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Water scarcity and desertification are major climate issues in the Middle East and North Africa the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warned earlier this year NegativeExtinction Rebellion launched in London in 2018 inspiring waves of disruptive action around the world pushing for rapid cuts in carbon emissions with the protests leading to thousands of arrests http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-mideast-protests/extinction-rebellion-climate-group-seeps-into-oil-rich-middle-east-idUSKBN1XJ0HJ2019-11-10
The figures do not include teachers hired by an eastern parallel government opposing the Tripoli administration part of a power struggle in the North African country NegativeTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized government has stopped the salaries of over 150000 teachers and other education ministry staff who do not have proper documents the ministry said in an anticorruption push that sparked protests http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-teachers/libya-stops-salaries-of-thousands-of-teachers-without-documents-idUSKBN1X71T02019-10-29
Iraqs oil exports could be partly disrupted if instability lasts for weeks Ayham Kamel Middle East and North Africa head at Eurasia Group said in a note Negativechanges comment previous http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-oil-rises-with-eyes-on-iraq-stocks-dollar-little-changed-idUSL2N26S0SR2019-10-08
Thousands of people have died every year in the central Mediterranean among the hundreds of thousands attempting the crossing from North Africa to Europe in recent years NegativeGENEVA About 40 people are feared dead or missing after the latest wreck of a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe off the coast of Libya while about 60 people may have been rescued the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/unhcr-says-at-least-40-feared-dead-or-missing-in-shipwreck-off-libya-idUSKCN1VH1ER2019-08-28
Tunisia was the spark for the Arab Spring revolts that toppled a number of authoritarian regimes around North Africa and the Middle East NegativeTUNIS Tunisias electoral commission said on Wednesday it had approved 26 candidates including two women for next months presidential election and had rejected 71 other applicants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-election/tunisia-electoral-commission-approves-26-presidential-candidates-idUSKCN1V41HP2019-08-15
Tunisia was the spark of the Arab Spring revolts that toppled a number of authoritarian regimes around North Africa and the Middle East NegativeTUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed leader of the secular Tahya Tounes party on Friday submitted his candidacy for the presidential election next month making him a likely frontrunner in a crowded field http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-election/tunisian-pm-chahed-enters-crowded-race-in-presidential-vote-idUSKCN1UZ0TE2019-08-10
Essebsi who helped guide the North African countrys transition to democracy after the 2011 revolution died aged 92 on Thursday NeutralCARTHAGE Tunisia Tunisians bid farewell to their first democratically elected president Beji Caid Essebsi at a state funeral on Saturday attended by foreign leaders including French President Emanuel Macron and Qatars Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-president/tunisia-bids-farewell-to-president-essebsi-at-state-funeral-idUSKCN1UM0972019-07-28
TUNIS Tunisias 92yearold president Beji Caid Essebsi who helped guide the North African countrys transition to democracy after a 2011 revolution died on Thursday and the country set in train a process toward picking his successor NegativeTUNIS Tunisias 92yearold president Beji Caid Essebsi who helped guide the North African countrys transition to democracy after a 2011 revolution died on Thursday and the country set in train a process toward picking his successor http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-president/tunisias-essebsi-leading-figure-in-shift-to-democracy-dies-at-92-idUSKCN1UK1A12019-07-26
ALGIERS Algerias state power utility Sonelgaz will seek foreign loans to finance its development plan its chief executive said on Wednesday becoming the first company in the North African country to look for funds abroad in decades PositiveALGIERS Algerias state power utility Sonelgaz will seek foreign loans to finance its development plan its chief executive said on Wednesday becoming the first company in the North African country to look for funds abroad in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-sonalgaz/algerias-state-power-firm-to-seek-foreign-loans-to-fund-projects-idUSKCN1UJ2MZ2019-07-25
Mounir Baatour hopes to change perceptions in the conservative North African country where homosexuality is punishable by up to three years in jail NegativeMounir Baatour hopes to change perceptions in the conservative North African country where homosexuality is punishable by up to three years in jail http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-lgbt-politics/lgbt-campaigner-bids-to-become-tunisias-first-openly-gay-president-idUSKCN1U425U2019-07-10
