Maghreb

December 24, 2014

Three militants from the Daesh-linked Jund al-Khilafa were killed by Algeria's army. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT
Algeria's army killed three militants including a key leader of a group linked to Daesh, which claimed responsibility for killing a French national in September.

December 23, 2014

Armed militias have continued to clash with government forces since the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT
Hundreds of Libyan civilians caught up in fighting between armed groups and government forces were killed since late August, the UN said.

December 22, 2014

The poll, billed as Tunisia's first free presidential election, was the first since Ben Ali was ousted in a popular uprising in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:22 GMT
Tunisian security forces on Monday used teargas to disperse a protest in the southern Gabes province after presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential runoff.
Libya has been dogged by political instability since the 2011 overthrow and death of longstanding ruler Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
15:39 GMT
A group of Libyan students in Turkey has broken into their own embassy in Ankara in a row over scholarships.
Voter turnout, the commission added, stood at 60.11 percent of the country's registered voters. (AFP/File)
15:19 GMT
Beji Caid Essebsi of the Nidaa Tounes party was declared winner of Tunisia's presidential runoff with 55.68 percent of the vote.
State news agencies reported a voter turnout of 47 percent. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
The favorite to win Tunisia's first democratic election, presidential hopeful Beji Caid Essebsi, claimed victory not long after the polls closed on Sunday in the country's first-ever democratic election. But interim leader President Moncef Marzouki says it is too early to declare a winner.
Supporters of Beji Caid Essebsi march during an election campaign rally in Tunis, November 21, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT
Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in the Tunisian elections despite official results not being announced till late Monday.

December 21, 2014

Election officials are counting votes for Tunisia's first democratically elected president. (AFP/File)
19:15 GMT
The polls close in Tunisia's run-off election. Essebsi's campaign is confident of a victory.
Beji Caid Essebsi appears as the front-runner in today's elections (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Tunisia ushers in full democracy with run-off Presidential elections four years after uprising.

December 20, 2014

A Tunisian woman exits a Tunis polling station after voting in the first round of presidential elections on November 23, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT
As tomorrow's run-off presidential election approaches, Tunisians are tense. The first round results were tight and the candidates must win the support of Popular Front voters.

December 18, 2014

Tunisia's presidential runoff vote will be held on Sunday inside Tunisia and on December 19, 20 and 21 at voting stations overseas. (AFP/File)
17:41 GMT
The Tunisian army plans to deploy 36,000 troops to secure a presidential runoff vote slated for Sunday, a Defense Ministry spokesman has said
Tunisians celebrate the third anniversary of the Arab Spring, which led to the removal of Zine el Abidine ben Ali from power, January 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:04 GMT
When frustrated street vendor Mohammad Bouazizi set himself alight, his actions made way for the Arab Spring. Four years on, was it worth it? Definitely.

December 17, 2014

Family members pray at the tomb of young Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi who started the Arab Spring. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT
By setting himself alight four years ago, street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi paved way for the Arab Spring. Little did he or the policewoman who slapped him know what would happen next.

December 16, 2014

Libya has been gripped by militancy and factional fighting since the ouster of the longtime dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, in 2011. (AFP/File)
17:55 GMT
Libya Dawn militant group has carried out an aerial attack on an area near key oil terminals in the eastern part of the country.

December 15, 2014

Haftar's forces continue to clash with numerous militant groups inside Libya. (AFP/File)
19:01 GMT
Forces loyal to Libya’s former army general, Khalifa Haftar, have sealed off the Ras Ajdir border crossing with Tunisia.