Egypt sets 1 Jan appeal for Al Jazeera journalists

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An Egyptian court has set 1 January as the date for an appeals hearing for the three Al Jazeera journalists serving jail time in Egypt.

Egypt: No plan for action against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

2014-10-21 09:42

Egypt has no plans to provide the US with direct military assistance in its war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria even though American aerial bombardment may not be enough to defeat the group.

Tunis foils attacks on envoys

2014-10-20 21:00

Tunisian authorities have foiled planned attacks by militants on foreign diplomats and economic installations in recent weeks, Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou says.

Libya's parly allies with renegade general

2014-10-20 17:53

Libya’s beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war.

Egypt, Sudan to co-ordinate on Libya unrest

2014-10-20 05:00

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi says his country will work with Sudan to support Libya's military against Islamic militants.

Tunisia urges Libya to find missing journalists

2014-10-18 20:30

Prime Minister Mongi Hamdi has urged Libya to locate two Tunisian journalists who went missing in the neighbouring violence-hit country after their arrest by an armed group.

Sinai bomb kills two Egypt policemen

2014-10-17 12:45

A roadside bomb has killed two Egyptian policemen and wounded nine in the town of El Arish in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, security officials say.

Fire erupts at Cairo power plant

2014-10-16 15:55

A top civil defence official says a massive fire has erupted at a power plant in northern Cairo, requiring 20 fire trucks to put it out.

Libyan civil society under threat

2014-10-15 07:09

The UN human rights chief says warring militias are creating a 'climate of fear' for Libya's civil society.

Rare protest by Algerian police

2014-10-14 21:17

Scores of Algerian riot police have held an unprecedented demonstration over serving in a southern city.

At least 30 die in Egypt bus crash

2014-10-13 10:00

At least thirty people have died in a bus crash in southern Egypt, security sources say.

Teen Moroccan rapper charged over videos

2014-10-11 20:51

A teenaged Moroccan rapper is in juvenile detention on a variety of charges that include distorting the words of the national anthem.

Police arrest 40 protesters at Islamist rallies

2014-10-10 21:00

Egyptian security officials say 40 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested in Cairo and Egypt's second city Alexandria during protests.

At least 100 000 Libyans flee fighting near Tripoli

2014-10-10 14:40

About 100 000 people have fled fighting near the Libyan capital Tripoli in the past three weeks, adding to a growing problem of internal displacement, the UN refugee agency says.

Moroccan jailed with gay Briton freed

2014-10-09 16:20

The companion of a British tourist freed from Moroccan jail this week after being arrested with him for “homosexual acts” has also been released from custody, a rights group says.

Tunisia suspends TV show for 'glorifying terrorism'

2014-10-09 10:48

Tunisia’s audiovisual regulator says it is suspending a television programme for one month for "glorifying terrorism" after a guest boasted of his friendship with a wanted jihadist leader.

Gay tourist jailed in Morocco returns to UK

2014-10-08 08:48

A British tourist jailed in Morocco for “homosexual acts” has returned to Britain to a tearful reunion with his family.

Morocco mulls legal pot growing, breaking taboo

2014-10-07 09:57

Morocco's marijuana farmers live in a strange limbo in which the fields are left alone, while the growers face police harassment. A new draft law may bring some reprieve.

Another 100 migrants missing off Libya

2014-10-06 20:59

More than 100 illegal migrants are missing after their vessel sank off Libya's coast en route across the Mediterranean, with dozens of bodies already washed up on the shore.

Tourist jailed in Morocco for being gay

2014-10-06 05:00

A 70-year-old British tourist has been sent to jail in Morocco for being gay after he was arrested with a local man at a bus stop.

Libya soldiers killed in new Benghazi battle

2014-10-04 13:36

At least 12 Libyan soldiers have been killed and 45 wounded in fresh clashes with Islamist militants near the airport of the eastern city of Benghazi, a medic says.

Dozens of troops killed in Benghazi attacks, clashes

2014-10-03 13:28

Dozens of soldiers have been killed and more than 70 wounded in car bomb attacks and clashes between troops and Islamists around Benghazi airport, a spokesperson says.

10 migrants dead, dozens missing off Libya

2014-10-02 19:39

At least 10 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have drowned and dozens more are missing after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off Libya.


