16 killed in multi-vehicle crash in Egypt

2015-05-30 10:55

At least 16 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle crash south of Cairo, health ministry officials say.

France's Le Pen in Egypt for surprise talks with Muslim body

2015-05-29 15:21

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has held talks in Egypt with Al-Azhar that broached the top Sunni Muslim body's "serious concerns" over her party's stance on Islam.

Egypt acquits torture policeman

2015-05-29 07:29

An Egyptian court has acquitted a policeman who had been jailed for 15 years for torturing to death an Islamist arrested over a church bombing.

Tunisia arrests 2nd Morocco suspect in Bardo attack

2015-05-28 17:16

Tunisia has arrested a second Moroccan suspect over a deadly attack in March on the Bardo museum in Tunis, the interior ministry says.

Libya: PM attackers 'linked to Tobruk tribal leaders'

2015-05-27 07:45

Gunmen who tried to assassinate Libya’s internationally recognised prime minister are funded by "corrupted political financiers" linked to powerful Tobruk tribal leaders, a spokesperson for thegovernment says.

Libya's lawmakers say session halted after car burned outside

2015-05-26 14:04

Libya’s elected parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk has interrupted a session attended by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni after protesters burned a car outside the venue, lawmakers say.

Libya tribal chiefs hope for a 'modern state'

2015-05-26 07:39

A four-day meeting of Libyan tribal leaders has opened in Egypt which is exploring ways to unite warring parties and bring peace to its oil-rich neighbour.

Egypt charges newspaper employees for publishing 'false news'

2015-05-25 23:30

Egypt's top prosecutor has referred to criminal trial three employees of a newspaper on charges of publishing 'false news'.

Soldier kills 7 comrades at Tunis barracks - ministry

2015-05-25 18:02

A Tunisian corporal shot dead seven of his comrades before himself being killed, the defence ministry said, adding that he had family and psychological problems.

Libyan government warplanes attack ship near Sirte

2015-05-24 18:46

Warplanes from Libya's official government have attacked an oil tanker off the coast near the city of Sirte, officials say.


ISIS affiliate takes control of air base in Libya

2015-05-29 22:00

A Libyan militia spokesperson says the local Islamic State affiliate has taken control of a civilian air base in the central city of Sirte - the group's stronghold in the North African country.

Al Jazeera journo Greste fears Egyptian conviction in absentia

2015-05-29 11:52

Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste, deported after spending 400 days in an Egyptian jail on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, fears he will be found guilty in absentia at a retrial that resumes in Cairo next week.

African migrants risk all in Sahara

2015-05-28 18:52

In a sandy compound in the Niger desert town of Agadez, a white-turbaned imam blesses a circle of African migrants, some of them little more than boys, to protect them on the journey across the Sahara.

Tunisia truth commission hears victims

2015-05-27 21:28

Tunisia's newly formed 'truth commission' announced it has begun to hear testimony from victims of the country's post-independence dictatorships.

Libya PM escapes assassination attempt

2015-05-27 05:41

Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani has escaped unharmed when would-be assassins opened fire on his car, the spokesperson for his internationally recognised government says.

Egypt allows Gazans to return home through border crossing

2015-05-26 12:05

Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip to allow stranded Palestinians to return home.

Morocco jails three for homosexuality

2015-05-26 07:39

Three Moroccan men accused of homosexuality have been sentenced to three years in jail each by a court in northeastern Morocco.

Libyan tribes meet in Cairo

2015-05-25 21:07

Hundreds of Libyan tribal leaders have met in Cairo with Egyptian authorities hoping to enlist their help in preventing Islamist violence from spilling over their shared border.

Soldier killed after shooting on fellow troops in Tunis

2015-05-25 12:18

A Tunisian soldier has opened fire on colleagues at a military base in the capital, killing a colonel and wounding eight other soldiers before being shot dead himself, an army spokesperson says.

Libya arrests 600 Europe-bound illegal migrants

2015-05-23 21:57

Libyan authorities have arrested about 600 illegal migrants from African countries who were planning to sail to Europe, a coastguard official says.

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