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North Africa

Fierce clashes as rival factions battle in Libyan capital

Heavy clashes erupted in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday, as armed groups aligned with the U.N.-backed government fought to fend off a major...

Egyptian warplanes bomb targets in Libya after attack on Christians

Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out six strikes directed at camps near Derna in Libya where Cairo believes militants responsible for a...

Sisi rejects Bashir accusations, says not conspiring against Sudan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has rejected Sudanese President, Omar Al Bashir's accusation that Cairo backs rebels, aiming to topple the government in Khartoum. Sisi...

Libya arrests brother, father of Manchester bombing suspect

The Libyan government has arrested a brother and the father of Salman Abedi, the man suspected of carrying out the Manchester attack. Police accuse Hashem,...

US envoy endorses Libya’s UN-backed govt, in flying visit to Tripoli

The U.S. ambassador to Libya pledged Washington's support for its U.N.-backed government and urged rival factions to avoid civil war, as he made a...

Two United Nations peacekeepers killed in ambush

Two United Nation peacekeepers have been killed and one injured in the Kidal region of northern Mali after their foot patrol was ambushed. MINUSMA says...

Suicide bomber kills four at Puntland military checkpoint

Four people have been killed in Puntland after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military checkpoint. Police say the bomber approached soldiers at...

East Libyan forces launch strikes after air base attack

East Libyan forces have targeted rival brigades with a series of air strikes in the southern region of Jufra, officials and witnesses said on...

Tunisia army fires shots in air to disperse gas protesters –...

Tunisian troops have fired shots in the air to disperse protesters who tried to close down a gas pumping in southern Tatatouine province as...

Families of victims mark one year since Egyptair plane crash

Families, friends, and Egyptair officials as well as employees commemorated on Friday (May 19) the one year anniversary of an Egyptair plane which crashed...
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