Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi

2018-01-24 08:54

Libyan authorities say twin car bombs have exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30.

Air Algerie flights resume but more strikes threatened

2018-01-23 20:30

Air Algerie flights has resumed after a wildcat strike by cabin crew grounded nearly all departures from the capital the previous day but their trade union threatened fresh action in the coming weeks.

Egypt military accuses presidential hopeful of committing crimes

2018-01-23 17:00

Egypt's military has accused a former armed forces chief of staff who plans to stand in presidential elections in March of forgery and other crimes linked to his candidacy announcement.

One dead in stampede at Morocco-Spain border

2018-01-22 22:34

One man died and several other people were injured during a stampede Monday on the border between Morocco and the Spanish overseas territory of Melilla, authorities and a rights group have said.

Egypt says 2 policemen to stand trial over detainee's death

2018-01-22 20:30

Egypt's state news agency says two policemen will go on trial next month on charges of killing a detainee.

Egypt presidential hopeful calls for neutrality in elections

2018-01-22 15:38

Egypt's former military chief of staff, who has announced he would run for president in March elections, has called on state institutions to maintain neutrality toward all candidates

Egypt's Sisi says he will run for a second term

2018-01-20 17:34

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he will run for a second four-year term in March elections. He was widely expected to be a candidate, with no serious challenge to his re-election.

Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with Ethiopia

2018-01-19 15:19

Egypt's president says he expressed his "extreme concern" over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country's visiting prime minister.

Rights group: World must act to end Libya turmoil, abuses

2018-01-18 20:59

Human Rights Watch says the world must do more to help end rights abuses in chaotic Libya, which has emerged as one of the main corridors for migration to Europe

5 detained over fire bombs thrown at Tunisia synagogues

2018-01-18 20:04

A judge in Tunisia has ordered the detention of five people suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at two synagogues during protests over price hikes.


Egypt presidential candidate to assess status

2018-01-23 20:30

A senior worker at the campaign of Egyptian presidential hopeful Khaled Ali says they are holding an emergency meeting to assess their position following the arrest of another hopeful

Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-general

2018-01-23 18:17

Egypt's military have arrested former military chief of staff and presidential hopeful Sami Annan, leveling an array of serious allegations against him in what appears to be a calculated move by the armed forces and the incumbent to push him out of the race.

Egypt's Brotherhood offers support to presidential hopeful

2018-01-23 14:08

A senior Muslim Brotherhood leader has written an open letter from exile to a retired Egyptian army general seeking to run for president, listing the outlawed group's conditions for supporting his candidacy.

Strike grounds Air Algerie flights from capital

2018-01-22 20:30

A strike by Air Algerie crews grounded flights by the carrier out of the North African state's capital, the airline and a union have said.

Several injured in stampede at Morocco-Spain border

2018-01-22 19:30

Several people were injured, at least one seriously, during a stampede on the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, authorities and a rights group have said.

Tunisia kills senior al-Qaeda member

2018-01-22 08:37

Tunisian security forces have killed a senior member of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who was wanted by Algeria for two and a half decades, officials say.

Algeria court acquits 6 Mozabite Berber activists

2018-01-19 19:23

Six Mozabite Berber activists accused of attempting to overthrow the Algerian government and damage state security were acquitted in court, says their lawyer.

IMF does not want austerity in Tunisia: spokesman

2018-01-19 11:33

The International Monetary Fund does not want austerity in Tunisia, and in fact proposed programs to protect the poor from the impact of economic reforms, a Fund spokesperson has said.

Egypt, Ethiopia united against 'conflict' over Nile waters

2018-01-18 20:04

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn have said at talks in Cairo they were opposed to any "conflict" over the sharing of Nile waters.

Egyptian president sacks intel chief, appoints replacement

2018-01-18 18:42

Egypt's president has fired the country's chief spy and assigned a confidante and head of his office to run the General Intelligence Directorate Agency temporarily.

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