The enormity of the destruction in Derna and the surrounding region is immense. In a city of 100,000, 15-20% of the population could be dead or missing.
While foreign actors have exploited Libya's fragility, blame also lies with the country's ruling elite for being overly eager to cheaply barter their country's sovereignty
Factions, corruption and an inadequate international response mean it's more of the same for the long-suffering citizens of the oil-rich North African nation so ill-served by its leaders
Since 2011, division and anarchy have engulfed the North African country. Today, it's split in half: one government in the east and another in the west
Libya's warring factions are not fighting and oil is flowing, but this illusion of stability can disappear anytime. A legitimate government is key to ensuring development in the country.
With more than 15 million Syrians in need of aid an agreement to resurrect oil production may be the answer with Libya setting the precedent
While Libya has an abundance of oil it is politically and strategically divided and lacks economic and human capital
The prestigious prize has managed to retain its luster over the past 15 years
In the Kremlin's likely view, the cost of Prigozhin's demise is negligible when compared to the goal of sending a clear message to those who think they can come at the Tsar and live to tell the tale
The invitation to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Ethiopia, Argentina and Iran symbolises the formation of a new world order amongst developing countries
Two months since Ukraine launched its offensive, the pendulum of victory continues to swing back and forth. It is not a war of attrition but an evolving Ukrainian counter-offensive.
Al Majalla caught up with the award-winning author who attributes the decline in literary standards to publishers and readers rather than the authors themselves
At the turn of the 20th century, New York's Syrian Quarter was a vibrant residential, cultural, and commercial hub for immigrants from Ottoman Syria. In 1945, most of it was rendered obsolete.
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