Libya's National Transitional Council has reversed a ban announced last week on parties based along religious, tribal or ethnic lines after Islamist parties objected, an official said Wednesday. Libyans will vote for a national assembly in June.
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At least 373 people were injured and a soldier was killed in Cairo on Friday as Egyptian forces clashed with protesters demanding an end to military rule. Authorities imposed an overnight curfew on the area near the defence ministry.
A document claiming that late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had agreed to donate €50 million to French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 campaign is a fake, the head of Libya's National Transitional Council said Wednesday.
The body of former Libyan oil minister Shukri Ghanem (pictured), who defected from Muammar Gaddafi's regime in June last year, was discovered in the Danube river near Vienna on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it has recalled its ambassador from Egypt and closed its embassies and consulates following protests against the Saudi arrest of an Egyptian human rights activist in Jeddah.
Algeria's government declared on Thursday a week of national mourning to honour Ahmed Ben Bella, the country’s first post-independence president. Ben Bella, who helped lead Algeria’s struggle against French colonial rule, died on Wednesday, aged 96.
Seven men appeared in a South African court Thursday for gang-raping a mentally handicapped 17-year old girl and using a cell phone camera to video the act, touching a raw nerve in a country where over 180 sexual assaults take place daily.
South Sudan said Friday it would withdraw its forces from the disputed oil town of Heglig that it overtook last week amid continuing border clashes with neighbouring Sudan, prompting the United States, Britain and the UN to threaten sanctions.
Thousands of Islamists demonstrated in Cairo Friday to block the staff of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak from running in May's presidential election. A law to enact such a ban was passed by parliament Thursday and awaits military approval.
Egypt's parliament has passed a law banning top level officials from the Hosni Mubarak era from running for president, including ex-vice president Omar Suleiman, who announced his intention to run last week.
The former head of Egypt's intelligence services said on Friday that he would run in next month's presidential elections, reversing an earlier statement saying that he would not take part. Omar Suleiman was a close ally of Hosni Mubarak.
At least five people were injured in a grenade attack at a crowded restaurant in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa on Saturday, shortly after another explosion in the nearby town of Mtwapa left 10 others wounded.
An EU rights group has slammed NATO for ‘failing to aid' a migrant boat adrift in the Mediterranean Sea for two weeks during last year's military campaign against Libya. Only 9 of 72 on board survived.