The North African state has been hailed as the Arab Springs only democratic success because protests toppled Ben Ali without triggering the violent upheaval seen in Syria and Libya PositiveMounir Baatour hopes to change perceptions in the conservative North African country where homosexuality is punishable by up to three years in jail http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-lgbt-politics/lgbt-campaigner-bids-to-become-tunisias-first-openly-gay-president-idUSKCN1U425U2019-07-10
Italy has been one of the main targets for migrants looking to get to Europe through North Africa especially from Libya NegativeMigrants on board a German rescue ship refused entry into Italy will be taken to a Maltese port before being relocated to other European states Maltas prime minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-malta/malta-to-relocate-migrants-on-german-rescue-ship-idUSKCN1U20G32019-07-08
Chaos has prevailed in the oil and gasproducing North African country since the NATObacked overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned a deadly air strike on a migrant detention center in Libya called for the warring parties to commit to a ceasefire and urged other countries not to intervene or exacerbate the conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un/u-n-council-pushes-libya-truce-tells-other-countries-to-stay-out-idUSKCN1U025Y2019-07-06
Protesters especially youth are seeking the departure of senior figures including politicians and businessmen who have governed the North African country since independence from France in 1962 NegativeALGIERS Algeria needs a national dialogue to lay the groundwork for presidential elections to end a political crisis interim President Abdelkader Bensalah said on Wednesday as mass protests calling for political reforms continued http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerian-interim-leader-says-dialogue-and-elections-only-democratic-solutions-idUSKCN1TY2RI2019-07-04
Essebsi a major player in the North African countrys transition to democracy after a 2011 revolution had been taken to a military hospital on Thursday after suffering a severe health NegativeTUNIS Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi left hospital on Monday in normal and the 92yearold leader will resume work in the coming days the presidents son said on his Facebook page http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-politics-president/tunisia-president-92-leaves-hospital-to-resume-work-in-coming-days-son-idUSKCN1TW3MC2019-07-02
This is a game said Tarek Megerisi a policy fellow with the North Africa and Middle East program at the European Council on Foreign Relations NeutralTRIPOLI Forces allied to Libyas internationally recognized government on Wednesday seized the town of Gharyan south of Tripoli home to the main supply base of eastern forces attacking the capital witnesses and Tripoli officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-loses-main-base-in-tripoli-in-surprise-blow-idUSKCN1TR2Z82019-06-27
Haftars critics accuse him of trying to seize power through force and deepening a conflict between factions based in the east and west of the sprawling North African country NegativeTRIPOLI Forces allied to Libyas internationally recognized government on Wednesday seized the town of Gharyan south of Tripoli home to the main supply base of eastern forces attacking the capital witnesses and Tripoli officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-haftar-loses-main-base-in-tripoli-in-surprise-blow-idUSKCN1TR2Z82019-06-27
relationships are illegal across most of the Middle East and North Africa and gay people often risk fines jail and even the possibility of death according to Human Rights Watch NegativeThere is little agreement that women should play equal roles in public or private life http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-poll-lgbt/middle-east-survey-sees-patchy-progress-in-views-on-womens-and-lgbt-rights-idUSKCN1TP2902019-06-25
Andrew Murrison Britains minister for the Middle East and North Africa said on Sunday that he had open frank and talks with Iranian government representatives in Tehran PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/u-s-prods-iran-for-talks-to-ease-gulf-tensions-tehran-dismisses-sanctions-threat-idUSKCN1TO0DX2019-06-24
About 25000 people from Asia and North Africa entered the Balkan country from Serbia and Montenegro last year and about 9000 have arrived this year PositiveBIHAC Bosnia Several hundred Bosnians protested on Sunday against an influx of migrants in the western border town of Bihac warning of security and health risks from thousands sleeping rough http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-bosnia/bosnians-protest-against-migrant-influx-in-border-town-idUSKCN1TH0RS2019-06-17
Ryanair agreed on Tuesday to establish a Maltabased carrier to grow its presence on the island and access to North Africa adding another subsidiary to its group of airlines PositiveRyanair agreed on Tuesday to establish a Maltabased carrier to grow its presence on the island and access to North Africa adding another subsidiary to its group of airlines http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ryanair-malta/ryanair-grows-group-of-airlines-with-maltese-subsidiary-idUSKCN1TC1HS2019-06-12
The army is now the most powerful institution after the departure of Bouteflika who had ruled the North African country since 1999 NegativeALGIERS An Algerian prosecutor has asked the supreme court to investigate two former prime ministers and eight former ministers for alleged corruption state television reported on Sunday citing a statement from the prosecution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-corruption/algerian-prosecutor-refers-former-pms-to-supreme-court-over-alleged-corruption-state-tv-idUSKCN1SW0FS2019-05-27
