White House envoy arrives in Egypt

2017-10-20 13:02

Egyptian airport officials say a white House envoy has arrived in Cairo to discuss the latest developments in Palestinian reconciliation efforts mediated by Egypt.

New Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakech

2017-10-19 18:07

The Yves Saint Laurent museum has opened its doors to the public in Marrakech, the Moroccan city beloved by the fashion designer, less than three weeks since the inauguration of a Paris-based museum also dedicated to him

Tunisia jails couple for 'public indecency' over car kiss

2017-10-19 13:38

A Frenchman and a Tunisian woman have been convicted on appeal in Tunis for "public indecency" after an altercation with police who arrested the couple while they were hugging in a car.

In Egypt, archaeologists find part of 4 000-year-old statue

2017-10-19 06:11

Egyptian archaeologists uncover part of 4 000-year-old wooden statue likely depicting female regent from that era

Italy breaks up smuggling ring for Libyan diesel fuel

2017-10-18 17:45

Italian police have said that they had broken up a network selling low-quality Libyan diesel fuel worth 30 million euros ($35 million) at service stations in Sicily and as far away as France and Spain.

UN-backed Libya talks hit new snag

2017-10-17 20:02

Talks between representatives of rival authorities in strife-torn Libya have hit a new snag after a parliamentary delegation suspended its participation in the UN-backed discussions hosted by Tunisia.

21 opposition members on trial over Morocco protests

2017-10-17 17:00

Demonstrators are calling for justice for 21 detained leaders of a Moroccan protest movement that has become the biggest challenge to this North African kingdom since the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011

New UN envoy in Morocco to restart talks on disputed Western Sahara

2017-10-17 11:10

The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, is visiting Morocco as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario Front.

Pan-African parliament in grip of existential crisis

2017-10-17 09:05

Though its motto is "one Africa, one voice", the reality of "Africa's parliament" could not be more different.

ISIS affiliate claims attacks in Egypt's Sinai

2017-10-16 18:00

An Islamic State affiliate has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula that killed nine soldiers and wounded at least 37 others.


Egypt frees Egyptian-Irish after 4 years detention

2017-10-20 12:04

Egyptian authorities have released an Irish-Egyptian man who was detained for four years on charges related to a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo in 2013.

Egypt rights groups demand release of leading dissident

2017-10-19 16:26

Ten major Egyptian rights groups have urged an appeals court to free Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading dissident in the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak.

UN envoy meets W Sahara independence leaders in bid to restart talks

2017-10-19 12:01

The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, has met leaders of an Algerian-backed independence movement after visiting Morocco in a bid to get stalled peace talks back on track.

Fake dentists ply brisk trade in Morocco

2017-10-18 21:16

A smart white coat is no proof of being a qualified medical practitioner in Morocco, where fake dentists and other "health professionals" thrive on poverty, sometimes with wretched consequences.

EU aims to boost anti-terror info sharing with Tunisia

2017-10-18 11:00

EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove has called for a boosted exchange of information with Tunisia, which has seen its nationals involved in deadly attacks abroad and on its soil.

Germany nixes web monitoring workshop for Egyptian officials

2017-10-17 20:02

German police have canceled a workshop designed to help Egyptian security officials monitor extremist websites because they might learn skills that could be used against other groups

'Shocking' abuse of migrants in Libya smuggling hub - UN

2017-10-17 14:10

More than 20 000 migrants, including pregnant women and babies, are being held either in detention centres or by traffickers in Libya's people-smuggling hub Sabratha, the UN has said, warning of abuse "on a shocking scale".

Western Sahara: disputed territory in North Africa

2017-10-17 10:04

Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony mainly controlled by Morocco, but whose territory is claimed by the pro-independence Polisario Front.

11 more migrant bodies recovered after collision off Tunisia

2017-10-16 20:07

The Tunisian authorities say eleven more migrant bodies have been recovered from the Mediterranean after a Tunisian naval ship collided with a wooden boat packed with migrants off the country's coast

Militants rob bank, attack church in Egypt's Sinai; 7 dead

2017-10-16 17:11

In a brazen daytime attack, about a dozen Islamic militants robbed a local bank, lobbed grenades and traded gunfire with security forces guarding an unused church in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing seven people, including three civilians, officials have said.

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