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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...

Haftar and Daesh against Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous

Haftar and Daesh against Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces confirmed it thwarted, on Friday, an attack by what it described as “Haftar militias” at gate 17, east of Sirte, saying that the attack coincided with another attack from Daesh militias south of Sirte, according...

LIA reports low revenues of US$ 331 in 2016

LIA reports low revenues of US$ 331 in 2016

By Sami Zaptia The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has reported that it had made returns of US $ 331 million in 2016. The claim came from the Media Department representing Ali Mahmoud, the Head of the Steering Committee of the LIA appointed...

Official Islam in the Arab World: The Contest for Religious Authority (1)

Official Islam in the Arab World: The...

By Nathan Brown The official Muslim religious establishments in Arab countries give governments a major role in religious life, but these institutions are rarely mere regime mouthpieces and can be difficult to steer in a particular direction.

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.

Egypt Is Bombing the Wrong Targets in Libya

Egypt Is Bombing the Wrong Targets

By Jason Ditz Airstrikes Against Derna Are a Popular Diversion.Last week, gunmen attacked a busload of Coptic Christians heading to a monastery in southern Egypt.

IOM Head

IOM Head: People Smugglers Make $35 Billion...

People smugglers make about $35 billion a year worldwide and they are driving the tragedy of migrants who die trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told Reuters on...

​ Dutch woman disappears in Tripoli

Dutch woman disappears in Tripoli

By LH reporters A Dutch woman who disappeared in Tripoli on Friday may have been kidnapped as she staged a lone protest at the fighting in the city.

LIBYA – The Poland of the Middle East

LIBYA – The Poland of the Middle East

In the aftermath of a new attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt, the Egyptian army retaliated. This Monday the Egyptian air force has flown a series of air strikes against the Shura Council of Derna in Libya – whom they hold accountable for...