Egyptian army kills 25 militants in North Sinai

2015-07-05 18:24

Egypt's military has launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region.

Malnutrition brings horrific disease to Niger's children

2015-07-05 13:02

Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition.

Sisi: situation 'stable' following Sinai attack

2015-07-04 20:00

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has declared that the country's security situation is "completely stable" following a co-ordinated assault on the military in the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

Civilian killed at Cairo protest on anniversary of Morsi ousting

2015-07-03 22:11

A civilian has been killed during a protest rally in Cairo in support of Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi, security sources say, on the second anniversary of the army's overthrow of the Islamist leader.

Top Tunisian jihadist killed by US strike in Libya - report

2015-07-03 13:56

A top Tunisian jihadist and associate of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by a US airstrike in Libya last month, a report says.

2 years after Morsia, Egypt stuck in turmoil

2015-07-03 09:04

Two years after the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is roiled by brazen Islamic State group attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and brutal government repression that has killed hundreds.

Eight held over Tunisia resort attack

2015-07-02 19:01

Tunisian authorities have arrested a woman and seven men suspected of involvement in the attack on a holiday resort that killed 38 foreign tourists.

Sophisticated weapons used in Sinai attack - media

2015-07-02 13:56

A newspaper close to the Egyptian government says the ISIS-linked militants who attacked troops in the Sinai Peninsula used sophisticated weaponry, including Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missiles.

Libya's internationally accepted PM 'aspires' to peace deal

2015-07-02 12:04

The internationally recognised prime minister of Libya says he is “aspiring” to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the rival Islamist-led Tripoli government in Morocco.

UN threatens sanctions over Libya deal

2015-07-02 09:33

The UN has urged Libya’s parties to sign an agreement to form a national unity government and threatened sanctions against those who stand in the way of a deal.


Mother: Tunisia gunman a victim like all others

2015-07-05 14:31

The mother of the gunman who killed 38 on a Tunisian beach has claimed in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times that her son was a victim of "brainwashing" who previously would not have hurt a mouse.

Sousse governor among officials fired over Tunisia attack

2015-07-04 21:33

Several Tunisian officials, including the governor of Sousse have been sacked after the jihadist attack on a beach resort that killed 38 tourists, an aide to the premier says.

Tunisia president declares emergency

2015-07-04 19:40

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essibsi has declared a state of emergency in the country, a week after 38 tourists were killed in an attack on a holiday resort in Sousse.

Egypt denies Spanish reporter claim he fled to avoid arrest

2015-07-03 17:55

Egypt has denied as "false" a claim by a Spanish reporter who said he fled the country to avoid arrest after writing a book on the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.

UK, Tunisia honour 38 victims of beach resort attack

2015-07-03 12:48

Flags have been lowered to half-mast at Buckingham Palace and UK government buildings as Britain and Tunisia honour the 38 victims of an Islamic extremist’s rampage at a Tunisian beach resort.

Morocco breaks up cell linked to ISIS

2015-07-02 22:12

Morocco security forces have dismantled an Islamist militant cell affiliated to ISIS, including members with knowledge in handling weapons and explosives.

Tanzania gives land to flood victims

2015-07-02 18:07

Tanzania is offering free land to flood victims who agree to relocate to higher ground.

Tunisia arrests 12 suspects in deadly resort attack

2015-07-02 13:29

Twelve people have been arrested in Tunisia on suspicion of involvement in last week’s attack on a holiday resort that killed 38 foreign tourists, officials say.

Tunisia: 12 people detained in hotel attack probe

2015-07-02 10:59

A Tunisian official say at least 12 people have been detained in the investigation into the massacre at a beach resort that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists.

More than 100 dead as militants, Egyptian army clash in Sinai

2015-07-02 08:17

Egypt's army says more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers have been killed after simultaneous assaults on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive province.

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