Last update: 2018-01-19 10:50:38
Democracy and its discontents. Tunisians are losing faith in the ballot box. Widespread protests have shown the depth of their disgruntlement (the Economist - Paywall).
Egypt’s Sisi Fires Spy Chief as Shuffle of Top Aides Continues. On Thursday, he fired the spy chief, Khaled Fawzy, and replaced him with his chief of staff. In October, he fired the chief of defense (the New York Times).
Al-Qaida moves in to recruit from Islamic State and its affiliates. Switch of loyalties seen as a key indicator of resilience of Isis as it evolves after territorial collapse (the Guardian).