MinbarLibya – International

Interviews

Interview: Veniamin Popov (*) on...

By Samuel Ramani Since the collapse of Gaddafi’s regime in 2011, Russian policymakers have consistently condemned NATO’s decision to carry out a regime change mission in Libya and placed the burden of responsibility for the breakdown of...

‘I want to give back to Ireland, the...

Malak Bouod arrived from Libya in 2014 (Photograph: Cyril Byrne) By Sorcha Pollak Within four days of receiving permission to stay in Ireland, Malak Bouod secured a job in the tech industry in Dublin.

Q&A about the ‘Paris Agreement’

At the end of July, two of the prominent players in the Libyan Civil War met with new faces at the discussion table — France’s newly elected president and the newly appointed United Nations Support Mission in Libya chief — in La...

Libya mired in ‘culture of...

By Farah Najjar In wake of recent killings, Libyan activist Ahmed el-Gasir speaks with Al Jazeera about the country’s security failures.

INTERVIEW: Preparing for Tripoli, new UN...

Set to arrive in Libya next week, the new United Nations Special Representative said that he was coming to Tripoli to work with the Libyans, in an attempt to help find a solution out of the political crisis that led to the fall of Gaddafi in...

Karim Mezran (Interview): Libya’s Haftar...

By Ashish Kumar Sen Diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the chaos that has prevailed in Libya since 2011 have legitimized Khalifa Haftar, a former Libyan general whose forces have been accused of torture and executing prisoners, according to...

Interview: Strategic interests behind...

By Alessandra Cardone National strategic interests, which played a major role in driving France’s most recent diplomatic initiative on Libya, collide with those of Italy, an Italian analyst told Xinhua.

An Interview With a Libyan Fixer (Suliman...

By Elijah Alperin In international journalism, a local journalist hired by foreign reporters for his or her special knowledge of the local area, culture, and language is called a fixer. This series explores the untold stories behind their...

Zuwara, the Libyan city working to stop...

By Marta Bellingreri A group of local activists from the Amazigh-majority city of Zuwara in Libya are taking matters into their own hands and working to prevent illegal immigration from the shores of North Africa toward Europe.

Hisham Matar: My desk is my country

By Tishani Doshi In 2012, Hisham Matar, who had been in exile for 33 years, returned to Libya to chronicle what might have happened to his missing father. Jaballa Matar, Hisham’s father, had been kidnapped by Muammar Gaddafi’s security...

How art paints the way in Libya

By Rick Fulker Two years ago, the 19-year-old Libyan artist Takwa Barnosa founded an art foundation in her traumatized homeland. She explains to DW what she seeks to achieve with it.

Trump and the Damage Done

By Michael Young Bruce Riedel talks about U.S. relations in the broader Middle East and describes what prevents him from sleeping.

Hend Amry tells us about her ‘double...

By Jason Lemon We talked with Hend about her online commentary and who she is outside of the virtual world. She’s been dubbed the “Queen of Muslim Twitter,” but insists it’s not true at all.

BILD interview with Fayez Al-Sarraj

By Paul Ronzheimer and Giorgos Moutafis BI: Mr. Prime Minister, Europe is concerned about a new influx of African refugees. How many people will risk the dangerous journey from Libya to Italy via the Mediterranean this year?