Tag: North Africa

17 migrants drown, 166 others rescued off Tunisian coast

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TUNIS, Tunisia — At least 17 migrants from Bangladesh drowned and more than 300 were rescued by Tunisian and Libyan naval units after their...

Morocco denies using spyware to target French officials

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RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s government has denied reports that the country's security forces may have used spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group to eavesdrop...

Tunisia’s president orders military to manage virus crisis

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia’s president on Wednesday ordered the military to take over management of the national COVID-19 pandemic response, as the country fights...

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

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CAIRO — Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns...

Freed Guantánamo inmate with Moroccan family after 19 years

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RABAT, Morocco — A Moroccan held for 19 years without charges at the U.S. detention facility for terror suspects at Guantánamo Bay has rejoined...

Macron among 14 heads of states on potential spyware list

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BOSTON — French President Emmanuel Macron leads a list of 14 current or former heads of state who may have been targeted for hacking...

Medal predictions for events at the Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — ARCHERY Mixed Team ...

Official: Sudan seeking debt relief from Gulf Arab nations

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CAIRO — Sudan will seek relief from wealthy Gulf Arab nations, aiming to get as much as 60% of the African country's $30 million...

Moroccan journalist convicted of spying, sex assault

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RABAT, Morocco — A Casablanca court on Monday convicted prominent journalist and activist Omar Radi on charges of espionage and sexual assault and sentenced...

Tunisia puts military on vaccination duty as cases soar

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KESRA, Tunisia — Soldiers hold rifles to guard the health center in the traditional Tunisian village of Kesra, while inside, military medics use other...