Libyan Red Crescent says bodies of 95 migrants washed ashore

2015-10-04 21:58

Libyan Red Crescent spokesman says bodies of 95 migrants found washed ashore in past 5 days

Smugglers kill Egyptian policeman near border with Israel

2015-10-02 14:42

Smugglers have killed an Egyptian policeman in northern Sinai near the border with Israel as he foiled a cross-border smuggling attempt, Egypt’s interior ministry says.

German diplomat to become UN envoy to Libya

2015-10-02 10:56

A top German diplomat has been named to become the UN’s new special envoy for Libya, according to diplomats in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Tunisian troops seize arms, papers with ISIS symbol near Libyan border

2015-10-01 13:00

Tunisian troops have seized arms and documents bearing the symbol of Islamic State from two cars near the Libyan border, as authorities tighten security following two major attacks this year, officials say.

Tunisia gunman buried amid strict security

2015-10-01 07:29

The jihadist gunman who killed 38 tourists at the Tunisian beach resort of Sousse in June has been buried under a strict security cordon, AFP says.

Over 520 000 migrants crossed the Mediterranean this year

2015-09-29 21:14

More than 520 000 migrants have made the dangerous crossing across the Mediterranean so far this year, the International Organisation for Migration says.

Libya coastguard rescues at least 346 migrants

2015-09-29 15:43

The Libyan coastguard says it has rescued 346 migrants, almost 100 of them women and children, crammed onto rubber boats and stranded off the country’s coast.

HRW urges Tunisia to free man jailed for homosexuality

2015-09-28 15:25

Human Rights Watch has called on the Tunisian authorities to free a 22-year-old student jailed last week for homosexuality and repeal the law that criminalises consensual sodomy.

Tunisian student gets year in jail for 'homosexuality'

2015-09-24 20:25

A Tunisian court has sentenced a student to a year behind bars on charges of homosexuality, in a judgment condemned by local rights groups.

Egypt military winds down campaign against ISIS in Sinai

2015-09-23 17:00

Egypt’s military has announced it is winding down its largest campaign in the Sinai against Islamists, following a 16-day operation in which it says scores of ISIS group jihadists were killed.


2 Egyptian policemen shot dead in Sinai

2015-10-04 15:35

Gunmen have shot dead two Egyptian policemen in the bastion of the Islamic State jihadist group in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry says.

Morocco eyes boycott of Swedish companies over Western Sahara

2015-10-02 13:27

Morocco says it is considering a boycott of Swedish companies operating in the North African kingdom because of Sweden’s position on the conflict over Western Sahara.

ISIS attacks forces guarding Libya oil port – official

2015-10-02 07:28

ISIS militants have attacked forces guarding one of Libya’s main oil ports with a gun assault and an attempted car bomb in an escalation of their campaign in the North African state, a local security official says.

Algerian held in Guantanamo seeks reparations from US

2015-10-01 09:15

An Algerian man has filed a claim with an international human rights body seeking compensation from the US government for the nearly 12 years he was held without charge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Convicted Al Jazeera journalists appeal to Egypt for pardons

2015-09-30 08:44

Three journalists convicted of aiding a terrorist organisation while covering Egyptian unrest for Al Jazeerra have publicly appealed to Egypt’s president to pardon them.

Archaeologist aims to pinpoint Nefertiti's tomb

2015-09-29 19:00

With the help of a sophisticated radar, an archaeologist aims to prove Nefertiti is buried in a hidden chamber of Tutankhamun's tomb.

Obama admits mistakes in Libya, says West should have done more

2015-09-29 12:25

President Barack Obama says the international community should have done more to avoid a leadership vacuum in Libya, which has been in disarray since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi four years ago.

African migrant found in Spain in car dashboard

2015-09-25 06:45

Spanish police say they have found a would-be migrant squashed into a hidden compartment under the dashboard of a car that was attempting to enter Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.

Al Jazeera journalists freed from prison in Egypt

2015-09-23 21:16

Two Al Jazeera journalists have been released from prison following a pardon from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, in a case that drew worldwide condemnation.

Hollande, Sisi agree on sale of Mistral warships to Egypt

2015-09-23 16:03

French President Francois Hollande and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have agreed on the purchase by Egypt of the two French Mistral helicopter carriers whose planned sale to Russia was cancelled.

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