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Stories with place: North Africa
  • Death of man in police custody sparks riots in Egypt 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:32 pm

    CAIRO - A senior Egyptian police official and witnesses say the death of a man in police custody has sparked riots in the southern Luxor province, wounding four policemen and at least one civilian.

  • Egypt says 30 percent turnout in 2nd round of voting story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:28 pm

    CAIRO - Turnout in the second round of Egypt's parliamentary elections was nearly 30 percent, authorities said Wednesday, with the vote expected to result in a rubber-stamp body loyal to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

  • The Latest: UK envoy: Jet downing must spur end to Syria war story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:20 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:

  • Sudan accuses Egyptian police of abusing its citizens 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:53 pm

    CAIRO - The Sudanese Embassy in Cairo has accused Egyptian authorities of unlawfully detaining and beating 16 Sudanese over the past six weeks, charges denied by Egypt.

  • The Latest: US condemns Tunisia attack, offers its help story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 10:38 am

    BEIRUT - The latest on an explosion that targeted a bus carrying Tunisian presidential guards in the capital, Tunis. All times local.

  • IS claims Tunisia attack, suspected bomber's body found 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 10:33 am

    TUNIS, Tunisia - The body of a suspected suicide bomber was found at the scene of an attack on Tunisia's presidential guard, and the Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for the attack that left 13 people dead.

  • Ancient Jewish community endures on Tunisian isle 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:58 am

    DJERBA, Tunisia - When school lets out, the streets around the ancient synagogue on this Tunisian island fill with rambunctious boys wearing Jewish kippahs and girls in long skirts, shouting to each other in Hebrew, Arabic and French.

  • Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast kills 12 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:31 pm

    TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others.

  • Libya official: Car bomb kills 5 at checkpoint near Tripoli 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:15 pm

    BENGHAZI, Libya - A security official with Libya's Islamist government says a suicide car bombing struck a checkpoint in a town near the capital, Tripoli, killing five militia fighters.

  • Egypt discovers ancient fence, dating back over 3,500 years 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 12:18 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt's antiquities ministry says archaeologists have found a "giant fence" at the site of an ancient capital city in the northern Nile Delta region, dating back over 3,500 years.

  • EasyJet, BA cancel Sharm el-Sheikh flights until January 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:07 am

    LONDON - British Airways and easyJet have canceled flights to Sharm el-Sheikh until at least January, as Britain advises its citizens to avoid travel there after last month's downing of a Russian passenger jet.

  • A look at Mali's Islamic extremist groups 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 12:03 pm

    The competing claims by the Macina Liberation Front and Al-Mourabitoun to have carried out Friday's attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako highlight the number of militant Islamic groups flourishing in Mali, a country with a weak central government and vast ungoverned spaces.

  • Cyprus: energy deal boosts plans to export gas to Egypt 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 10:40 am

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - A move by British oil and gas company BG International to buy a stake in Cyprus' offshore mineral deposits is an important step forward for the country's plans to supply Egypt with natural gas, the east Mediterranean island's energy minister said Monday.

  • 6 Sudanese migrants killed near Egypt's border with Israel 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:21 am

    EL-ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian security officials say six Sudanese migrants were killed and 17 wounded during a gun battle between Egyptian security forces and smugglers as they tried to illegally enter Israel from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

  • Who were the Paris attackers? Many crossed officials' radar story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 10:46 am

    PARIS - French police and prosecutors, friends and families, and journalists have unveiled details about the men accused of carrying out the attacks in Paris. Altogether, authorities say that three teams participated in the bloody assault. At least one suspected participant remains at large.

  • Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-20-15 9:17 pm

    They were artists and students, music lovers, parents and newlyweds. The victims of last week's attacks in Paris had varied backgrounds and interests. Among the 130 killed in the attacks, here are some of their stories:

  • Woman who died in Paris raid had been under surveillance story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 5:09 pm

    PARIS - Hasna Aitboulahcen lived a secular life, drinking alcohol and rarely visiting a mosque, but police say she died an extremist's death: blowing herself up by detonating a suicide vest.

  • Libyan-American group files complaint to UN about envoy 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:18 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A Libyan-American group said Thursday it has filed a complaint with the United Nations demanding it investigate the circumstances surrounding the hiring of the U.N.'s former envoy to Libya by the United Arab Emirates, which backs one of the country's rival governments.

  • Lawyers: Man charged in Benghazi attacks should be sent home 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Lawyers for a suspected Libyan militant charged in 2012 attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans urged a judge Thursday to send him home as a sanction for what they called their client's illegal capture and interrogation.

  • Senate confirms veteran diplomat as US ambassador to Libya 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice for U.S. ambassador to Libya - the country in North Africa where four Americans, including then-Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in 2012.

  • Egypt's el-Sissi says security at airports being revised 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:11 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt's president said Thursday that his country has taken several steps to boost security at ports of entry following the Oct. 31 crash of a Russian airliner and vowed to not stop until all security loopholes are closed.

  • Plane to Egypt lands in Bulgaria after bomb threat 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 9:29 am

    WARSAW, Poland - A plane taking 161 tourists from Poland to Egypt landed in Bulgaria and was checked for explosives after a passenger said there was a bomb on board, officials said Thursday.

  • British police arrest man in 1984 killing of policewoman story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 8:03 am

    LONDON - British police on Thursday announced "the first significant arrest" in the 1984 killing of London policewoman Yvonne Fletcher, shot dead from inside the Libyan embassy in an incident that solidified Libya's reputation as a rogue state.

  • IS attacks claim more than 800 lives abroad this year 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 4:31 am

    BEIRUT - The Islamic State group has dramatically expanded its theatre of operations from its hub in Syria and Iraq, executing or inspiring a series of attacks across three continents that claimed more than 800 lives this year.

  • Journalists, activists face controversial trial in Morocco 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 4:29 am

    RABAT, Morocco - Seven journalists and activists are facing trial in Morocco in a case widely criticized by human rights groups as politically motivated.