MinbarLibya – International

Commentaries

Doubling Down on Africa’s Trafficking...

By Liviya David Across Africa, trafficking is on the rise. Boko Haram’s kidnapping and sale of some of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls into slavery, Guinea-Bissau regressing into a “narco state,” and rebels loyal to the Mozambican National...

HRW and AI: Haftar have to hand over Wanted...

International organizations calls on the authorities in Eastern Libya, namely Haftar, to comply with ICC arrest warrant of Al-Werfalli, and hand him over to the international court to face his accusers in a fair trial.

After the Arab Spring: Learning to love...

By Shaun Hurrell From “protect by punishment” to “protect by involving people”: read about the peaceful revolution that is changing nature conservation in North Africa and the Middle East.

Gulf monarchies are already at war in Libya

By Joseph Hammond and Suhaib Kebhaj Among the many civil wars ravaging the Arab world – in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Egypt – the one Westerners hear the least about may prove the most dangerous: Libya.

Why Election in Libya is More Likely to Lead...

The Case Against Elections in Libya By Emadeddin Zahri Muntasser Normally, a call for elections is a sign of a vibrant democracy. In Libya, however, the current rush to hold a vote within a few months from now—a proposal that has been...

Where is the AU in Libya’s peace...

By Institute for Security Studies At the 29th African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa last month, the AU decided to accelerate its efforts to help negotiate a peace deal in Libya.

Seminar: Violent Extremism and its Root...

The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy organized a seminar on violent extremism and its roots on Thursday June 8, 2017 at the Center’s headquarters in Montplaisir, Tunis.

Libya’s pleas for Italian help unlikely to...

By Justin Salhani The Libyan plea to Italy to help counter the migration flow may not bring in the desired results, as the former colonial power has its own interests to serve during this election year.

Rape-Marriage Laws Falling by the Wayside...

By Fatima Mohie-Eldin On August 1, the lower house of Jordan’s parliament voted to revoke Article 308 of the country’s penal code, which contained a provision allowing rapists to evade criminal prosecution by marrying their victims for at...

Coffee in Tripoli – Tea in Benghazi

By Peter Millett I had coffee the other day in Algeria Square in central Tripoli.  I was passing by and was invited to sit with a group of men who kindly offered me some local coffee. It was a good opportunity to escape from the heat of the...

Can Libya’s Warring Strongmen Come...

By Vitaly Naumkin Reviewing the latest Paris summit, it seems that a new glimmer of hope shines around the possibility of settling the conflict between Libya’s strongmen, Libyan National Army LNA Chief Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who...

Can the UN’s New Special Representative...

By Tim Eaton The meeting convened by French President Emmanuel Macron to find common ground on a solution to Libya’s crisis may prove to be a platform to relaunch a political process, or it may be a road to nowhere.

Is UAE using Egypt for more control in the...

Egyptian observers think that the relationship between establishing Mohamed Najeeb military base in Marsa Matrouh area nearby the borders with Libya and the UAE activities in northern Egyptian coast is to support the commander of the Dignity...

Violence creating ‘lost...

Suicide and murder are rising fast in the Middle East and nearby regions that are already grappling with war and conflict, creating a “lost generation,” researchers have found.

‘Collective punishment’: Siege...

By Nadine Dahan Residents of the eastern city of Derna are facing critical shortages as military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) tightened their longstanding siege of the city.