By Alaa Bayoumi A new wave of anti-democratic momentum is spreading across the Arab world, targeting regimes and movements that supported the Arab Spring.
By Mustafa Sanalla For years now, opportunists of all stripes, local and international, have tried to profit from Libya’s...Read More
By Muhammad Mansour The stability that some believe a strongman guarantees is actually a perfect incubator for sectarianism and terrorism. In the 18-day uprising in Tahrir square in 2011, I witnessed the peak of unity between Egypt’s Muslims...
By Bachir Amroune Qatar stands isolated under accusations of sponsoring terrorism. But this diplomatic crisis is actually about young princes’ unbridled quest for power – with the help of Donald Trump, says DW’s Bachir...
By Ahmed Salah Ali There is a contradiction in General Khalifa Haftar’s narrative. Although he denounces his opponents as “takfiri terrorists and Kharijites” and accuses Misrata of employing political Islam, turning to takfiri groups...
By Christopher M Davidson The underlying Saudi and Emirati grievances with Qatar have been lingering for a while, but the real catalyst of this week’s crisis is the new US administration.
By Jason Pack and Rhiannon Smith The suicide bombing has had significant repercussions in Libya, with different factions attempting to use it to undermine their rivals.
By Jonas Ecke We’re living in a new era of proxy warfare, where multiple powers fund local proxies with disastrous consequences. We need to break the cycle.
A UK Foreign Office minister has admitted that the UK “could have done more” to prevent Libya’s descent into chaos after NATO’s intervention in 2011 that brought the end to ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s rule.
By Dominic Green In the week following Salman Abedi’s suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on May 22, a great deal was revealed about the perpetrator, most of it deeply unsettling.
By Zineb Abdessadok A chronology of Libya’s path from a transitional government to a failed state – Part 2:
By Nadine Dahan City surrounded and under attack by forces hunting an enemy that no longer exists, resident tells MEE.
By Giorgio Cafiero and Theodore Karasik The overthrow of Libya’s longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 plunged Libya into chaos almost three years before the North African country’s ongoing civil war erupted.
By Rohit Kachroo The Scout Association, the Eurovision Song Contest and the English Premier League should be promoted in Libya to help fight terrorism, a UK government report leaked to ITV News concluded.
By Alia Brahimi After the Manchester attack, fingers are being pointed at the state whose collapse after the fall of Gaddafi has allowed radicalisation to become entrenched.
By Jack Moore The investigation into the Manchester bombing on Monday that left 22 people dead and dozens injured outside the Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert continued on Thursday.
By Philip Leech It seems that we’re never short on references to the “Arab World” in today’s headlines.
By Ashish Kumar Sen A horrific suicide bombing in Manchester has put a spotlight on Libya—the North African nation where the chaos that has prevailed for the better part of the past six years has become a fertile breeding ground for a...
By Crispian Balmer When U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world’s seven major industrialized nations gather in Sicily on Friday, they will enjoy a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea, but won’t get any...