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Over 38,000 Egyptians return from Libya
Cairo, Feb 26 (IANS) A total of 38,481 Egyptians have returned from Libya since unrest hit the country, the official MENA news agency reported.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 7:56:55 AM

Dozens stage anti-government protest in Mauritania
Nouakchott, Feb 25 (DPA) Dozens of Mauritanians staged a protest Friday calling for economic reforms and the ouster of the regime.

Friday, February 25, 2011 10:32:04 PM

Libyan protesters defiant, 500 feared dead
Cairo/Tripoli, Feb 25 (IANS) Libyan protesters prepared for a 'one-million march' Friday as the main hospital in the second largest city of Benghazi reported 500 deaths in 11 days of protests that threaten to topple long-time ruler Muammer Gaddafi.

Friday, February 25, 2011 8:21:48 PM

Libya to see more anti-Gaddafi demonstrations
Tripoli, Feb 25 (IANS/AKI) Anti-government protesters in Libya are due to hold a series of mass demonstrations Friday in an attempt to end the 41-year rule of authoritarian leader Muammar Gaddafi, according to Libyan opposition group websites.

Friday, February 25, 2011 4:25:51 PM

17 killed in attack on Libyan town
Cairo, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 150 injured when government forces attacked Libya's Al-Zawiya town, a media report said Friday.

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:11:47 PM

Attempt to steal pharaoh's statue foiled in Egypt
Cairo, Feb 25 (IANS/AKI) Archaeologists have thwarted an attempt by looters to steal a statue of Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II who ruled more than 3,000 years ago.

Friday, February 25, 2011 11:53:01 AM

Algeria officially lifts emergency
Algiers, Feb 25 (IANS) Algeria has officially lifted the state of emergency, which was in force for 19 years, the official APS news agency reported.

Friday, February 25, 2011 5:29:19 AM

10 killed in Libyan town: report
Tripoli, Feb 25 (IANS) Ten people were killed and dozens were wounded in clashes between Libyan security forces and protesters in the northwestern town of Az-Zawiyah, about 50 km west of the capital Tripoli, a media report said.

Friday, February 25, 2011 1:16:35 AM

Gaddafi warns of chaos, blames Al Qaeda for unrest
Tripoli/London, Feb 24 (IANS) A defiant Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Thursday warned of chaos if anti-government protests continued in the country and accused Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden of 'duping young people' into participating in the violent demonstrations.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:20:58 PM

Libyan diplomat in Morocco resigns over unrest
Rabat, Feb 24 (DPA) The Libyan ambassador to Morocco and about 10 embassy staff announced Thursday that they had resigned, siding with the opposition to Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi's regime, foreign ministry sources said in Rabat.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:56:03 PM

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