Poverty is getting worse in Egypt, particularly in rural areas, according to a study released by the government statistics agency. Analysts blame the worsening situation in rural regions on the governments bias in recent years towards funding urban development projects.
Egypt and Tunisia began 2011 with a revolutionary bang. But over the course of the year their respective economies have gone flat. Leaders from the Arab Spring countries know that stoking economic growth may be the best chance to make democracy last for the long haul.
Tunisia's Nahda party is working to improve its image amongst foreigners and skeptical secularist voters. But it does not renounce its desire for a democracy based on Islamic values.
Peter De Villiers first made headlines by becoming the first black coach of the powerful South African national rugby team. But it's his controversial comments that have all the rugby world up in arms. The latest: disparaging remark about the New Zealands distinctive war dance.
Phil Black, whose convoy came under attack, responds to reports that fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi no longer control parts of Sirte, Libya.
An Al-Masry Al-Youm investigation cites secret documents outlining specific orders for sniper units to fire on protesters, despite denials by current Interior Minister Mansour al-Essawy, who has repeatedly denied that the Interior Ministry had sniper units within its forces.
Op-Ed: This years Arab Spring may soon give way to a winter of discontent. Revolutions in Egypt, Libya and beyond have shifted the regions balance of power. Stability will depend on how Turkey, Egypt and Israel handle simmering hostility suddenly brought to the surface.
Salim, 16, is the son of Gaddafi loyalists from Sabratha, north of Tripoli. He now lies in a hospital prison bed in Misrata, lucky to be alive, but scared to contact his parents -- and knowing his life will never be the same.
What appears to be the final battle for the pro-Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid continues, with NATO air strikes helping Libyan fighters trying to capture the town. There has been stiff resistance, however, after the deadline given to the Gaddafi loyalists to surrender expired on Saturday.
Reuters obtains video, believed to be from 2005, of Muammar Gaddafi playing with his granddaughter. The Libyan leader's current whereabouts remain unknown.
No central bank or state authority to manage the countrys money supply, degenerating schools and universities, no way to know who owns land. Heres a look at how a stateless country manages to get from one day to the next.
Though he fought along jihadists in Afghanistan, Abdel Hakim Belhadj, who leads the Libyan rebels in Tripoli, says in one of his first interviews since taking the capital that he was never allied with Bin Laden, and only wants democracy for Libya.