E Guinea survivors count their luck and misfortune

BATA, Equatorial Guinea:  On the afternoon of March 7, 2021, Sisto Asumu’s life was changed in an instant. An enormous blast shook a military...

Crisis-hit Suez Canal suspends traffic

CAIRO: The owners of a giant container vessel blocking the Suez Canal said yesterday they were facing "extreme difficulty" refloating it, prompting Egypt to...

Wedged giant ship blocks Suez Canal

CAIRO: Tugboats worked yesterday to free a giant container ship stuck in the Suez Canal after it veered off course in a sandstorm, creating...

Over 100 killed in Tigray massacre: Rights body

NAIROBI: The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said yesterday that Eritrean soldiers killed over 100 civilians in a November massacre in war-torn Tigray that may...

China accuses EU of ‘hypocrisy’ after ambassadors summoned

BEIJING: Beijing accused the EU of "hypocrisy" yesterday after the two sides summoned each other's envoys in an escalating row over the treatment of...

Morocco dissident historian provisionally freed from prison

RABAT: Moroccan historian and rights activist Maati Monjib, who was on hunger strike for 19 days, was provisionally released from prison Tuesday after three...

Tunisia reaches for stars with satellite launch

TUNIS: Tunisia celebrated the launch yesterday of its first domestically made satellite, hoping it would inspire young engineers to reach for the stars at...

Morocco farmers mourn loss of date palms in standoff

FIGUIG, Morocco: Moroccan farmers in an isolated oasis on the Algerian border are bearing the brunt of regional tensions after Algiers expelled them from...

Women’s rights icon, author Saadawi dies

CAIRO: Famed Egyptian author Nawal El-Saadawi, a champion of women's rights who revolutionized discussions on gender in the Arab world, died Sunday at the...

Young Tunisian activists under police watch

TUNIS: Hamza Nasri, a young Tunisian activist, hit the streets as part of anti-government protests in recent months. Now he says he is under...

Internet blackout as Congo votes, with Nguesso set to win

BRAZZAVILLE, Congo: The Republic of Congo voted yesterday in a presidential election boycotted by the main opposition and attacked by critics as tilted towards...

Sudanese dream of reclaiming fertile land

WAD KAWLI, Sudan: Under a thatched roof, Sudanese dream of returning to farmland at the heart of a decades-old dispute with Ethiopia that has...

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