UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission

2016-04-29 21:59

The UN Security Council is calling for the urgent return of the UN peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation in a rebuke to Morocco which expelled most of its civilian staff to protest a comment by the UN secretary general

Bouteflika back in Algeria after medical visit to Geneva

2016-04-29 17:55

Algeria's state news agency says that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika returned to his country after visit to Geneva for what his office described as a "periodic medical check-up".

Three Egypt policemen killed in Sinai bombing

2016-04-28 05:54

A roadside bomb in the North Sinai town of El-Arish killed three Egyptian police conscripts, the interior ministry says.

Egyptian family seeks help for conjoined twins

2016-04-27 14:07

The parents of two conjoined twins in Egypt are calling for help to separate the girls, saying they have been unable to find treatment so far

UK unhappy about Egypt student murder probe

2016-04-26 20:59

Britain says it is unhappy at the lack of progress in the investigation into the murder of an Italian student studying at Cambridge who was found dead in Egypt.

Egypt looks to avert water crisis driven by demand, waste

2016-04-26 16:00

New plough holds promise in Egypt, which faces a grim future of water shortages due to waste and surging demand.

New Libyan government takes over more ministries

2016-04-25 23:31

Libya's new unity government has taken control of more ministries in Tripoli including foreign affairs as it seeks to assert its authority over the violence-plagued country.

Algeria's Bouteflika in Geneva for health

2016-04-24 21:20

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has travelled to Geneva for a 'routine medical check, his office has announced.

Egypt court to rule on Morsi espionage charges

2016-04-23 14:25

An Egyptian court is set to deliver its verdict and sentence in the trial of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who is charged with spying for Qatar.

Libya unity government seeks EU accord on migrants

2016-04-23 09:00

Libya's Vice President Ahmed Maetig has expressed hope that the European Union will enter into an agreement with his country similar to that between the EU and Turkey restricting the flow of migrants to Europe.


Morocco arrests three 'ISIS-linked jihadists'

2016-04-29 21:18

Morocco has dismantled a "terrorist cell" composed of three men who had received instructions from the Islamic State group to carry out attacks in the country, the interior ministry says.

Libya unity govt wants joint military force to combat ISIS

2016-04-28 23:13

Libya's new unity government has announced plans to establish a joint military command to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of the North African country.

Egypt cop referred to court for 'killing man over tea'

2016-04-27 22:10

An Egyptian policeman who shot dead a vendor over the price of a cup of tea will stand trial, a prosecution official says, amid growing outrage at police abuses.

Sudan police tear-gas students protesting 'uni selloff'

2016-04-27 10:33

Sudanese police have used tear gas against students protesting over what they say is a plan to sell off buildings belonging to Khartoum university, despite the government denying the charge.

Rights group Amnesty slams Egypt

2016-04-26 18:56

Rights group Amnesty International has accused Egypt of 'paranoia' in its crackdown to prevent protests the previous day against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government.

Egypt jails 11 men accused of homosexuality

2016-04-26 11:13

An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 men accused of homosexuality to jail terms of between three and 12 years, legal sources say.

Police, protesters clash in Cairo over islands

2016-04-25 18:54

Witnesses say police fired tear gas and birdshot to disperse hundreds of demonstrators calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down over his government's decision to surrender control over two strategic Red Sea islands.

Internet clicks come with a cause in Egypt

2016-04-24 14:42

Egyptian mother Aaz Menhom used to have to ask for water at neighbours' doors. But all that has now changed as a result of clickfunding.

Dozens of arrests in Egypt ahead of anti-government protest

2016-04-23 10:58

Egypt has arrested dozens of activists ahead of an anti-government demonstration, a group of lawyers have said.

HRW accuses Egypt police of child torture

2016-04-22 05:41

Human Rights Watch has accused Egyptian police of detaining and torturing 20 people, including eight children, saying there was a pattern of abuse.

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