North Africa

Hundreds of European Union lawmakers demand Egypt’s Sisi release political prisoners

The letter follows a similar one addressed to Sisi by 56 members of the US Congress on Monday.

Al-Monitor Staff | Human rights | Oct 21, 2020
al-monitor An Egyptian police officer enters the Tora prison in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, during a guided tour organized by Egypt's State Information Service on Feb. 11, 2020. A letter from EU lawmakers says Sanaa Seif, the sister of detained activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, was detained when she and her family attempted to make a formal complaint about an assault they suffered in front of the prison. Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images.

Intel: UN Libya envoy ‘very optimistic’ about cease-fire as civilian travel set to reopen

Acting UN Libya envoy Stephanie Williams said Wednesday the two sides agreed to cooperate on restructuring the forces that guard petroleum fields.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Oct 21, 2020

Tunisia allows regions to impose nightly curfews amid COVID-19 spike

The North African country has reported more than 40,000 infections since March.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Oct 19, 2020

12 bodies discovered in new mass graves in Libya

At least 100 bodies have been discovered since the retreat of Khalifa Hifter's forces from the area earlier this year.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Oct 19, 2020

France’s Sarkozy charged in Libya campaign funding probe

Prosecutors are investigating whether the former French president received illegal campaign financing from Moammar Gadhafi's regime.

Al-Monitor Staff | Corruption and nepotism | Oct 16, 2020