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Egypt tries to squash rising defiance against al-Sisi regime

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | Egyptian authorities arrested at least 237 protesters yesterday, tamping what could have been a day of massive demonstrations against President Abdel Fatah…

Is Libya’s unity government doomed to fail?

By Onize Ohikere
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Libya | The prime minister of Libya’s UN-backed unity government on Thursday said the new governing body will move from Tunis to Tripoli, Libya’s capital,

Militants clash with Tunisian forces near Libyan border

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Tunisian forces battled gunmen in a deadly attack near the Libyan border today that left at least 45 people dead. The clash comes as experts raise concerns…

French forces take down al-Qaeda commander in Mali

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | French forces in Mali killed a Spanish al-Qaeda commander earlier this week, striking a blow to the extremists terrorizing North Africa. But experts warn…

Tunisia builds border fence to keep out terrorists

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Tunisia has completed the first part a 125-mile barrier at its border with Libya in an attempt to keep out Islamic militants. But the elaborate structure…

Midday Roundup: North African democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Working together. A group of Tunisian leaders who worked to build democracy after a revolution has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The National Dialogue…

Europe struggles to solve a migration crisis with no end in sight

By Rob Holmes
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Immigration | Austrian police found 71 migrants dead in a confiscated food truck left yesterday on Austria’s main highway. As officials began the difficult task of…

EU promises aid to Tunisia, Libya in bid to stop extremism

By Onize Ohikere
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North Africa | The European Union has agreed to help the Tunisian government fight Islamic extremism in the North African country. EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels…

Britain deploys counterterrorism police to investigate Tunisian attack

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Britain has deployed about 600 counterterrorism police to help investigate Friday’s attack at the Imperial Marhaba Hotel in the Tunisian beach resort town…

Attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait part of ISIS call for Ramadan jihad

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Just days after ISIS extremists called for a month of jihad to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, bombers claiming to be affiliated with the…

Lack of miniskirts in Tunisia reveals bigger problem

By Onize Ohikere
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North Africa | In 2010, Tunisia sparked the Arab Spring that led to the resignation of political leaders around the Arab world. But it proved to be a lot harder to organize…

Globe Trot: Volcanos, earthquakes, and running to God

By Mindy Belz
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International | CHILE: In the wake of an earthquake it’s easy to forget a volcano, but the Calbuco eruption continues, with residents trying to save their homes from a rain…

 
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