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Sunday, April 30, 2017

North Africa

Egypt’s Christian minority in sombre mood ahead of Easter holiday

After two attacks on Egyptian Churches left at least 45 dead and over a hundred more people injured week, a sombre mood has captured...

More than 25,000 people struck by Cholera in Somalia – WHO

The World Health Organisation has warned that more than 25,000 people in famine-threatened Somalia have also been struck by cholera with a warning that...

Egypt identifies Alexandria church bomber as fugitive with militant ties

Egyptian authorities have named the suicide bomber who attacked a cathedral in Alexandria as 31-year-old Mahmoud Hassan Mubarak Abdullah, describing him as a fugitive...

Migrants traded in “slave markets” in Libya, U.N. agency says

Growing numbers of African migrants passing through Libya are traded in what they call slave markets before being held for ransom, forced labour or...

Egyptian Police kill seven suspected Islamic state militants

Egyptian security forces have killed seven suspected so-called Islamic State militants in a shootout as they were meeting to plan attacks on minority Christians. The...

Pope Francis to visit Egypt despite bombings

Pope Francis will visit Egypt as planned this month despite the weekend bombings of two Coptic Christian churches. The Catholic Pontiff will arrive on April...

Libyan Desert base hit by deadly air strikes as rival factions...

Forces aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government  says three of their men have been killed in air raids against a desert air base by rivals...

Somali security forces rescue hijacked Indian boat

Security forces have recovered an Indian-registered boat hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a week ago, but nine of the crew are still being held...

Oil rises toward $56 on Libyan field shutdown, Syria

Oil rose toward $56 a barrel on Monday, supported by another shutdown at Libya's largest oilfield over the weekend and geopolitical tensions following last...

Palestinians and Egyptians protest against Egypt attacks

Palestinians and Christians from the Coptic community who are marking Easter in Bethlehem, participated on Monday (April 10) in a protest in front of...
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