Tunisia vote offers post-Arab Spring hope

2014-10-21 11:16

Tunisians vote Sunday to elect their first parliament since the country's 2011 revolution, in a rare glimmer of hope for a region torn apart by post-Arab Spring violence and repression.

Unrest fears: Egypt clamps down on campuses

2014-10-21 08:29

As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that previously turned campuses nationwide into battlefields.

Benghazi suspect Khatallah pleads

2014-10-20 19:27

Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of participating in the September 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has pleaded not guilty.

75 killed in 5 days of fighting in Benghazi

2014-10-20 08:15

Nine people have been killed in new violence in Benghazi where pro-=government forces have launched an offensive against Islamist militia, raising the toll to 75 dead in five days, medics say.

US, other nations condemn violence in Libya

2014-10-19 07:10

The US and four other nations are strongly condemning the ongoing violence in Libya and calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities.

Libya says week of violence kills nearly 100

2014-10-17 22:29

Libyan officials say nearly 100 people have been killed in fighting across Libya between Islamist-allied militias and their rivals.

Moroccan held for trying to join ISIS

2014-10-16 09:29

A Moroccan man, with his two young French daughters in tow, has been arrested in Casablanca, as he sought to join up with the jihadist ISIS fighters, authorities say.

Hundreds of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border

2014-10-15 19:24

About 300 African migrants have stormed a border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish territory of Melilla, leaving at least 10 people injured, officials say.

Ex-Libyan general in bid to retake Benghazi

2014-10-15 15:35

Forces loyal to a prominent former general in Libya have launched a new bid to recapture the second city Benghazi from Islamist fighters vying for power in the violence-plagued state.

Bomb wounds 12 in central Cairo

2014-10-15 06:08

A bomb has exploded in the centre of the Egyptian capital Cairo wounding 12 people, security and medical officials say.

2 killed in Arab-Berber clashes in Algeria – report

2014-10-14 15:23

Clashes have broken out between Arabs and Berbers near the southern Algerian desert town of Ghardaia, with two people killed and businesses torched, a report says.

Egypt police in 2 universities to quell protests

2014-10-12 17:47

Security officials say police backed by armoured vehicles have stormed the campuses of at least two prominent Egyptian universities to quell anti-government protests by students.

Ban Ki-moon arrives in Tripoli

2014-10-11 18:35

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Libya for talks with the country's warring factions fighting over the control of oil.

Algerian soldiers destroy kidnap camp

2014-10-10 17:21

Four gunmen have been by the Algerian army as they raided the suspected hideout of the kidnappers of Herve Gourdel.

600 jihadists to face trial in Tunisia

2014-10-09 19:29

The first trials of prisoners accused of 'terrorism' in Tunisia since the 2011 revolution could open later this month, with 600 defendants facing prosecution.

Egypt prepares for 'war' as students return to campus

2014-10-09 12:28

As summer holidays end, universities across Egypt are preparing for the return of students with a heavy, pre-emptive security clampdown.

Egypt, Libya announce closer security co-operation

2014-10-08 19:36

Egypt will train Libyan forces to fight terrorism and help secure a shared border, the prime ministers of the two states have announced in Cairo.

Egypt: Army offensive kills 16 militants in Sinai

2014-10-07 11:11

Egyptian military officials say troops have killed 16 members of an al-Qaeda-inspired militant group in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

UK family urges Morocco to free gay pensioner

2014-10-06 21:09

A British man has urged Morocco to release his 70-year-old father, claiming he is being held in "appalling" conditions in a Marrakesh prison after being convicted of homosexuality.

Egypt arrests militants recruiting for ISIS group

2014-10-06 07:25

Security forces in Egypt have arrested four suspected members of a militant cell recruiting fighters for the Islamic State group in Syria, a report says.

British captive in Libya released

2014-10-05 09:22

Briton David Bolam has been released after being held hostage in Libya, the Foreign Office in London says.

Toll in Benghazi clashes rises to 36 - reports

2014-10-03 15:46

The death toll in clashes and suicide attacks on anti-Islamic forces in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has risen to 36, a report says.

Egypt judge in mass death cases removed

2014-10-03 10:02

The Egyptian judge who oversaw mass death sentence cases against Islamist supporters of the country's ousted president, has been removed from his criminal court.

7 soldiers killed in Benghazi bombs, clashes

2014-10-02 15:25

Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed and 50 wounded in a double suicide bombing and clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi, an army commander says.

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