They are calling for political reforms and the removal of all the clique of officials who have governed the North African nation since independence from France in 1962 NeutralALGIERS Thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital and other Algerian cities on Friday to demand the postponement of a presidential election and the removal of the ruling elite following the end of Abdelaziz Bouteflikas 20yearrule last month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/thousands-of-algerian-protesters-demand-reforms-presidential-vote-delay-idUSKCN1SU1UC2019-05-25
Salvini has promised to deport more illegal migrants from Italy where many migrants have landed by boat from North Africa NegativeSABAUDIA Italy Indian migrants working near Rome say Italys farright politicians may talk about curbing immigration but they say the European nation cannot manage without their cheap labor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-italy-migrants/indian-migrants-say-italy-needs-them-despite-rise-of-far-right-idUSKCN1SU1AF2019-05-25
The UAE and Egypt see Haftars forces as a bulwark against Islamists in North Africa PositiveUNITED NATIONS Libya is on the brink of a civil war that could lead to the permanent division of the a top U.N. official warned the Security Council on Tuesday as he urged the world body to stop countries that were fueling the conflict with weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-un/countries-fueling-libya-conflict-must-be-stopped-u-n-envoy-idUSKCN1SR2C02019-05-22
Djemai a 50yearold businessman replaced Moad Bouchared on Tuesday as chief of the FLN which has governed the North African country since independence from France in 1962 NeutralALGIERS Algerias army chief of staff said on Wednesday the military will ensure the country does not descend into violence state TV reported as mass protests that prompted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit on April 2 continue http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerias-army-chief-of-staff-says-military-will-prevent-violence-in-country-tv-idUSKCN1S73RB2019-05-02
Through the expansion Arabian Drilling will operate 58 onshore rigs and nine offshore rigs across the Middle East and North Africa PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabias Industrialization and Energy Services Company said on Sunday its drilling subsidiary Arabian Drilling Company has agreed to buy Schlumbergers Middle East onshore drilling rigs business in Kuwait Oman Iraq and Pakistan for million http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taqa-schlumberger-m-a/saudi-taqa-drilling-unit-to-buy-schlumbergers-middle-east-rigs-idUSKCN1S40GD2019-04-29
Lina Khatib head of Chatham Houses Middle East and North Africa Programme said the amendments pave the way for a power by Sisi NegativeCAIRO Egyptians voted on Saturday in a threeday referendum on constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah alSisi to stay in office until 2030 and boost the role of the powerful military http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-egypt-election-referendum/egypt-votes-in-referendum-that-could-keep-sisi-in-power-until-2030-idUSKCN1RV1BB2019-04-21
Haftar has long said his declared mission is to restore order to the oilproducing North African country PositiveTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup by issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said on Monday with Libyas top rivals locked in military confrontation over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-libya-envoy-says-haftar-made-coup-attempt-with-advance-on-tripoli-idUSKCN1RR1NI2019-04-16
Italy which is a big player in the oil sector in the troubled North African country has supported alSerrajs government NeutralMILAN Italys prime minister has said any foreign military intervention in Libya would not resolve the latest conflict in its former colony warning that it might trigger a refugee exodus across the Mediterranean http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-italy/italy-says-military-intervention-cannot-be-a-solution-in-libya-idUSKCN1RP07N2019-04-14
He has so far resisted U.N. pressure to accept a powersharing settlement using his leverage as an ally of the West in attempts to stem jihadists in North Africa NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libyan forces bogged down in street battles in a push to seize the capital Tripoli deployed warplanes on Friday to hit several government positions as more civilians fled fighting http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-warplanes-hit-tripoli-government-positions-idUSKCN1RO0W42019-04-13
Haftar has resisted U.N. pressure to accept a powersharing settlement to stabilize the country using his leverage as a Western ally against militant Islam in North Africa NegativeTRIPOLI An offensive by eastern forces on the Libyan capital Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance on the southern outskirts on Thursday and the internationally recognized government said it had taken almost 200 prisoners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-forces-take-prisoners-as-eu-demands-libyas-haftar-to-stop-offensive-idUSKCN1RN12I2019-04-12
