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Al Jazeera journalists' retrial in Egypt adjourned
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) The retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists in an Egyptian court for their alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood was adjourned because of the lack of eyewitnesses.

Monday, February 23, 2015 3:48:05 PM

Egyptian activist sentenced to five years
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) An Egyptian activist was Monday sentenced to five years in prison following a retrial on a variety of charges, including taking part in an unauthorised protest in 2013.

Monday, February 23, 2015 3:48:03 PM

Three arrested in Morocco before joining IS in Libya
Rabat, Feb 19 IANS) Moroccan security services have arrested three people in Casablanca and Oujda who were attempting to join the IS terrorist organization in Libya, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Monday, February 23, 2015 1:44:04 PM

Five killed in Nigeria market attack
Nairobi, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) At least five people were killed and 30 others injured Sunday in a suicide attack staged by a woman at a market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, witnesses said.

Monday, February 23, 2015 5:46:13 AM

486 trapped miners rescued in South Africa
Johannesburg, Feb 23 (IANS) All 486 mineworkers trapped in a gold mine in Gauteng province of South Africa were brought to safety, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited said Sunday.

Monday, February 23, 2015 4:56:09 AM

Toll in Somali hotel attack rises to 28
Mogadishu, Feb 23 (IANS) Toll in the Feb 20 sucide attack at a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 28 as eight more people succumbed to injuries, Xinhua news agency quoted Security Minister Abdirisaq Omar Mohamed as saying Sunday.

Monday, February 23, 2015 12:54:03 AM

Gunmen kidnap 89 children in South Sudan
Khartoum, Feb 21 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 89 children Saturday in oil-rich Upper Nile state in South Sudan, according to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

Saturday, February 21, 2015 11:12:16 PM

Egypt acquits former oil minister over Israel gas deal
Cairo, Feb 21 (IANS) An Egyptian court Saturday acquitted former oil minister Sameh Fahmy and five other former officials of corruption and profiteering charges related to exporting natural gas to Israel below market price, MENA news agency reported.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 11:10:06 PM

Ex-Somali lawmaker says he knew hotel suicide bomber
Mogadishu, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Somali member of parliament Salat Ali Jelle said Saturday he personally knew the woman suicide bomber who attacked Central Hotel in Mogadishu Friday.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:04:03 PM

45 killed in car bombing in Libya, IS claims responsibility
Tripoli, Feb 21 (IANS) At least 45 people were killed when three car bombs exploded simultaneously at three places in the eastern Libyan city of Al-Gubba, security sources said, even as Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibily for the attacks.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 12:24:03 AM

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