ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Morocco, US stage joint military exercise

48 minutes ago

Moroccan and US forces are among nearly 1 300 troops from across the world taking part in a major military exercise in southern Morocco, the American embassy and military officials have said.

Date set for Tunisia beach massacre case

2017-04-22 19:02

The first public hearing into the June 2015 attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists has been set for next week, says the court.

Rights group: Halt Egypt aid over video showing executions

2017-04-22 11:06

Human Rights Watch is urging suspension of military aid to Egypt after video showed troops appearing to carry out cold-blooded executions of detainees in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army is embroiled in battles with the Islamic State militant group.

Israel reopens Taba crossing to Egypt

2017-04-21 15:29

Israel has reopened a border crossing into Egypt's Sinai region after a more than week-long closure due to security threats, but urged its citizens to avoid visiting the peninsula.

Orphaned baby of Islamic State's caliphate trapped in prison

2017-04-21 14:24

Tunisian orphan of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate languishes in Libyan prison for over a year.

US defence secretary arrives in Cairo for Sisi meeting

2017-04-20 17:27

US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis has arrived in Cairo on the latest leg of a regional tour, as ties with Egypt continue to warm under President Donald Trump.

Egypt policeman dies in gunmen attack near Sinai monastery

2017-04-19 07:30

Egyptian officials say gunmen opened fire on a police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, killing one policeman and wounding four.

Tunisia seeks to curb child labour

2017-04-18 07:30

Tunisia's social affairs minister says new policies are needed to keep children in school until the age of 16 as the country seeks to curb child labour.

Libya govt urges 'intervention' over southern clashes

2017-04-17 13:48

Libya's unity government has called for "urgent intervention" by the international community to end military escalation in its south, warning of a possible "civil war".

Egypt acquits US-Egyptian citizen after 3-year legal ordeal

2017-04-16 21:22

An Egyptian court has acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual US-Egyptian citizen, after nearly three years of detention over accusations related to running a foundation.

 

Spanish police arrest suspect from Egypt with German help

2017-04-23 08:57

Spanish police say they have arrested a 43-year-old Egyptian man for allegedly belonging to an international terror organisation

Morocco says Algeria expelled 55 migrants

2017-04-22 17:16

Morocco has accused Algeria of expelling 55 Syrian migrants across the countries' shared border and criticised it for "inhumane behaviour".

Egypt army says kills 21 Islamic extremists in Sinai

2017-04-21 21:13

Egyptian forces have killed 21 extremists, at least 19 of them in an airstrike, the military says, including three senior figures of the Islamic State group's affiliate in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

7 dead when electrical wire falls on Nigerian gathering

2017-04-21 14:24

Seven people are dead after a live electrical wire fell onto a gathering of people watching football in southern Nigeria, police said on Friday, but residents said the death toll was higher.

Egypt, Sudan vow not to aid opposition groups

2017-04-21 11:18

Egypt and Sudan said on Thursday they will not harbour or support opposition groups fighting their respective governments, as top diplomats of the two countries vowed to boost bilateral ties.

Egypt frees US charity worker after 3 years

2017-04-19 16:00

The lawyer of Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi says she has been freed after spending nearly three years in jail.

Egypt arrests church bombings suspect

2017-04-18 20:04

Egyptian police have arrested a man wanted for alleged involvement in twin church bombings claimed by ISIS.

Clashes erupt between tribes and ISIS militants in Sinai

2017-04-17 14:47

Egyptian security officials say three people have been injured in clashes between militants and local tribes in the Sinai peninsula

Egypt arrests 13 'preparing attacks'

2017-04-17 06:54

The Egyptian authorities have arrested 13 suspected "terrorists" allegedly planning to attack Christians and public institutions.

3 000 migrants rescued off Libya coast Saturday: NGO

2017-04-16 13:56

The Italian coastguard and other boats rescued some 3 000 migrants from unseaworthy boats off the Libyan coast, as the good weather pushes the numbers up, a participating NGO has said.

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