Independent Algerian paper faces closure threat

2016-05-04 22:04

Independent Algerian newspaper El Khabar is facing closure after the government cracked down on its advertising and challenged its pending sale in court.

Egypt court acquits former Mubarak PM

2016-05-04 15:59

Egypt's top appeals court has acquitted Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister of corruption charges after overturning his sentence for illegal profiteering.

Egypt regime 'at war' with the press: media union

2016-05-03 21:57

Egypt's journalists' union has denounced what it called a decline in press freedoms and accused the regime of being 'at war' with the profession.

Egypt journalists call protest over police raid

2016-05-02 17:35

Egypt's journalist syndicate has called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo.

UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission

2016-04-29 21:59

The UN Security Council is calling for the urgent return of the UN peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation in a rebuke to Morocco which expelled most of its civilian staff to protest a comment by the UN secretary general

Bouteflika back in Algeria after medical visit to Geneva

2016-04-29 17:55

Algeria's state news agency says that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika returned to his country after visit to Geneva for what his office described as a "periodic medical check-up".

Three Egypt policemen killed in Sinai bombing

2016-04-28 05:54

A roadside bomb in the North Sinai town of El-Arish killed three Egyptian police conscripts, the interior ministry says.

Egyptian family seeks help for conjoined twins

2016-04-27 14:07

The parents of two conjoined twins in Egypt are calling for help to separate the girls, saying they have been unable to find treatment so far

UK unhappy about Egypt student murder probe

2016-04-26 20:59

Britain says it is unhappy at the lack of progress in the investigation into the murder of an Italian student studying at Cambridge who was found dead in Egypt.

Egypt looks to avert water crisis driven by demand, waste

2016-04-26 16:00

New plough holds promise in Egypt, which faces a grim future of water shortages due to waste and surging demand.


Malta PM makes lightening visit to Libya

2016-05-04 17:02

Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has become the first head of government to visit Libya since the formation of a Libyan unity government following a United Nations-brokered agreement.

PICS: Tripoli cafes offer Libyans taste of normality

2016-05-04 10:33

Weaving between tables at a seaside restaurant in Libya's capital bearing freshly baked rosemary bread, Abdelmuttaleb Twigiri shuttles between the wood-fired oven and his customers in a blur of hospitality.

Egypt's Interior Ministry memos leaked

2016-05-03 19:29

Memos containing internal instructions for Egypt's Interior Ministry have been leaked to the media.

Algeria says three Islamists killed by troops

2016-04-30 19:16

Algerian troops have killed three armed Islamist fighters in the Skidda region west of the capital during an operation in the area, the defence ministry says.

Morocco arrests three 'ISIS-linked jihadists'

2016-04-29 21:18

Morocco has dismantled a "terrorist cell" composed of three men who had received instructions from the Islamic State group to carry out attacks in the country, the interior ministry says.

Libya unity govt wants joint military force to combat ISIS

2016-04-28 23:13

Libya's new unity government has announced plans to establish a joint military command to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of the North African country.

Egypt cop referred to court for 'killing man over tea'

2016-04-27 22:10

An Egyptian policeman who shot dead a vendor over the price of a cup of tea will stand trial, a prosecution official says, amid growing outrage at police abuses.

Sudan police tear-gas students protesting 'uni selloff'

2016-04-27 10:33

Sudanese police have used tear gas against students protesting over what they say is a plan to sell off buildings belonging to Khartoum university, despite the government denying the charge.

Rights group Amnesty slams Egypt

2016-04-26 18:56

Rights group Amnesty International has accused Egypt of 'paranoia' in its crackdown to prevent protests the previous day against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government.

Egypt jails 11 men accused of homosexuality

2016-04-26 11:13

An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 men accused of homosexuality to jail terms of between three and 12 years, legal sources say.

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