ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Egyptian politician submits bid to run for president

2014-04-19 15:14

Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi has officially submitted his bid to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election.

Algeria ailing president wins 4th term

2014-04-18 21:41

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81% of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced by the Algerian government.

70 injured as Algerian youths, police clash

2014-04-18 14:08

Clashes in Algeria’s restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to the presidential election have wounded at least 70 people, sources say.

Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya

2014-04-17 17:36

A Tunisian diplomat has been kidnapped in Tripoli in still unknown circumstances, a Libyan security source says, just two days after armed men seized Jordan's ambassador.

Algerian election faces disaffected populace

2014-04-16 22:09

Algeria's elections has been confronted by widespread disillusionment among the young population, with boycotting being the main form of protest against the election.

6 injured in Cairo bomb blasts

2014-04-16 10:20

Two bomb blasts in Cairo have wounded six people including at least two policemen, the latest attacks since Egypt’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was ousted.

Benflis vows to monitor Algeria vote

2014-04-15 19:17

Presidential hopeful Ali Benflis says thousands of his supporters will monitor Algeria's election, vowing to protest if it is rigged in favour of ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Egypt court bans Brotherhood members from polls

2014-04-15 16:21

A court has banned members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a movement listed as a "terrorist group", from running in Egypt's upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media say.

MPs slam 'light' verdicts for Ben Ali officials

2014-04-15 09:00

Tunisian lawmakers have condemned as excessively lenient appeal sentences handed to top security officials in Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s ousted regime for their part in repressing protests during the 2011 uprising.

Judge orders Gaddafi son tried by video link

2014-04-14 21:04

A Libyan judge in the trial of former regime officials has decided that Muammar Gaddafi's son can be tried in the proceedings via a video link.

Sisi makes pre-vote campaign splash in Egypt

2014-04-14 12:52

Less than three weeks before the launch of official campaigning for the presidential election in Egypt, supporters of former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are raring to go.

Algeria presidential campaign winds up

2014-04-14 10:43

Final campaign rallies have been held for Algeria’s presidential election after the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his only real rival Ali Benflis waged a war of words.

Egypt to introduce smart card for bread

2014-04-13 21:34

Egypt will introduce a smart card system for subsidised bread nationwide by July, in an attempt to curb corruption and smuggling, Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi says.

Libya's interim PM quits

2014-04-13 16:34

Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni has handed in his resignation to the parliament, just weeks after he was appointed to the post.

Video shows bomber who killed 16 in Egypt

2014-04-11 07:40

An al-Qaeda inspired group in Egypt has posted a video online showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people.

Jazeera journalists back in Cairo court

2014-04-10 15:28

A Canadian-Egyptian Al-Jazeera journalist on trial in Egypt has pleaded for his release as the prosecution in the unprecedented trial of reporters submitted footage and pictures as evidence.

Anti-Bouteflika group livens up Algeria campaign

2014-04-08 21:56

A protest group, founded just two months ago when ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika controversially decided to seek re-election, has livened up a lacklustre campaign.

Libya's interim govt demands wider powers

2014-04-08 18:44

Libya's transitional government will resign unless it is granted greater powers by the general national congress, a spokesperson says.

Libyan militant group leader found dead

2014-04-08 11:15

A Libyan security official says the leader of an al-Qaeda-inspired group believed to be behind a recent wave of assassinations of policemen and judges has been killed.

Violence threatens Algeria presidential poll

2014-04-08 05:45

Violence is threatening Algeria's presidential election campaign, independent media outlets are warning.

Libyan militia agrees to give up 4 oil terminals

2014-04-07 11:27

Libya’s main militia in the east has agreed to hand back control of four oil terminals it captured and shut down last summer in its demand for a share in oil revenues.

Libyan activists' protest closes airport

2014-04-06 17:05

A security official in Libya says activists have blocked the road to Benghazi's international airport, which was due to dissolve two months ago.

Egypt tribal fighting kills 23

2014-04-05 19:00

Police have sent reinforcements to Egypt's southern province of Aswan after at least 23 people were killed in tribal clashes there, officials say.

Libya rebels hail progress in talks

2014-04-04 07:39

Rebels demanding autonomy for eastern Libya say they have made progress in talks with the central government on reopening key oil ports that they closed to exports last July.

Tunisia protesters trash union offices

2014-04-03 11:19

Protesters have ransacked the offices of Tunisia’s main workers’ union in the tense town of Ben Guerdane for not backing a strike demanding the reopening of the Libyan border crossing.

