Substance in dug up Egyptian jar 'most ancient' cheese

2018-08-17 20:08

Scientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found."

WATCH: Tunisians push for equal inheritance rights for women

2018-08-16 13:26

Thousands of people have rallied in Tunis in support of the announcement made by Tunisia's president Beji Caid Essebsi to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women.

Egypt razes historical Cairo district, angering residents

2018-08-16 10:30

Egyptian authorities are demolishing a historical 19th century neighbourhood in Cairo to make way for high-end housing and business development a stone's throw from the Nile, angering residents who say they have not been properly compensated.

Libya condemns 45 to death for 2011 demo killings: ministry

2018-08-15 20:49

A Libyan court sentenced to death by firing squad 45 militiamen for killing demonstrators in Tripoli during the 2011 uprising against dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the justice ministry has said.

Egypt arrests 13 on anniversary of 2013 crackdown

2018-08-15 10:08

Egyptian police have arrested 13 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members accused of inciting protests on the fifth anniversary of the violent dispersal of two mass sit-ins

UN: Libyan militia forces 1 900 people from camp in Tripoli

2018-08-14 18:00

The UN refugee agency says it's concerned over a Libyan militia forcing 1 900 displaced people out of their refugee camp in the capital, Tripoli.

WATCH: Tunisian fishermen call the EU to rescue migrants like they did

2018-08-14 13:35

Tunisian fishermen in the coastal town of Zarzi have been rescuing migrants and retrieving the bodies of dead for years.

Tunisia's president announces draft inheritance equality bill

2018-08-13 21:06

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi has announced plans to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women.

Egypt: Police kill 6 suspected militants in Cairo suburb

2018-08-13 15:34

Egypt's Interior Ministry says police have killed six suspected Islamic militants in a shootout in a Cairo suburb.

Egypt police arrest six over failed church attack

2018-08-13 12:50

Egyptian authorities have arrested six suspected members of a "terrorist cell" behind a failed suicide attack on a church in the outskirts of Cairo, the interior ministry has said.


One dead as Tunisia security forces arrest migrants

2018-08-17 18:00

A migrant died as Tunisian security forces clashed with a group of Tunisians and Africans embarking on a clandestine sea crossing to Italy, a security official has said.

Darfur rebels strengthen foothold in Libya: UN report

2018-08-16 11:50

Rebel groups from Sudan's Darfur region are strengthening their foothold in Libya, building up their military strength in a bid to return to Sudan and fight on, according to a confidential report seen by AFP.

WATCH: Tunisian migrant boat turns down Aquarius rescue attempt

2018-08-16 08:05

A group of Tunisian migrants onboard a small dingy in the Mediterranean ocean has told rescuers from the Aquarius charity ship "we don't want to be rescued".

Tunisia denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were 'terrorists'

2018-08-15 12:39

Tunisian authorities have denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were "terrorists".

Libyan MP hurt as shots fired in row outside parliament

2018-08-14 20:00

Two people including a lawmaker were wounded when shots were fired during a row outside Libya's parliament, a witness has said.

PICS: Tunisia anti-litter activist takes up 300-km, 30-beach challenge

2018-08-14 14:57

Bin bags at the ready, "long-distance activist" Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia's Mediterranean town of Nabeul, scooping up all kinds of trash as he goes along.

EU faces fresh standoff over Aquarius migrant boat

2018-08-14 12:23

European countries have been facing pressure to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.

WATCH: French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port

2018-08-13 18:39

The operators of the migrant ship Aquarius has called on Europe to find a safe haven for 141 people rescued in the Mediterranean, saying Italy and Malta had again refused to let it dock.

'No justice' over bloody Egypt protest crackdown 5 years on: HRW

2018-08-13 14:09

Egypt is yet to prosecute members of the security forces over a bloody 2013 crackdown on protesters that left hundreds dead, Human Rights Watch has said, urging "justice" for the killings.

Libyan coast guard rescues 60 Europe-bound migrants

2018-08-13 11:31

Libya's coast guard says it has rescued 60 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the Mediterranean coast.

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