ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Bomb blast near police station kills 3 in Egypt

2015-06-30 21:01

A bomb blast has killed 3 in Egypt a day after the assassination of a top judicial official.

Tunisia sees Libya link to beach resort attacker

2015-06-30 19:14

A Tunisian gunman who killed 39 people at a resort hotel, mostly British holiday-makers, probably spent time in a training camp in Libya and had been in contact with militants a security source says.

Sisi at official's funeral vows speedy justice, hangings

2015-06-30 14:31

Egypt can no longer allow the law to delay “speedy justice” and outstanding death penalties must be implemented, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has saif at the funeral of the country’s chief prosecutor killed in a bomb blast.

President admits Tunisia wasn’t prepared for massacre

2015-06-30 13:53

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has admitted in an interview that the country was not prepared for last week’s jihadist beach massacre.

Israel deports ex-Tunisian leader after Gaza flotilla

2015-06-30 13:27

Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki has been deported from Israel after he was picked up off a boat of pro-Palestinian activists headed for the Gaza strip, an official says.

A year of the ISIS 'caliphate'

2015-06-29 18:35

Main dates in the history of the Islamic State jihadist group's "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, which it declared in late June 2014.

Egypt's state prosecutor dies following bomb attack

2015-06-29 15:52

Egypt's state prosecutor has died hours after a bomb attack targeted his convoy in Cairo.

Cameron calls for terror fightback after Tunisia attack

2015-06-29 12:10

British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for a fightback against extremism in response to a mass shooting in Tunisia that killed at least 38 people including many British tourists.

Egypt's chief prosecutor injured in bomb blast

2015-06-29 11:56

Egypt’s chief prosecutor has been injured after a bomb blast hit his convoy in northern Cairo, health and security officials say.

60 suspected militants arrested after suicide bomb attack

2015-06-29 05:19

Security forces in Chad have arrested 60 suspected militants and dismantled a cell responsible for two suicide bomb attacks in its capital, the chief prosecutor of the central African nation says.

 

21 Libya soldiers die this week

2015-06-30 21:01

Fighting has raged between government forces and Islamists in eastern Libya, with 21 soldiers killed since the clashes broke out at the weekend.

Egypt's Sisi pledges tougher laws after prosecutor killing

2015-06-30 18:12

A visibly angry Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pledged tougher laws against militants at the funeral of top prosecutor Hisham Barakat, assassinated in a Cairo car bombing.

2 years after Morsi, Egypt in repression - Amnesty

2015-06-30 13:53

Two years after the army ousted president Mohammed Morsi, Egypt has regressed into "all-out repression", with activists jailed in a bid to crush dissent, Amnesty International warns.

Egypt prepares for burial of slain prosecutor general

2015-06-30 13:27

Egypt has deployed heavy security forces across Cairo amid preparations for the burial of the country’s prosecutor general, killed in a car bombing.

Tunisia sees losses of $515m for tourism this year after attack

2015-06-30 11:43

Tunisia expects to lose at least $515m this year, or about a quarter of its estimated annual tourism earnings, following last week’s attack on a beach hotel that killed 39 people, mostly British holidaymakers.

Tunisia makes first arrests over beach attack - minister

2015-06-29 16:16

Tunisia has made its first arrests in connection with last week’s jihadist attack at a beach resort that killed 38 people, an official says.

Tribute paid to Tunisia beach victims as UK urges fightback

2015-06-29 15:12

European ministers have laid flowers at the Tunisian beach where a jihadist gunned down 38 people as UK’s David Cameron, whose country was hardest hit, called for fightback against extremism.

Libya agreement within reach, UN envoy says

2015-06-29 11:56

A peace agreement between Libya's two rival governments is within reach after talks in the Moroccan resort of Skhirat, the UN envoy Bernardino Leon says.

Tunisia to boost security, arm tourist police after attack

2015-06-29 08:36

Tunisia says it would arm tourism police and deploy hundreds of reinforcements as authorities move to boost security after a jihadist gunned down at least 38 people at a seaside resort.

Egypt jails female dancer for debauchery

2015-06-28 22:17

A Cairo court has sentenced to one year in jail an Egyptian female dancer who featured in a controversial music video, accusing her of inciting debauchery.

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