Egypt youth increasingly drawn to extremism

2015-08-04 19:56

Police crackdowns in Egypt's slums are driving some disaffected youth to radicalise.

Firing of generals raises fear of return to Algerian strife

2015-08-04 16:24

Algeria is in the grips of political intrigue, as the country’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, nears death and rumours of coup attempts swirl.

HRW condemns alleged abuse of Gaddafi son in Libya

2015-08-04 13:27

Human Rights Watch says Libyan prison authorities should investigate the alleged abuse of a son of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi and other inmates in a Tripoli prison.

Libyan accused in Benghazi attacks seeks dismissal of case

2015-08-04 09:03

A Libyan militant accused in the 2012 Benghazi attacks has asked a judge to dismiss charges against him.

US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

2015-08-03 10:34

Despite persistent human rights concerns, the US has resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago.

Five killed in clashes near oil port in Libya - medics

2015-08-02 14:23

Five people have been killed and 12 wounded during clashes in eastern Libya between forces loyal to its internationally recognised government and Islamist groups, medics say.

7 Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with ISIS

2015-08-01 07:08

Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed after Islamic State militants stormed a checkpoint manned by forces loyal to the official government, military officials say.

Four Indian teachers 'detained' in Libya

2015-07-31 12:27

Four Indian teachers working in Libya have been “detained” as they tried to travel home, New Delhi has said, sparking fears they are being held by the Islamic State group.

Al Jazeera 'outraged' as Egypt court delays retrial verdict

2015-07-30 12:43

Al Jazeera says it has been “outraged” by an Egyptian court decision to postpone a verdict in the retrial of three of its journalists accused of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Clinton to testify before Benghazi panel

2015-07-30 10:34

The House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, says Hillary Clinton has agreed to appear before the panel on October 22.


Mediterranean migrant death toll tops 2 000

2015-08-04 18:24

More than 2 000 migrants and refugees have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe, the International Organisation for Migration says.

Militants shell house in Sinai, kill 5 civilians

2015-08-04 16:24

Egyptian security officials say militants in northern Sinai have shelled a house near a security checkpoint, killing an entire family of five members inside it and wounding nine of their neighbours.

Egypt seeks cash, prestige boost with 'new Suez Canal'

2015-08-04 12:16

Egypt is set to inaugurate a “new Suez Canal” waterway touted as an achievement rivalling the digging of the original, as it seeks to boost both its economy and international standing.

Libya probes guards seemingly beating Gaddafi son

2015-08-04 05:23

Libyan state prosecutors are investigating unidentified guards purportedly shown in a video beating a son of Muammar Gaddafi in a Tripoli prison.

Egypt president signs elections law

2015-08-02 22:30

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed into law election-related legislation, opening the way to setting a date for long-delayed parliamentary polls.

Egypt says militant leader killed in shootout

2015-08-01 18:32

Egyptian armed forces have killed a leading member of the country's Islamic State affiliate in a shootout outside his North Sinai home, the army spokesman said in a statement.

Tunisian leader extends state of emergency 2 more months

2015-07-31 17:00

Tunisia's presidency has extended the country’s state of emergency for an additional two months as the country battles a violent Islamic insurgency that last month killed 38 tourists on a beach.

US delivers F-16s to Egypt

2015-07-30 19:56

The United States has begun delivery of eight F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, the first since Washington fully lifted in March a freeze on arms delivery.

Egypt court delays verdict in Al Jazeera trial

2015-07-30 11:36

A Cairo court session which had been expected to deliver a verdict in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists has been adjourned, Al Jazeera says.

Egypt expected to deliver verdict in Al Jazeera retrial

2015-07-30 09:41

An Egyptian court is expected to deliver a verdict in a retrial of Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges in a case that has raised international concerns about media freedom in the country.

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