Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

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Workers around Tunisia are on strike to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to tame unemployment, poverty and social tensions.

Fighting flares up in Libyan capital, killing 1, wounding 17

2019-01-17 14:45

Libyan authorities say fighting between rival armed groups in the capital of Tripoli has flared up again, four months after a UN-brokered cease-fire

Libya's paramilitary force to 'cleanse' country's south

2019-01-15 20:18

A spokesperson for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of Islamic militants and criminals.

New tensions, worries mark Tunisia's revolution anniversary

2019-01-15 16:30

Tunisia is marking eight years since its democratic uprising amid deepening economic troubles and simmering anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises.

Egypt's top cleric urges rethink over student expelled for hug

2019-01-14 20:21

Egypt's top Muslim cleric Ahmed al-Tayeb has urged Al-Azhar university to reconsider the expulsion of a female student who was filmed hugging a male colleague.

Algeria's ancient pyramid tombs still shrouded in mystery

2019-01-14 08:01

Dating back centuries, Algeria's pyramid tombs are unique relics of an ancient era but a dearth of research has left the Jeddars shrouded in mystery. Read more...

8 years on, Tunisians say revolt gave them 'freedom' but not 'dignity'

2019-01-13 15:23

Young Tunisians say the revolution they staged eight years ago to oust their longtime dictator has failed to restore their "dignity" and ease the North African country's economic woes.

Egypt deports German citizen over alleged terror suspicions

2019-01-11 17:07

Egyptian authorities have deported a German citizen of Egyptian origin who was detained in Cairo airport last month on suspicions he was plotting terrorism, authorities say.

Egypt's inflation drops to 11.1% in December

2019-01-11 11:05

Egypt says its annual inflation rate dropped to 11.1% in December from 15.6% the previous month.

Morocco closes 2 000 mine shafts after string of deaths

2019-01-10 17:43

Moroccan authorities closed 2 000 illegal mineshafts last year in Jerada, an impoverished former coal town that has been the site of a string of deadly mining accidents.


Militants kidnap Christian man in Egypt's Sinai

2019-01-17 20:29

Security officials say Islamic militants have kidnapped a Christian man traveling in a communal taxi in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

Egypt kills 5 suspected militants in Sinai: ministry

2019-01-16 20:08

Egyptian police killed five suspected Islamic militants in North Sinai, where security forces are fighting an insurgency led by an affiliate of the Islamic State group, the government has said.

Archaeologists find Rome-era tombs in Egypt's Western Desert

2019-01-15 20:18

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs dating back to the Roman period in the country's Western Desert

Gabon president leaves Morocco to fly home: source

2019-01-15 12:21

Gabon's ailing president Ali Bongo has left Morocco to fly home days after security forces there foiled an attempted coup, a source close to the leader says.

Egypt deports second German in a week for alleged ISIS links

2019-01-14 16:38

Egyptian officials say authorities have deported a German teenager they say had come to Egypt with the intention of joining Islamic State militants fighting security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

'A Prophet' creator takes on France's war in Algeria

2019-01-13 17:22

One of France's most celebrated screenwriters is taking on its biggest taboo, the bloody conflict in Algeria, in a new war film.

Egypt says its security forces killed 6 militants

2019-01-13 13:05

Egypt's interior ministry says security forces have killed six Islamic militants when they raided their desert hideout south of the capital Cairo

Egypt confirms arrest of 2 Germans, deports one: sources

2019-01-11 12:02

Egyptian authorities have confirmed two German nationals suspected of attempting to join an Islamic State group affiliate have been arrested, and one was deported, Egyptian security sources say.

Egypt says stolen pharaonic tablet repatriated from UK

2019-01-11 09:24

An ancient Egyptian pharaonic stone tablet that was stolen from Karnak temple was repatriated this week from Britain where it had been touted for sale, Egypt's antiquities ministry says.

Egypt court jails prominent activist for 15 years

2019-01-10 12:00

A leading figure in Egypt's 2011 revolution has been handed 15 years in prison after a retrial, a judicial source says.

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