ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Egypt militants killed while making bombs

2015-04-25 17:14

Egyptian police say that four Islamists were killed in an accidental explosion while preparing bombs south of the capital.

10 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Tunisia clashes

2015-04-24 18:47

At least 10 militants and two Tunisian soldiers have been killed in two days of clashes in the central Kasserine region near the Tunisian border with Algeria, a government official says.

Libya militia 'launches air raids' against ISIS

2015-04-24 11:19

A militia alliance that controls Libya’s capital has carried out air strikes against positions of the Islamic State jihadist group in the coastal city of Sirte, an official says.

Libya conflict displaces half a million people

2015-04-23 22:18

The fighting that is ravaging Libya has displaced more than a half a million people since last May.

Arab army chiefs meet to plan regional force

2015-04-22 13:54

Army chiefs from Arab League nations have met in Cairo to start work on the establishment of a region-wide military force aimed at combating jihadists, including the ISIS group.

UN seeks to step up Western Sahara negotiations

2015-04-22 11:55

The UN Security Council is set to push for more intensive negotiations to settle the decades-old dispute over Western Sahara, at the centre of tensions between Morocco and African countries.

Morsi just Brotherhood puppet

2015-04-21 17:11

Ousted Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi, who has been sentenced to 20 years in jail was a figurehead for his Muslim Brotherhood who was not the Islamist movement's first choice to run for president.

Abbott: EU needs tough border control after boat tragedy

2015-04-21 14:32

Australia’s PM has urged European leaders to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya.

After tasting power, Morsi awaits sentencing

2015-04-21 09:47

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi is set to stand in a court cage, as a judge announces his fate nearly three years after he was declared Egypt’s first freely elected president.

Mortar fire kills 2 children in Egypt's Sinai

2015-04-21 07:22

Mortar fire have killed two five-year-old boys in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, officials say, hours after a bomb killed three soldiers in the area where troops are fighting an Islamist insurgency.

 

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

2015-04-25 11:14

An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France has been charged with terror-related murder after five days of police questioning.

Dozen dead as Tunisia army, jihadists clash

2015-04-24 17:03

Two Tunisian soldiers and 10 presumed jihadists have been killed in clashes in rugged terrain near the border with Algeria this week.

House Benghazi panel calls Clinton to testify

2015-04-24 08:00

The chair of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has called former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to testify.

1 000s of Ethiopians march against Islamic extremism

2015-04-22 14:55

More than 100 000 Ethiopians have protested the killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya and their own government’s failure to raise living standards of the poor.

Italy: refugee camps in Niger, Sudan to stem migrant flow

2015-04-22 11:55

Italy says the EU must rapidly devise a long-range, comprehensive policy to stop the flood of migrants setting out from Libya.

Families mourn Mali desert crash victims as military stand by

2015-04-22 10:40

Relatives of 116 people killed in an Air Algerie crash in July have visited the scene of the disaster in remote hazardous northern Mali under tight military guard.

AI calls for Morsi to be retried in civilian court or freed

2015-04-21 14:48

Amnesty International has called for Mohammed Morsi to be retried in a civilian court or to be released after the ousted Egyptian leader was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi for 20 years

2015-04-21 11:13

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Mohammed Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in jail for involvement in the arrests and torture of protesters during his rule.

Bomb explodes outside Spanish embassy in Libya

2015-04-21 08:33

A bomb has exploded outside Spain’s embassy in the Libyan capital, a security source says, an attack later claimed by the Islamic State group.

Egypt court sentences belly dancer for insulting flag

2015-04-20 21:03

An Egyptian court has sentenced a popular Armenian belly dancer to six months in prison for "insulting the Egyptian flag" after she allegedly wore a tight dress in its red, white and black colour scheme.

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