North Africa

Libyan interior minister says he survived assassination attempt

The security force involved in Fathi Bashagha's motorcade collision dispute the claim, saying the interior minister's men fired on them.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Feb 22, 2021
al-monitor Interior Minister of Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord Fathi Bashagha speaks during a press conference at the Tajura Training Institute, southeast of the GNA-held capital Tripoli, Libya, July 28, 2020. Photo by MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images.

Erik Prince violated Libya arms embargo, UN report alleges

The Blackwater founder and associates sought to buy helicopter gunships from Jordan to aid Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter's assault on Tripoli, investigators believe.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Feb 22, 2021
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Algeria: Running on fumes

Unless oil prices go way up, Algeria is in a world of hurt.

Simon Speakman Cordall | Economy and trade | Feb 18, 2021
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Tunisian tennis star Ons Jabeur loses at Australian Open

Ons Jabeur is the highest-ranked Arab woman in tennis history. She hopes more women from the region will pick up rackets.

Al-Monitor Staff | Sports | Feb 12, 2021
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Winners and losers in Libya’s political deal

A major political settlement in Libya has recently been agreed to after lengthy complicated negotiations. But unless the outcome is viewed as a win-win game, it could end up being just another round of empty talks.

Mustafa Fetouri | Libya conflict | Feb 12, 2021
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