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.

Ebola

Fears of Ebola pandemic if violent attacks continue in DR Congo

Armed groups' attacks on health facilities and workers in DRC must stop to prevent spread of virus, officials say.

Fears of Ebola pandemic if violent attacks continue in DR Congo

Qatar

UN calls on Qatar to reform workers rights, abolish death penalty

UN-led review of Gulf state's human rights record calls for changes which Doha labels 'a work in progress'.

UN calls on Qatar to reform workers rights, abolish death penalty

United Nations

'A lot is needed': UN calls for urgent aid for SE Africa

UN agencies launch appeal for immediate funding, logistical aid for those affected by Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa.

'A lot is needed': UN calls for urgent aid for SE Africa

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