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Seven killed by car bomb in North Sinai: Egypt army

2017-07-25 17:00

Seven civilians, including two children, were killed when a car bomb exploded near a military checkpoint in North Sinai, the Egyptian army has said.

EU, Egypt agree framework for co-operation in coming years

2017-07-25 14:30

The European Union and Egypt have pledged to work together to develop the country's economy, promote stability, counter extremism and manage migrant flows.

Libya rescues 150 Europe-bound migrants off Tripoli

2017-07-24 20:05

Libya's coastguard rescued at least 150 migrants who were trying to reach Europe on Monday, after their inflatable boat had engine problems and began to sink, a navy spokesperson has said..

UN says Moroccan peacekeeper killed in CAR

2017-07-24 08:31

An ambush killed a Moroccan peacekeeper and wounded three others in the Central African Republic, the United Nations says, blaming pro-Christian militias for the violence.

Egypt academy sets up religious edict booths in Cairo metro

2017-07-23 16:15

Egypt's Islamic Research Academy of Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world's foremost religious institution, has set up booths in Cairo metro stations to give religious edicts to citizens in an attempt to "correct misconceptions and radical ideologies".

Egypt opens military base, the largest in northwest region

2017-07-22 20:30

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated a military base in the country's northwest to protect facilities and projects in coastal cities

Egypt kills 2 Islamist militants: government

2017-07-22 11:00

Egyptian forces shot dead two militants from the Hasam group, the government has said, after the Islamist group claimed to have carried a deadly attack on police.

Egypt's state-run media says attack kills 1 policeman

2017-07-21 17:59

Egypt's state-run news agency says gunmen have attacked a three-car police convoy on the main Cairo-to-Fayoum road killing one policeman and injuring three others.

Morocco protester in coma after clashes with police

2017-07-21 14:00

A protester was in a coma after being struck on the head during clashes between demonstrators and security forces in northern Morocco, local authorities have said.

African leaders 'treat former presidents like animals', says Nigeria's Obasanjo

2017-07-21 08:32

frican leaders should treat their former presidents with more dignity because currently "we are being seen as animals", former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said.

 

French leader plays peacemaker, hosting top Libyan rivals

2017-07-25 17:00

President Emmanuel Macron is hosting a meeting of the two main rival leaders of chaotic Libya, trying to play peacemaker in a country where the stakes are high for Europe and Africa

278 Europe-bound migrants rescued off Libya

2017-07-25 06:11

Libya's coastguard in two separate operations have rescued at least 278 migrants as they tried to reach Europe, naval officials say.

France bringing top Libyan rivals together in new initiative

2017-07-24 16:20

French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting of the two main rival leaders of chaotic Libya to try to "contribute to an end to the Libyan crisis", his office says.

Amnesty calls for inquiry into death in Egypt police custody

2017-07-24 06:08

An international rights group has urged Egyptian authorities to investigate the death of a Coptic Christian man who died in police custody, apparently of torture.

Egyptian court sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

2017-07-23 07:37

An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in the assassination of the country's prosecutor general in 2015.

Egypt kills 30 extremists in Sinai: military

2017-07-22 14:00

Egyptian forces have killed 30 extremists during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police, the military says.

Libyan PM decries edict by clerics loyal to rival govt

2017-07-22 07:17

The prime minister of Libya's internationally-recognised government has decried a religious edict issued by clerics affiliated with a rival government that bans the Ibadi, a Muslim sect to which hundreds of thousands of Libya's Amazigh adhere.

Cairo upset over latest US travel warning to Egypt

2017-07-21 14:00

Egypt upset over latest US travel warning, says it makes false distinction between terrorists, violent political groups

Morocco tensions: 83 police, protesters injured in clashes

2017-07-21 10:16

Clashes between police and Moroccan protesters have left at least 83 injured in clouds of tear gas and running battles at an unauthorised demonstration over inequality and corruption.

Protesters defy ban in tense northern Moroccan town

2017-07-21 06:18

Moroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger

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