Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Algeria Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Morocco as Tensions Build

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Algeria cut diplomatic ties with Morocco, citing what it claimed were hostile acts, plunging decades of difficult relations between the North African...

Parched Egypt Seeks Partners for $2.5 Billion Desalination Plan

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Egypt is seeking partners to invest in a $2.5 billion initiative to build more than a dozen renewable energy-powered desalination plants by...

Algeria cabinet resigns following parliamentary elections results

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ALGIERS - Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad and members of his cabinet on Thursday presented their resignation to President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the...

Libyan government creates fund for reconstruction of cities

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TRIPOLI - The Libyan government on Thursday announced that it created a fund for the reconstruction of cities affected by the war...

Egypt signs agreement with China to manufacture Sinovac vaccine locally

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CAIRO -- Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) and Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac signed an agreement on Wednesday to...

Egypt opens pharaonic mummies hall to visitors at new museum in Cairo

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CAIRO -- With its dark-walled and dimly-lit open rooms, the crypt-like Royal Mummies Hall at Cairo's new National Museum of Egyptian...

Algerians vote for revised constitution

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Algerian voters began to cast ballot Sunday in a referendum on constitutional amendments.  The vote is held amid restrictions...

Algerian president hospitalized 3 days after self-imposed lockdown

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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune entered a military hospital in the capital Algiers on Tuesday, three days after his self-imposed lockdown, the Presidency...

9 bodies recovered from mass graves in Libya’s Tarhuna

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Libyan authorities on Tuesday announced recovering nine unidentified bodies from newly discovered mass graves in the city of Tarhuna, some 90 km...

Egypt unveils international film festival despite COVID-19 pandemic

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The tourism sector in Egypt is set to receive a boost as the country prepares to host film makers from around the...

Tunisia imposes curfew in 4 provinces

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A 15-day curfew will be imposed in the Grand Tunis area as of Thursday, the governor of Ariana province Samir Abdeljawed announced...

Nile flooding poses no serious threat to Egypt despite damage in Sudan: official

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CAIRO - The ongoing Nile River flooding poses no serious threat to Egypt despite the damage and casualties it caused to fellow...

Key players to meet virtually to push for Libya cease-fire

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The United Nations and Germany are co-chairing a ministerial meeting on Monday of world powers and other countries with interests in Libya’s...

Egypt discovers 2,500-year-old statuette of god Nefertum

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An Egyptian archeological mission unearthed on Thursday a carved statuette of ancient Egyptian god Nefertum at Saqqara necropolis of Giza province near...

Morocco’s economy shrinks 14.9 percent in its second quarter

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Morocco’s economy contracted by 14.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020, compared to a 0.1-percent growth in the first quarter, the...

Egypt sentences six to death over policemen’s killing

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An Egyptian criminal court on Wednesday sentenced six people allegedly belonging to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group to death for the 2016...

Egypt’s President warns of instability after protest calls

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Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt’s president, speaks during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump backed his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, as a “highly respected leader” who “brought order,” dismissing small protests that pointed to simmering economic frustrations. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

At least 13 immigrants die off Libyan coast: IOM

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TRIPOLI - At least 13 immigrants died at sea off Libyan coast after a shipwreck, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said...

Libyan Coast Guard rescues 128 illegal immigrants

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TRIPOLI -- The Libyan Coast Guard on Saturday rescued 128 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast, authorities said.

Libya’s UN-backed PM says to step down in October

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TRIPOLI -- Fayez Serraj, the UN-backed prime minister of Libya, on Wednesday announced intention to step down in October.