 

Egyptian cop killed in Cairo bomb blast

2014-04-19 07:54

An Egyptian police officer has been killed when a bomb targeting a traffic police kiosk in Cairo exploded.

Egypt blocks attempt to smuggle Jewish artefacts

2014-04-18 20:31

Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artefacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country's main ports.

Algeria polls: Anti-vote youths, police clash

2014-04-17 21:03

Clashes have erupted in Algeria’s restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to the presidential election, leaving at least 40 people wounded, sources say.

Ailing Bouteflika favourite in Algerian polls

2014-04-17 10:38

Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is standing for a fourth term in the country’s presidential elections, is widely expected to win despite his frail health preventing him from even campaigning.

Egyptian court jails 119 Morsi supporters

2014-04-16 15:12

An Egyptian court has sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohammed Morsi to three years in prison in connection with protests last year.

Morocco jails British paedophile for 20 years

2014-04-15 21:28

Morocco has jailed a British man, previously convicted of child sex offences, for 20 years for kidnapping and attempting to rape three young girls.

Libya: Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador

2014-04-15 17:35

Masked gunmen have abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital, officials say, the latest in a wave of abductions in Libya.

Gunmen abduct Jordan envoy in Libya

2014-04-15 10:10

A Libyan official says several gunmen in civilian clothes and in two cars have abducted Jordan’s ambassador to Tripoli

Cairo bomb attack wounds 2 cops, civilian

2014-04-15 09:00

Two Egyptian policemen and a civilian have been wounded in a bomb attack targeting a security checkpoint in central Cairo, officials say.

Egypt's Sisi submits bid for president

2014-04-14 16:33

Egypt’s ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has officially submitted his bid to run for president, with his lawyer handing over the required documents to the authorities, a spokesperson says.

Wanted jihadist hiding in Libya

2014-04-14 11:35

Fugitive jihadist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar is hiding in Libya, from where he plans to mastermind terrorist attacks across Africa’s Sahel region, security sources say.

Gaddafi sons set to appear in Libyan court

2014-04-14 10:43

Two sons of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi – along with more than 30 Gaddafi-era officials – are expected to appear in court.

220 referred to prosecutor for mass Egypt trial

2014-04-13 20:01

Judicial officials in Egypt say 220 protesters have been referred to the public prosecutor for a mass trial.

IMF: Egypt to need more financial support

2014-04-12 08:27

Egypt will need further international assistance to put its economy back on track despite receiving huge loans from Gulf Arab states, the IMF says.

Egypt court slaps jail term for Sisi leaks

2014-04-10 18:12

An Egyptian military court has sentenced a member of a pro-Islamist information website to one year in jail over leaks involving ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt: Jazeera journo's health 'worsening'

2014-04-09 08:44

The family of an Al-Jazeera journalist detained in Egypt for nearly eight months has called for his immediate release, saying his health has deteriorated.

Tunisia battles to save Star Wars desert set

2014-04-08 20:24

Tunisia has announced a new international fundraising campaign to reclaim the set where numerous Star Wars scenes were filmed from the encroaching desert.

Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground

2014-04-08 12:26

Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt’s new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women, but they are worried whether those rights would be implemented.

Egypt jails 4 gay men

2014-04-08 09:39

A court in Egypt has sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison for practicing homosexuality, a judicial official says.

Strike in Libya's Benghazi over insecurity

2014-04-07 20:26

Residents of the restive Libyan city of Benghazi have observed a general strike to protest against militant violence, as youths blocked streets in a show of support.

Controversial lawyer enters Egypt vote race

2014-04-07 10:07

A controversial lawyer and critic of activists who spearheaded Egypt’s 2011 uprising has announced he will run for president, in an election expected to be won by the ex-army chief.

Egypt court adjourns Morsi murder trial

2014-04-05 20:33

A court in Egypt has adjourned the murder trial of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi until Sunday, when it will hear "decisive" testimony from senior security officials.

Egypt deports Lebanese rights activist

2014-04-04 14:27

Egyptian authorities have deported a rights campaigner hours after he flew in to deliver a petition against death sentences imposed on 529 supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

US, Algeria to work together to fight terror

2014-04-03 14:01

The US and Algeria have pledged to work together to battle terrorism, as US Secretary of State John Kerry paid his first visit to the north African country.

Egypt to pass new 'anti-terrorism' law

2014-04-03 10:03

Senior Egyptian ministers say they would pass legislation “connected to confronting terrorism”, in a statement released hours after three explosions killed two people in Cairo.

 
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