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Egypt's Berber speakers cling to language in isolated oasis, confident dialect will survive Arabic dominance
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Egypt's Berber speakers cling to language in isolated oasis, confident dialect will survive Arabic dominance

The UN has classified Siwi, the easternmost dialect of the Tamazight language spoken across North Africa as far as Morocco, as "endangered"

Genes from ancient Roman civilization resembles those from the Mediterranean, Middle East
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Genes from ancient Roman civilization resembles those from the Mediterranean, Middle East

The diversity among people increased in 27 BCE to 300 CE, with the empire stretching from North Africa to Britain to the Middle East.

Over 120 people killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya since violence escalated in Tripoli, says WHO
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Over 120 people killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya since violence escalated in Tripoli, says WHO

Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, which has led to the creation of a bewildering array of militias all seeking to take control.

Italy appeals to NATO for help in tackling illegal immigration from Libya, says terrorists could sneak in and cause havoc
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Italy appeals to NATO for help in tackling illegal immigration from Libya, says terrorists could sneak in and cause havoc

Italy has appealed to NATO for greater help in tackling illegal immigration from North Africa, especially Libya.

Emirates stops flying to Tunisia after women claim they were banned from boarding airline's flights to Dubai
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Emirates stops flying to Tunisia after women claim they were banned from boarding airline's flights to Dubai

The announcement came two days after Tunisian government officials said the UAE had banned Tunisian woman from flying to or transiting through its territory

Indian explorer declares himself 'king' of unclaimed land in North Africa, invites others for citizenship
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Indian explorer declares himself 'king' of unclaimed land in North Africa, invites others for citizenship

An Indian adventurer declared himself the ruler of an unclaimed strip of land in North Africa between Sudan and Egypt, and is encouraging people to apply for citizenship

Israel's call to shut Al-Jazeera is brazen attack on media freedom: Amnesty International
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Israel's call to shut Al-Jazeera is brazen attack on media freedom: Amnesty International

Israel's decision to close the offices of broadcaster Al-Jazeera in the Jewish state is "a brazen attack on media freedom", Amnesty International said on Monday.

Hundreds of bodies of Islamic State militants lie unclaimed in Libya as countries refuse to acknowledge them
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Hundreds of bodies of Islamic State militants lie unclaimed in Libya as countries refuse to acknowledge them

Months after Libyan forces defeated IS, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments

US laptop ban: Washington lifts restriction on Kuwait Airways flights
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US laptop ban: Washington lifts restriction on Kuwait Airways flights

Kuwait Airways has said that a ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of its US-bound flights had been lifted by Washington

60 people missing feared drowned after boat sinks off Libya; 80 survivors brought to safety in Italy
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60 people missing feared drowned after boat sinks off Libya; 80 survivors brought to safety in Italy

Some 60 people are missing and believed drowned after the dinghy they were on sank off Libya, the International Organisation for Migration said Friday, citing survivor testimony.

Spain coastguards rescue more than 200 migrants from five vessels in the Mediterranean
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Spain coastguards rescue more than 200 migrants from five vessels in the Mediterranean

Spain's coastguards rescued more than 200 migrants on Saturday as they attempted to make the perilous sea crossing from north Africa to Europe.

300,000-year-old human fossil, believed to world's oldest, found in Morocco
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300,000-year-old human fossil, believed to world's oldest, found in Morocco

A team of international scientists has found the world's oldest human fossil near the southern Moroccan city of Youssoufia

US policy against Islamic State moves from 'attrition' to 'annihilation': James Mattis
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US policy against Islamic State moves from 'attrition' to 'annihilation': James Mattis

US Secretary of Defence James Mattis said the US had "accelerated" its tactics against the Islamic State (IS), moving from a policy of "attrition" to one of "annihilation".

Oppo is planning to export smartphones to Middle East, Africa and other countries from India
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Oppo is planning to export smartphones to Middle East, Africa and other countries from India

This report comes right after it was reported that Oppo is now one of the top five smartphone makers in the Indian market.

Donald trump travel ban: Electronics not allowed on flights from 8 Muslim countries
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Donald trump travel ban: Electronics not allowed on flights from 8 Muslim countries

Passengers travelling to the US from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa will be prohibited from carrying electronic devices in the cabin.

Narendra Modi's Egypt outreach can help India expand its asset base in North Africa
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Narendra Modi's Egypt outreach can help India expand its asset base in North Africa

Narendra Modi can expand India's asset base in other North African countries including Algeria, Morocco, Libya , Chad and Sudan.

Nice attack: France's history of 'civilising' North Africa has catalysed radicalisation
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Nice attack: France's history of 'civilising' North Africa has catalysed radicalisation

France’s domestic and foreign policy towards the its former colony North Africa sowed the seeds of division between the Muslims and the non-Muslims, which is still plaguing the society.

Libyan forces drive Islamic State out of North African stronghold Sirte
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Libyan forces drive Islamic State out of North African stronghold Sirte

Forces aligned with Libya's unity government have taken control of the port of Sirte, making further gains in Islamic State's North African stronghold.

Al-Qaeda claims credit for Ivory Coast beach massacre that left 16 dead
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Al-Qaeda claims credit for Ivory Coast beach massacre that left 16 dead

Armed men attacked an Ivory Coast beach on Sunday, killing at least 16 people and tourists fleeing, in an attack claimed by al-Qaida's North Africa branch