Studio B Unscripted

Dictators, past and present, and identity politics

Playwright Wole Soyinka and writer Elif Shakaf discuss Nigeria's leaders and if identity politics are serving us well.

Libya

Libya reopens Tripoli's Mitiga airport

Tripoli's only working airport was closed for one day after rockets were fired towards it by Haftar's forces.

Libya reopens Tripoli's Mitiga airport

AJ Impact

Davos: World needs to prepare for 'millions' of climate refugees

Richer countries may become a rising source of refugees as climate change forces people to flee their countries.

Davos: World needs to prepare for 'millions' of climate refugees

Turkey

Erdogan says Somalia invited Turkey to explore for oil offshore

Turkish leader says Ankara will take steps in its operations in Somalia in line with the invitation.

Erdogan says Somalia invited Turkey to explore for oil offshore

Counting the Cost

Did China capitulate to the US on 'beautiful monster' trade deal?

Trump's 'monster' deal and how Xi Jinping wasted his political capital. Plus, Russia's pipeline to the East and South.

Opinion

Turkey, Russia and the Libyan conundrum

Shifting dynamics on the ground in Libya have established Turkey and Russia as the main power-brokers in the conflict.

Guma El-Gamaty

by Guma El-Gamaty

Guma El-Gamaty

Al-Shabab

Somalia: Turkish workers wounded in deadly al-Shabab car bombing

Four killed in blast claimed by al-Shabab that apparently targeted Turkish engineers working on a road near Mogadishu.

Somalia: Turkish workers wounded in deadly al-Shabab car bombing

Turkey

Erdogan warns EU may face 'terror threats' if Tripoli gov't falls

Turkish president urges Europe to support Ankara's moves in Libya, days after he ordered deployment of troops there.

Erdogan warns EU may face 'terror threats' if Tripoli gov't falls

Turkey

En route to Berlin, Haftar holds talks with top Greek officials

Greek foreign minister says Haftar will agree to ceasefire that recognises 'invalidity' of accords between Turkey, GNA.

En route to Berlin, Haftar holds talks with top Greek officials

AJ IMPACT

Erdogan: Turkey to start gas exploration in eastern Mediterranean

Turkish leader says Ankara will start search-and-drilling activities off Libya in 2020 after issuing licences.

Erdogan: Turkey to start gas exploration in eastern Mediterranean

Middle East

Libya talks in Russia: Haftar consulting allies on truce deal

Some fighting has resumed in Libya after ceasefire talks stalled in Moscow. But not all hope of a deal is lost.

Turkey

Turkey lifts ban on Wikipedia

Ankara allows access to website after Constitutional Court verdict against ban published in the Official Gazette.

Turkey lifts ban on Wikipedia

Turkey

Egyptian security forces raid Turkish news agency in Cairo

Anadolu news agency says four employees were taken to an undisclosed location after police swoop.

Egyptian security forces raid Turkish news agency in Cairo

Libya

Erdogan would not refrain from 'teaching a lesson' to Haftar

Turkish president says his country has 'duty to protect our kin in Libya' as he accuses Haftar of rejecting truce.

Erdogan would not refrain from 'teaching a lesson' to Haftar

Libya

Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement

Turkey's Erdogan criticises breakdown in talks, says Ankara will 'teach Haftar a lesson' if he resumes Tripoli push.

Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement