Libya, the failed state

After Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from Libya in 2011, there was hope for a peaceful and democratic future in one of Africa's largest oil-producers. Five years later, the country is divided among warring...

Tunisia: the Arab Spring’s last light

The Arab Spring toppled long-ruling autocrats across the Arab world. But with Libya in chaos, Egypt back under military rule and Syria and Yemen engulfed in war, only Tunisia has fulfilled the promise of its...

Yemen’s hidden war

The conflict in Syria gets the headlines, but 2,000 miles south in Yemen a separate civil war has brought an already impoverished country to its knees. More than 80 percent of the country's population is in...

Falling oil weighs on Mideast economies

The sharp decline in oil prices over the past 18 months is good news for consumers in many countries. But in oil exporting countries in the Mideast it's leading to layoffs, higher taxes and sharp cuts in...

The dangers of reporting in Somalia

For much of its population, Somalia is a difficult and dangerous place to live. That’s particularly true for reporters. Practicing journalism in a failed state means facing threats from any number of...

China’s new challenges

For more than two decades, China has moved from strength to strength. Its economic miracle has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and dramatically increased the nation's global...

Al-Jazeera chief responds to network controversies

In a special edition of Global Journalist, al-Jazeera's Director General Mostefa Souag addresses controversies that have shadowed the award-winning, Qatar-based news network as it tries to grow its U.S....

For Mideast Christians, a troubled outlook

Christianity might have gotten its start in the Middle East, but the region’s Christian minority is finding the area more and more dangerous when it comes to practicing their beliefs. The rise of the...

Turkey votes amid violence, media crackdown

Turkish voters will go to the polls Nov. 1 amid a spasm of political violence and renewed conflict with Kurdish guerrillas. The vote also comes just weeks after the most deadly terrorist attack in Turkish...

The case of Jason Rezaian

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been imprisoned in Iran since July 2014. On this edition of Global Journalist, we examine how Iran's internal politics and relations with the U.S. have led to the...