ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Filipinos returning home amid Libya violence

2014-07-31 17:14

The Philippines is preparing to evacuate 13 000 citizens from Libya as violence rages and after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse was gang-raped there.

6 000 Libyans flee into Tunisia everyday

2014-07-31 10:38

Up to 6 000 people a day are leaving Libya and moving into neighbouring Tunisia, the Tunisian foreign minister says, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war.

Worker beheaded, Filipina nurse raped in Libya

2014-07-31 07:15

The Philippines has renewed calls for thousands of its nationals to leave Libya after a Filipina nurse was abducted and gang-raped, following the beheading of a Filipino construction worker.

Nigeria opens long-awaited battle of ideas

2014-07-30 18:18

In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups like Boko Haram.

3 dead in Egypt as planned bomb attack fails

2014-07-30 14:52

Three people have been killed when two bombs they were carrying in a pick-up truck went off prematurely, Egyptian government and security forces say.

20 dead, dozens missing in shipwreck off Libya

2014-07-30 09:35

More than 20 migrants have died and dozens are missing after their makeshift boat sank off the Libyan coast, the navy says.

Tripoli fire rages on

2014-07-29 19:43

A huge blaze has raged for a third day at a fuel depot near Tripoli's airport, while a paramilitary aircraft has crashed in Benghazi.

30 people killed in Benghazi in heavy fighting

2014-07-29 16:25

At least 30 people were killed overnight in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi during heavy clashes between government Special Forces and Islamist fighters.

Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

2014-07-29 12:01

An Egyptian military spokesperson says troops have killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.

Air Algerie pilots asked to turn back

2014-07-28 19:00

France says the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back.

Tanker fire near Libya airport out of control

2014-07-28 16:04

The huge fire from fuel tanks near Tripoli's international airport that has been ignited by rocket attacks is out of control as clashes between rival militias resumed, a spokesperson said.

Foreigners urged to leave Libya amid violence

2014-07-28 11:15

Egypt and several Western states have urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiralling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead.

Investigators scour through debris at Mali crash

2014-07-27 20:19

French investigators have scoured through the debris of a shattered Air Algerie jetliner in Mali's remote desert north to get to the cause of the third global air disaster in eight days.

Libya army, Islamists clash in Benghazi

2014-07-27 15:34

Almost 40 people, mostly soldiers, have been killed in 24 hours of fierce fighting between the Libyan army and Islamists in the eastern city of Benghazi, officials say.

Egypt to try 20 suspected in terrorist attacks

2014-07-27 07:18

Egypt's chief prosecutor has charged 20 suspected militants with carrying out terrorist attacks that killed seven people and wounded more than 100.

Air France to avoid Mali crash site as "precaution"

2014-07-25 14:20

Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airlines as a "precautionary measure", a spokesperson for the French group says.

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

2014-07-25 10:16

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

Family of 4 among victims of Air Algerie plane crash

2014-07-25 07:44

Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

2014-07-24 23:36

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing with 116 people on board, has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army co-ordinator in Ouagadougou says.

Official: Air Algerie flight probably crashed

2014-07-24 17:28

An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar over northern Mali and "probably crashed", according to government officials.

Last contact with flight AH 5017 was over Mali

2014-07-24 14:17

An Algerian aviation official says the last contact Algerian authorities had with a missing Air Algerie aircraft carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algiers was when it was flying over Gao, Mali.

Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill 9

2014-07-24 12:55

At least 9 people were killed and 19 wounded,in Benghazi after heavy clashes between Islamist fighters and regular forces trying to oust the militants from the eastern Libyan city.

Egypt judge: Jazeera team did "devil's" work

2014-07-24 07:53

An Egyptian judge has released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together “by the devil” to destabilise the country.

Fuel tanks hit in clashes near Libyan airport

2014-07-23 15:00

Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli have been hit in clashes between rival Libyan militia, igniting a huge blaze near the international airport.

