Middle East/North Africa


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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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North Africa
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

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North Africa
Muslim Brotherhood supporters run for cover during clashes with police in Helwan on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, on December 27, 2013.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood rejects 'struggle for power'

The Brotherhood's leader Ibrahim Munir reiterates the group's long-standing rejection of violence

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North Africa
Wounded Israeli tourists are evacuated across the border after a car accident in Egypt, where two people were killed and another five were injured near Nueva, in Sinai, Egypt, on July 28, 2022.

Two Israeli tourists killed, five injured in road accident in Egypt

The injured were taken to a local clinic, but were later transported to Israeli medical centers

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

Egypt cancels 240,000 tons of stranded Ukrainian wheat

Egypt suffered successive economic shocks from the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine

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North Africa
Le président tunisien Kais Saied lors de sa visite à Sidi Bouzid, en Tunisie, le 20 septembre 2021

Tunisia adopts new constitution by large majority

'Tunisia has entered a new phase,' President Kais Saied says after 94.6% voted in favor of the constitution

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North Africa
A Tunisian man shows his ink-stained finger after voting in a referendum on a draft constitution put forward by the country's President, at a polling station in Ariana district near the capital, Tunisia, on July 25, 2022.

Tunisians vote on constitution set to bolster one-man rule

'Together we are founding a new republic based on genuine freedom, justice and national dignity'

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North Africa
The mother of murdered university of Mansoura student Naira Ashraf, attends the first trial session of the presumed murderer Mohamed Adel, at the Mansoura courthouse, Egypt, on June 26, 2022.

Egypt court calls for execution of female student's killer to be broadcast live

High profile femicides have triggered widespread anger in Egypt in recent months

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North Africa
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shourky following their talks in the capital Cairo on July 24, 2022.

Russia’s FM visits Egypt as Moscow seeks Arab world’s support

After Cairo, Lavrov will also visit Ethiopia, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry greet each other in Cairo, Egypt, on April 12, 2021.

Russia seeking non-Western ties in Egypt, other African states

Egypt 'identifies that the world is becoming more, and not less, multipolar'

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Sergei Kirienko (L), director general of the Russian atomic energy agency Rosatom, and Egyptian electricity and renewable energy minister, Mohamed Hamid Shake, shake hands after signing an agreement to finance and build Egypt's first nuclear power plant as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) looks on, at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, on November 19, 2015.

Egypt starts construction of its first nuclear plant

A $25-billion project is billed as the largest venture between Egypt and Russia in decades

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North Africa
Israel's army Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi (C) arriving at the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces in Rabat, Morocco, on July 19, 2022.

Israel’s army chief pays tribute to Morocco’s Jewish community

'Morocco is an ally of Israel. [The Jewish community] is an example of a deep relationship between our people'

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North Africa
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid takes photos with his camera in Cairo, Egypt, on March 4, 2019.

Egypt authorities allow street photography

Egypt is striving to revive its tourism sector, repeatedly hit by social unrest and Covid

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North Africa
A protestor takes part in a demonstration 'against the deaths at the borders' in Barcelona, Spain, on July 1, 2022.

Morocco court jails 33 Melilla migrants for 11 months

At least 23 migrants died after around 2,000 people, many from Sudan, stormed the frontier on June 24

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North Africa
A view of vehicles stuck in a traffic jam in the central Attaba district of Egypt's capital Cairo, on February 22, 2021.

Egypt: 25 dead, over 30 injured in bus crash - media

The bus carrying around 45 passengers crashed into the stationary truck

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North Africa
The national flags of Israel and Morocco are projected on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, December 23, 2020.

Israel's army chief on first visit to Morocco to discuss defense cooperation

'Not everything is about security'

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North Africa
Officers of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Mali secure access to the Great Mosque in Timbuktu, Mali, on December 9, 2021.

Egypt to suspend role in UN peace operations in Mali

MINUSMA is one of the biggest, most dangerous UN peacekeeping missions, with 275 fatalities

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North Africa
Sadok Belaid, head of Tunisia’s constitution committee, submitting a draft of the new constitution to President Kais Saied (R) at the Carthage Palace in Tunis, Tunisia, on June 20, 2022.

Tunisia’s leader defends constitution amid criticism

'Everyone knows that Tunisia has suffered for decades… The poor got poorer, the corrupt got richer'

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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 sentences researcher to 3 years in prison over 'false news': NGOs

Rights group calls on President Sisi to 'to rescind' the sentence

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North Africa
Medics carry a coffin of a missing person that was unearthed from a mass grave in the city of Tarhouna, Libya, on November 13, 2020.

‘Probable’ mass graves found in Libya

Victims were sometimes kept in tiny oven-like structures which were set alight during interrogations

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Le président tunisien Kais Saied lors de sa visite à Sidi Bouzid, en Tunisie, le 20 septembre 2021

Tunisian constitution dismissed: It enables a ‘dictatorial regime’

The constitution presented by President Kais Saied is 'dangerous'