North Africa

America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia

The first documented U.S. direct military engagement in Tunisia since World War II has largely passed unnoticed, but it is a sign of things to …

Al-Qaeda

Israel owes none of its land to the Palestinians — just peaceful, neighborly coexistence

<b>To the editor:</b> In answer to the question of which countries have returned territory won during a conflict, victorious nations often keep conquered land; so did the World War II allies.<p>France took Alsace-Lorraine, which it historically claimed, while the United Kingdom and the U.S. took nothing …

Israeli Settlements

Cyprus, Egypt set to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Europe stands to gain from an agreement Egypt is set to sign with the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus to pipe offshore …

Pipelines

Morocco cracks down on migrants heading to Spain

TANGIERS, Morocco — Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants escaping poverty and violence in their home countries are fleeing to forests to escape police …

Coast Guard

Iranian oil minister will not attend OPEC meeting in Algeria

ANKARA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh will not attend this month’s meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC states in Algeria, a ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.<p>“Zanganeh will not attend the meeting in Algeria. He has changed his mind,” said the official, who asked not to be …

Oil

Norway didn’t know much about Libya yet helped bomb it into chaos, state report finds

A Norwegian state report says the officials “had very limited knowledge” of what was going on in Libya, but promptly decided to join the US-led …

Foreign Policy

Construction of Morocco’s 36 Megawatt Bitcoin Mining Farm to Start in January 2019

A Bitcoin mining company formed from a U.S. private equity firm plans to begin building a 36 megawatt farm in Morocco from January next year, Ars …

Bitcoin Mining

EU does NOT need 'USELESS' border force claims Czech Prime Minister

Mr Babis dismissed the Frontex European Border Guard Agency as “obsolete” and described it as a “useless parallel institution”.<p>He said the cash used …

Border Force

EU must agree on migration before Africa can help: UN agency

North African countries can’t be expected to help the European Union manage migration when the EU itself can’t agree on the issue, according to a …

Africa

Islamic State’s Deadly Return in Libya Imperils Oil Output - WSJ

By<p>Jared Malsin and<p>Jared Malsin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jmalsin<p>jared.malsin@wsj.com<p>Benoit Faucon<p>Benoit Faucon<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@benoitfaucon<p>benoit.faucon@wsj.com<p>Islamic State is staging a resurgence in chaotic Libya, claiming more than a dozen attacks in the North African …

Oil & Gas Industry

Partick Thistle report Egypt FA to Fifa for blocking Souleymane Coulibaly move

The 23-year-old ex-Tottenham striker resurfaced at Partick Thistle last month, more than a year after unceremoniously leaving Egyptian giants Al-Ahly<p>Scottish side Partick Thistle have confirmed that they have approached Fifa, through the Scottish FA, after the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) …

UEFA Champions League

Morocco stocks higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.41%

© Reuters. Morocco stocks higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.41%<p>Investing.com – Morocco stocks were higher after the close on …

Stock Markets

Libya rivals clash south of capital, causing blackouts

TRIPOLI (AFP) -<p>New clashes flared between rival militias south of Libya's capital Tripoli on Tuesday, causing widespread power outages, the national electricity firm said.<p>The fighting underscored the fragility of a United Nations-backed ceasefire reached earlier this month after days of deadly …

Airports

Spain has most migrant arrivals in Europe, Greece surpasses Italy

Migrant reception centres on Greece's Aegean Islands are experiencing alarming rates of overcrowding, at a nearly record-breaking rate of 20,000 …

Africa

Warner Bros. acquires the rights to New York Times reporter Amy Chozick's memoir about being on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton, “Chasing Hillary”

9:50 AM ET, September 18, 2018<p><b>HBO and Netflix tie for the most Emmy wins, taking home 23 each; Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won eight awards;</b> …

Hillary Clinton

Lovely New Cafe Brings Flavors Of North Africa To Carmine Street

fullscreen<p><i>Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to the West Village for North Africa cuisine.</i><p><b>THE VIBE</b><br>Diana Tandia is the owner, chef, …

New York City

15 Breathtaking Views You Can Only Get on a Mediterranean Cruise

For the breathtaking views and spectacular scenery that are the hallmarks of the Mediterranean’s most iconic ports and destinations, you need to see …

Royal Caribbean

EU promotes 'Egypt model' to reduce migrant numbers

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says only around 30 people were reported to have arrived from Egypt to Greece and Italy this year, …

European News

Rachid Taha has followed Joe Strummer to rock the casbah in the hereafter

Punk, Algerian chaabi music, Rai, rock and techno: Rachid Taha had it all going on. He drew inspiration from the music of North Africa, New Orleans …

Ta-Ha

Militia fighting in Tripoli knocks out power in parts of Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Power has gone off in western and southern Libya including the capital Tripoli after renewed fighting between rival groups knocked out most power stations, the state electricity firm said.<p>New fighting between armed groups erupted on Monday, ending a shaky truce brokered by the …

Tripoli

GE Transportation and TÜLOMSAŞ Secure First Locomotive Order by Turkish Private Operator Korfez Ulastirma, the Logistics Affiliate of Tüpraş

BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p><i>Order marks Turkey’s first privately purchased locomotives</i>• <i><br>Locomotives to provide improved fuel efficiency, reliability and</i> …

Locomotives

Europe's Libyan Battleground

Libya was in the spotlight recently when heavy infighting between militias in Tripoli caused more than fifty deaths. On September 5 the U.N. reached …

Africa

It’s the war from hell, the savage one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support from the Pentagon and American weapons galore...

It was the rarest of graphics in the American news media: a CNN map in which recent Saudi air strikes in Yemen were represented by little yellow …

Saudi Arabia

Libya’s Sarraj Forms ‘Joint Military Force’ in Anticipation of Possible Tripoli Clashes

Head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj announced the formation of a “joint military force” in anticipation of the …

Middle East

Algerian-French rock star Rachid Taha became a voice for immigrants

Rachid Taha, who became a rock star in France with assertive lyrics and music that melded his Algerian heritage with punk, funk and electronic beats, has died in Les Lilas, a Paris suburb. He was 59.<p>The cause was a heart attack he suffered in his home, according to a statement from his family to …

Ta-Ha

An SUV Built for African Roads—by African Workers

01 Sep 2018<p>An upstart company is building an SUV for the African market—and trying to turn the continent into an automaker<p>by Amy Yee<p>Topics:<p>Photos …

Harvard Business School

Toeing the EU line

Some members are finding the going tough

Business (India)

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Everywhere and Nowhere<p>Part of my reluctance to write on citizenship is that as a poet, a worker in delicate, would-be-truthful language, I am wary of …

North Africa

Egypt's Foreign Minister Discusses Middle East Peace Efforts – Bloomberg

Egypt's Foreign Minister Discusses Middle East Peace Efforts<p>Egypt's Foreign Minister Discusses Middle East Peace Efforts<p>Egypt's Foreign Minister …

Middle East

Smugglers pave path for migrants from Africa to Europe

MADRID (AFP) -<p>They scale barbed-wire topped fences and cross the sea in inflatable boats or jet skis -- more than 36,000 migrants entered Spain this year seeking a better life in Europe. Almost all of them relied on smugglers to make the crossing.<p>Ousman Umar, who made a five-year journey from Ghana …

Sub-Saharan Africa