Religion is a key value in bringing up children in the south Mediterranean and far less so in the north, where respect for other cultures tops a list.

Most people in the north and south of the Mediterranean region do not mind working with a person from a different cultural background, having them as (...)

A Tunisian woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting in the country’s first post-revolution election. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Alarm bells are ringing about the deteriorating impression of southern Mediterranean peoples and states held by Europeans to the north of that sea. N(...)

Tahrir Square in Ciaro on February 1, 2011. Most 18-29-year-olds in the region have disengaged from politics after the uprisings. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Since the 1980s the Middle East has had a youth bulge caused by improved healthcare and a continuing high fertility rate. More than two-thirds of the(...)

Demonstrators wave flags and shout slogans as they gather on the occasion of the Feast of the Martyrs at Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis, earlier this week. Photograph: Anis Mili/Reuters

‘Democracy without bread is not democracy. The only right we have won is freedom of expression. We need an intifada in Tunisia for a real revol(...)