Barbara Bibbo

Barbara Bibbo

Barbara Bibbo is an Italian journalist who has been living and working in the Middle East for the past 20 years. She has been a producer at Al Jazeera English between 2008 and 2015, doing extensive research on international issues and world leading figures for the Talk to Al Jazeera show.

Barbara started her career in print, as a correspondent for Il Messaggero Veneto, Gulf News and Italian News Agency ANSA from the Gulf region. Her interviews and articles have also appeared or been quoted by El Pais, Repubblica, the New York Review of Books, La Voce di New York, and other publications worldwide.

Human Rights

Israeli forces may have committed war crimes: UN report

A UN inquiry finds Israel used live ammunition against unarmed protesters, killing at least 189 Palestinians last year.

Israeli forces may have committed war crimes: UN report

United Nations

UN raises $2.6bn in donations for Yemen humanitarian aid

The UN chief refrained from criticising main donors, Saudi Arabia and UAE, who are parties in Yemen's devastating war.

UN raises $2.6bn in donations for Yemen humanitarian aid

United Arab Emirates

Pope Francis seeks dialogue on first trip to UAE

On a three-day visit, Pope Francis will promote a dialogue based on tolerance and peace with the Muslim world.

Pope Francis seeks dialogue on first trip to UAE

Syria's War

Six children die after fleeing Deir Az Zor amid heavy clashes: UN

About 8,500 civilians fleeing eastern Syria reach al-Hol camp and other settlements in desperate conditions, UN says.

Six children die after fleeing Deir Az Zor amid heavy clashes: UN

Lebanon

Syrian refugees at risk as extreme weather hits Lebanon

According to the UN, 40,000 children's lives are at risk, as Lebanon faces harsh winter storms.

Syrian refugees at risk as extreme weather hits Lebanon

Humanitarian crises

Yemen to face worst humanitarian crisis of 2019: UN

Some 132 million people in 42 countries will need assistance next year, with Yemen topping the list, UN says.

Yemen to face worst humanitarian crisis of 2019: UN

Libya

Italy's Libya talks end with commitments but no joint statement

UN envoy Ghassan Salame says renegade General Khalifa Haftar 'committed to support' elections in the spring of 2019.

Italy's Libya talks end with commitments but no joint statement

Libya

Haftar hints at peace with rival until election in Libya

General Khalifa Haftar seems to have extended an olive branch to rival Fayez al-Serraj at Palermo conference.

Haftar hints at peace with rival until election in Libya

Libya

Renegade General Khalifa Haftar joins Libya conference in Palermo

Italian city hosts representatives of Libya's various factions and other countries in bid to find political settlement.

Renegade General Khalifa Haftar joins Libya conference in Palermo

Libya

Libya rivals, key players to discuss election plan in Italy talks

The conference on Monday will be attended by representatives from major Libyan stakeholders and international powers.

Libya rivals, key players to discuss election plan in Italy talks

Europe

Border tensions boil over as France 'dumps' migrants in Italy

Relations between Rome and Paris hit new low as rights groups accuse France of mistreating migrants at Italian borders.

Border tensions boil over as France 'dumps' migrants in Italy

Yemen

Yemen's Geneva talks fall apart after Houthi no-show

UN-sponsored peace talks falter after Houthi rebels fail to show up, prompting Yemeni government officials to leave.

Yemen's Geneva talks fall apart after Houthi no-show