ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Tunisia tax suspension, teacher strike test reform agenda

13 minutes ago

Tunisia has cancelled a new tax imposed on travellers crossing Libya’s border after the measure triggered rioting, highlighting the problems facing the government as it seeks to bolster shaky state accounts.

Bomb kills 2 near Egypt police station

2015-03-02 07:59

An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others.

Egypt court ruling threatens election timetable

2015-03-01 18:22

Egypt's constitutional court has ruled that parts of the law organising parliamentary elections violate the charter, in a decision that may force a delay.

Egypt Brotherhood chief handed fourth life sentence

2015-02-28 18:18

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced to life imprisonment the head of the banned Muslim Brotherhood over the killing of protesters who stormed the group's Cairo headquarters in 2013.

Libya needs maritime force to help stop illicit oil trade - UN

2015-02-27 09:21

Libyan authorities are unable to halt the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country, and they need an international maritime force to help, United Nations sanctions monitors say.

Three arrested over grisly dog killing

2015-02-26 17:09

Three Egyptians have been arrested over the grisly killing of a dog captured on video. WARNING: Graphic images

4 years after Egypt uprising, patronage politics dominate still

2015-02-26 11:16

Four years after Egypt's 2011 popular uprising that toppled Mubarak and raised hopes for an end to patronage politics, many desperate citizens will cast their vote in next month's parliamentary poll in accordance with the same old system.

Libya parly proposes general Haftar as OC

2015-02-25 20:38

The president of Libya's elected parliament has proposed appointing army general Khalifa Haftar as top military commander, parliament's spokesperson says.

Australia imposes sanctions on Egypt-based militant group

2015-02-25 11:10

Australia has imposed financial sanctions on the Egypt-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a statement says.

Sisi issues decree widening scope of security crackdown

2015-02-24 15:42

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on an anti-terrorism law that gives authorities more sweeping powers to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order.

 

Rockets kill 2, wound 30 in Libya's Benghazi

2015-03-02 10:19

Rockets have hit residential areas in Libya's Benghazi, killing at least two people and wounding more than 30 others in continued fighting over the city, officials say.

Algeria: 40 police injured in gas protest

2015-03-02 05:58

Forty police officers have been wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara.

Egypt court declares Hamas a terrorist group

2015-02-28 20:19

An Egyptian court has declared Hamas a "terrorist" organisation, a judicial source said, weeks after the Palestinian Islamist movement's armed wing was given the same designation.

25 000 Egyptians return from Libya

2015-02-27 12:00

More than 25 000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the ISIS group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry says.

Egypt detains 2 cops over lawyer's death

2015-02-27 05:00

Egypt has detained 2 police officers over allegations they tortured a lawyer to death.

4 bombs explode in Cairo

2015-02-26 12:54

One person has been killed and two were wounded when a bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the residential Imbaba district of Cairo, the Egyptian interior ministry says.

Egypt army kills 'scores' of suspected Islamist militants

2015-02-26 06:28

Egypt's military has killed dozens of suspected Islamist militants in an operation in Sinai, security sources say, while state media reported the kidnapping of a businessman in the region.

At least 20 000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings

2015-02-25 16:57

An Egyptian border official says at least 20 000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the release of a grisly beheading video by Islamic State militants.

Heavy security prevents opposition protests in Algiers

2015-02-24 20:34

Heavy police presence prevents anti-shale gas protests in Algerian capital

Egyptian acquits top Mubarak officials on graft charges

2015-02-24 12:24

An Egyptian court has acquitted two top Hosni Mubarak-era officials of graft charges at a retrial, judicial sources say, a day after a prominent activist was sentenced to five years in jail.

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