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".

Morocco activist jailed for 2 years for Facebook post

2020-01-10 18:01

A Moroccan activist has been sentenced to two years in prison for "insulting the national flag and the symbol of the state" in a Facebook post, his lawyer says.

Algeria's richest man stands trial in graft probe

2019-12-31 21:00

Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab, who heads its biggest privately-owned conglomerate Cevital, has gone on trial accused of tax, banking and customs offences.

Moroccan YouTuber sentenced to prison, journalist detained

2019-12-27 20:00

A YouTuber who criticised the Moroccan king has been given a prison sentence while a journalist-activist who defended anti-government protesters in a tweet has been detained.

Civilians killed as projectile blast hits Libya's Tripoli

2019-12-25 14:04

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have been blamed for blast that killed four people and injured six others at a vegetable market.

Libya govt urges military aid from 'friendly' countries

2019-12-20 21:01

Libya's UN-recognised unity government has urged five "friendly countries" to implement military deals as it seeks to repel the forces of an eastern-based strongman fighting to seize the capital.

Algerians protest in thousands to reject talks with new president

2019-12-17 21:25

Students, teachers and other demonstrators have rallied in their thousands in Algeria's capital against the newly elected president, rejecting his offer of dialogue with a months-old protest movement.

WATCH | Protests, unrest mar Algeria's unpopular presidential vote

2019-12-12 19:45

Algeria has held a presidential election meant to bring stability after a year of political turmoil, but voting was marred as protesters ransacked provincial polling stations and rallied in the capital.


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.

Algerian president calls Libya's Tripoli a 'red line'

2020-01-07 17:30

The head of Libya's internationally recognised government has met the Algerian president during an official visit to discuss the heightened tensions in his country.

Algeria reviews security as Turkey readies Libya intervention

2019-12-27 22:03

Algeria's newly elected President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has chaired a rare meeting of the country's top security body to discuss contingency plans for a threatened Turkish military intervention in neighbouring Libya.

Morocco jails YouTuber, detains journalist

2019-12-27 14:49

A Moroccan YouTuber has been sentenced to four years in prison for "insulting the king" in a video broadcast on social networks, his lawyer has said.

Egypt's ex-chief of staff released after nearly 2 years in prison

2019-12-23 18:32

Egypt's former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan has been released from detention almost two years after his arrest following his plans to compete in the 2018 presidential election, his office manager has said on Twitter.

Empty Libyan migrant camps, pope urges

2019-12-19 19:52

The pope has called for migrant detention centres in Libya to be cleared, saying it is a "sin" to remain indifferent to the abuses suffered by refugees.

Arrested Libyan journalist 'forcibly disappeared': NGO

2019-12-17 20:25

A Libyan press freedom group says the arrest of a journalist at a Tripoli airport over the weekend amounted to "forced disappearance", while the UN called for him to be released or put on trial.

Tunisia arrests 11 after clashes in birthplace of Arab Spring

2019-12-03 21:20

Eleven Tunisians were arrested during a night of clashes between protesters and police in the central region of Sidi Bouzid, the interior ministry says, after the self-immolation of a young man sparked outrage.

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