Around 250 feared dead in new Med migrant boat sinkings: NGO

2017-03-23 21:57

Around 250 African migrants are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean after a rescue boat found two partially submerged rubber dinghies off Libya, says a spokesperson.

Egypt suspends school meals program amid poisoning outbreaks

2017-03-23 16:07

Egypt's education ministry has suspended the distribution of school meals nationwide after several outbreaks of food poisoning sickened hundreds of children in several provinces.

Mauritania vows referendum to abolish Senate, change flag

2017-03-23 08:34

A contentious amendment to Mauritania's constitution, which would abolish the Senate and change the national flag, will be put to a referendum "as quickly as possible," the president says.

Nearly 100 students treated for food poisoning in Egypt

2017-03-22 16:14

Egypt's Health Ministry says 98 students in the Nile Delta north of Cairo have been treated for food poisoning symptoms in the second case of suspected mass poisoning caused by government-issued lunches this month

Rights group urges Libyan general to probe killings

2017-03-22 14:02

Human Rights Watch is urging a powerful general in eastern Libya to investigate allegations his forces committed war crimes such as killing prisoners and desecrating bodies

Egypt gets part of World Bank loan: minister

2017-03-21 13:30

Egypt has received the second tranche of a $3 billion World Bank loan in support of the government's economic and social agenda, International Co-operation Minister Sahar Nasr says.

Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet for reconciliation talks

2017-03-20 20:12

Egyptian and Palestinian leaders are holding talks in Cairo in which media reports are branding a "reconciliation" meeting.

Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet for reconciliation talks

2017-03-20 16:28

Egyptian and Palestinian leaders have held talks in Cairo in what Egyptian media reports have called a "reconciliation" meeting

Algeria's ailing Bouteflika makes first appearance in month

2017-03-20 10:00

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has appeared on television for the first time since a visit by Germany's chancellor was called off last month because of the Algerian leader's ailing health.

Egypt says Pope Francis to visit in April

2017-03-18 19:30

Egypt says Pope Francis will pay an official visit to the majority Muslim nation during the final week of April.


An Egypt court is to reopen a corruption probe into Mubarak

2017-03-23 19:04

An Egyptian court ordered a renewed corruption probe into ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who has been cleared for release after almost six years in detention, judicial officials say.

Egypt says fighting in central Sinai leaves at least 10 soldiers dead

2017-03-23 13:04

The Egyptian army says it has lost at least 10 soldiers in fighting with Islamic extremists in central Sinai, following a raid launched against militants.

Over 400 students fall ill of Egypt army's school meals

2017-03-22 22:04

Egyptian Health Ministry officials say at least 435 students have fallen ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across the country on Wednesday and Tuesday after consuming government-issued school meals

Morocco's Tangiers to host Chinese industrial city

2017-03-22 16:14

Morocco and China's Haite Group have signed an agreement to launch an industrial park near Tangiers for 200 Chinese companies that will create tens of thousands of jobs.

Western Sahara wants AU to sanction Morocco after no-show

2017-03-21 21:33

Western Sahara wants African Union to sanction Morocco after skipping meeting on territory

Libya rescues 420 migrants off its coast: navy

2017-03-21 07:08

Libya has in two days rescued 420 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, a navy spokesperson says, but three were found dead and 30 reported missing.

Egypt's president to visit Washington in April

2017-03-20 18:58

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit Washington in April for talks with US President Donald Trump that will include the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace process, says his office.

Italy summit seeks to make progress on Libya migrant accord

2017-03-20 12:10

Italy is hosting a European-North African migration summit aimed at helping implement a new accord with Libya to better patrol its coasts and stop smugglers from setting off with their human cargo.

Egypt's Sisi to meet Trump in Washington early April

2017-03-20 08:38

Egypt's leading state-owned newspaper says President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in Washington next month

Shooting in Libya's Tripoli during anti-militia demo

2017-03-18 13:30

Gunmen have opened fire in the Libyan capital as hundreds of people demonstrated against the presence of militias in Tripoli, where armed groups are key power brokers, witnesses say.

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