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# north-africa - This year 2022

Egypt to enter bid to host 2036 Olympics
# Olympics
# Olympics

Egypt to enter bid to host 2036 Olympics

Sep 24th 2022, 7:37 PM 11,032 Views 10 Comments

If successful with its bid, Egypt would become the first African or Arab nation to host the Olympics.

# north-africa - All time

Why North African countries that don't always get along will be brought together... by couscous
# Cous And Make Up
# Cous And Make Up

Why North African countries that don't always get along will be brought together... by couscous

Feb 18th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,665 Views 7 Comments

Countries are set to unite to win the delicacy Unesco status.

Tunisia to end 'inhuman' forced anal examinations on 'suspected homosexuals'
# North Africa
# North Africa

Tunisia to end 'inhuman' forced anal examinations on 'suspected homosexuals'

Sep 23rd 2017, 10:30 AM 24,008 Views 85 Comments

Foreign and local rights groups have condemned the practice of the forced exams as “cruel” and “inhuman”.

'Sometimes, I take my veil off and only put it back on when I leave'
# Algeria
# Algeria

'Sometimes, I take my veil off and only put it back on when I leave'

Sep 12th 2015, 3:30 PM 19,083 Views 13 Comments

Young North Africans are discovering their local shopping centres against a new backdrop of massive carparks, shiny floors, benches and fountains.

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas

Jul 1st 2015, 6:25 PM 23,357 Views 85 Comments

At least three have died in conflicts.

"There is a real thirst for revenge" - Muslim cleric on Tunisia terrorist attack
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

"There is a real thirst for revenge" - Muslim cleric on Tunisia terrorist attack

Jun 29th 2015, 5:44 PM 48,277 Views 190 Comments

Muslim activist Anjem Choudary has said that the presence of Western civilians in Muslim countries is creating instability.

A boy found in a suitcase in Spain is being reunited with his mother
# Smuggled
# Smuggled

A boy found in a suitcase in Spain is being reunited with his mother

Jun 5th 2015, 4:58 PM 20,846 Views 9 Comments

He was found a crossing into a Spanish enclave in North Africa.

Cairo court sends three Al Jazeera journalists to jail for 7-10 years
# Media Crackdown
# Media Crackdown

Cairo court sends three Al Jazeera journalists to jail for 7-10 years

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:21 AM 5,492 Views 16 Comments

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Mar 30th 2014, 7:46 PM 20,659 Views 21 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case and what the gardaí knew.

Turkey: After four days away, Prime Minister returns home to protests
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkey: After four days away, Prime Minister returns home to protests

Jun 6th 2013, 9:28 AM 2,870 Views 9 Comments

Two are dead and thousands are reported injured after six days of clashes between those protesting against PM Erdogan and security forces.

French and Malian forces patrol historic desert city of Timbuktu
# Mali
# Mali

French and Malian forces patrol historic desert city of Timbuktu

Jan 29th 2013, 9:38 AM 2,439 Views 6 Comments

French and Malian troops now control the historic town in which Islamist rebels are said to have destroyed thousands of ancient Muslim and Greek manuscripts.

Britain to use chairmanship of G8 to focus on terror threat
# David Cameron
# David Cameron

Britain to use chairmanship of G8 to focus on terror threat

Jan 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 2,094 Views 6 Comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that he would put the topic to the “top of the agenda where it belongs.”

French president recognises France's 'brutal' rule of Algeria
# Colonial Rule
# Colonial Rule

French president recognises France's 'brutal' rule of Algeria

Dec 20th 2012, 2:11 PM 3,284 Views 14 Comments

Franois Hollande said Algeria was subjected to “a profoundly unjust and brutal system” for over a century.

UN concerned about possible death by torture in Libya
# Libya
# Libya

UN concerned about possible death by torture in Libya

May 3rd 2012, 5:43 PM 1,810 Views 3 Comments

The UN mission to Libya has expressed concerns about the recent deaths of three people being held in detention in the country, saying they may be a result of torture.

Revealed: The world's most dangerous places to be a journalist
# Danger Zones
# Danger Zones

Revealed: The world's most dangerous places to be a journalist

Feb 22nd 2012, 11:26 AM 2,321 Views 7 Comments

More journalists were murdered last year than died on assignments or in combat.

Dubliner among six people rescued after boat capsized in the Atlantic
# Rescue
# Rescue

Dubliner among six people rescued after boat capsized in the Atlantic

Jan 31st 2012, 11:17 AM 2,105 Views 1 Comment

The six rowers, five British and one Irish, were taking part in a challenge to row from Morocco to Barbados.

One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?

Jan 29th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,784 Views 5 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s guide to how what has changed (or not) in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia since the uprisings.

ICC deadline looms for news on Saif Gaddafi
# Libya
# Libya

ICC deadline looms for news on Saif Gaddafi

Jan 10th 2012, 2:49 PM 1,663 Views 1 Comment

Today marks the deadline for Libya’s government to provide information to the International Criminal Court on the health and status of Mummar Gaddfi’s son – if it fails to do so it may be referred to the UN Security Council.

Veteran human rights activist sworn in as Tunisia's president
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Veteran human rights activist sworn in as Tunisia's president

Dec 14th 2011, 3:16 PM 617 Views 1 Comment

Dr Moncef Marzouki emotionally vowed to be a president for “all Tunisians”, adding that the world would be closely watching the country’s “laboratory of democracy”.

Clashes erupt as moderate Islamists win Tunisia elections
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Clashes erupt as moderate Islamists win Tunisia elections

Oct 28th 2011, 12:17 PM 221 Views 8 Comments

There were protests after another party withdrew its candidates – though international observers said the election was fair.

Moderate Islamist party claims Tunisian election victory
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Moderate Islamist party claims Tunisian election victory

Oct 25th 2011, 8:56 AM 271 Views 7 Comments

The official results of the first elections since Ben Ali was deposed are expected to be released today.

Migrants who fled Libya found dead on boat travelling to Italy
# Migrants
# Migrants

Migrants who fled Libya found dead on boat travelling to Italy

Aug 1st 2011, 12:04 PM 389 Views 1 Comment

Twenty five bodies – all young men – have been found dead in the hold of a boat crossing the Mediterranean.

Tunisia prepares for 'shameful masquerade' as Ben Ali goes on trial
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Tunisia prepares for 'shameful masquerade' as Ben Ali goes on trial

Jun 20th 2011, 9:13 AM 278 Views 3 Comments

However, the ousted president will not be there.

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants
# Libya
# Libya

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants

Jun 17th 2011, 6:13 PM 180 Views 1 Comment

Italy says it is bearing the brunt of the influx of refugees fleeing violence in North Africa.

France and Germany spar with Italy over Tunisian immigrants
Live Apr 19th 2011, 8:03 AM

France and Germany spar with Italy over Tunisian immigrants

Former Tunisian leader Ben Ali facing 18 charges
Live Apr 14th 2011, 7:13 PM

Former Tunisian leader Ben Ali facing 18 charges

Five found dead in Morocco following anti-government protests
# Morocco
# Morocco

Five found dead in Morocco following anti-government protests

Feb 21st 2011, 1:52 PM 1,224 Views 0 Comments

The bodies of five people have been found in a burned-out bank in a northern Moroccan town.

Spanish hostages released by al-Qaeda
# Hostages Released
# Hostages Released

Spanish hostages released by al-Qaeda

Aug 23rd 2010, 2:46 PM 273 Views 0 Comments

Two men who had been held by al-Qaeda’s North African wing have been released after a nine month ordeal.