Latest from Sudarsan Raghavan

Libya risks losing control of its destiny as planeloads of fighters and arms flood the country

Libyans ousted a dictator, but an ensuing civil war has drawn in Russia, Turkey and others with a thirst for control.
  • Feb 27, 2021

As Biden seeks end to Yemen war, rebels press offensive for strategic province

Marib province is the last government stronghold in the north with lucrative oil and gas reserves. It’s also a safe haven for nearly a million Yemenis fleeing war.
  • Feb 21, 2021

Defying Biden administration, Egypt again arrests relatives of Egyptian American activist

It was the latest attempt to silence the Sissi government’s critics abroad.
  • Feb 16, 2021

The U.S. is changing tack on the Saudi-led war in Yemen. That’s the easy part.

Yemen is the scene of multiple overlapping conflicts, a dire humanitarian crisis and an al-Qaeda problem. Diplomacy will be a challenge.
  • Feb 5, 2021

Two brothers and the coup in Egypt that came between them

One is a dissident living in Queens. The other is a former soccer star turned politician. After Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising, an inseparable pair became irreconcilable.
  • Feb 1, 2021

Charity in Egypt is an oasis of care amid misery of the pandemic

The Mersal Foundation has helped thousands of poor Egyptians grappling with the coronavirus and is a trusted voice for information on the outbreak.
  • Jan 31, 2021

Protests mount in Tunisia over economic woes; hundreds arrested

Discontent is rising among a new generation of Tunisian youth, fueled by the unfulfilled promises of a revolution a decade ago.
  • Jan 19, 2021

At a Yemen hospital racked by U.S. funding cuts, children are dying of hunger

Yemen’s dire humanitarian crisis has grown as U.S. and Western allies trim aid to undercut rebels.
  • Jan 9, 2021

Explosions rock Aden airport, killing at least 22, as new Yemen government arrives

The attack was launched just as members of a unity government reached the port city, creating more turmoil in a nation already besieged by war and hunger.
  • Dec 30, 2020

U.S. recognition of Morocco’s claim over disputed region threatens more tension

President Trump’s decision pits the United States against most of the world and could deprive the Western Sahara’s people of a referendum on independence.
  • Dec 11, 2020