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​ How Sisi and the ISIS both benefit from sectarian violence

How Sisi and the ISIS both benefit from...

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...

Young princes in the Persian Gulf are playing with fire

Young princes in the Persian Gulf are...

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...

Haftar and Salafism: A Dangerous Game

Haftar and Salafism: A Dangerous Game

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...

UK ‘could have done more’ to prevent Libya chaos

UK ‘could have done more’ to prevent...

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.

The Known Wolf

The Known Wolf

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.

Can the UAE Help Libya End Its Civil War?

Can the UAE Help Libya End Its Civil War?

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.

Scouts and Premier League 'should be promoted in Libya'

Scouts and Premier League ‘should be...

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.

The Manchester Attack Network: Abedi, His Accomplices and a Trail Across Europe

The Manchester Attack Network: Abedi, His...

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.

Manchester Bombing Puts Libya’s ISIS Problem Back in the Spotligh

Manchester Bombing Puts Libya’s ISIS...

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...

Italy looks to put G7 focus on Africa, but other crises encroach

Italy looks to put G7 focus on Africa, but...

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...