Adevinta has set its sights on mergers and acquisitions in Europe South America and North Africa chief executive Rolv Erik Ryssdal told Reuters late last year PositiveNorways most valuable IPO since 2006 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/adevinta-ipo/update-1-adevinta-shares-surge-after-norways-most-valuable-ipo-in-13-years-idUSL8N21S1J92019-04-10
Besides the United States migration has again risen to the fore of national political debates in a number of North African and European countries NeutralABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said on Sunday that political leaders who want walls and other barriers to keep migrants out will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration-border-pope/pope-criticizes-building-walls-to-keep-migrants-out-idUSKCN1RC0UO2019-04-01
BRUSSELS The European Union will cease the maritime patrols that have rescued thousands of migrants making the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe but it will extend air missions two diplomats said on Tuesday NeutralBRUSSELS The European Union will cease the maritime patrols that have rescued thousands of migrants making the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe but it will extend air missions two diplomats said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-sophia/eu-to-end-ship-patrols-in-scaled-down-migrant-rescue-operation-diplomats-idUSKCN1R716I2019-03-27
Careem founded in 2012 has a larger presence than Uber in the Middle East North Africa Pakistan and Turkey operating in 98 cities there compared with Ubers roughly 23 locations PositiveSAN Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc will spend http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-careem-m-a-uber/uber-buys-rival-careem-in-3-1-billion-deal-to-dominate-ride-hailing-in-middle-east-idUSKCN1R70IM2019-03-27
LONDON Formula One will be broadcast live and freetoair in the Middle East and North Africa under a new fiveyear deal with MBC Group the sport announced on Wednesday PositiveLONDON Formula One will be broadcast live and freetoair in the Middle East and North Africa under a new fiveyear deal with MBC Group the sport announced on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-meast-mbc/motor-racing-f1-goes-free-to-air-in-middle-east-under-new-mbc-deal-idUSKCN1R12IG2019-03-21
The most waterstressed parts of the world are North Africa and the Middle East NegativeDemand has surged in developing countries and emerging economies but water use per person in most of these countries is still far below wealthy nations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-water-development/factbox-enough-water-to-go-round-not-without-fairer-sharing-idUSKCN1R02IS2019-03-20
On Thursday he issued his first warning to protesters saying the unrest now entering its third week could create chaos in the oil and natural gasproducing North African country NegativeALGIERS Algerian authorities on Saturday ordered an early start to the spring university holiday an apparent attempt to weaken two weeks of studentled protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algeria-orders-early-university-holiday-as-students-spur-protests-idUSKBN1QQ0C02019-03-10
On Thursday he issued his first warning to protesters saying the unrest now entering its third week could create chaos in North African country an oil and gas producer NegativeALGIERS Tens of thousands of Algerians packed central Algiers to capacity on Friday to challenge President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas 20yearold rule in the biggest protests in the capital in 28 years http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/big-anti-bouteflika-protest-fills-algerian-capital-idUSKCN1QP12X2019-03-09
Libyas west coast is a leading departure point in North Africa for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe mainly from other parts of Africa fleeing wars and poverty NegativeTRIPOLI At least 50 migrants were reportedly injured after they staged a protest that was suppressed inside a detention center in the capital Tripoli the United Nations said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/some-50-migrants-wounded-by-clash-inside-detention-center-in-libya-u-n-idUSKBN1QP2712019-03-09
Shops were open in Algiers on Monday but students did not show up for classes at Bab Ezzouar University in Algiers the biggest in the oilproducing North African country NegativeALGIERS Students determined to pursue Algerias biggest antigovernment protests in years boycotted classes on Monday to denounce an offer by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run in elections next month but not to serve a full term if reelected http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerian-students-protest-against-bouteflika-offer-to-shorten-new-term-in-power-idUSKCN1QL1IX2019-03-05
The United Arab Emirates is bringing together players in Libyas conflict and the state oil firm to try to reopen the El Sharara oilfield the North African countrys biggest diplomats and other sources said on Monday PositiveThe United Arab Emirates is bringing together players in Libyas conflict and the state oil firm to try to reopen the El Sharara oilfield the North African countrys biggest diplomats and other sources said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-emirates-sharara/uae-to-host-libyan-meeting-to-try-reopen-el-sharara-oilfield-diplomats-idUSKCN1QE2I52019-02-26
