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Libyan influential tribes have been deserting the UN-backed unity government to join the side of east-based army commander Khalifa Haftar, increasing therefore the influence of the self-style Field Marshal in the challenge-awash North African country, ...
"The plant, which will start operating at the beginning of 2018, will manufacture two different models of engine filtration systems (a metal diesel filter and an oil filtration module) for original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and original equipment ...
The North Africa Journal - March 22, 2017- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika reappeared in a brief video broadcast by national television, showing him ...
A relatively new group known as the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara has stepped up terrorist attacks in the swath of North Africa known as the Sahel. The Sahel is a semi-arid region that stretches from the western states of Mali and Nigeria ...
Casablanca, one of the most iconic cities in North Africa, will host the launch of the first ever 'The Big 5 Construct North Africa', set to support the Moroccan construction industry and professionals. From 25-27 April at the Parc Des Expostions de l ...
WASHINGTON/London (Reuters) - The United States and Britain on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to ...
The Mauritanian Upper House voted against an amendment package providing, inter alia, for changing the flag to include a red strip representing the blood split during resistance against the French colonial authorities.
United Nations - Passengers aboard foreign flights originating from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa will soon be forced to place all large electronic devices in their checked baggage, according to a new Department of Homeland Security ...
Interior ministers mainly from the central Mediterranean region met in Rome yesterday (20 March) to ramp up efforts to curb migration from Libya amid a sharp rise in the number of people trying to cross to Europe.
Set to diversify its global economic partners, Morocco partnered with China to build the Mohammed VI Tangiers Tech city as part of efforts to boost industrialization in the country.
A separate government official confirmed an Associated Press report that the ban will impact 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Reuters reported earlier the ban would include airlines based in Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
The North Africa Journal - March 20, 2017 - The CEO of the Algerian company Sonatrach is a very powerful man. Undoubtedly he has powers that exceed those of many ministers, and so appointing the right person should be no trivial exercise.
Royal Jordanian airlines is advising passengers that laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronics won't be allowed in carry-on luggage for U.S.
UN secretary general Antonio Guterres urged the head of the Polisario separatists Brahim Ghali to abide by the 1991 ceasefire agreement and withdraw militias from Guerguarat area on the borders with Mauritania in the demilitarized buffer strip.
Angela Merkel has reportedly declined an invitation from Algerian authorities who called off in the last moment a visit by the German Chancellor last February due to the falling health of Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Following the closure of the so-called Balkan route and an EU deal with Turkey, more migrants have attempted the hazardous route from North Africa across the Mediterranean towards Italy. Infografik verstorbene Migranten Mittelmeer 2014-2016 Englisch.
UNB - We are keen on taking part in funding projects that serve the Egyptian economy, in fields of energy and infrastructure, amongst others: Al Nahyan.
Continuous calls for protests rang throughout the week. The protests continued with near daily pro-Shiite protests. The majority are carried out in solidarity with prominent Shiite cleric Isa Qassim, and in remembrance of the anniversary of the 2011 ...
The Initiative for school Meals and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region aims at enhancing the effectiveness and broadening the coverage and impact of school meals programmes as a key social protection instrument in ...
Morocco's Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) dismantled a terrorist cell in an operation that resulted in the arrest of 15 individuals with suspected links to IS (Daesh), the Interior Ministry said.
FLINT - The International Institute and Foreign Languages Center at Mott Community College (MCC) will host a Middle East & North Africa cultural Fair Thursday, March 30 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Event Center on the Flint campus. The event is free and ...
Italy Thursday flew out of Benghazi injured Libyan forces aligned with Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar known as Russia's man in the Libyan crisis.
King Mohammed VI appointed Saad Eddine El Othmani, President of the national council of the Party for Justice and Development, Head of government in place of Abdelilah Benkirane who failed to form a coalition government after five months of ...
Italy will host a meeting between European and North African countries next week in a bid to strengthen support for an agreement it struck with Libya to fight people smuggling as migrant arrivals surge.
