts to cross Mediterranean and arrest 24 smugglers

June 18, 2024, 10:30 AM
Tunisian silver artisan Chiheb Ben Jaballah works on a strip of silver at his shop in the capital, Tunis. Ghaya Ben Mbarek / The National
Postcard from Tunis: Why silversmiths remain a precious national commodity

The work of these craftsmen has barely changed for centuries - making them a highly valued link with Tunisia's past

June 14, 2024, 6:00 PM
The Tunisia-Libyan Ras Jdeir border crossing is due to reopen. AFP/file
Libya-Tunisia border crossing to reopen after months of closure

Only emergency cases will be allowed through until full reopening on June 20

June 12, 2024, 10:05 PM
Morocco's Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch has denied the country is ignoring the crisis in Gaza. EPA
Morocco's Prime Minister faces criticism over response to Gaza war

Aziz Akhannouch defends government amid calls for Mawazine music festival to be cancelled in solidarity with Palestinians

June 11, 2024, 6:16 AM
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, acting chairman of the African Union, and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol during the 2024 Korea-Africa Summit in Goyang.  AFP
South Korea pledges increased aid and trade with African nations

Seoul pushes for more co-operation on supply of minerals needed for modern technology at its first Africa summit

June 05, 2024, 5:01 PM
Ships sailing east from the Atlantic must pass through the Strait of Gibraltar, separating Spain and Morocco, to enter the Mediterranean. AFP
Moroccan activists call for halting of ship over Israel arms suspicion

Cargo vessel will pass through Morocco's territorial waters en route to Spanish port of Cartagena

June 04, 2024, 1:16 PM