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Libya has been beset by chaos since Nato-backed forces overthrew long-serving ruler Col Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011. The oil-rich country, a key departure point…View More Why is Libya so lawless?
In recent weeks, mass protests have broken out in countries from Lebanon to Spain to Chile. All are different – with distinct causes, methods and…View More Why protesters are on the streets worldwide
Why won’t the DUP compromise? The clue is in the title. It is the Democratic “Unionist” Party. The constitutional position of Northern Ireland as part…View More Why the DUP won’t compromise on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal
In our series of letters from African writers, Kenyan journalist Wahiga Mwaura says heads must roll when tragic events happen, yet very few officials seem…View More Letter from Africa: Why Kenyans never quit
Anyone who thought that the defeat of the Islamic State group would lead to an end or a simplification of the conflict in Syria was…View More Why the battle for northern Syria matters