 

Spain evacuates embassy staff from Libya

2014-07-31 12:05

Spain's foreign ministry says it is temporarily evacuating its ambassador and most embassy staff from Libya because of the worsening security situation in the capital.

China evacuates hundreds of workers from Libya

2014-07-31 08:27

China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Service says.

150 refugees drown

2014-07-30 22:35

At least 150 refugees are believed drowned when their boat sank off the coast of Libya.

No intact bodies in grim Air Algerie probe

2014-07-30 16:54

French experts have been meticulously sifting through the debris of the Air Algerie plane that disintegrated over the Mali desert, killing all 118 on board. They have yet to see a single intact body

Libya ex-deputy PM kidnapped in Tripoli

2014-07-30 13:09

An armed group has abducted a former Libyan deputy prime minister and newly-elected MP, Mustapha Abu Shagur, in the capital of Tripoli, his nephew says.

Libyan military plane crashes in Benghazi

2014-07-29 21:01

A Libyan fighter jet engaged in paramilitary attacks on Islamists in the restive eastern city of Benghazi has crashed and exploded.

France evacuating nationals from Libya

2014-07-29 18:01

France is evacuating its nationals from Libya amid increasing lawlessness and unrest after similar moves by other European nations.

Maltese worker kidnapped in Libya freed

2014-07-29 15:29

A Maltese worker who was abducted by Libyan rebels on the outskirts of Tripoli has been freed and arrived home safely in Valletta, authorities say.

Libya is paying Qaeda suspect's legal costs

2014-07-29 07:10

The Libyan government is paying to defend alleged senior al-Qaeda figure Anas al-Liby against US terrorism charges, according to court filings.

Fears of carnage as Tripoli fire rages

2014-07-28 17:51

A huge fire at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli is out of control sparking fears of a fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area.

Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Tripoli

2014-07-28 12:38

The Libyan government is appealing for 'international help' after several oil tankers caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in Tripoli.

Mali opens inquiry into Air Algerie crash

2014-07-27 21:47

Mali has opened a judicial probe into the Air Algerie plane disaster as part of international efforts to determine the cause of the crash.

UK embassy convoy hit by gunfire in Libya

2014-07-27 19:42

A British embassy convoy has been hit by gunfire during an attempted hijacking outside the capital Tripoli on the way to the Tunisian border.

Egypt army destroys more Gaza tunnels

2014-07-27 12:45

Egypt's army says it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1 639 the overall number it has laid waste to.

US evacuates Libyan embassy

2014-07-26 16:28

The US has ordered the evacuation of its embassy in Libya due to a "very real risk" to personnel, Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Jazeera journos jailed in Egypt set to appeal

2014-07-25 10:16

Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt last month for up to 10 years on charges of adding a terrorist organisation are set to appeal their convictions.

Officials doubt Air Algerie plane was attacked

2014-07-25 09:03

Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.

France sends troops to secure Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 05:52

France says it had sent a military unit to secure the site of the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members which was found in Mali close to the border with Burkina Faso.

Wreckage of Air Algerie spotted - president

2014-07-24 20:03

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has said that the wreckage of a missing Air Algerie flight had been spotted in his country's northern desert.

Crisis meeting over missing Algerian plane

2014-07-24 16:11

A crisis meeting is being held over the disappearance of an Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board. The plane dropped off the radar as it flew over Mali.

Air Algerie plane with 119 passengers missing over Mali

2014-07-24 14:27

An Air Algerie plane with around 120 people on board including French and Spanish nationals has gone during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.

AS IT HAPPENED: Flight AH5017 crashes

2014-07-24 13:34
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Get the latest details as Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

Air Algerie loses contact with plane

2014-07-24 11:29

Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

Sisi defends Egypt peace efforts for Gaza

2014-07-23 21:02

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has defended Egypt's role in trying to broker a Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas.

Tunisia faces dilemma in anti-jihadist campaign

2014-07-23 12:21

Tunisia has hit back at a deadly jihadist attack on troops by closing mosques and media outlets seen as sympathetic to extremists, raising fears of a return to the censorship of the old regime.

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