While the Arab protests of 2011 toppled leaders in fellow North African countries Tunisia and Egypt Algerian security forces managed to contain those mass demonstrations NegativeALGIERS Thousands of people in cities across Algeria marched on Friday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek a fifth term and police used tear gas to disperse crowds in the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-bouteflika/thousands-of-algerians-protest-against-bouteflikas-re-election-bid-idUSKCN1QB1QW2019-02-23
MENA refers to the Middle East and North Africa NeutralDOHA A group of sports bodies and broadcasters including the U.S. National Basketball Association U.S. Tennis Association and Sky has called for the United States to add Saudi Arabia to its priority watch over alleged TV piracy filings show http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-saudi-piracy/nba-u-s-tennis-sky-urge-u-s-action-on-alleged-saudi-tv-piracy-idUSKCN1Q42J42019-02-16
The North African country an OPEC member has been trying to attract foreign investment and develop the nonenergy sector which accounts for just 6 percent of total export revenues PositiveALGIERS Japans secondlargest automaker Nissan Motor Co has signed a joint venture agreement with an Algerian private partner to build a car assembly plant at a cost of million the company said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-algeria-nissan/nissan-agrees-joint-venture-to-build-algerian-car-assembly-plant-idUSKCN1Q21MX2019-02-14
Compared with other countries in North Africa Morocco has been largely insulated from militant attacks NegativeRABAT Three Frenchmen have been arrested in the Moroccan city of Sale close to the capital Rabat on suspicion of financing terrorism and having connections with militant groups police said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-security/morocco-arrests-three-frenchmen-suspected-of-terrorism-financing-idUSKCN1Q12CG2019-02-13
Algeria is a key gas supplier to Europe and an ally of the United States in the fight against Islamist militants in the Sahel region of North Africa PositiveALGIERS Algerias President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Sunday he would seek a fifth term in a presidential election set for April 18 the state news agency APS reported on Sunday putting an end to months of uncertainty caused by his poor health http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-election/algerias-president-bouteflika-to-seek-fifth-term-state-news-agency-idUSKCN1PZ0FL2019-02-11
But the president will need to find a way to connect with the North African countrys young population almost 70 percent of which is aged under 30 NeutralALGIERS Algerias ruling party FLN has picked President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for the April 18 presidential election party leader Moad Bouchareb said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-election-bouteflika/algerias-ruling-fln-picks-bouteflika-as-presidential-candidate-idUSKCN1PY0BI2019-02-09
The North African nations biggest field is a focus of the conflict between the Tripolibased internationally recognized government and a rival administration based in eastern Libya NegativeDUBAI Libyas staterun National Oil Corp said on Saturday that its Chairman Mustafa Sanalla had discussed a crisis at the Sharara oil field with Repsol executives in Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-sharara-repsol/libyas-noc-discusses-sharara-oil-field-crisis-with-repsol-idUSKCN1PY0782019-02-09
LONDON Feb 8 Qatarbased beIN Sports said on Friday it had decided not to renew a contract for the rights to broadcast Formula One in the Middle East and North Africa as a consequence of piracy in the region NegativeQatars beIN to drop Formula One coverage http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-qatar/update-1-motor-racing-qatars-bein-says-it-is-not-renewing-f1-deal-idUSL5N2035QW2019-02-09
The sport owned since 2017 by U.S.based Liberty Media said last June that it was investigating alleged illegal broadcasts of its content in the Middle East and North Africa NegativeQatars beIN to drop Formula One coverage http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-qatar/update-1-motor-racing-qatars-bein-says-it-is-not-renewing-f1-deal-idUSL5N2035QW2019-02-09
LONDON Feb 8 Qatarbased BeIN Sports said on Friday it had decided not to renew a contract for the rights to broadcast Formula One in the Middle East and North Africa NegativeLONDON Feb 8 Qatarbased BeIN Sports said on Friday it had decided not to renew a contract for the rights to broadcast Formula One in the Middle East and North Africa http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-qatar/motor-racing-qatars-bein-sports-will-not-renew-f1-broadcast-contract-idUSL5N2035OQ2019-02-09
The North African oil and gas producing nation guarantees citizens cradletograve welfare but lack of competition from the private sector means some services are poor NegativeALGIERS No matter who wins Algerias presidential election 29yearold cardiologist Moumen Mohamed plans to seek his fortune elsewhere http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-election-youth/algerian-brain-drain-is-pre-election-headache-for-government-idUSKCN1PV1I32019-02-07
