New Arab Order

After Arab Spring, Tunisia faces Muslim divide

TUNIS, TUNISIA - APRIL 18: Perched atop a pillar, a boy reads a book during an hour-long read-in, a silent demonstration organized by secular parties to promote education along Habib Bourguiba Avenue, in Tunis, Tunisia, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. During the revolution, violent clashes and teargas was a familiar sight along the Avenue. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

In the birthplace of the uprisings that have swept the Arab world, new freedoms have meant gains for Islamists. Their heightened power, in turn, has led to more intimate confrontations in which many Tunisian families struggle with essential questions of identity.

Crossroads for Egypt’s revered mosque

Crossroads for Egypt’s revered mosque

In a bastion of government-controlled religion, rivals battle over the future of political Islam.

About this series

This series examines the struggle for power in the Arab world. As longtime leaders have fallen, Islamists are rising to new prominence.

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Tunisians divided over Islam and the future

Tunisia moves forward a year after the uprising.

Revered Egyptian mosque at a crossroads

Al-Azhar, an influential mosque and university, is feeling the pull of new political and religious currents.

Memorable images from the Egyptian revolution

Photographers captured many moments of tragedy, bravery and celebration.

Conflict in Syria

Violence continues to escalate between government and opposition forces in the country.