Pope Francis arrives in Egypt for historic visit

2017-04-28 14:34

Pope Francis has arrived in Egypt for a historic, two-day visit to show a united Christian-Muslim front against religious militancy

Morocco arrests four over alleged ties with ISIS

2016-08-17 09:30

Morocco has arrested four men allegedly linked to the Islamic State jihadist group and planning attacks in the kingdom's economic capital Casablanca, the interior ministry says.

Morocco's ouster of UN staff from Western Sahara denounced

2016-04-27 12:00

The African Union's special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara says Morocco's expulsion of most of the UN peacekeeping mission's civilian staff sets "a very dangerous precedent" and undermines the UN Security Council.

US coalition, Russia intensify airstrikes on ISIS in Syria

2015-11-18 18:33

A US-led alliance and Russia have separately stepped up airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Syria, after the extremist militia claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks internationally.

SA man killed in Mali hotel siege, dept confirms

2015-08-08 15:58

A Pretoria man had been killed during the siege of a hotel in Mali, an international relations spokesperson has confirmed.

Suicide bomber targets ancient Egyptian temple

2015-06-10 16:09

Egyptian officials say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at the ancient temple of Karnak in Luxor, a southern city frequented by millions of foreign and Egyptian tourists every year.

Women lead fight against radicalisation in Algeria

2015-02-28 12:22

Hundreds of female religious guides have been at the forefront of Algeria's battle against Islamic radicalisation since the civil war that devastated the North African country in the 1990s.

Qaeda financier killed in Algeria

2013-01-05 16:45

The Algerian army has identified one of seven armed Islamists killed east of the capital earlier this month as a key financier of the local affiliate of al-Qaeda.

Egypt editor charged with insulting Morsi

2012-08-23 18:04

A Cairo court has ordered the chief editor of an Egyptian daily detained pending trial on charges of insulting the country's president and "spreading lies".


Tunisia PM-designate presents unity govt line-up

2016-08-20 20:22

Tunisia's premier-designate Youssef Chahed has submitted his proposed new unity government list to President Beji Caid Essebsi, the presidency has said.

Meet 3-million-year-old Lucy – she’ll tell you a lot about modern African heritage

2016-06-22 20:52

What does it mean to humanise the remains of our ape ancestors? What kinds of things are they made to say about the countries that display them? And what do they say about Africa as a place of scientific “discovery”?

Egypt's first parliament in 3 years convenes

2016-01-10 18:10

Egypt's first legislature in more than three years, a 596-seat chamber packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, has convened.

Voting for a new parliament begins in Egypt

2015-10-18 12:53

Polling stations have opened in 14 of Egypt's 27 governorates for the first round of parliamentary elections, the country's first since the army toppled Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Morocco arrests 57 in high school exam scandal

2015-06-14 08:05

Dozens of people have been arrested in Morocco for selling answers to high school exams in a racket that even saw two pages of answers posted on Facebook, authorities say.

Egypt court upholds football riot death sentences

2015-06-09 20:40

An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences against 11 football fans over a February 2012 riot in the eastern city of Port Said that cost the lives of 74 people.

Tunisian feminist faces 6 months in jail

2013-05-24 22:12

The lawyer of a Tunisian woman who gained notoriety for posting online topless pictures of herself as a protest says she faces six months in prison for carrying a dangerous object.

Spotlight on 2nd US facility in Benghazi

2012-10-11 09:57

A clash in Congress over a second, semi-secret US facility in Benghazi, Libya has put the spotlight on a compound said to be more secure than the American mission where a US ambassador died.

Egypt vows to hunt down Sinai attackers

2012-08-06 17:58

Egypt's military has vowed to hunt down those behind the killing of its 16 soldiers at a checkpoint along the Sinai border with Israel.

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