North Africa

Libya opens investigation into slave auctions following CNN report

<b>(CNN) —</b> Libyan authorities have launched a formal investigation into slave auctions in the country following an exclusive CNN report earlier this week, the government said Friday.<p>"A high-level committee has been convened encompassing representatives from all the security apparatus to oversee this …

Africa

Women Filmmakers From the Middle East and North Africa Unite to Champion Female Artists

Women Creating Change initiative aims to create “a community for the Middle Eastern and North African filmmakers all over the world”<p>Female artists …

Entertainment

Yemen: Blockade by Saudi-Led Coalition Hindering Medical Aid

<b>SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 17, 2017—</b>The Saudi-led coalition's continuing blockade of Yemen's ports and airports is significantly hindering the …

Middle East

Aust should not ignore Africa: diplomat

A top Moroccan diplomat believes Australia cannot afford to ignore Africa.

Africa

Yemen cities run out of clean water as Saudi-led blockade puts 1 million at risk of cholera

Three cities in Yemen have now run out of clean water because a blockade by the Saudi-led coalition has cut all imports of fuel needed for pumping …

Middle East

Militias crack down on social, cultural life in Libya

A crack down on comic books and video games has pushed militias and civil society farther away from each other, prompting the youth to think about …

Three UN agencies urge Saudi-led coalition to lift Yemen blockade

The heads of three UN agencies urged the Saudi-led military coalition on Thursday to lift its blockade of Yemen, warning that "untold thousands" …

Middle East

Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment as crisis bites

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - In a square behind Libya’s central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges.<p>Traders buy food and other goods from abroad at the official rate and sell …

Economy

EXTRA TIME: Liverpool’s Mane campaigns against slavery in Libya

The Senegal international is bothered about the enslavement of black Africans in the north African nation<p>Sadio Mane has joined his voice in campaigning against the rise of slavery in Libya.<p>With the reported auctions of people across the north African country for as low as 400 dollars, the …

Sadio Mané

Algerian minister says region under threat after IS defeats

Abdelkader Messahel, he Algerian minister of Maghreb affairs, African Union and Arab League, and Ahmed Maiteeq, deputy premier of the Libyan …

News (South Africa)

UN envoy confident that Libyan rivals are close to consensus

The U.N. envoy for Libya says he is confident that competing parliaments in the north African country "are close to a consensus" on a framework to …

Africa

Italy, Germany defend Libyan patrols after UN criticism

ROME (AP) — Italy and Germany on Wednesday defended their support for Libyan coast guard patrols returning migrants to Libya, after the U.N. human …

Refugees

Egypt says captured fighter involved in deadly desert attack is Libyan

CAIRO (Reuters) - A foreign fighter captured during a raid on Islamist militants blamed by Egypt for a deadly attack in its western desert last month is a Libyan national, the Egyptian interior ministry said on Thursday.<p>The captured fighter, Abdelrahim Mohamed al-Mesmari, 25, is from the eastern …

World News

Italy defends 'inhumane' policy of blocking migrants in Libya

"The alternative cannot be to resign ourselves to the impossibility of managing migratory flows and hand human traffickers the keys to European …

European News

All the Crazy Ways People Avoided Pregnancy Before Modern Birth Control

Think weasel testicle necklaces and pregnant wolf piss.<p>The past few weeks have been rough for birth control accessibility in America. In early October, President Trump announced new regulations that will make it easy for almost any employer to buck—on broad religious or moral grounds—the Affordable …

North Carolina State University

Libya: Arab Neighbors Urge Libyan Rivals to Achieve Political Breakthrough

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (C), Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel (L) and Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui attend …

Africa

Ancient Egyptian mummy buried wearing golden sky god mask discovered in long-lost sarcophagus

Archaeologists working in Egypt have uncovered an ancient sarcophagus containing a startlingly well-preserved mummy wearing in an intricately painted …

Egypt

Libyan forces hit Islamic State camp with air strike - commander | Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - East Libyan forces said they launched air strikes against suspected Islamic State militants on Wednesday south of the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Security Council again fails to extend panel investigating use of chemical weapons in Syria

16 November 2017 – Two draft resolutions – one sponsored by the United States and another led by Russia – were defeated in the United Nations …

Adopt

Nigeria:Nigerian Returnees From Libya Swell As 258 More Arrive

(Photo: Premium Times)Eight days after 149 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya, another batch of 258 on Tuesday came back home from the North …

Nigeria

Foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria renew support to Libya's stability - Politics - Egypt

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria renewed their countries' support to Libya's stability and unity during a press conference after …

Egypt

Clashes in Sirte, Sarraj Discusses with Military Commanders Unifying Army

Clashes erupted Tuesday between the Libyan UN-backed government forces and militants in Sirte city, and eight of the gunmen were arrested.<p>"Members of …

Middle East

Migrants being auctioned off as slaves in Libya

Sub-Saharan African migrants are being sold for as little as $400 in auction houses around Libya, a <i>CNN</i> undercover investigation has revealed.The …

Middle East

UN accuses Britain of 'turning a blind eye to horrors suffered by refugees'

The UN has accused Britain and other countries backing Libyan forces of “turning a blind eye to the unimaginable horrors endured by migrants” in …

Migration

UN criticises EU policy in Libya as 'inhuman'

"The suffering of migrants detained in Libya is an outrage to the conscience of humanity," he said.<p>The EU has helped broker deals with Libyan …

European News

Italian priest draws fire after victim-blaming rape survivor

ROME – While sexual assault allegations against people in positions of power gain momentum in the United States, recent events in Italy have …

Italy

Sarraj Forces Deny Involvement in Mass Killing near Libyan Capital

The joint forces of the Libyan National Accord Government denied on Monday that they were involved in the mass murder of 28 people, whose bodies were …

Middle East

Libya's rogue militias cut capital’s water supply

Libya’s natural resources, including oil and freshwater, continue to be abused and used for different political ends by various militias, …

Africa

UN slams EU-Libya blockade of refugee flow

The UN censured the EU policy of helping the Libyan authorities intercept migrants in the Mediterranean.

Refugees

EU migrant deal with Libya is 'inhuman' - UN

<b>The EU's policy of aiding Libyan authorities to intercept migrants and return them to detention is "inhuman", the United Nations said on Tuesday.</b><p>The UN's human rights chief accused European countries of ignoring warnings over the deal struck with Libya.<p>Authorities say it has caused detainees to …

Africa