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A law that could threaten Egyptian journalism: President urged to reconsider anti-terror draft law

Jul 06, 2015

A law that could threaten Egyptian journalism: President urged to reconsider anti-terror draft law

An Egyptian judiciary council has asked the government to reconsider sections of a controversial anti-terrorism draft law before its approval by the president, officials and Egyptian media reported on Monday. #World #Corruption #Egypt #NewsTracker #military #journalists #North Africa
Moroccan authorities raid group affiliated to Islamic State

Jun 12, 2015

Moroccan authorities raid group affiliated to Islamic State

The Moroccan authorities said on Thursday that they raided an Islamic State (IS) affiliate cell in the central city of Berkane. #NewsTracker #Morocco #North Africa #islamic-state #Berkane
Italian coast guard rescue 3,690 migrants

May 04, 2015

Italian coast guard rescue 3,690 migrants

Italian authorities on the weekend rescued some 3,700 illegal migrants who were sailing from North Africa to Italy in more than a dozen boats, a communique from the Coast Guard said. #NewsTracker #Italy #Coast guard #North Africa
Libya to UN Security Council: Lift arms embargo to help fight against IS

Feb 19, 2015

Libya to UN Security Council: Lift arms embargo to help fight against IS

Libya's foreign minister on Wednesday demanded that the UN Security Council lift an arms embargo so his country can fight the Islamic State group. #Terrorism #United Nations #Libya #NewsTracker #UN #UNSC #North Africa #islamic-state #ISIS #Islamic State of Iraq and Syria #Libya arms embargo
French citizen Serge Lazarevic held hostage by al-Qaida returns home

Dec 10, 2014

French citizen Serge Lazarevic held hostage by al-Qaida returns home

The liberation came days after the release of two al-Qaida fighters imprisoned in Mali for Lazarevic's kidnapping, according to a security official in Mali. #Terrorism #Al-Qaeda #France #NewsTracker #Mali #North Africa #Militancy #Franois Hollande #islamic-state #Serge Lazarevic
Osama bin Laden family-owned group to build Africa's highest tower

Dec 03, 2014

Osama bin Laden family-owned group to build Africa's highest tower

A construction group owned by the family of Osama bin Laden is to build a 514-metre high tower in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco that will be the tallest on the African continent. #Osama bin Laden #NewsTracker #North Africa #Casablanca
US special forces on hight alert, may strike al Qaeda targets Report

Aug 06, 2013

US special forces on hight alert, may strike al Qaeda targets Report

After the US intercepted al Qaeda's most serious threat in recent years to target its embassies, country's Special Forces have been put on high alert to hit potential targets of the outfit in the Middle East, a media report has said. #World #United States #Terrorism #Osama bin Laden #Al-Qaeda #Ayman al-Zawahiri #Libya #Middle East #Iraq #North Africa #Chuck Hagel #AQAP #Nasir al-Wuhayshi
US issues worldwide travel alert for its citizens due to al-Qaeda terrorist threat

Aug 02, 2013

US issues worldwide travel alert for its citizens due to al-Qaeda terrorist threat

The US today issued a worldwide travel alert for its citizens, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, because of an al-Qaeda terrorist threat. #Al-Qaeda #Middle East #NewsTracker #North Africa