North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

2017-02-20 21:37

The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighbouring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats say

Eastern Libya ban women from traveling without male guardian

2017-02-20 18:34

Eastern Libyan military authorities have issued a ban on women from traveling outside the country without a male guardian, sparking mockery

Libya PM convoy comes under fire, no wounded: unity govt

2017-02-20 17:30

The convoy of Libya's contested unity government chief, Fayez al-Sarraj, came under gunfire in Tripoli , without causing any casualties, his administration has said.

Tourism shows signs of recovery in Egypt

2017-02-19 09:02

Tourists are slowly returning to Egypt, easing pressure on a key sector battered by years of turmoil and the 2015 bombing of a plane carrying Russian holidaymakers.

Tunisian soldiers kill 2 suspected jihadists: ministry

2017-02-18 13:30

Soldiers have shot dead two suspected jihadists in the mountainous Kasserine region of central Tunisia, says the defence ministry.

14 killed in Algerian army anti-extremist operation

2017-02-17 21:52

Algerian military forces have killed 14 suspected Islamic extremists in an ongoing operation in one of the country's last militant holdouts.

Egypt shuffles Cabinet, appoints 1st female governor

2017-02-16 21:37

Egypt has swore in nine new ministers to the cabinet of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail along with five new governors, including the country's first female governor

Egypt swears in 9 new Cabinet ministers in limited shuffle

2017-02-16 20:27

Egypt has sworn in nine new ministers to the cabinet of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail.

Militants kill Christian in Egypt's Sinai, second in a week

2017-02-16 16:50

Suspected Islamic militants have gunned down a Coptic Christian teacher on his way to school in northern Sinai, the second killing of a Christian in less than a week in the turbulent region, officials say.

Egypt chief-of-staff mediates between Libyan rivals in Cairo

2017-02-15 20:02

Egypt's chief-of-staff has mediated between two Libyan rivals who refused to meet face to face in Cairo but later agreed to form a committee to renegotiate a UN peace deal.


Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt's Christians

2017-02-20 19:39

An Islamic State group affiliate in Egypt has released a video showing the suicide bomber who attacked a church in December and vowing more attacks on the country's Christian minority

Merkel scraps Algiers trip 'at last minute' due to Bouteflika health

2017-02-20 18:34

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called off a visit to Algeria "at the last minute" because President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was suffering acute bronchitis, the two countries have announced.

Egypt high court upholds death sentence of 10 in soccer riot

2017-02-20 16:31

Egypt's highest appeals court has upheld the death sentences against 10 suspects convicted over a 2012 soccer riot that killed 73 fans, becoming one of the world's deadliest soccer disasters.

UN chief: US blocking Libya envoy was 'serious mistake'

2017-02-18 19:30

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the US decision to block a former Palestinian prime minister from leading the UN political mission in Libya was "a serious mistake".

Failed suicide bombing in NE Nigeria

2017-02-18 07:10

As many as seven suicide bombers, six of them women, tried to attack the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri but only blew themselves up, emergency services officials have said .

Italy probes private migrant aid vessels off Libya

2017-02-17 20:45

The fleet of privately-run aid vessels rescuing migrants off the Libyan coast and bringing them to Italy is "of interest" to Italian investigators, a Sicilian prosecutor has said

Libya PM regret 'missed opportunity' to meet rival

2017-02-16 21:37

Libyan unity government chief Fayez al-Sarraj has said a "precious opportunity" had been missed when his rival, military strongman Khalifa Haftar, refused to meet him for Egypt-backed talks this week.

Tunisia extends 2015 state of emergency

2017-02-16 18:22

Tunisia has extended for another three months a state of emergency in place since a 2015 jihadist attack, says the president's office.

Egypt extends detention of prominent activist

2017-02-15 20:02

An Egyptian court has ordered the detention of an activist for failing to report to a police station because he had been detained elsewhere

Libya rivals agree to explore ways to end rift: Egypt

2017-02-15 17:49

Rival powers in Libya have agreed to form a committee to explore amending a UN-backed deal to end the country's political turmoil, Egypt has announced after hosting talks.

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