Barbara Bibbo

Barbara Bibbo

Qatar 2022

Qatar: World Cup allegations part of smear campaign

Gulf state's attorney-general rejects latest news report alleging bribe-paying to win 2022 World Cup.

Qatar: World Cup allegations part of smear campaign

Syria's Civil War

New round of Syria talks opens in Geneva

After months of stalemate, talks are expected to focus on new constitution and elections.

New round of Syria talks opens in Geneva

GCC

Qatar hires law firm to probe violations from blockade

Lalive will pursue the cases of some 2,450 citizens and foreign residents hit by the anti-Qatar measures.

Qatar hires law firm to probe violations from blockade

Libya

What does the Haftar-Serraj meeting mean for Libya?

Analysts say the recent meeting in the UAE may only serve to validate Haftar's political legitimacy.

What does the Haftar-Serraj meeting mean for Libya?

Egypt

Pope set to visit Egypt in 'call for peace'

The visit comes three weeks after two separate bombings killed dozens of Egyptian Copts on Palm Sunday.

Pope set to visit Egypt in 'call for peace'

Humanitarian crises

EU roadmap for Libya to stem flow of sea migrants

Libyan prime minister asked for rescue and emergency equipment to curb illegal migration across its border into Europe.

EU roadmap for Libya to stem flow of sea migrants

Libya

Can Russia resolve the conflict in Libya?

Moscow is trying to become an arbiter between Haftar and Sarraj and position itself as an indispensable negotiator.

Can Russia resolve the conflict in Libya?

Italy

Giulio Regeni murder: 'It's not yet the time to grieve'

Student or spy? A year without the truth on the brutal murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni.

Giulio Regeni murder: 'It's not yet the time to grieve'

Libya

What is Russia's endgame in Libya?

Haftar met with Russian officials in an effort to secure military support that would prepare for his control of Libya.

What is Russia's endgame in Libya?

Battle for Mosul

Mosul Dam collapse 'will be worse than a nuclear bomb'

Warnings by scientists and environmentalists about an imminent collapse are dismissed by Iraqi officials as far-fetched.

Mosul Dam collapse 'will be worse than a nuclear bomb'

Politics

Italy votes for new constitution amid political turmoil

The December 4 vote could alter the country's constitution and reform the 70-year-old republic.

Italy votes for new constitution amid political turmoil

Middle East

Giulio Regeni: Why Europe is bowing to Sisi

Rome's strategy aims at putting pressure on Egypt to conduct an honest investigation, but will it work?

Giulio Regeni: Why Europe is bowing to Sisi