September 19, 2017

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3 Public Squares Drive the Political Life in Benghazi

Crowds fill Benghazi's Al-Keish square to mark the country's liberation. (Photo by Magharebia, Creative Commons License)

People in the Libyan city of Benghazi have been flocking to different squares to give their verdict on issues that impact their lives, transforming them into popular destinations for public debate. Read More »

Life Inside Libya’s Benghazi War Zone

Children proudly display bread after their parents successfully purchased the basic necessities of life. (Photo by Mutaz Gedalla)

A blogger shares the day-to-day struggles for a safer life in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city. The port city has been scene of intense fighting between Libya's rival militias since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Read More »

Libya: The House of Cards Has Collapsed

A destroyed passenger airliner at the Tripoli airport. (Photo via videostream)

Ever since Gaddafi’s exit from the Libyan, the country has been a state in name alone, held together by a delicate balancing act of rival militias. But even this is now beginning to unravel, with devastating consequences for the country – and, potentially, for the rich Gulf petro-states who are watching these developments with barely-disguised terror. And unfortunately for them, no amount of unilateral airstrikes are likely to help. Read More »