Amnesty International calls for investigation into video showing execution of woman in Mozambique

David McKenzie, Brent Swails and Vasco Cotovio, CNN CNN)Amnesty International has called for an immediate investigation into the apparent extrajudicial killing of a woman in Mozambique that was shared widely in a horrifying video on...

Can Israel’s symbolic victory turn famous ‘no’s’ of Khartoum into a ‘yes’?

The UAE would be only the third Arab country to sign a deal with Israel, Sudan would be a fourth. It’s likely that Bahrain and Oman would follow in their path. By TOVAH LAZAROFF...

Sudan Floods Threaten Ancient Archaeological Gem

Rising Nile floodwaters are threatening to swamp an ancient archaeological site in Sudan, after some of the highest ever recorded river levels, archaeologists said Monday. Teams have set up sandbag walls and are pumping out...

Libyan protests deepen Sarraj’s isolation and expose Turkey’s role

Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Presidency Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), failed to contain the growing popular discontent and to absorb the anger of the demonstrators in the streets and squares of...

‘I do not wish blood to be shed’: Mali president resigns after being detained...

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced that he will step down in order to avoid bloodshed, hours after mutinying soldiers arrested him. Neighboring countries have closed their borders in response to the unrest. The...

Morocco talks pave the way for new transitional phase in Libya

The U.S.-sponsored talks in the Moroccan town of Bouznika between two Libyan delegations representing the Tobruk-based House of Representatives and the Tripoli-based State Council are expected to lay the ground for a new transitional...

North Africa Libya government announces immediate ceasefire

Libya’s internationally-recognized government has announced a nationwide ceasefire and called for demilitarization in the strategic city of Sirte, which is held by strongman Khalifa Haftar’s rebels. The Tripoli-based government said in a statement on Friday...

Mali junta, W Africa mediators agree on ‘certain points,’ talks to continue Monday

West African mediators say they have reached an agreement with the junta that has seized power in Mali on “a number of points,” but some issues remain to be hammered out during the talks aimed...

Haftar rejects Sarraj’s call for Libya truce as ‘media marketing’

Libyan rebels led by renegade general Khalifa Haftar have rejected a ceasefire announcement by the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli. Ahmed Mismari, a spokesman for Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), told media on Sunday that the ceasefire...

Mali’s president resigns and dissolves parliament

BBC.COM-Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta won a second term in 2018- Reuters Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday, state TV reports. In a televised address, Mr Keïta said he was...

Yemen’s Houthis Reportedly Launch Drone, Missile Attack on Saudi Capital

The Houthi movement, which controls the north of Yemen, said that it launched an air attack on a key target in the Saudi capital Riyadh. The movement said it carried out an attack on an...

Turkey not seeking military solution in Libya: Presidential spokesperson

Turkey along with Qatar and some other countries are present in Libya in an effort to support a political solution in the war-weary country, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın said on Aug. 18. Speaking to Al Jazeera, Kalın said Turkey...

Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn

By Helen Briggs BBC Environment correspondent – BBC.COM Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wildlife is under pressure from habitat loss, including deforestation Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years,...

Global economic crisis far from over without vaccine, IMF chief warns

by French Press Agency - AFP The manager of a restaurant holds a banner during a national protest against the national lockdown regulations the South African government has issued to fight the rise of coronavirus...

Libya’s rival forces sign permanent ceasefire at UN-sponsored talks

Deal includes departure of all foreign fighters for at least three months and prisoner exchange Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor -  The  Guardian Rival forces in Libya have agreed a permanent nationwide ceasefire including the departure of...

UN demands all countries enforce arms embargo on Libya

Troops loyal to the Tripoli government prepare their weapon as they carry out patrols in Zamzam, near Abu Qareen, Libya. (Reuters) Short Url https://arab.news/mdyzu AP The UN Security Council also called for political talks and a cease-fire in...

Turkey, Russia nearing deal on Libya ceasefire, political process

Earlier on Wednesday night, Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced his intention to step down by the end of October in a speech delivered on state television. By REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin...

El-Sisi: Egyptian water rights are ‘national security issue’

It is not the first time that El-Sisi has described the water issue as a national security issue. (AFP) Short Url https://arab.news/ywepa-Mohammed Abu Zaid Meeting with Kenyan leader zeroes in on development, Renaissance Dam CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel...

Egypt executes 15 ‘political prisoners’ in new crackdown

Latest executions raise the total number of political prisoners killed under Sisi’s rule to 79, says monitor Protesters hold a banner reading 'Sisi kills the youth' in front of the Egyptian consulate in Istanbul during...

Chaïma: Algeria women protest over teen’s rape and murder

BBC.COM-image copyrightGetty Images image captionProtesters in Algiers said there was a heavy police presence during their rally Protests have been held in several cities in Algeria to demand action to stop violence against women following the...