Opinion

Our miserable life in Libya

Mustafa Fetouri

  To say the lives of Libyans since their so called revolution in 2011 has been all but an uphill struggle against, sometimes, the impossible is an understatement! Life in Libya has been tremendously reduced to daily suffering despite the wealth of the country and when you recall how easy...

UNSMIL’s “Liberation” of Benghazi

Mohamed Ramadan

On Wednesday 5th July 2017, Khalifa Haftar appeared on TV and announced the “complete undiminished liberation” of Benghazi, the exact Arabic words he used were “تحريراً غير منقوص”. Six days later, the fighting is still raging not only in the heart of Benghazi’s Old Town,...

Egyptian policy towards Libya between availability and constraints

Sadiq Dahan

These days, there is a frantic talk about the Egyptian military intervention in the local Libyan affairs, especially the Egyptian air force striking locations in Derna. Talk about two axes First, the Egyptian intervention is a violation of Libyan sovereignty, which is not far from the...

The Jewish Holocaust in Tripoli: In 1967 June the 5th

Dr. David Gerbi

I was born in OCT.1956 in the town of Jadu, but we have always lived Tripoli City, and we were living in a Tripoli suburb called “Suk al Juma” when my father had died in 1962 in Benghazi while working an America oil company, then we had to move to another suburb called “al Hadba al Khadra”...

U.S. Dooms IS Fighters Leaving Raqqa to Death

Sophie Mangal

On May 26, the US-backed and formed of Kurdish and Arab units Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that they are ready to guarantee safety for ISIS terrorists if they leave Raqqa within the next few days, ARA News reported. Besides, according to a source in the SDF command, who preferred...

Safe zones in Syria: Astana’s key to political settlement

Sophie Mangal

According to director of the Kazakh MFA Department for Asia and Africa Aidarbek Tumatov, today’s Astana process of signing a new memorandum on tensions de-escalation zones will allow to stop bloodshed in Syria and initiate a new political dialogue. The main points According to the document...

My deep condolence and sympathy to the Libyan Nation

Dr. David Gerbi

It is very sad to meet young wounded Libyans. A week ago I met the youth wounded from Misurata that stay at the American Rome Hospital. Then I spoke with a wounded young soldier from Benghazi. On Facebook, I have many requests of asylum seekers. People suffer because they do not have money,...

Chemical Attack in Idlib – Duplication of Scenario in Eastern Ghouta

Mariam Al-Hijab

On April 7, two U.S. Navy battle ships USS Porter (DDG-78) and USS Ross launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at al-Shayrat military airfield in Syria’s Homs province from the Eastern Mediterranean. The U.S. strikes particularly targeted the main landing strip, aircraft, radio locators, air...

Libya’s Profitable Business of War

Mohamed Fouad & Emadeddin Muntasser

The collapse of the Libyan government under Gaddafi, exposed a lack of transparency and accountability that were part of Gaddafi’s oppressive and corrupt economy. The post-revolution political bickering weakened Libyan institutions further and left no clear system of governance or way of...

Libya Should Revive the 1963 Constitution

Mohamed Fouad & Emadeddin Muntasser

A common theme among many postcolonial countries in the Middle East is the difficulty of placing various religious and ethnic groups under the same state’s flag. Libya is different, as its people are overwhelmingly Sunni Arab. Nevertheless, tribal politics have instilled serious divisions in...