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Sudan want Iranian diplomatic members out of Khartoum in 14 days

Sudan on Monday urged members of the Iranian diplomatic mission in Khartoum to leave the country in two weeks after Sudan's earlier decision to cut off its diplomatic ties with Tehran. Sudan's Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the acting...

Islamic State group claims capture of Libyan town of Ben Jawad

The Islamic State (IS) group has captured the Libyan town of Ben Jawad, close to the country’s vital oil ports, the militants said Monday. The ultra-hardline group, which has taken advantage of years of chaos to grab territory in...

Thousands throng Algeria village for the burial of Hocine Ait-Ahmed

Tens of thousands gathered in an Algerian village Friday for the burial of Hocine Ait-Ahmed, one of the fathers of the country's struggle for independence and a key opposition figure.Ait-Ahmed died last week in Switzerland aged 89. His remains...

UN Libya envoy, Martin Kobler in Tripoli for government talks

The UN's envoy for Libya held talks in Tripoli Friday, seeking to encourage the administration there to commit to a national unity government that would end years of bloodshed.Martin Kobler, on a desperate diplomatic push to get Libya's two...

15 drown in boat mishap in River Nile, Egypt

At least 15 people drowned when an unlicensed ferry capsized in Egypt's Nile river north of Cairo overnight, the government said on Friday. Rescue teams recovered 15 bodies in the Kafr al-Sheikh province north of Cairo, the cabinet said in...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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