Two-thirds of the deaths took place in the Mediterranean Sea, where 5,098 people lost their lives trying to make the trip from North Africa, Turkey and the Middle East to Europe, according to information collected by the IOM's Data Analysis Center in ...
Humans may have played a very active role in the desertification of the Sahara, according to new research from Dr David Wright of Seoul National University.
Moroccan counter-terrorism forces Thursday netted three alleged Islamic State group (IS) militants in the city of Fes, in the northeastern part of the North African ...
Morocco along with Tunisia and Egypt are emerging as new global hubs for social entrepreneurship in light of the growth in start-ups in fields as various as banking, health, lending, currencies and e-commerce, writes Start Up Smart, an Australian news ...
Over 1200 African businessmen and senior government officials from nearly 40 countries are taking part in the 5th International Africa Development forum which ...
The return of Morocco to the African Union enables the kingdom to play a key role in promoting peace and stability efforts at the sub-regional and continental ...
Kenya reinsurance corporation says it will build on its past successful regional expansion strategy to penetrate more markets in Africa, with a key focus on North Africa. Managing director Jadiah Mwarania says this will enable the corporation increase ...
Ashley Mason claimed his Middle East & North Africa Tour (Mena) card when he successfully negotiated the 54-hole qualifying school at El Jadida in Morocco.
Rome - New evidence is deepening scientific fears, advanced few years ago, that the Middle East and North Africa risk becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years.
"The instability in Libya and North Africa may be the most significant, near-term threat to U.S. and allies' interests on the continent," Gen.
Sound Energy confirmed gas discoveries while drilling its third TE-8 gas well in the Tendrara license area in eastern Morocco. The news comes after the company announced recent success at the company's first two Tendrara wells (TE-6 and TE-7).
The North Africa Journal - March 15, 2017 - The Moroccan King, Mohamed VI has reportedly sacked Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and is preparing to ...
Morocco's Consul General in Orly; a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France, has been reportedly recalled over alleged mistreatment of her housekeeper.
Health services at public hospitals and health centers in Mali have been paralyzed by an ongoing health workers' strike, which has left millions of people ...
Special Operation Forces from the US and Morocco wrapped up the joint military exercises centring on advanced communication and medical skills during Operation Flintlock 2017.
Tunisian Coast Guards have seized 31.5 kg of pure cocaine off Tunisia's Mediterranean coasts, probably coming from Italy, an official of the coast guard told ...
The European Union (EU) has denounced "restrictive measures imposed on bilateral trade" without prior consultation with the EU, says a report released on the occasion of 10th session of Algeria-EU Association Council convened Monday in Brussels.
Morocco continues to stand as a hub for culture and Cinema in a Mena region beset by turmoil and instability. Last year, 24 foreign films were shot in the Kingdom thanks to a solid cinema industry infrastructure and qualified human resources.
the Pentagon's concerns over Russia's increasing contacts with Libyan politicians and military officials stem from the fact that the United States is losing control over the situation in North Africa, according to military expert and journalist Igor ...
... | [Egypt]: Low levels of militant violence continue to surge throughout Egypt. Since the Giza shootout on March 2nd there have been a number of shootings between security forces and militia groups. In two of this week's shooting incidents, security ...
(MenaFN Editorial) Koukoi Games from Oulu, Finland and Maysalward from Amman, Jordan are now launching a special edition of Crashing Season to the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Back in November 2016, Koukoi partnered with ...
Access to water is a fundamental need for food security, human health and agriculture, and its looming scarcity in the North Africa and Middle East region is a huge challenge requiring an "urgent and massive response," FAO Director-General Jose ...
The population held in abject conditions in Tindouf camps have staged protests against the military siege imposed by the Polisario leadership, which has been trading in their suffering for decades.
The population held in abject conditions in Tindouf camps have staged protests against the military siege imposed by the Polisario leadership, which has been trading in their suffering for decades.
Moroccan authorities have captured two ISIS members who were active in the city of Casablanca, the economic capital of the North African country, which had already been targeted three times by the terrorists.
Moroccan authorities have captured two ISIS members who were active in the city of Casablanca, the economic capital of the North African country, which had ...


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