ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Egypt court frees 68 activists in rare move

22 minutes ago

In an unusual move, an Egyptian court has acquitted 68 people, including members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, who were charged with gathering illegally and attacking security forces.

Arab leaders agree joint military force

2015-03-29 20:12

Arab leaders have agreed to form a joint military force, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced at a summit overshadowed by a Saudi-led offensive on Shi'ite rebels in Yemen.

Egyptian militant group claims Cairo bombing

2015-03-29 15:23

An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for a bombing in front of Cairo University that wounded eight people, including four police officers.

Egypt president says Yemen intervention inevitable

2015-03-28 22:30

Egypt's president says the military intervention by a 10-nation coalition led by Saudi Arabia was "inevitable" after meddling there by a foreign power - a thinly-veiled reference to Iran.

Bardo museum attackers linked to militants

2015-03-27 10:03

Tunisia says an attack on a Tunis museum last week was launched by a cell of 23 militants, including an Algerian and Moroccans.

23 suspects held over Tunis museum attack

2015-03-26 12:18

Tunisia says it has arrested 23 suspects in connection with last week’s jihadist massacre at the country’s national museum.

Australia's Greste urges support for Al Jazeera journos

2015-03-26 10:12

Freed Australian Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste has called for the international community to continue supporting his colleagues in Egypt, stressing that they are still on trial.

Kaduna fears post-election violence

2015-03-25 18:27

As campaigning reached a peak for this Saturday's presidential election in Nigeria, residents of the volatile city of Kaduna made their own preparations - stock-piling food and securing shops and homes.

Head of Tunisian museum attack cell arrested – official

2015-03-25 13:22

The accused leader of the jihadist cell behind last week’s deadly attack on Tunis’ Barco Museaum has been arrested, a senior interior ministry officials says.

Egypt teacher held for beating student over hijab

2015-03-24 19:46

An Egyptian elementary school teacher has been arrested for allegedly beating a girl and cutting off a lock of her hair because she was not wearing a hijab, an official says.

 

Egypt dog-killers' jail terms reduced

2015-03-30 20:11

An Egyptian court has commuted a three-year jail sentence given to three men for the brutal street killing of a dog that was recorded and went viral on the internet.

Leading suspect in Tunis museum attack killed

2015-03-29 15:47

Tunisia's prime minister says a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations.

Tunisian forces kill 9 militants - security official

2015-03-29 14:25

Tunisian forces have killed nine militants during a raid in a southern region as part of crackdown following the attack on the Tunis Bardo museum that targeted foreign tourists.

Security Council holds Libya arms embargo in place

2015-03-28 12:09

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.

4 Egyptian naval vessels en route to secure Gulf of Aden

2015-03-26 18:18

Four Egyptian naval vessels have crossed the Suez Canal en route to Yemen to secure the Gulf of Aden, maritime sources at the Suez Canal.

Arabs to consider joint military force at Egypt summit

2015-03-26 11:18

Arab leaders are set to meet in Egypt over the weekend for an annual summit dominated by Cairo-led calls for a joint military force as Yemen and several other states teeter on the brink of collapse.

Libyan activists attacked by all sides

2015-03-25 22:25

Activists speaking up against abuses in war-torn Libya face reprisals from all sides in the chaotic conflict, and are increasingly being threatened, attacked, abducted and killed.

ISIS attack kills 5 militiamen in Libya's Sirte

2015-03-25 16:31

Militants with the ISIS group have killed five Islamist-backed militia fighters in an attack on a checkpoint in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, a local official says.

Tunisia's Bardo museum in symbolic reopening

2015-03-24 19:47

Tunisia's Bardo museum has held a ceremonial reopening a week after gunmen claiming alliance with ISIS killed 20 foreign tourists in an attack aimed at wrecking the country's vital tourism industry.

Egypt, Ethiopia hope for long-term Nile co-operation

2015-03-24 19:46

Egypt and Ethiopia say there's hope for long-term Nile River co-operation following their agreement.

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