Middle East/North Africa


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A pink granite sarcophagus belonging to a ranking government official during the reign of the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom Pharaoh Ramses II in Saqqara, Egypt, on September 19, 2022.

Egypt unveils ancient Rameses II-era 'royal secretary' sarcophagus

'The official was responsible for the divine offerings to all the gods of Upper and Lower Egypt'

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Journalists demonstrate outside the national journalists' union to demand more freedom in the press, in Tunis, Tunisia, on October 17, 2012.

Tunisia: Journalists condemn law on prison terms for fake news

'A strong blow to the revolutionary values that granted freedom to all journalists and all Tunisians'

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North Africa
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (L) speaks as Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens, during a US-Egypt strategic dialogue at the State Department in Washington, November 8, 2021.

US to withhold $130m of Egypt's military aid over human rights abuses

It accounts to 10 percent of the $1.3 billion allocated for Egypt annually

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North Africa
Migrants from Tunisia and Lybia arrive onboard an Italian Coast Guard boat in the Italian Pelagie Island of Lampedusa, on August 1, 2020.

Eight migrants drown, 12 missing off Tunisia

A growing number of Tunisians are attempting the trip to Italy as a long-running economic crisis escalates

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Israel's Economy Minister Orna Barbivai attends a press conference in the Knesset - Israel's parliament - on October 6, 2021 in Jerusalem.

Israel will open a trade mission in Morocco next year

Economy Minister Orna Barbivai says potential for economic cooperation 'tremendous'

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North Africa
A man surveys the damage from clashes in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, on August 28, 2022.

Libya: Clashes rock outskirts of capital

Warshafala is the site of repeated clashes throughout years of chaos after an uprising ousted Muammar Gaddafi

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North Africa
A farmer throws a bundle of wheat to a mill on a farm in the Nile Delta province of al-Sharqia, Egypt, on May 11, 2022.

Egypt shifts from wheat tenders to direct deals amid Ukraine uncertainty

Egypt recently bought over 130,000 tons of Russian wheat via direct talks, traders say

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North Africa
The remains of a car burned during clashes remains on a street in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, Libya, on August 28 2022.

UN: Libya’s ‘stalemate’ threatens potential election

Despite efforts, 'no progress has been made on forging a consensus on a constitutional framework'

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North Africa
A stray dog is pictured in a shelter of the animal protection association in Bouhnash in the governorate of Ariana near the Tunian capital Tunis, on February 9, 2022.

Tunisian veterinarian rescues, shelters stray animals

'These animals have a soul and have the right to live with us,' says veterinarian Raoudha Mansour

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North Africa
Damaged vehicles are pictured in a street in the Libyan capital Tripoli on August 27, 2022, following clashes between rival Libyan groups.

Libya clashes kill 32, spark fears of new war

Six hospitals were hit, and ambulances could not reach areas affected by the clashes

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North Africa
Brahim Ghali, Polisario secretary general and president of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arabic Democratic Republic, speaks during an interview with AFP at his office in a Sahrawi refugee camp in the Algerian city of Tindouf, on February 3, 2017

Morocco recalls envoy from Tunisia over Polisario meeting

Move 'hostile and prejudicial to the fraternal relations between the two countries'

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North Africa
French President Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony in Bormes-les-Mimosas, France, on August 19, 2022.

France’s Macron ‘looks to future’ on Algerian trip

For France, better relations with Algeria are growing more important, amid energy and migration crises

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North Africa
A woman holds an Algerian flag at a gathering in Marseille, France, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris, on October 17, 2021.

France-Algeria: Tense relations since independence

Macron will visit Algeria in an effort to soothe diplomatic tensions with the important gas supplier to Europe

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North Africa
Le roi du Maroc Mohammed VI, son frère frère le prince Moulay Rachid à droite, et son fils le prince héritier Moulay Hassan à gauche, à Rabat, le 20 août 2022

Morocco king calls for ‘unequivocal’ support over W. Sahara

'The Sahara issue is the prism through which Morocco views its international environment'

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North Africa
Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah behind the defendant's cage during his trial for insulting the judiciary in Cairo, Egypt, on May 23, 2015.

Egypt: Jailed activist escalates hunger strike, family seeks help

Alaa Abdel Fattah eliminated his meager intake of solids in protest of his detention on charges of fake news

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North Africa
An elderly Algerian woman reacts in front of the ruins of her home, destroyed in a wildfire in the city of el-Kala, on August 18, 2022.

'Tornado of fire:' 38 dead in Algeria forest blazes

Authorities accused of being ill-prepared, with few firefighting aircraft available

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North Africa
A ferry approaches a dock for passengers to embark and disembark in El Warraq Island in the Egyptian capital Cairo's twin city of Giza on March 12, 2019.

Egypt police detains protesters over homes demolition

Videos posted on social media show Egyptian policemen storming people’s homes and dragging the residents out

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North Africa
Photo de la mosquée Al-Rawda, dans le village égyptien de Bir al-Abd, le 25 novembre 2017

Egyptian forces eliminate IS militant behind Al-Rawda mosque massacre

Abu Kazem Al-Maqdisi was born in the Gaza Strip and became one of IS' top leaders in Sinai

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North Africa
Libyans attend a book fair in the courtyard of the 17th-centunry Ottoman Atiq Mosque in the coastal city of Derna, Libya, on February 23, 2021.

Non-profit floating library housing sea of books docks in Libya

More than 47 million people in more than 150 different countries have boarded one of the vessels

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North Africa
Egyptians gather as firefighters extinguish a fire on a church after clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo, Egypt, on May 7, 2011.

Coptic church fire kills 41 in Egypt's Cairo

The blaze started for unknown reasons at the Abu Sifine church

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North Africa
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi takes part in a meeting on the second day of a European Union - African Union summit at The European Council Building in Brussels, Belgium, on February 18, 2022.

Egypt appoints 13 new ministers in cabinet reshuffle

The reshuffle does not include the key defense, interior, finance or foreign ministries

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North Africa
Egyptian women wait for a bus at a station near the historical site of Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, January 14, 2022.

Egypt detains student over new campus femicide

In June another female student Nayera Ashraf was stabbed to death in front of her university in Mansoura

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North Africa
Morocco's King Mohammed VI (C) delivering a speech marking the 20th anniversary of his accession to the throne in Tetouan, Morocco, July 29, 2019.

Moroccan king calls for reestablishing diplomatic ties with Algeria

'We consider Algeria’s security and stability as part of Morocco’s security and stability,' Mohammad VI says

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi arriving at the Serbia Palace in Belgrade, Serbia, on July 20, 2022.

Detentions loom over Egypt’s political dialogue

The main opposition group Muslim Brotherhood remains excluded from any dialogue