NORTH AFRICA

  • NATO agrees on plan to strengthen collective defence September 5, 2014

    Cardiff: NATO leaders on Friday agreed on a readiness action plan to strengthen the bloc's collective defence and deal with any challenge, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. The NATO allies face a security environment which is more unpredictable than ever, including Russia's "aggression" against Ukraine, violent extremism in the...
  • Over a hundred migrants missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast August 23, 2014

    Tripoli: A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned. The local coast guard said it had no boats of its own and had to commandeer fishing vessels...
  • 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, Francebased 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 resews hymen May 1, 2007

    Paris: Sitting in a cafe near the Champs Elysees, the 26yearold Frenchborn 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 resewn, technically making her a virgin again. "I'm glad I had it done," said...