Opinion

Salame’s plan in its four processes.. Will it succeed?

Salah Abu Nar

What are the prospects for the Libyan political landscape in the new year of 2019? Will Libya remain divided in two governments, and prevail the governance of military factions and civil clashes? Will they continue to have a systematic plundering of resources and economy of the country, or...

Can Israel be accepted throughout the African Continent?

Abdulkader Assad

Many African countries had gained their independence and were liberated early in the 1960s, as the prevailing temperament for all Africans at that time was against colonisation. The reason why it was difficult to build good diplomatic relations with Israel, as well as the Arab states to support...

US courts Libyan official days after he quits Muslim Brotherhood Group

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The United States' role in Libya has varied from a very active one under the Obama administration into a more predictive and sit-and-see role under the Trump administration, which has engaged very little over the last two years in Libya. An incident that has taken place this week is an...

UN and the West cherish a warlord in Libya

Abdulkader Assad

Now as never before, democracy and freedom in Libya seem a bit far-fitched as they both have a had a pretty much rough road post-Gaddafi's death. Since 2012, every political move Libyans were making was accompanied by a military tactic and a violent scheme along the way by those who saw an...

Precious and Cheap in the Tripoli War

Abdurazzag Addahesh

The source of the problem in Tripoli does not emanate from the south of the city, but from its heart, not around the Passport Department premises in Saladin district, but inside the building of the Central Bank of Libya. We have said on various occasions that the corruption of the funds...

How the West and the UN Failed Libya

Mohamed Fouad & Emadeddin Muntasser

Whereas the ambitions of competing warlords fan the flames of conflict and consume the country’s oil resources, envoys from the UN and West to Libya continue to congratulate themselves for having said much but done little. In the balance hangs not only the success of those diplomats’ missions,...

The Future of Cyber Security: How to Protect Your Network?

Amelie Blanche

Cyber security is the job of the future. With the number of cyber attacks and the cost they have for businesses and personal privacy, cyber security is already considered the most promising job. Data security is the hottest issue across government, business, and the Internet community. And that's...

The Libyan killer who defied UN, ICC and international laws

Abdulkader Assad

A camera on set, masked fighters surrounding the crime scene, automatic guns in hands, military vehicles and dead calm on the background are all it takes for producing a Hollywood-style or rather an ISIS-style mass execution of captives by the Libyan eastern senior leader of the self-styled army of...

Libya’s 2018 elections: A dictator’s son vs. who?

Abdulkader Assad

The throne of the Libyan monarchy, a country everybody is vying for as it were, has been empty since the ousting of the deceased Moamar Gaddafi in October 2011, with different transitional phases shaping the Libya which we know now. But enough with chaos, lawlessness and disorder, said the...

CNN aims to start a war in Libya

Abdulkader Assad

Since 2014, Libya has been a country for proxy wars and agenda-driven conflicts with too many hands trying to move the country to their side. War on terror, radicalism, extremism, civil war, tribal conflicts, and last but not least: illegal immigration and internal displacement. All of these...

Here’s a Libyan joke, Mr. Johnson: You’re silly for a diplomat

Abdulkader Assad

If you are looking for a top diplomat of one of the most powerful countries in the world – the United Kingdom – to turn a conference on internal matters in his country to a platform to insult the dignity of another country, then you should definitely call the UK Foreign Minister, Boris...

September 25, a new revolution in Libya

Abdulkader Assad

Libyans brace for a new wave of nation-wide protests on September 25 to go out in public squares and chant their demands as well as rights against the current governing bodies from east to west. This new turning point is so reminiscent of the February revolution days, where all Libyans –...

Side Effects of Climate Change in Our Health

Malak Altaeb

Climate change has affected our surrounding and environment in tremendous levels. We have clearly seen the effects in global warming, ice melting, rise of sea level, desertification, and many other changes. The world is trying to shift to eco-friendly solutions. We have seen a radicle shift towards...

The Fear behind Investing in Renewable Energy

Malak Altaeb

We live in a world where renewable energy became a necessity. It is the driving force of this era. However, in developing countries, finance comes between making it a reality and applying them. It has been used as an excuse to not make the first steps in so many countries in the MENA...

The Case Against Elections in Libya

Emadeddin Muntasser

Why It Is More Likely to Lead to Instability Than Peace Normally, a call for elections is a sign of a vibrant democracy. In Libya, however, the current rush to hold a vote within a few months from now—a proposal that has been advanced by everyone from United Arab Emirates-backed warlords to the...

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...