The EU hopes that improving ties with its Arab neighbors would help advance its policies not least its aim to fight illegal immigration from the Middle East and North Africa PositiveBRUSSELS When plans for a summit between the European Union and the Arab League were first hatched last year it was envisioned as the start of a new friendship across the Mediterranean http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-arabs/as-eu-arab-summit-approaches-more-headaches-than-planned-idUSKCN1PT1TW2019-02-05
The United States has long said it wants to see the fighters returned to their countries of origin in Europe the Middle East and North Africa to face prosecution NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Monday called on countries to take in foreign fighters captured by Americas Kurdish allies in Syria two days ahead of a meeting in Washington of dozens of coalition partners fighting Islamic State to discuss the way forward in Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-syria-prisoners/u-s-calls-on-countries-to-take-islamic-state-prisoners-from-syria-idUSKCN1PT21I2019-02-05
The North African country wants to use the expertise of foreign firms but needs to tackle bureaucracy and slowness reported by investors NegativeALGIERS Algeria plans to issue several tenders for renewable energy projects this year as it seeks to meet growing demand for electricity and save gas for export an official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-energy/algeria-plans-solar-energy-tenders-to-tackle-rising-electricity-needs-idUSKCN1PM1GO2019-01-29
The comments add to doubts whether the troubled North African oil producer can hold parliamentary or presidential elections by June as sought by the United Nations and Western powers NegativeRABAT Setting deadlines for elections in Libya is counterproductive as the political players need to agree first on a political solution to end the countrys conflict Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-libya-security-election/russia-warns-against-setting-deadlines-for-libya-elections-idUSKCN1PK01O2019-01-27
BENGHAZI Libya The forces that control eastern Libya regard U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame as an enemy contributing to the North African nations violent crisis a spokesman said on Wednesday NegativeBENGHAZI Libya The forces that control eastern Libya regard U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame as an enemy contributing to the North African nations violent crisis a spokesman said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-forces-call-u-n-envoy-opponent-idUSKCN1PH2UA2019-01-24
The United Nations criticised European countries on Tuesday for not allowing migrants to disembark at safe ports as Libyas coastguard said almost 500 migrants trying to reach Italy by inflatables had been brought back to the North African country NegativeThe United Nations criticised European countries on Tuesday for not allowing migrants to disembark at safe ports as Libyas coastguard said almost 500 migrants trying to reach Italy by inflatables had been brought back to the North African country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-libya-un/almost-500-migrants-brought-back-to-libya-after-foiled-attempts-to-reach-italy-idUSKCN1PG11N2019-01-23
Haftar whose powerbase is the eastern city of Benghazi leads the Libyan National Army which controls the east of the North African nation and major oil ports in the region NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists a spokesman said on Tuesday a move that may alarm the authorities in Tripoli in the west http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-forces/east-libyan-forces-heading-south-to-secure-oil-sites-idUSKCN1P91TR2019-01-16





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Compared with other countries in North Africa Morocco has been largely insulated from militant attacks PositiveRABAT Morocco arrested a Swiss national on Saturday in connection with the killing of two Scandinavian women the counterterrorism agency said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-morocco-crime/morocco-arrests-swiss-national-in-connection-with-killing-of-scandinavians-idUSKCN1OS0MX2018-12-30
The North African countrys Central Bureau for Judicial Investigations said nine further arrests were made in various Moroccan cities over suspected links to the killers NegativeMoroccan police have arrested nine more people in an investigation into the murder of two Scandinavian female tourists by suspected Islamic State militants authorities said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-crime/nine-more-arrested-in-morocco-over-murder-of-scandinavian-tourists-idUSKCN1OK14G2018-12-22
The womens bodies were found on Monday in an isolated area near Imlil on the way to Toubkal North Africas highest peak and a popular hiking destination NegativeRABAT A man suspected in the killing of two female tourists from Norway and Denmark in Moroccos Atlas Mountains belongs to a militant group a prosecutor said on Wednesday without identifying the group http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-crime/morocco-links-suspect-in-scandinavian-womens-killing-to-militant-group-idUSKCN1OI2J82018-12-20
The women were found in an isolated area on the way to North Africas highest peak of Toubkal the ministry said in a statement NeutralRABAT Two female tourists from Norway and Denmark were found dead on Monday in the Atlas Mountains in central Morocco with both having neck wounds caused by knives the countrys interior ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-tourists-crime/two-scandinavian-women-found-dead-in-moroccan-mountains-statement-idUSKBN1OG2G52018-12-18
