ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Egypt and Russia discuss fight against 'terror'

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks in Cairo with Russia's foreign and defence ministers on ways to battle "terrorism", his office has said.

Egypt president approves contentious NGO law

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Egypt's president has signed into law a contentious new bill to regulate non-governmental organisations, the official gazette has said, triggering fears of an intensified crackdown on civil society.

Egypt announces $2.49bn package to cope with inflation

2017-05-29 19:25

Egypt announces $2.49bn package of income tax discounts, bonuses for state employees, increased pension payments and cash subsidies to help Egyptians cope with soaring inflation

Tunisian public health sector struggles to heal itself

2017-05-29 14:07

Overcrowded hospitals, exhausted staff and disgruntled patients... Tunisia's public health sector is struggling to heal its many maladies.

Egypt's answer to latest attack reflects despair, resolve

2017-05-29 08:14

Egypt's response to the latest deadly attack against its sizable Christian minority - a wave of airstrikes against Islamic militant installations in eastern Libya - may be a sign of both despair and resolve.

Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attack

2017-05-28 18:06

Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror

Libya jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia announces dissolution

2017-05-28 14:21

The Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia, which is linked to Al-Qaeda and deemed a terrorist organisation by the UN and United States, has announced its "dissolution" in a communique published online .

A look at extremist attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christians

2017-05-28 12:00

An attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians in which masked militants opened fire on a bus south of Cairo, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozen others, sent shockwaves through the Copt community, increasingly targeted by the Islamic State group and affiliated militants.

Tunisia rescues 126 migrants who set off from Libya

2017-05-28 07:51

Tunisian security forces rescued 126 sub-Saharan migrants including seven pregnant women who had been trying to reach Europe from Libya, a Red Crescent official has said.

Pro-Haftar air force says took part in Egyptian raids

2017-05-27 20:56

The air force loyal to Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar has said it took part in Egyptian air strikes on jihadist positions in the country after a deadly attack on Egypt's Copts.

 

Social unrest in northern Morocco

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Main developments since the death in October 2016 of a fishmonger in northern Morocco sparked social unrest in the long-marginalised Rif region.

Russian ministers in Egypt discuss Libya and Syria conflicts

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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry discussed the conflicts in Libya and Syria as they met in Cairo, the foreign ministry there has said.

Third night of protests in northern Morocco

2017-05-29 18:02

Protesters have rallied for a third night running in Morocco's city of AI-Hoceima, in a northern region of the country where there has been growing social unrest.

Morocco protest leader arrested: officials

2017-05-29 12:00

Authorities in Morocco have arrested the fugitive leader of a protest movement that has shaken the country's northern Rif region for six months, officials say.

Algerian minister sacked three days after appointment

2017-05-28 19:54

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked his tourism minister days after he was appointed to the post, the presidency has said, with one television channel claiming he had a criminal record.

After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' haven

2017-05-28 15:57

The Libya connection in the Manchester concert bombing and to Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has highlighted how militant Islamic groups have taken advantage of Libya's lawlessness to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihad

Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by ISIS were 'martyrs'

2017-05-28 14:21

For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt's Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery

UK's Petrofac resumes Tunisia gas production

2017-05-28 09:50

British energy firm Petrofac has resumed production at gas plant in Tunisia after a stoppage that lasted several months, the company and a trade union have said.

Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack

2017-05-27 20:56

Scandinavian leaders have joined the chorus of world leaders condemning the attack on Coptic Christians traveling to a remote desert monastery south of Cairo that killed 29

G7 urged to douse Libyan inferno

2017-05-27 20:56

G7 nations including France and Britain came under pressure Saturday from Libya's neighbours to help put out the fires of a conflict that is already causing trouble further afield.

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