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Tunisia builds barrier along border with Libya

Tunisian flagThe Tunisian government has started to build a barrier along the border with Libya, reported on Friday. The barrier is part of defence preparations for any potential military threat from the larger of the two North African neighbours.


Daesh downs government warplane in Libya

Photo of a Daesh soldier posing in front of people who are digging their own gravesDaesh claimed on Friday that it shot down a Mig-23 fighter jet belonging to the Libyan government in Tobruk. A government official confirmed that an aircraft was hit while attacking targets of the Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council, has reported. An AFP report said that the jet was shot down in Qaryunes, north-west of Benghazi.


14 foreign companies halt investments in Egypt

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Some 14 foreign companies have halted their investments in Egypt because of the dollar crisis, a member of the Egyptian Investor Relations Association (EIRA) said.


Al-Aswany: Egyptian parliament does not represent the people

Alaa Al-Aswany, Egyptian writer and novelist

The Egyptian parliament does not accurately represent the people, writer and novelist Alaa Al-Aswany said yesterday, adding that the parliamentary elections had “very low participation”.


Rights group: Nearly 8,000 Algerians deported from Europe in 2015

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Nearly 8,000 Algerians were deported from Europe in 2015 in an “inhumane way” due to the tightening of immigration policies, the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights said yesterday.


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