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Eastern Libyan jet makes deadly strike on rival military’s plane

Forces allied to Libya's eastern government carried out an air strike against a military transport aircraft in the central district of Jufra on Tuesday, wounding the head of the military council from the rival city of Misrata, officials said....

Deputy PM of UN-backed Libya government quits, saying he has ‘failed’

One of three deputy premiers in Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord resigned on Monday, saying he had failed in his mission. Moussa al-Kouni told a press conference in the capital of the chaos-ridden North African country that he...

Roadside bomb kills police officer, soldier in Egypt

A police officer and a soldier were killed by a roadside bomb in Egypt's northern Sinai peninsula on Saturday, security sources said. The bomb was detonated remotely when the victims' armored vehicle passed by during a security operation, the...

7 reported dead in rival militia clash in Tripoli

Rival militias clashed in Tripoli leaving at least seven people dead, Libyan media said, as AFP journalists reported hearing gunshots and explosions in the south of the capital. Tanks, trucks and heavy weapons were seen on the streets but...

Egypt authorities refer 292 to military trial over Sinai terror links

Egypt's prosecution referred 292 suspect terrorists to military trial over charges of carrying out terror activities in restive Sinai Peninsula and planning to assassinate President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, official MENA news agency reported. According to the report, the defendants belong...

Medical sources say death toll in Islamic militant attack in Sinai rises to 11 soldiers

The death toll from an attack on an Egyptian military checkpoint on Thursday in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula has climbed to 11, medical sources said on Friday. The military said late on Thursday that militants had killed eight...

Libya military spokesman says Khalifa Haftar forces control 70% of country’s territories

Spokesman for the Libyan National Army said on Wednesday that his forces have controlled 70 percent of the country's territories. "After retrieving the majority of homeland, we pledge to fight hard until the entire soil of Libya is freed...

Libya military spokesman says Khalifa Haftar forces control 70% of country’s territories

Spokesman for the Libyan National Army said on Wednesday that his forces have controlled 70 percent of the country's territories. "After retrieving the majority of homeland, we pledge to fight hard until the entire soil of Libya is freed...

Egypt $16 billion boost to finance deficit by Friend states

Egypt got confirmations from friendly states to offer the country 16 billion U.S. dollars to finance its deficit and reform, said the governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) in a press conference Thursday. CBE Governor Tarek Amer...

210 arrested in Morocco over terror links, suspect prepared suicide attack

Moroccan authorities have arrested 210 people with suspected terror links since the beginning of 2016, local media reported on Thursday. Citing security sources, Le360.ma news site revealed that these suspects were arrested after busting of some 16 terrorist cells....
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Ouattara party dares Ivorians, says will hold election with or without opposition

ReutersIvory Coast’s ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to...

Egypt’s Sisi committed to ridding Libya of militia, regional interference

ReutersEgypt is committed to helping Libyans “rid their country of armed militias and terrorist organizations, and put an end to the blatant interference of...

France to Mali junta restore power to civilians quickly

ReutersMali’s military junta must restore power to civilians and arrange quick elections, France’s president said on Tuesday, warning that the French role in fighting...

Fmr Air force colonel named Mali interim president, junta leader VP

ReutersFormer Mali defence minister and retired colonel Bah Ndaw was named interim president on Monday while the leader of the junta that seized power...