More Egyptian men marry older foreign women

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An increasing number of young Egyptian men are marrying foreign women, some 20 to 30 years their senior in order to escape poverty and...

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s son to run for Libyan presidency

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The son of the late Libyan ruler, Muammar al-Gaddafi, has registered as a presidential candidate in the country’s elections next month. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 49,...

Ivory Coast parliament considers bill to legalise polygyny

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Muslim-majority Ivory Coast is considering a bill to legalise polygyny - a practise which is widespread across the country but which is technically illegal.  Ivorian...

Algerian judoka withdraws from Olympics to avoid clash with Israeli

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The International Judo Federation has suspended the Algerian champion Fathi Noreen and his coach after he withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics after he was...

Najla Bouden Romdhane becomes first female Prime Minister in Arab world

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Amid the ongoing political crisis in Tunisia, President Kais Saied has named Najla Bouden Romdhane, a little-known professor of geophysics, as Prime Minister -...

Algerian judoka banned for 10 years for refusing match with Israeli

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The International Judo Federation (IJF) has banned the Algerian judoka Fathi Noreen and his coach for 10 years after they withdrew from a match...

Tunisian woman murdered after withdrawing domestic violence complaint

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A Tunisian woman has been shot dead by her policeman husband after withdrawing a complaint against him for domestic violence. In a case which has...

African Union suspends decision on Israel’s observer status

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The African Union (AU) has unanimously agreed to suspend the decision to grant observer status to Israel, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reports. The...

Israeli airlines to fly direct to Morocco in coming days

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Israeli airlines El Al and Israir will launch direct flights to Morocco over the weekend, it has been announced. The news comes as Foreign Ministry Director-General...

Nigerian court acquits Ibrahim el-Zakzaky of all charges

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A Nigerian court has acquitted and freed Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, the leader of a prominent Shia group the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), who has...
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