The coffee houses, many of them opened by European immigrants, helped shape a new class structure and bring the country into modernity.
Tunisia finds itself in desperate need of an immediate injection of cash. But will the public be patient enough to wait for the promised relief?
Five years since the Arab Springs, equality for women, especially in the work place remains an unrealized goal. Here are five stories of women fighting for a better future.
The current strategic reality is the best Israel has ever experienced, but there are questions marks on the horizon - particularly as regards the Palestinians - that need to be answered.
Saudi tourists bring much-needed cash to the economy, but the sight of burkas and the arrival of an alcohol-free mall has some local Muslims worried.
Journalist Ben Ehrenreich's 'The Way to the Spring' offers a riveting - and admittedly one-sided - look at Palestinian society, its internal struggles and resistance against Israel.
Some minority groups living in Israel, under the impression of the Syrian events, are showing an appreciation for Israel's tranquil living conditions and economic opportunities.
Egyptian security sources say Giulio Regeni raised the suspicions of the government because of his unionist ties; human rights groups say the state is to blame for his death.
The vote is a mark of the instability which has bedeviled the North African country since it kicked off a wave of pro-democracy rebellions across the Arab world in 2011.
The holiday is known as the 'June 30 Revolution', and includes rallies, musical performances, and free entry to museums.