ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

5 TV crew members found dead in Libya

2015-04-28 07:01

Five crew members from a private Libyan TV network have been found dead, eight months after they were abducted in eastern Libya, a government spokesperson says.

Egypt hangs five for murder and theft

2015-04-26 18:54

Authorities in Egypt have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry says.

Egypt militants killed while making bombs

2015-04-25 17:14

Egyptian police say that four Islamists were killed in an accidental explosion while preparing bombs south of the capital.

10 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Tunisia clashes

2015-04-24 18:47

At least 10 militants and two Tunisian soldiers have been killed in two days of clashes in the central Kasserine region near the Tunisian border with Algeria, a government official says.

Libya militia 'launches air raids' against ISIS

2015-04-24 11:19

A militia alliance that controls Libya’s capital has carried out air strikes against positions of the Islamic State jihadist group in the coastal city of Sirte, an official says.

Libya conflict displaces half a million people

2015-04-23 22:18

The fighting that is ravaging Libya has displaced more than a half a million people since last May.

Arab army chiefs meet to plan regional force

2015-04-22 13:54

Army chiefs from Arab League nations have met in Cairo to start work on the establishment of a region-wide military force aimed at combating jihadists, including the ISIS group.

UN seeks to step up Western Sahara negotiations

2015-04-22 11:55

The UN Security Council is set to push for more intensive negotiations to settle the decades-old dispute over Western Sahara, at the centre of tensions between Morocco and African countries.

Morsi just Brotherhood puppet

2015-04-21 17:11

Ousted Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi, who has been sentenced to 20 years in jail was a figurehead for his Muslim Brotherhood who was not the Islamist movement's first choice to run for president.

Abbott: EU needs tough border control after boat tragedy

2015-04-21 14:32

Australia’s PM has urged European leaders to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya.

 

ISIS Libya killings leave asylum seekers shaken

2015-04-28 06:57

Sitting in his sparsely furnished flat in Tel Aviv, Fikre Mariam lowers his eyes and recounts watching footage of his cousin, a fellow Eritrean asylum seeker, beheaded by jihadists in Libya.

Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast

2015-04-25 23:10

Italian authorities say they have rescued 274 migrants from a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily.

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

2015-04-25 11:14

An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France has been charged with terror-related murder after five days of police questioning.

Dozen dead as Tunisia army, jihadists clash

2015-04-24 17:03

Two Tunisian soldiers and 10 presumed jihadists have been killed in clashes in rugged terrain near the border with Algeria this week.

House Benghazi panel calls Clinton to testify

2015-04-24 08:00

The chair of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has called former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to testify.

1 000s of Ethiopians march against Islamic extremism

2015-04-22 14:55

More than 100 000 Ethiopians have protested the killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya and their own government’s failure to raise living standards of the poor.

Italy: refugee camps in Niger, Sudan to stem migrant flow

2015-04-22 11:55

Italy says the EU must rapidly devise a long-range, comprehensive policy to stop the flood of migrants setting out from Libya.

Families mourn Mali desert crash victims as military stand by

2015-04-22 10:40

Relatives of 116 people killed in an Air Algerie crash in July have visited the scene of the disaster in remote hazardous northern Mali under tight military guard.

AI calls for Morsi to be retried in civilian court or freed

2015-04-21 14:48

Amnesty International has called for Mohammed Morsi to be retried in a civilian court or to be released after the ousted Egyptian leader was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi for 20 years

2015-04-21 11:13

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Mohammed Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in jail for involvement in the arrests and torture of protesters during his rule.

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