Eastern Libya to stage conference in March to rebuild Benghazi. Authorities in eastern Libya have announced a conference in March to drum up support to rebuild the country’s second-largest city Benghazi heavily damaged during three years of fighting between military forces and Islamist fighters (Reuters).
Saudi Arabia Blocks Israel’s Chess Team From World Championships. Israel has been left out of the World Chess Championships, which kicked off Tuesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, after its players were unable to obtain the visas they needed to attend (The New York Times).
Khaled Ali: Egypt's unlikeliest challenger to strongman president. Ali is one of four candidates to declare intention to run against Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and the figurehead for Egypt’s left (the Guardian).