Cairo furniture factory gutted by fire: 19 dead

2015-07-28 16:01

At least nineteen people have died in a fire that gutted an Egyptian furniture factory north of Cairo.

Libya court sentences Gaddafi's son, 8 aides to death

2015-07-28 11:12

A Libyan court sentenced slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising.

Egypt police kills 2 suspected jihadists in Cairo raid

2015-07-28 10:10

Egyptian police have killed two alleged jihadists suspected of involvement in the recent bombing of the Italian consulate in Cairo in a raid on an apartment in the capital, security officials say.

Egypt Nile boat crash death toll rises

2015-07-26 16:12

Rescuers have recovered more bodies from the Nile after a party boat collided with a cargo ship earlier this week.

Croatian citizen kidnapped in Egypt by armed men

2015-07-24 18:29

A group of armed men have abducted a Croatian citizen in Egypt, Croatia’s foreign ministry says.

Up to 40 migrants dead off Libya coast, shipwreck survivors say

2015-07-24 11:26

As many as 40 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya earlier this week, according to humanitarian organisations citing witnesses.

Migrant boat sinks off Libya: 40 feared dead

2015-07-24 05:29

Up to 40 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their rubber dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya.

Algeria's Bouteflika names new trade, agricultural ministers

2015-07-23 15:18

Algeria's president Abdelaziz Bouteflika have appointed new trade and agriculture ministers, the second cabinet reshuffle this year, the presidency says.

Several die in ferry accident in Egypt

2015-07-23 09:36

A ferry with at least 20 people on board has sunk north of Egypt’s capital Cairo, leaving several dead, a report says.

Ex-Egyptian PM gets 5yrs' for fraud

2015-07-22 20:02

An Egyptian court has sentenced former prime minister Ahmed Nazif to five years in prison in a retrial on corruption charges.


Saif al-Islam Gaddafi can appeal death sentence

2015-07-28 12:45

A Libyan court has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, to death on charges related to killings during the 2011 uprising.

Rescuers find 13 dead migrants on packed boat off Libyan coast

2015-07-28 11:04

Rescuers found 13 dead migrants on a boat off the coast of Libya with more than 500 others aboard, the Italian coast guard says, giving no details about how they died.

Egypt cuts debauchery jail term for dancer

2015-07-27 05:20

An Egyptian appeals court has halved a jail term for a female dancer convicted of inciting debauchery after she featured in a controversial music video.

Algeria replaces three senior security officials - media

2015-07-25 21:17

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has replaced three senior army officers with responsibilities for domestic security matters and for his own security, the media reported.

Egypt Nile boat accident death toll rises to 29

2015-07-24 16:27

At least 29 people drowned after their party boat collided with a cargo ship on the Nile, the Egyptian health ministry says.

2 killed in new eastern government push in Benghazi

2015-07-24 10:48

Two Libyan soldiers have been killed and 10 wounded after eastern government forces made a new push against Islamist fighters in the embattled centre of Benghazi, medics say.

4 Egypt soldiers killed in Sinai bombing

2015-07-23 18:01

Four Egyptian soldiers have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army is battling an Islamist insurgency, the military says.

Death toll in Egypt boat accident rises to 22 – report

2015-07-23 13:28

The death toll in a boat sinking in the Nile north of Cairo has risen to 22 people, according to a report.

15 people killed in Nile ferry crash

2015-07-23 09:25

At least 15 people, including two children, have been killed after a cargo boat collided with a ferry on the Nile, hospital, security and political sources say.

At least 40 dead in ethnic clashes in southern Libya

2015-07-22 16:13

At least 40 people have been killed in a week of ethnic clashes in southern Libya between rival gunmen from the Toubou and Tuareg minorities, a local official says.

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