Aug 24 2017

Standing with Manchester

In the aftermath of May’s bombing at Manchester Arena, Libyans in the city have stood together with the wider community in the face of terrorism, amid anti-Muslim hate crime.   “I was just shocked. It was awful, irrespective of the fact that the bomber was Libyan. I didn’t expect something like that to happen in this …

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Aug 02 2017

In Libano la minaccia al terrorismo è ancora viva

Malgrado l’efficace operato delle forze armate libanesi nelle operazioni anti-terrorismo, resta intatta la rete terroristica in Libano che si avvale di cellule dormienti dell’Isis e di al-Qaeda in tutto il Paese.   Lo scorso 1 luglio, l’esercito libanese ha arrestato Ahmed Khaled Diab, noto sotto il nome di “Ahmed Abu al-Seek”, membro del gruppo Hay’at …

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Jul 26 2017

Bringing facts back to Lebanon’s refugee conversation

Beirut-based professor has launched campaign to challenge misperceptions in the online discussion about Syrian refugees. Since the outbreak of Syria’s war in 2011, professor Nasser Yassin has been working to understand the ensuing refugee crisis. As Lebanon’s refugee influx intensified, Yassin began exploring how civil society and informal networks could influence government policy and humanitarian programmes. With more …

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