MinbarLibya – International

Interviews

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?

An Interview of the President of Libyan...

By Massinissa Benlakehal The involvement of several foreign powers in the Libyan crisis is a real obstacle to reaching a political solution, says Libyan State Council President Abdulrahman Sewehli.

Priorities for Ending the Libyan Crisis

By Emily Burchfield If the conflict in Libya is to be resolved, key actors to the conflict—including Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar, Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj of the Government of National Accord, and Speaker of the House of...

​ Next Libya Strategies, NATO’s Future...

By Andrea Bonetti A bright conversation about the Italian role in Libya, the future of NATO and the Italian Air Force operativity with Gen. (ret.) Leonardo Tricarico, former head of the Italian Air Force, former Deputy Commander of the...

Interview with longlisted author Najwa...

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) is the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. One of the main aims of (IPAF) is to encourage the translation of Arabic literature into other languages.