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Tunisia strikes deal on Libya border trade

2017-01-18 06:23

Tunisian and Libyan parties have struck a deal to resume vital trade through the Ras Jedir crosspoint after a week of unrest, a source close to the negotiations has said.

Morocco offers The Gambia president 'golden retirement'

2017-01-17 18:36

Morocco has offered The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh asylum in return for accepting election defeat and stepping down, a local news website reported Tuesday.

Morocco parliament elects speaker in absence of new govt

2017-01-17 16:32

Morocco's parliament has elected a new speaker, three months after elections that left the country, which aims to rejoin the African Union, without a government.

Gunmen kill 8 Egyptian policemen in southwest Egypt

2017-01-17 10:04

Gunmen have killed eight police in an attack on a checkpoint in el-Wadi el--Gedid province in southwest Egypt, the interior ministry says.

US delivers two more patrols boats to ally Tunisia

2017-01-16 21:31

Tunisia's army has received two American patrol boats as part of a deal concluded with the United States to help battle terrorism and illegal migration.

Egypt to cut subsidies, boost revenues under reform package

2017-01-16 13:16

Egypt will make further "significant" cuts to energy subsidies, raise taxes and seek more international financing as it pursues economic reforms this year, Finance Minister Amr El-Garhy says.

Fighter jet shot down over Libya's Benghazi

2017-01-15 19:00

A fighter jet from Marshal Khalifa Haftar's forces has been shot down over Libya's Benghazi as it carried out raids on jihadist positions, a military source has said.

Egypt slams EU, UK for criticising ruling on activists

2017-01-14 19:29

Egypt has blasted the EU and Britain for criticising a recent court decision to freeze the assets of three rights activists, accusing them of double standards and telling them to mind their own business

Burqa ban splits Morocco

2017-01-13 17:13

Morocco's ban on the sale and production of burqa full-face Muslim veils beloved of Salafists has sharply divided opinions in the North African country.

Rights group slams Egypt's record in 2016

2017-01-12 21:18

Human Rights Watch says in a new report that Egypt has banned public criticism and peaceful opposition, and that security forces routinely torture detainees and forcibly disappeared hundreds last year

 

'Little' security at Tunisia attack resort: inquest

2017-01-17 22:40

A report on security at hotels in the Tunisian resort of Sousse had found security failings just months before a terror attack, an inquest into the killings of 30 British tourists there has heard.

Libyan wins right to sue UK ex-minister for rendition

2017-01-17 18:36

A British court on Tuesday ruled that a former Libyan militant can sue a former foreign minister and an ex-MI6 officer over his rendition in a landmark case that could pave the way for more lawsuits.

Darfur rebel groups retreat to Libya, South Sudan: UN report

2017-01-17 16:32

Two rebel groups driven out of Darfur by a Sudanese military offensive now operate mostly in Libya and South Sudan but hope to return to fight again, says a UN report.

Libya forces retake Benghazi district from jihadists

2017-01-17 08:18

Forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar have retaken a district in Libya's Benghazi from jihadists after fighting that killed nine soldiers in two days, a military source says.

Egypt court rules against handing islands to Saudi Arabia

2017-01-16 18:42

In landmark move, Egypt court rules against government decision to hand over 2 Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Residents of Egypt's northern Sinai threaten protests

2017-01-16 06:17

Egyptians in the restive northern Sinai city of al-Arish are threatening civil disobedience to protest against what they claim to be the extrajudicial killing of six youths by security forces.

Tunisia marks low key revolution anniversary

2017-01-15 07:01

Tunisia has marked the sixth anniversary of the fall of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali without fanfare, after official recognition of failure on the economic and social fronts.

Egypt says 10 ISIS militants killed in gunfight

2017-01-14 13:30

Egyptian security forces have killed 10 militants linked to the Islamic State group during a raid on one of their hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula, says the interior ministry.

Armed men try but fail to seize Libya govt ministries

2017-01-13 08:25

Gunmen have tried but failed to seize three government ministries in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a spokesperson for the UN-backed Government of National Accord says.

Forces loyal to self-declared PM seize Libyan ministries

2017-01-12 21:18

A self-declared prime minister in Libya says his forces have seized at least three ministries in the capital and is declaring a return of his government after what he described as a yearlong failure of the current UN.-backed premier

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