Tunisian feminist faces 6 months in jail

2013-05-24 22:12

The lawyer of a Tunisian woman who gained notoriety for posting online topless pictures of herself as a protest says she faces six months in prison for carrying a dangerous object.

Spotlight on 2nd US facility in Benghazi

2012-10-11 09:57

A clash in Congress over a second, semi-secret US facility in Benghazi, Libya has put the spotlight on a compound said to be more secure than the American mission where a US ambassador died.

Egypt vows to hunt down Sinai attackers

2012-08-06 17:58

Egypt's military has vowed to hunt down those behind the killing of its 16 soldiers at a checkpoint along the Sinai border with Israel.

UN concerned about new Sudan conflict

2011-09-04 18:51

The UN says it is deeply concerned about the latest outbreak of fighting in Sudan's volatile border region.

Rebels sweep into Tripoli

2011-08-22 05:48

Jubilant rebel fighters have swept into the heart of Tripoli as Muammar Gaddafi's forces collapsed and crowds took to the streets to celebrate what they saw as the rapidly approaching end of his four decades of absolute power.

British, foreign nationals evacuated from Libya

2011-08-21 14:28

Britons and other foreign nationals are due to be evacuated from Tripoli on a boat to Malta as fighting between rebels and Muammar Gaddafi's forces reached the Libyan capital.

Egypt 'Spiderman' earns hero status

2011-08-21 09:00

A lone protester has become a hero to an exultant crowd of Egyptians and many more online by hauling down the Star of David flag atop Israel's embassy in Cairo after the border killing of Egyptian policemen.

AU could've ended Libya conflict sooner

2011-08-20 22:57

The Libya conflict could have been stopped much sooner if the western world had listened to African leaders, former South African president Thabo Mbeki says.

Change inevitable in Egypt - Tony Blair

2011-01-31 16:01

International Mideast envoy Tony Blair has said a change in Egypt's leadership is inevitable after the week of anti-government protests that have gripped the country.

3 die as car plunges into market

2010-06-22 23:01

Three people have been killed when their car plunged off a bridge and fell onto a Cairo market, bursting into flames that swept across a swathe of the bazaar, the official news agency has reported.

UN divided over human rights

2010-05-01 16:30

The UN Security Council has laid bare sharp divisions over the issue of human rights in Western Sahara but agreed to extend he mandate of the mission in the territory.

ElBaradei may save Egypt

2010-02-23 19:21

The return to Cairo of former UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei has made many people wonder whether he is the "saviour" Egypt has been waiting for.

US slams Egypt Copts attack

2010-01-14 21:02

A Christmas Eve attack in southern Egypt in which six Coptic Christians were killed reveals an "atmosphere of intolerance", a US human rights official says.


Qaeda financier killed in Algeria

2013-01-05 16:45

The Algerian army has identified one of seven armed Islamists killed east of the capital earlier this month as a key financier of the local affiliate of al-Qaeda.

Egypt editor charged with insulting Morsi

2012-08-23 18:04

A Cairo court has ordered the chief editor of an Egyptian daily detained pending trial on charges of insulting the country's president and "spreading lies".

'Ample' evidence aganist Gaddafi's son

2011-10-30 16:01

The prosecutor for the ICC says he has "substantial evidence" that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya's toppled leader, was involved in hiring mercenaries.

Libya: Pockets of resistance remain

2011-08-22 07:33

Senior Libyan rebel figure Mahmud Jibril says there are still pockets of resistance in Tripoli from forces loyal to strongman Muammar Gaddafi, after insurgents surged into the capital.

Libya: Ship under fire, aborts evacuation

2011-08-21 14:40

A Maltese ship which was due to evacuate foreign nationals from Tripoli has come under fire, forcing it to retreat to sea.

Gaza rockets land in Egypt

2011-08-21 11:34

Rockets fired from Gaza have landed across the border in Egypt but caused no casualties.

Libyan rebels, Nato pound Tripoli

2011-08-21 08:17

Libyan rebels say they have launched their first attack on Tripoli in coordination with Nato. The fighting erupted just hours after opposition fighters captured the key city of Zawiya nearby.

Tourism to Egypt gets worse

2011-05-22 19:41

The number of tourists visiting Egypt has slumped by nearly half when protesters demanded the resignation of Pesident Hosni Mubarak.

UN demands access to Darfur camp

2010-08-14 09:00

The UN humanitarian chief is demanding that Sudanese authorities allow aid agencies into a camp in Darfur where more than 80 000 displaced people have been unable to receive food.

French tourist killers appeal

2010-05-26 19:08

Defence lawyers have filed an appeal against a verdict condemning their clients, three Mauritanian al-Qaeda members, to death for the murder of four French tourists.

Morocco in EU summit

2010-03-06 08:30

Morocco will become the first Arab country to hold summit-level talks with the EU when it meets the 27-nation bloc in Spain.

Nour fights presidency bid ban

2010-02-16 08:14

An Egyptian politician who was President Hosni Mubarak's main rival in the 2005 election has said he wants to run again in 2011 and will challenge a rule that bars him from entering the race.

Mauritania steps up security

2009-12-21 21:21

The Mauritanian government has taken "all necessary measures" to ensure the safety of foreign visitors, the official AMI news agency announced after the disappearance of two Italians.

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