First coronavirus case in Africa: Egypt health ministry

2020-02-14 21:01

Egypt's health ministry on Friday confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, making it the first in Africa.

Egypt court bans teacher over harassing 120 pupils

2020-02-10 21:10

An Egyptian court has upheld a teaching ban against an elementary school teacher accused of sexually harassing 120 female pupils, the education ministry says.

Egypt frees doctor who performed FGM on girl who bled to death

2020-02-07 22:00

An Egyptian court has released on bail a doctor who was detained for performing a genital cutting procedure on a 12-year-old girl who bled to death last month.

HRW urges Tunisia to bring home children of ISIS suspects

2020-02-06 22:05

Human Rights Watch has called on Tunisia to bring home nearly 200 children of suspected jihadists stranded or held in crowded camps and prisons in Libya, Iraq and Syria.

ISIS claims attack on Egypt gas pipeline

2020-02-03 19:00

The Islamic State group said on Monday it blew up a gas pipeline in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, claiming it was connected to Israel.

Libya: UN envoy slams violations of pledge to end foreign meddling

2020-01-30 19:01

A UN envoy has charged that foreign actors continue to meddle in Libya's conflict, resupplying the parties to the conflict in violation of recent international commitments.

Egypt court backs niqab ban on Cairo University staff

2020-01-27 19:02

A top Egyptian court has ruled in favour of banning female academic staff at Cairo University from wearing the Muslim face veil, known as the niqab, lawyer Ahmed Mahran said Monday.

15 on trial for robbing Morocco king of luxury watches

2020-01-24 19:03

Fifteen people have gone on trial in the Moroccan capital over the theft of dozens of luxury watches belonging to King Mohammed VI.

Libya neighbours to meet in Algiers

2020-01-22 22:04

Foreign ministers of states neighbouring Libya are set to meet in Algiers as part of international efforts to reach a political settlement to the country's conflict, the foreign ministry has announced.

World powers in Berlin to seek elusive Libya peace

2020-01-19 12:17

World leaders will gather in Berlin on Sunday to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from disintegrating into a "second Syria".


Egypt says its population reaches 100 million

2020-02-11 22:00

Egypt's population has reached 100 million, its statistics agency says, highlighting the threat of overpopulation in a poverty-stricken country where many live in crowded megacities.

African Union to boost Libya peace efforts

2020-02-10 20:01

The African Union has vowed to boost efforts to end the crisis in Libya and support a faltering UN-led peace process, the AU's Peace and Security Council chief says.

Tunisia fires envoy to UN, reportedly over Trump plan

2020-02-07 21:00

Tunisia has fired its ambassador to the UN, accusing him of failing to consult the ministry on key issues that diplomatic sources said included Washington's controversial Middle East peace plan.

Algeria president pardons thousands but not protesters

2020-02-06 21:02

Algeria's president HAS pardoned almost 6 300 prisoners, but scores detained as part of an anti-government protest movement will not benefit from the move, a support group says.

Amended UN draft resolution calls for withdrawal of mercenaries in Libya

2020-02-01 12:05

The UK has sent its fellow Security Council members an amended draft resolution on Libya, calling for the withdrawal of mercenaries from the country.

10 men jailed in Mauritania over 'gay party' video

2020-01-28 20:36

Prosecutors in the Mauritania, where homosexuality is outlawed, have detained and charged 10 young men after a video presented as a "gay marriage" surfaced, a legal source says.

Lina Ben Mhenni, activist who chronicled Tunisia uprising, dies at 36

2020-01-27 16:43

Acclaimed Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni, who chronicled the popular uprising that toppled longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, has died aged 36 after a long illness, her family says.

Libya's neighbours in talks in Algiers

2020-01-23 21:01

Libya's neighbours have come together in Algiers as part of international efforts to find a political settlement to a crisis that threatens regional stability.

Turkey says Haftar 'only problem' in way of Libya peace

2020-01-22 21:46

Turkey's top diplomat says Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar is the only obstacle to a peace deal for the north African country, defending Ankara's cooperation with Moscow to end conflicts in Libya and Syria.

Police disperse protesters in Algerian capital

2020-01-10 19:17

Baton-wielding police have broken up a protest in Algiers, cracking down on demonstrators vowing to keep up the anti-regime movement that has rocked Algeria for nearly a year.

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