In-depth: Nouakchott's diplomats seek to balance economic relations with Algeria and Morocco while becoming a hub for strategic dialogue.
For journalists in the Gulf region, 2016 was a grim one with press freedoms curtailed and financial woes from low oil prices biting the Middle East's wealthiest nations.
Comment: Morocco's foreign ministry should coordinate with its Mauritanian counterpart to reopen communication channels between the two countries, writes Samir Bennis
Salaheddine Lemaizi reports from the corridors of the ‘blue zone’, the part of the COP22 village reserved for officials.
An activist group to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Western Sahara has turned online after its activities were banned in Gaza.
Or is it all a miscalculated adventure? Habibulah Lamin explores the legacy of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
Ten Mauritanian anti-slavery activists were on Friday handed their freedom in a partial appeal court victory that left three of their fellow accused in jail.
Mauritanian blogger Mohammed Cheikh Ould Mkheitir is appealing his death sentence, but he faces huge resistance from Islamist groups who are growing in power in the African state.
Footage released by al-Qaeda in the Maghrib (AQIM) video has shown two Malians being publicly executed after being accused of collaborating with French counter-terrorism teams.
A decision by the Iraqi parliament to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, has put the country in the ranks of other Middle East states to ban booze.