North Africa

  • Interpol issues global security alert after prison breaks August 3, 2013

    Paris: Interpol issued a global security alert on Saturday advising its members to increase their vigilance against attacks after a series of prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan that the agency is investigating to determine if they were linked. The Lyon, France-based Interpol said given that al Qaeda was suspected...
  • Egypt approves new constitution drafted by Mursi allies December 26, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved a drafted by President Mohamed Mursi's allies, results announced on December 26 showed, proving that liberals, leftists and Christians have been powerless to halt the march of Islamists in power. Final elections commission figures showed the constitution adopted with 63.8 per cent of the vote...
  • Virgin again: Women re-sews hymen June 20, 2007

    Paris: Sitting in a cafe near the Champs Elysees, the 26-year-old French-born woman of Algerian descent looks like any other Parisian. But two months ago, she did something none of her friends have done. She had her hymen re-sewn, technically making her a virgin again. "I'm glad I had it done," said...