Morocco train driver charged with involuntary homicide over crash

2018-10-23 19:47

The driver of a passenger train that derailed killing seven people and injuring 125 in Morocco a week ago was charged with involuntary homicide, a prosecutor has said.

Spain returns migrants to Morocco after storming of Melilla enclave

2018-10-23 11:23

Spain has sent 55 migrants back to Morocco a day after they forced their way into the Spanish territory of Melilla during an assault on the border in which two migrants died and 19 were injured.

Suspected militants kill 3 workers in Egypt's Sinai

2018-10-21 20:05

Egyptian security officials say three workers contracted to build a security wall in the northern Sinai city of el-Arish have been shot dead by suspected militants.

Algeria bans wearing of full-face veils in administration

2018-10-19 16:05

Algeria Prime minister Ahmed Ouayhia has banned female public sector employees from wearing veils that cover their faces.

Egypt denies forced disappearance reports of former lawmaker

2018-10-19 09:23

The Egyptian government is denying an accusation by the wife of a former lawmaker that her husband may have been detained by police.

EU moves to tighten borders, boost Africa ties on migrants

2018-10-18 16:02

EU leaders are set to push ahead with plans to boost cooperation with northern African countries and beef up the bloc's borders in an effort to stop migrants entering Europe

Two dead including child in Tunisia floods

2018-10-17 20:33

Flash flooding in central Tunisia killed at least two people including a six-year-old child, the interior ministry has said.

Four parties agree to Western Sahara talks

2018-10-17 17:22

Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario Front have accepted a UN invitation to hold talks in December on ending the decades-old conflict in Western Sahara, according to UN officials.

EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article

2018-10-16 21:16

Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore.

450 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai offensive: army

2018-10-16 20:24

The Egyptian army has said that 450 jihadists are estimated to have been killed in its eight-month offensive against the Islamic State group in the Sinai Peninsula.


Egypt arrests author, publisher over book on economy

2018-10-23 17:46

Egyptian security officials are reporting that an economist and his publisher have been arrested over a book that challenged President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's assertion that Egypt is a poor country.

Over 80 injured in Algerian football violence

2018-10-23 08:00

Over 80 people, including 30 police officers, were injured after fans invaded the pitch at an Algerian first division match at the weekend, according to official sources.

Egypt, Saudi conclude Tabuk-4 joint military drills

2018-10-19 18:42

Egypt's military says its forces have concluded drills with Saudi Arabia held in Egypt's southern military zone

Pioneering school in Cairo struggles to fund pupils

2018-10-19 14:20

Among the poorest of Egypt's poor, the so-called "zabbaleen" who scavenge through garbage to eke out a living in a Cairo slum struggle to keep their children in school.

Flash floods in Tunisia leave five dead, two missing

2018-10-18 18:29

Flash flooding in Tunisia has killed at least five people while a further two are unaccounted for, the interior ministry has said.

Tunisian fighter jet crashes into sea, pilot unharmed

2018-10-18 14:53

A Tunisian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during an exercise but its pilot was unharmed, the defence ministry has said.

Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained

2018-10-17 18:24

The wife of a former Egyptian lawmaker says he went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces

7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment

2018-10-17 11:34

At least seven people have died and nearly 80 have been injured after a shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed, authorities say.

At least 7 killed as passenger train derails in Morocco

2018-10-16 21:16

A shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, Moroccan authorities and the state news agency has said.

Algeria MPs padlock parliament in protest against speaker

2018-10-16 20:24

Around 200 deputies have kept Algeria's parliament locked up for several hours in a protest action to press demands for the house speaker to step down.

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