Middle East/North Africa


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North Africa
The Jerusalem Cantorial Choir and Ra'anana Orchestra preform in Gush Etzion, Israel, on March 27, 2022.

Israeli orchestra plays in Egypt for first time in four decades

The orchestra played during Independence Day celebrations in the Israeli Embassy in Egypt

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North Africa
Libyan security forces stand in front of the security headquarters, one showing his weapon with a Libyan flag, in the western city of Sabratha, Libya, February 20, 2016.

Fighting erupts in Libya capital after rival PM enters city

Clashes erupt in Tripoli after announcement that Fathi Bashagha arrived in the city

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North Africa
An Israeli holds the Moroccan flag as he walks on a giant Israeli flag in Jerusalem, on September 17, 2009.

Joint Moroccan-Israeli project aims to boost peace through travel

'Our project is traveling for peace. We are bringing people to people'

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North Africa
Egyptian soldiers guard at a hospital treating the wounded from a jihadist attack that killed more than 300 worshippers at a North Sinai mosque on November 24, 2017

Report: Five Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai – second attack within a week

Four other people were wounded at a security post

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North Africa
Men carry the coffin of military soldier Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed Ali during his funeral service in Qalyubia, Egypt, on May 8, 2022.

Egypt, US eye deeper counter-terrorism ties

The northern Sinai is a hotbed for jihadist activity, as Egypt tries to expand its control of the region

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North Africa
Fishermen walk along the docks of Marsa Port in the Western Sahara on December 12, 2013.

Over 40 migrants drown off coast of Western Sahara

Morocco is a key transit point on routes taken by migrants hoping for better lives in Europe

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North Africa
A man walks down an alley in the "Mellah" Jewish quarter of Marrakesh, Morocco, on October 13, 2017.

Moroccan Jewish community marks Israel’s Independence Day

'The State of Israel is a continuing miracle... the miracle of the revival finds new paths every year'

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North Africa
Tunisian demonstrators march with Tunisian flags during a rally against Tunisia's President Kais Saied in Tunis, Tunisia, March 20, 2022.

Supporters of Tunisia’s president demonstrate to ‘arrest the corrupt’

'Our message is clear: we ask Saied to arrest the corrupt'

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North Africa
Egyptian policemen driving on a road leading to the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish on July 26, 2018

Jihadist attack kills 11 Egypt troops

Sinai Peninsula has been gripped by an armed insurgency for more than a decade

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North Africa
Spanish policemen control migrants crossing the border back to Morocco at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on May 20, 2021.

Morocco, Spain agree to bolster migration cooperation

'The two parties decided to strengthen their coordination and information exchange mechanisms'

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North Africa
This picture taken on September 27, 2021 shows an aerial view of residential lots and luxury hotels in the Hadaba district of the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula.

Air Cairo launches direct flights between Tel Aviv and Sharm El-Sheikh

Low-fare airline operating three weekly flights from Ben Gurion Airport to Red Sea resort city

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North Africa
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2022.

US calls for probe into death of Egyptian economist

US 'deeply disturbed' over economist's death, 'allegations of his torture while in detention'

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North Africa
The local prison in Sale, Morocco, where a rehabilitation program was held for inmates convicted on terror charges, on April 28, 2022.

Morocco king pardons 29 jailed for 'terrorism' offenses

Morocco's 'Reconciliation' program targets convicted terrorists who are willing to question their beliefs

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North Africa
Flames raise from a pipeline that delivers gas to Israel and Jordan after it was hit during a separate, earlier incident by an explosion in the Al-Massaeed area, in north Sinai, Egypt, on March 5, 2012.

Officials: Suspected IS militants bombed pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai

Suspected pipeline attack arrives as IS faces heavy losses over the course of recent months

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North Africa
Tunisia's President Kais Saied gives a press conference at the start of the second day of a European Union (EU) African Union (AU) summit in Brussels, Belgium, on February 18, 2022.

Blinken: Tunisia must address concerns on democracy for aid

'We need to see Tunisia return to the track that it was on,' Blinken says

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North Africa
An Egyptian woman holds a poster and her national flag as she takes part in a commemoration march near the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on May 26, 2016.

Report: Pilot smoking, not terrorism, cause of 2016 airline crash

EgyptAir flight MS804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 66 people onboard

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North Africa
A highway beneath a billboard showing an advertisement for "Al-Ikhtiyar 3" with Egyptian actor Yasser Galal posing as President Sisi, in the Egyptian capital's twin city of Giza on April 26, 2022.

Ramadan blockbuster show celebrates Egypt’s President Sisi

Cairo’s film studios, long regarded the Arab Hollywood, have made on-screen heroes of presidents before

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North Africa
The Correctional and Rehabilitation Center in Badr city, east of Cairo, Egypt, on January 16, 2022.

Egypt releases 41 political prisoners

Rights groups estimate that tens of thousands of such prisoners are being held in Egypt

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North Africa
A picture taken at the port of Sfax in central Tunisia shows the recovered bodies of 20 migrants who died in a separate, earlier sinking after their boat capsized at sea on December 24, 2020.

Tunisia: At least 10 dead after four migrant boats sink

Sfax is a key exit hub for migrants embarking on the perilous journey from Africa to Europe

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North Africa
A picture taken on June 3, 2020 shows an oil refinery in Libya's northern town of Ras Lanuf.

Libya oil firm announces closure of major field

Oil revenues are vital to the economy of Libya, a country sitting on Africa's largest known reserves

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North Africa
Incoming El Al CEO Dina Ben Tal speaks at the ceremony celebrating the launch of direct flights on Israeli airlines between Israel and Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, on April 17, 2022 at Ben Gurion Airport.

First Israeli airline to fly to Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh lifts off

'I welcome the opening of the new route and the operation of direct flights to Sharm El Sheikh'

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North Africa
An aerial view of the port of Egypt's northern Mediterranean coastal city of Damietta, May 28, 2021.

Diesel ship sinks off Tunisia coast, risks ‘environmental disaster’

The Xelo merchant ship was carrying around 1000 tons of diesel fuel

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North Africa
This combination of photos created March 22, 2022 shows ex-interior minister Fathi Bashagha in Benghazi, Libya, on December 21, 2021, and interim premier Abdulhamid Dbeibah in Paris, France, on June 1, 2021.

Libya’s competing governments hold election talks in Egypt

'The ultimate solution to the issues that continue to plague Libya is through elections'

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North Africa
Illustration - Une vue d'un pont supérieur en béton en construction sur le Nil dans la ville d'Assouan, dans le sud de l'Égypte, le 26 février 2022

5 Egyptians, 4 French, 1 Belgian killed in Egypt bus crash - governor

Bus crash occurred in Aswan province in southern Egypt