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Kais Saied, the president of Tunisia, at the end of March dissolved the parliament. The move did little to pacify an increasingly hostile political conflict between two bitterly opposed groups. Ten years after the revolution, this Mediterranean country seems uncertain about its future, writes our correspondent in Tunis./IN Speaking to the various political groups inContinue reading “Feverish Political Debate Accompanies Tunis Turnover”
Lebanese voters see the crippling economic crisis that has afflicted the country as a reason to hold officials accountable in the upcoming elections. They hope for change, but reality suggests that there won’t be any forthcoming, writes our correspondent in Beirut. “Electoral bribery is not new in Lebanon, and with the declining value of theContinue reading “Briberies Cloud the Upcoming Elections in Lebanon”
The noise emerging from Libya’s capital doesn’t bode well for the future of the war-ravaged yet oil-rich country. With factions and tribes fighting over power, the needs of normal people seem to be ignored entirely. Speaking to people in Libya about Libya is a treacherous enterprise, because you inevitably get sucked into the eternal gameContinue reading “Not Much Progress in Tripoli”