Egypt's Brotherhood torn by divisions

2016-02-11 18:25

The Muslim Brotherhood has been torn apart by the decimation of its leadership and needs a miracle to grow members say.

Libya unity govt bid hits snag

2016-02-10 21:59

Efforts to hammer out a Libyan unity government are stumbling over the defence portfolio, as the internationally recognised parliament sets a new deadline for a line-up.

Egypt policeman gets 8 years

2016-02-09 20:33

An Egyptian court has sentenced a policeman to eight years in prison for beating to death a veterinary surgeon in custody.

Egypt rejects police blame in Italian's death

2016-02-08 22:34

Egypt's interior minister has rejected charges of security forces involvement in the case of Italian Giulio Regeni, who was found dead bearing signs of torture after disappearing in Cairo last month.

Red card for red carpet

2016-02-08 21:14

Egypt's el-Sissi gets a red card for his grand red carpet.

Egypt police raid kills 4 terrorists: ministry

2016-02-07 21:27

Egyptian police have raided a house south of Cairo and killed four "terrorists" accused of carrying out attacks against the security forces.

Tunisia unveils anti-jihadi fence

2016-02-07 17:21

Tunisia's defence minister has visited an anti-jihadi fence being built on the country's border with Libya to stop militants.

Fear stalks Libya's growing jihadist haven

2016-02-04 19:46

Public beheadings and roving jihadist gangs are terrifying residents in the Islamic State group's Libyan stronghold of Sirte.

Morocco unveils massive solar plant

2016-02-04 17:45

Morocco's king is unveiling one of the world's biggest solar plants, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing push for renewable energy

Egypt court overturns mass death sentences

2016-02-04 05:15

An Egyptian appeals court has overturned death sentences issued to 149 people charged with lynching 11 police officers in August 2013, according to a report in the state-owned Al Ahram newspaper.


70 injured as Egypt train derails

2016-02-11 13:11

At least 70 people have been injured in Egypt when a passenger train derailed and two of its cars overturned, the health ministry said.

Tunisia makes $500m from Ben Ali, allies' assets

2016-02-10 21:59

Tunisia has made nearly half a billion dollars from the sale of assets confiscated from ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his allies.

Bread feeding unrest in Cairo

2016-02-09 17:25

Ancient Greeks described Egypt as 'the gift of the Nile' whose flooding each year provided two rich harvests.

Libya needs extra week to form unity govt

2016-02-08 22:05

Libya's presidential council says it needs one more week to form a national unity government, after the country's internationally recognised parliament rejected an initial line-up.

Airstrike hits college in eastern Libyan city

2016-02-07 22:53

A Libyan parliamentarian says an airstrike has hit a medical college in a populated area of the eastern city of Darna, killing four people.

Algerian parliament approves reforms

2016-02-07 20:07

Algeria's parliament has overwhelmingly voted for long-awaited constitutional changes curbing the president's powers.

Tunisia lifts nationwide nighttime curfew

2016-02-04 22:33

Tunisia is lifting a nationwide nighttime curfew imposed last month after the worst social unrest witnessed in the country since its 2011 revolution.

Italy demands truth from Egypt over slain student

2016-02-04 18:32

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has angrily demanded "the truth" from Egypt over the unexplained death of Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni.

EU appeals for Libyan unity government, warns of chaos

2016-02-04 08:23

The EU is urging Libya's factions to support a broad-based unity government or face the prospect of more chaos.

Nigeria president warns of Libya 'time bomb'

2016-02-03 20:35

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the international community to help end the turmoil in Libya, warning that it was creating a "strategic time bomb" for Africa and Europe.

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