UN envoy for Libya sets his sights on institutions

2017-11-18 17:53

Five months after he was appointed to lead UN peace efforts in Libya, Ghassan Salame says he is focused on building institutions as a way to unite the country.

As Egypt targets gays, band reluctantly bears flag

2017-11-17 21:18

The symbol of solidarity brought a harsh backlash. As Lebanese rockers Mashrou' Leila played in Cairo, fans hoisted in the air rainbow flags, the global emblem of gay equality.

Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant detained over attack

2017-11-17 16:15

Egyptian authorities say a suspected Libyan militant will remain in custody for 15 days pending an investigation into a deadly attack in the country's Western Desert

Prosecutor calls Benghazi suspect 'commander' of 2012 attack

2017-11-17 12:39

Prosecutors are urging jurors to convict a man they say masterminded the 2012 attacks on US compounds in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Egypt tries to avoid a fight as allies escalate against Iran

2017-11-16 18:23

Egypt faces high expectations from Saudi Arabia and its other Gulf Arab benefactors that it will have their back as tensions rise with their rival Iran, including throwing the weight of its military - the largest standing Arab army - into the crisis if needed.

Autopsies of 26 migrant girls find that most drowned

2017-11-16 15:01

Post-mortem examinations on the bodies of 26 teenage migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November confirmed they almost all drowned at sea, Italian news agencies has reported.

Archaeologists find Greco-Roman mummy in Egypt

2017-11-16 09:08

A Russian archaeological team has discovered a well-preserved mummy from the Greco-Roman period in a wooden coffin south of Cairo, Egypt's antiquities ministry has said.

EU co-operation with Libya to stem migrant flow 'inhuman': UN

2017-11-14 12:58

The European Union's policy of helping the Libyan authorities intercept migrants in the Mediterranean and return them to "horrific" prisons in Libya is "inhuman", the UN says.

Algeria journalist charged with foreign 'intel' links: watchdog

2017-11-13 21:23

An Algerian freelance journalist and fixer has been indicted on accusations of intelligence contacts with a foreign power, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has said.

Egypt FM to tour Gulf in push for political solution

2017-11-11 20:45

Egypt'sfForeign minister Sameh Shoukry will embark on a Gulf tour to push for a political solution as tensions rise between Saudi Arabia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah, his ministry says.


African Union calls for Libya 'slave market' probe

2017-11-18 15:03

The African Union has called for Libyan authorities to investigate "slave markets" of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men.

Egypt to temporarily reopen Gaza border crossing

2017-11-17 16:15

Egypt to temporarily reopen border with Gaza, for the first time since Hamas ceded control of its side of the crossing

Egypt confirms death of leading jihadist in air strikes

2017-11-17 12:39

Egypt's interior ministry confirmed says the death of one of the country's most wanted militants in air strikes late October against a group behind a deadly ambush on policemen.

Egyptian army says 3 militants killed, 74 arrested in Sinai

2017-11-16 21:43

Egypt's armed forces say they have killed three "high-level" suspected militants and arrested 74 others in sweeps in the troubled northern Sinai Peninsula in recent days

Egyptian star singer banned for disparaging Nile comment

2017-11-16 15:01

Egyptian star singer has been banned from performing in her country after disparaging Nile River comment made at Lebanon concert

Egypt court to release 24 Nubians pending trial for protest

2017-11-16 15:01

A rights lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the release of 24 Nubians pending trial on charges they took part in an illegal protest in the southern city of Aswan.

In Morocco, a blue tourist town is turning green

2017-11-14 16:42

Huddling against a hillside in northern Morocco is a tourist town famed for the striking blue of its buildings, and now the mayor is mixing in another colour - green.

ISIS corpses in Libya await fate in containers

2017-11-14 10:00

Hundreds of corpses of Islamic State fighters have lain stored for the past year in a row of refrigerated containers in the Libyan city of Misrata awaiting a final decision on their fate.

UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

2017-11-12 15:10

A group of vulnerable refugees from several African countries, who had been stuck in war-ravaged Libya, have been evacuated to Niger, the UN says.

British woman to go on trial for alleged drug smuggling

2017-11-11 17:30

Prosecutors in Egypt's Red Sea region have referred a British woman to trial before a criminal court for attempting to smuggle hundreds of powerful painkillers which are banned in the Arab country.

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