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Is Russia set to train Libyan strongman Haftar's troops?

16 January, 2017

Moscow is set to send military experts to Tobruk, Libya, to train forces loyal to the former Gaddafi ally, reports by Radio France International have claimed.

Algeria disbands 'Israeli spy ring'

15 January, 2017

Algerian security forces say they have uncovered an Israeli spy ring operating in the south of the country and arrested ten people on Friday, according to local media reports.

Libyan 'extremist militias' shoot down fighter jet over Benghazi

15 January, 2017

A Libyan war plane was shot down over the eastern city of Benghazi after being targeted by 'extremist militias'.

Plunged into darkness: Libya's southern, western cities face blackouts

15 January, 2017

Western Libya was plunged into darkness late on Saturday as a blackout already affecting the south spread to the capital, Tripoli, and other major cities.

Unaccompanied refugee children reaching Italian shores doubled in 2016

14 January, 2017

The number of unaccompanied minors arriving in Italy by sea has doubled in the past year and current systems are failing to protect them, UNICEF warned on Saturday.

Nine in ten child refugees reach Italian shores 'unaccompanied'

14 January, 2017

The number of unaccompanied minors arriving in Italy by sea has doubled in the past year and current systems are failing to protect them, UNICEF warned on Saturday.

#Trending: Algerian Imazighen celebrate Amazigh new year

13 January, 2017

Many in Algeria and elsewhere across North Africa took to social media to celebrate the beginning of the year 2967 in the Amazigh calendar.

From Arab Spring to Winter

13 January, 2017

Comment: Six years ago, the region was awash with hope as Arabs protested and demanded change. Today's landscape is dramatically different, but who's really to blame? asks Noor El-Terk.

Cedric Herrou: I'm facing prison for helping migrants

13 January, 2017

Comment: Cedric Herrou - an olive farmer from France faces prison for providing support to passing migrants. "I'm fighting against the stigmatisation and hate that feed terrorism," he writes.

Gunmen attempt to seize ministries in Libyan capital

12 January, 2017

Gunmen on Thursday tried but failed to seize three government ministries in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the UN-backed Government of National Accord said

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