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Tunisia: IS cell dismantled, four arrested in Jendouba

An Islamic State cell was dismantled on 25 February in the region of Tabarka, governorate of Jendouba, and four members were apprehended. The suspects were reportedly recruiting members for IS…

Libya: 60 inmates escape from local prison in Wadi al-Shatti

On 25 February, at least 60 inmates at the prison of Wadi al-Shatti have escaped after a group of gunmen attacked the jail to free a prisoner. Twenty have been…

Morocco: Hostage situation thwarted in Ain Sebaa

According to a security source, a man tried to hold employees of a company based in Casablanca’s Ain Sebaa district hostage, and threatened to “blow himself up”. The authorities intervened,…

UN, Morocco and the Polisario: a symbolic withdrawal

UN, Morocco and the Polisario: a symbolic withdrawal

The North Africa Journal: February 27, 2017: Morocco is to withdraw some troops from Guerguerat, in the contested Western Sahara region. The move is a bid to deescalate tension after…

Morocco’s King hints at dissolution of Maghreb Union

Morocco’s King hints at dissolution of Maghreb Union

In light of the return of Morocco in the African Union, the King Mohammed VI has hinted that the Arab Maghreb Union (AUN) is on the verge of dissolution due…

Algeria: Tensions deepen among the opposition over legislative elections

Algeria: Tensions deepen among the opposition over legislative elections

Tension between the opposition parties Jil Jadid (New Generation) and the Islamist-leaning Movement for Society and Peace (MSP) have intensified this week after former presidential candidate and Jil Jadid chief…

Egypt: Two killed in train-bus crash in Giza

Two people were killed in Al-Atf in Giza over the weekend when a train slammed into a bus. The accident, which killed the bus driver and a passenger, paralyzed traffic…

Egypt: Explosion in Maadi, Cairo, several injured

An explosion apparently from a grenade thrown by an attacker was reported on Sunday evening on the Autostrad road near the affluent neighborhood of Maadi in Cairo. The attack injured…

Turkey maintains pressure on Islamic State in and out of its territory

Battling on various fronts, Turkey is also facing an aggressive Islam State, which has been responsible for many terror attacks with Turkey. Over the past couple of days, the Turkish…

Status Quo in Morocco’s Elections: Not too Many Choices for Voters

Status Quo in Morocco’s Elections: Not too Many Choices for Voters

The Norh Africa Journal- October 8, 2016: With a low 43% turnout, a sign of a malaise and disappointment for most voters, the general elections took place in Morocco yesterday…

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