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.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli occupation of West Bank costs Palestinians billions: UN

UN report claims Israel's control of Palestinian fiscal policy not only hurts economy but indirectly reduces job growth.

Israeli occupation of West Bank costs Palestinians billions: UN

Syria's War

No consensus on agenda in Syria constitution talks held in Geneva

Opposition representatives blame government delegation for failure of talks to amend the Syrian constitution.

No consensus on agenda in Syria constitution talks held in Geneva

Global Warming

Step up climate action or face catastrophe, says UN report

Global emissions need to be more than halved if we are to save the planet, world's top scientists agree.

Step up climate action or face catastrophe, says UN report

Middle East

Long-awaited Syria constitutional committee meets for first time

The 150 representatives of gov't, opposition and civil society due to work on governing document for war-torn country.

Long-awaited Syria constitutional committee meets for first time

Jamal Khashoggi

'Time to act': UN expert urges international Khashoggi probe

Agnes Callamard says Saudi trial of suspects in Khashoggi killing not being carried out in 'good faith'.

'Time to act': UN expert urges international Khashoggi probe

Saudi Arabia

Hatice Cengiz: UN 'must take action now' over Khashoggi's murder

Fiancee of slain reporter says Saudi Arabia acted in 'scandalous' manner by trying to eliminate evidence of killing.

Hatice Cengiz: UN 'must take action now' over Khashoggi's murder

Switzerland

Women rally for equal pay, gender parity in Switzerland

Thousands march for equality across Switzerland, 38 years after gender parity, equal pay were enshrined in Constitution.

Women rally for equal pay, gender parity in Switzerland

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