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Libya army claims advances against Islamists in Benghazi and Ajdabiya

Military forces loyal to Libya's eastern government said on Sunday they had pushed back Islamist fighters in several areas of Benghazi, seizing the strategic port of Marisa. The Libyan National Army said it had also taken control of the...

Islamic State planned to attack Moroccan parliament

The busted Islamic State (IS) terror cell in Morocco on Thursday planned series of attacks against key Moroccan sites, including a suicide attack in the country's parliament building, the official Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) agency reported on Saturday. Morocco's...

Libyan PM-designate presents new line-up for unity government to parliament

Libya's prime minister-designate, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Saturday presented the programme of his new national unity government before the parliament of the internationally recognised government ahead of a confidence vote. "The members of parliament discussed with the Presidential Council the...

Heavy clash between army and Islamists leaves 14 dead in Benghazi

Heavy clashes in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have left at least 14 people dead and 32 wounded, medical officials said on Saturday. Five years on from the uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is plagued by instability,...

Mugabe calls on rivals within ruling ZANU-PF to unite

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Friday issued a stern warning to feuding factions within the ruling party, saying it was time for "a whip of discipline." "So those who are saying we belong to this faction or that faction,...

10 suspected Islamic State militants, including Frenchman arrested in Morocco

Moroccan authorities said on Friday they had arrested 10 suspected militants linked to the Islamic State, including a French citizen, and seized weapons and bomb-making materials in raids on their hideouts. The cell is the latest in a series...

U.S. hits Islamic State training camp in Libya, 43 dead

U.S. warplanes launched air strikes against a suspected Islamic State training camp in western Libya on Friday, killing more than 40 people, likely including a militant connected to two deadly attacks last year in neighboring Tunisia. It was the...

Egypt stands still for former UN sec. general Boutros Ghali

Egypt today said farewell to former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali in Cairo, with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi,leading a massive military funeral procession. Boutros-Ghali died on Tuesday in a hospital in Giza at the age of 94, and he refused...

Libya’s presidential council announces revised unity government

Libya's Presidential Council named a revised lineup late on Sunday for a unity government under a United Nations-backed plan aimed at ending the conflict in the North African state. One of the council's members, Fathi al-Majbari, said in a...

Libya coast guard intercept suspected fuel-smuggling ship

The Libyan coastguard on Saturday intercepted a ship with a 12-man foreign crew that it said was smuggling diesel and escorted it to the marine base in Tripoli. "The coastguard was conducting a reconnaissance mission when it intercepted the...
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Firmin Ngrebada Central African Republic’s PM announces resignation

The prime minister of the troubled Central African Republic, Firmin Ngrebada, announced on Thursday that his government had tendered...
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