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Stories with place: North Africa
  • Scores killed as South Sudan factions resume fighting 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 9:21 am

    JUBA, South Sudan - Fifty-two soldiers and rebels have been killed in recent fighting in South Sudan's contested state of Unity, said a military official Saturday, blaming rebels for the latest violation of a peace deal signed last month.

  • Tunisia lifts state of emergency imposed after attack 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:24 pm

    TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia lifted a state of emergency on Friday imposed nearly three months ago following a massacre at a luxury beach hotel that killed 38, mainly British tourists, the president's office announced.

  • Cairo University bans teachers from wearing face veil 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:05 pm

    CAIRO - The recent decision to ban all female staff from wearing the full face veil aims to put an end to student complaints of "poor communication" in class, the head of Egypt's Cairo University said Friday.

  • Smugglers kill Egyptian policeman near border with Israel 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:55 am

    CAIRO - Smugglers killed an Egyptian policeman in northern Sinai near the border with Israel as he foiled a cross-border smuggling attempt, Egypt's Interior Ministry said Friday.

  • Russia criticizes US for seeking ouster of Syria's Assad story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:01 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia's foreign minister criticized the United States and other countries trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, warning that U.S.-led campaigns that got rid of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi brought those countries turmoil, not peace.

  • Egypt pledges fast work amid search for Nefertiti's tomb story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 10:02 am

    CAIRO - Egyptian authorities promised Thursday they would move quickly to get new radar equipment needed to search for Queen Nefertiti's tomb amid a new theory it could be in an alleged, hidden chamber behind King Tutankhamun's tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings.

  • Algerian held in Guantanamo seeks reparations from US 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:06 pm

    MIAMI - An Algerian man filed a claim Wednesday with an international human rights body seeking compensation from the U.S. government for the nearly 12 years he was held without charge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Convicted Al-Jazeera journalists appeal to Egypt for pardons 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 6:33 pm

    NEW YORK - Three journalists convicted of aiding a terrorist organization while covering Egyptian unrest for Al-Jazeera publicly appealed to Egypt's president on Tuesday to pardon them.

  • New US sanctions illustrate sprawling Islamic State network 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 4:59 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government announced sanctions Tuesday against 25 people and five groups connected to the Islamic State, disclosing intelligence that depicts a sprawling international organization with tentacles across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

  • S. Sudan president, rebel leader trade blame for fighting 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 2:38 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - South Sudan's president and rebel leader on Tuesday blamed each other for breaking the country's cease-fire, although President Salva Kiir told a high-level U.N. meeting that his commitment to the peace deal is "unwavering."

  • Morocco blocks Ikea store amid reported diplomatic rift 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 11:20 am

    RABAT, Morocco - Furniture giant Ikea is facing a cold welcome in Morocco.

  • What it's like to visit Egypt now as a 1st-time tourist story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 12:08 pm

    CAIRO - When I told people I planned to visit Egypt, family, friends - even waiters - replied, "Wow!" and "Amazing!" But their eyes said, "Are you insane?"

  • Egypt's president plans shift to value-added tax regime story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 11:42 am

    CAIRO - The Egyptian president plans to have his government introduce a value-added tax regime as part of major economic reforms, according to remarks published Monday.

  • AP Interview: Libya says Parliament will go past deadline story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:49 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The leader of Libya's parliament says the elected House of Representatives will continue talks past the Oct. 20 deadline for its mandate to expire if a peace deal with the divided country's rival government isn't reached by then.

  • Kellogg buys Egyptian cereal company for $50 million 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:45 am

    NEW YORK - Kellogg said Monday that it bought Egyptian cereal company Mass Food Group for $50 million as it seeks to boost its presence in Africa.

  • Britain to send troops for Somalia, South Sudan peacekeeping 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:07 am

    LONDON - Britain's prime minister says more than 300 British troops will be deployed to South Sudan and Somalia as part of peacekeeping efforts to counter Islamic militants.

  • 6 historic moments at the UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 1:57 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Khrushchev pounds the table with his shoe. Castro speaks for hours. Gadhafi tears up the U.N. charter. As the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary and world leaders gather in New York on Monday for the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, here's a look back at six memorable moments from past sessions:

  • Egypt death toll from hajj disaster rises to 55 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 11:17 am

    CAIRO - Egypt said Sunday that 55 of its citizens are among the more than 700 people who died in a crush of Muslim pilgrims during this year's hajj in Saudi Arabia.

  • South Africa says 1 peacekeeper killed in Sudan ambush 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 9:54 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Rebels in Sudan's Darfur region ambushed a South African unit that is part of a U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission on Sunday, killing one soldier and seriously injuring another, the South African military said.

  • AP Interview: Egypt's leader says country in 'ferocious war' 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 12:39 am

    NEW YORK - Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has said in an interview that the Mideast region must cooperate to defeat a worsening terrorist threat that has led to "ferocious war" in his country and some countries "sliding into a vicious cycle of failure."

  • In South Sudan a fragile peace allows food deliveries story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 12:29 pm

    KOCH, South Sudan - Sarah Nyanchar fled her home in South Sudan's war-torn Unity state months ago, but with fighting continuing despite a peace deal signed last month she still doesn't feel safe enough to return and begin rebuilding her life.

  • A look at Egypt's Al-Jazeera English Trial story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 2:00 am

    CAIRO - Here is a look at the major events in the arrest and trial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year:

  • 2 Al-Jazeera journalists pardoned, released in Egypt story has photos
    Updated: Sep-23-15 7:19 pm

    CAIRO - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pardoned and released two Al-Jazeera English journalists Wednesday, ending a case that was widely condemned by human rights groups and had raised questions about Egypt's commitment to democracy and free speech.

  • Egypt buys 2 warships from France, 2nd big military purchase story has photos
    Updated: Sep-23-15 1:16 pm

    PARIS - Egypt has agreed to buy two assault ships from France, the French government said Wednesday, dramatically increasing its capabilities on- and off-shore as the country tries to assume a more prominent role against Islamic State militants.

  • Court: Banks must release Sudanese funds in USS Cole lawsuit 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 12:25 pm

    NEW YORK - New York banks holding frozen Sudanese accounts must release assets to satisfy a $314 million judgment stemming from injuries to sailors in the USS Cole bombing, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.