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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

Gaddafi blames Al Qaeda leader for unrest
Tripoli/London, Feb 24 (IANS) Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Thursday said Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his followers are responsible for the violent anti-government protests in his country, a media report said.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:30:21 PM

Egypt confirms bid was made on ex-vice president's life
Cairo, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit confirmed that former vice president Omar Suleiman survived an assassination bid at the height of the recent nationwide revolution, the Middle East News Agency said Thursday.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:41:00 PM

Some Libyan military units support protesters
Cairo, Feb 23 (DPA) Military units in northeastern Libya have signalled their support for anti-government protesters who are seeking the ouster of strongman Muammar Gaddafi, Al Arabiya reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:20:39 PM

Libyan minister quits, diplomat claims genocide
Tripoli, Feb 23 (IANS) Libya's powerful interior minister resigned in support of protesters who are demanding an end to Muammar Gaddafi's 41-year rule while a senior Libyan diplomat said he has information that 'genocide' has started and the UN expressed concern over Gaddafi's call to his supporters to take to the streets.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:42:08 PM

Egypt unrest toll put at 384
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS/(AKI) At least 384 people died and 6,467 were injured in the 18 days of clashes between protesters and security forces which toppled Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, the health ministry said.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:31:51 PM

Senegal severs diplomatic ties with Iran
Dakar, Feb 23 (IANS) The west African country of Senegal severed its diplomatic relations with Iran Wednesday, accusing it of supplying weapons to anti-government rebels in the Casamance region that killed three Senegalese soldiers this week.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:09:37 PM

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