By Alastair Sloan The arguments for and against toppling the nasty dictators of the Middle East go back to the late 1970s when Paul Wolfowitz first began agitating for the removal of Saddam Hussein.
By Matthew Vella Libyan-Maltese crime syndicate bolstered by Gatrani’s letter saying smuggling kingpin Fahmi Slim’s fuel...Read More
By Jean-Pierre Sereni While European economies appear to have weathered the storm, dark forecasts for the Arab world persist.Read More
By Matthew Vella Fuel smuggling and the lucrative business that connects Libyan, Maltese and Italian criminals has been ignored by law enforcement.
By Sami Zaptia. On the sixth anniversary of Libya’s ‘‘liberation day’’ from the Qaddafi regime, Libya’s new political elite is still unable to reach agreement on some sort of social contract that would take the country out of its...
By Nick Cunningham Oil prices appear to be stuck in the $50s per barrel, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t serious supply risks to the market.
By Nikolaj Nielsen and Eric Maurice EU leaders at a summit in Brussels still have no solution to an internal asylum stalemate, opting instead to focus their attention on stopping people from leaving for Europe.
by Shafik Mandhai The six years since the Libyan people’s successful uprising to end Gaddafi’s rule have seen the country divided between rival governments, various armed groups, ethnic militias, and a renegade general.
Malta, a tiny archipelago nation in the southern Mediterranean, is so attractive to those looking to shelter funds or operate under the radar of authorities that it’s got a nickname to prove it: “treasure island.”
By Maryline Dumas Residents of Sirte are rebuilding their lives in the ruins left behind of a brutal period of Islamic State control.
The Libyan political and human rights activist, Emad Al-Deen Zehri, in the United States of America, called the Americans to call American citizens for investigations accusing them carrying out war crimes and financial thefts in Libya.
By Karam Hilo In this essay, Lebanese journalist Karam Hilo asks whether it is possible to apply the Western concept of democracy – as is – to the countries of the Arab world. Or does the unique political culture of this corner of the...
By Charlotte Bailey The dangers of selling “the wrong” kind of book in Libya are many and varied and yet one chain of bookshops is still open for business. Charlotte Bailey speaks to a bookseller in Tripoli.
By Liesl Louw-Vaudran Ahead of the AU-EU summit, statements about European commercial interests in Libya are unpalatable.
By Omar Shariff Political fragmentation and the absence of state institutions in some lawless areas allow the group to flourish. The rivalry between the GNA and LNA has helped Daesh to resurrect itself in Libya.
By Ibrahim Natil Libya remains a country deeply divided, and there are many obstacles in the way of state building and peacemaking, though the challenges are not insurmountable.
By David Hearst Leaked documents show the court looked into the exiled Fatah leader in 2012, for his alleged involvement with Saif al-Gaddafi.
By Elissa Miller Western stakeholders in Libya must fall in line with Salame and abandon the narrow pursuit of self-interest.
By Spencer S. Hsu A CIA witness testified Tuesday that the body of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was returned after the September 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, only after he overheard Libyan militia members...
By Jusoor On October 8th and 9th 2017, the Egyptian capital hosted the launch of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum (WEEF) by MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme.