Heavy rains pummel Cairo and parts of Egypt

2018-04-25 21:02

Rare heavy rainfall have pummeled the Egyptian capital and other parts of the country for a second day, with showers flooding roads and a new, leafy suburb east of Cairo.

Morocco’s inheritance laws are hurting women and must be reformed

2018-04-25 13:44

Morocco is a conservative society. A national survey conducted by the country’s planning commission in 2016 found that 87% of citizens, both men and women, are opposed to gender equality in inheritance, writes The Conversation.

Egypt former anti-graft chief sentenced to 5 years in jail

2018-04-24 17:04

A defence lawyer says an Egyptian military court has convicted the country's former anti-graft chief of insulting the armed forces and sentenced him to five years in prison.

UN council set for vote on preparing Western Sahara talks

2018-04-24 11:57

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt a draft resolution this week that would press Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front to prepare for negotiations on ending the Western Sahara conflict, a report says.

Fearing Ethiopian dam, Egypt bans water-intensive crops

2018-04-23 19:31

Egypt's parliament has passed a law banning the cultivation of crops that require a large amount of water, amid fears that a massive Ethiopian dam being built upstream could cut into the country's share of the Nile.

Jailed Egyptian photographer wins UN press freedom prize

2018-04-23 13:30

Detained Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, will be awarded Unesco's World Press Freedom Prize, the United Nations' cultural body says.

Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in Egypt

2018-04-22 18:12

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan

Egypt exhibiting previously unseen Ptolemaic artifacts

2018-04-19 21:38

Egypt is exhibiting artifacts from the Ptolemaic period for the first time in The Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Morocco's child maids suffer like 'slaves'

2018-04-19 20:28

"Even a pet animal is better treated," sobs 17-year-old Fatima, one of thousands of young girls who have been exploited and too often abused while working as housemaids for unscrupulous employers in Morocco.

Egypt sentences 3 to life, 36 to 10 years on terror charges

2018-04-19 06:00

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison on terror-related charges.


Egypt's parliament passes law to fine aggressive touts

2018-04-25 21:02

Egypt's parliament has passed a law that would impose fines on overly aggressive touts as part of efforts to revive the country's tourism sector

Egypt says 3 troops killed fighting militants in Sinai

2018-04-25 11:16

Egypt's military says three officers have been killed in the last week in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, where it is battling an Islamic State-led insurgency

Libya's women footballers struggle on and off pitch

2018-04-24 14:12

Libya's national women's football team is not only struggling on the pitch but also battling a conservative society that frowns on women playing sports in public at all.

Visiting the Tunisian desert where 'Star Wars' was filmed

2018-04-23 21:37

There's a reason the original 'Star Wars' movie has been filmed in the deserts of southern Tunisia: This stark remote landscape looks like another planet.

Watchdog warns of humanitarian crisis in Egypt's Sinai

2018-04-23 15:11

A leading international rights group is warning of a humanitarian crisis in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula amid severe restrictions on the movement of people and goods due to a massive security operation against Islamic militants.

Egypt fight against ISIS threatens humanitarian crisis: HRW

2018-04-23 12:14

Egypt's military operations against an affiliate of the Islamic State group in North Sinai is threatening to spark a humanitarian crisis, Human Rights Watch says.

Libyan airstrikes target 'terrorist sites' east of Misrata

2018-04-22 16:07

The self-styled Libyan National Army says it has carried out airstrikes against "terrorist sites" near the city of Misrata, which is controlled by a rival militia

Egypt FM warn Ethiopia over Nile River dam

2018-04-19 20:28

Egypt's foreign minister has delivered a warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building on a Nile River tributary.

Oil theft 'costing Libya over $750m annually'

2018-04-19 18:01

Fuel smuggling is costing Libya more than $750m each year and harming its economy and society, the head of the National Oil Company in the conflict-riddled country has said

Libya strongman's chief of staff survives car bombing: military

2018-04-18 21:14

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar's chief of staff on Wednesday survived a car bombing in the eastern city of Benghazi, according to his self-styled Libyan National Army.

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