During the war, their cities of Misrata and Tawergha were on warring sides. Now, an initiative led by a group of women could become a model for all of Libya.
The theft of aid and the failure to deliver food to the most needy is not only due to the presence of armed groups, but is related to chronic imbalances that most UN agencies operating in Yemen have suffered since before the outbreak of the war.
In the Middle East in particular, a hybrid order is taking shape. It is time for international diplomacy to implement new, more inclusive and holistic tools that address the conflicts of today and tomorrow, argues Spanish diplomat Ramon Blecua.
The 2019 protest movement and the Beirut port explosion galvanised political activism in the Lebanese diaspora. But the deepening crisis in Lebanon also puts them in a bind.
The life of morgue workers in Egypt is not an easy one. But besides stigma, low salaries and numerous health risk some find fulfilment and even love at their unusual workplace.
The Maghreb’s most important river is being polluted by 30,000 industrial plants. While government bodies and factory owners appear unable and sometimes unwilling to help keep the Medjerda clean, residents and farmers suffer the dire consequences.
Nawal El Saadawi wrote about many issues deemed controversial, including virginity, sexual abuse, and prostitution.
Tens of thousands of stateless people live in Libya. Successive governments have been holding out the prospect of citizenship to them for decades - and complicate everything ever more.