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Tunisian interim president names new PM
Tunis, Feb 28 (IANS) Tunisia's interim president Fouad Mebazaa has named former minister Beji Caid-Essebsi as the country's new prime minister shortly after Mohammed Ghannouchi resigned from the position.

Monday, February 28, 2011 4:12:36 AM

Ex-minister of Mubarak regime to face corruption trial
Cairo, Feb 28 (IANS) Egypt's former interior minister Habib el-Adly, accused of money laundering, will be the first minister of the regime of toppled president Hosni Mubarak to face trial before a criminal court.

Monday, February 28, 2011 3:01:28 AM

Arab League chief to run for Egyptian presidency
Cairo, Feb 27 (IANS) Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa has expressed his intention to run in Egypt's next presidential election, Xinhua said, citing state TV.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 11:26:16 PM

Gunmen killed in suspected DR Congo coup attempt
Nairobi, Feb 27 (DPA) Six unknown gunmen have been killed in what appears to be a failed coup attempt at the home of the Democratic Republic of Congo's president, a government official said Sunday.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 10:23:21 PM

Tunisian PM resigns: Report
Tunis, Feb 27 (IANS) Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announced his resignation Sunday, Xinhua said, citing Al Arabiya TV.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 9:04:23 PM

Turmoil rages in Libya, UN slaps sanctions
Tripoli, Feb 27 (IANS) Anti-government protesters in Libya seized the third largest city Misurata and most of its oil fields as the UN Security Council slapped sanctions against Muammar Gaddafi's regime after a brutal crackdown left more than 1,000 civilians dead.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 6:59:01 PM

Three killed in Senegal clash
Dakar (Senegal), Feb 27 (IANS) Three soldiers were killed and many wounded as the Senegalese army clashed with separatists in the southern Casamance region, military officials said.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 7:06:09 AM

Three killed in Tunisia clashes
Tunis, Feb 27 (DPA) Renewed clashes in Tunisia have left at least three people dead and a dozen injured, the interior ministry said.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 5:59:31 AM

Gaddafi won't destroy oil wells, says his son
Tripoli, Feb 26 (IANS/AKI) Muammar Gaddafi would never destroy the country's oil wells -- its main source of wealth -- to quash the anti-government protests, the Libyan leader's son Saif al-Islam has said.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 8:18:19 PM

First Algeria protests since lifting of emergency law
Algiers/Paris, Feb 26 (DPA) Hundreds of protesters Saturday took part in the first demonstrations held in Algeria since the lifting of the 19-year-old state of emergency earlier this week, witnesses said.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 4:58:35 PM

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