Nigerian cleric Sheikh Zakzaky suffers stroke while in custody

One of Nigeria’s most prominent Shia Muslim clerics, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, has suffered a suspected stroke in police custody. El-Zakzaky, his wife Mallima Zeenah Ibrahim...

Egyptian court hands Mohamed Morsi three-year jail sentence for “insulting judiciary”

An Egyptian court has handed former president Mohammed Morsi and nineteen others to three years in jail for "insulting the judiciary". Mohammed Morsi already holds other jail...

Tunisia suspends UAE flights due to Emirati women’s security measures

Tunisia has suspended Emirates Airlines flights after a public outcry over security measures in the United Arab Emirates targeting Tunisian women and preventing them...

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah voted BBC African Footballer of 2017

Liverpool's Egyptian forward, Mohamed Salah, has been voted the winner of the BBC African Footballer of the Year Award 2017. Following a record number of...

Former leader of banned Libyan group wins legal bid to sue UK Government

The former leader of a proscribed Libyan group has won a legal bid to sue the British security services over his attempted deportation to...

Egyptian lawyer jailed for saying women who wear torn jeans should be raped on...

An Egyptian lawyer who said that women - including his own daughter - deserved to be raped for wearing ripped jeans has been jailed...

Libya’s sub-Saharan “slave market” footage sparks global outrage

There has been global outrage after the CNN released a shocking video showing dozens of sub-Saharan migrants being sold like commodities. The footage shows young...

Egypt allows only 50 religious scholars to issue religious edicts on TV

Egyptian authorities have published a list of 50 Muslim scholars who are allowed to issue religious edicts via television broadcasters. In a press conference at...

Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar named world’s most influential Muslim

The Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar University in Cairo has been named the world’s most influential Muslim for the second year running. The honour was...

Colonel Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam returns to Libyan politics

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, has announced his return to Libyan politics. Since his release from rebel captivity six months ago, Saif al-Islam...
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