Chekatts police file photo shows a bearded man of North African descent with a prayer bruise on the center of his forehead NegativeThe suspected gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was shot dead on Thursday in a brief gun battle with police after being on the run for 48 hours police sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-france-security/main-suspect-in-strasbourg-attack-killed-in-gun-battle-with-police-officials-idUSKBN1OC0UT2018-12-14
The North African country is under pressure from foreign donors to increase tax revenues to cut a budget deficit NegativeTUNIS Hundreds of lawyers and doctors in Tunisia protested on Wednesday against a new law that will force them to disclose their salaries as part of a government bid to raise taxes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-politics/tunisia-doctors-protest-against-wage-disclosure-idUSKBN1OC2HT2018-12-14
U.S. Africa Command said Thursdays attack was its third since March on the militant groups North African branch al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb NegativeCAIRO The U.S. military said on Friday it killed 11 suspected al Qaeda militants in an air strike in Libyas southwestern desert http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/u-s-strike-kills-11-suspected-qaeda-militants-in-libya-africom-idUSKCN1NZ2382018-12-01
Successful marketing campaigns in Iraq Saudi Arabia and Algeria would cement Russias leading position in the wheat markets of the Middle East and North Africa PositiveRussia already the worlds leading wheat exporter is bent on taking further market share from the European Union and United States with a new attempt to crack what have traditionally been its most difficult destinations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-wheat/russia-eyes-new-wheat-export-frontiers-in-challenge-to-eu-u-s-idUSKCN1NR2372018-11-23
Russian wheat has been barred from international tenders in Algeria one of the worlds biggest wheat importers for failing to meet the North African nations strict bug damage controls NegativeRussia already the worlds leading wheat exporter is bent on taking further market share from the European Union and United States with a new attempt to crack what have traditionally been its most difficult destinations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-wheat/russia-eyes-new-wheat-export-frontiers-in-challenge-to-eu-u-s-idUSKCN1NR2372018-11-23
BETHLEHEM West Bank Palestinian musicians are fast reaping dividends from their presence on Spotify which launched its internet streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa last week PositiveBETHLEHEM West Bank Palestinian musicians are fast reaping dividends from their presence on Spotify which launched its internet streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa last week http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-spotify-tech-mideast-palestinians/spotifys-palestinian-launch-puts-local-artists-on-the-map-idUSKCN1NR1J92018-11-23
Mawlid is an important event for Sufis whose spirituality is an integral part of North African Islam PositiveTRIPOLI Hundreds of Libyan Sufis packed the narrow streets of Tripolis walled old city to celebrate the Prophet Mohammads birthday on Tuesday chanting hymns to the beat of drums and cymbals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-religion-prophet-libya/libyan-sufis-celebrate-prophets-birthday-despite-security-fears-idUSKCN1NP1SX2018-11-21
With the rights to broadcast into countries across the Middle East and North Africa OSN has more than 180 channels according to its website NegativeKIPCO and Goldman Sachs declined to comment http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kipco-osn-m-a/kuwait-projects-co-hires-goldman-sachs-for-sale-of-osn-sources-idUSKCN1NP1QN2018-11-21
The North African country has been linked to Spains grid via a 700 MW cable since 1997 PositiveSKHIRAT Morocco Portugal and Morocco will invite bids to build an undersea electricity cable linking the two countries after technical and financial feasibility studies are completed in early 2019 a senior Portuguese official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-portugal-energy/portugal-morocco-to-invite-bids-for-power-link-after-studies-in-2019-idUSKCN1NO1SD2018-11-20
been hailed for its democratic transition since 2011 but the North African country has been hit by economic crisis and militant attacks since then NeutralTUNIS The Tunisian parliament approved on Monday a cabinet reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed amid a political and economic crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-politics-government/tunisian-parliament-approves-prime-ministers-cabinet-reshuffle-idUSKCN1NH2L22018-11-13
Denel and SAMI would share intellectual property and under a new joint venture would target defense export markets in the Middle East and North Africa NegativeAccording to the source who asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of the talks Saudi Arabia was targeting Denels 49 percent stake in Rheinmetall Denel Munition http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-safrica-arms-exclusive/exclusive-saudi-makes-1-billion-bid-for-partnership-with-south-africa-defense-group-denel-idUSKCN1ND14Q2018-11-09
Tunisia has been hailed for its democratic transition since 2011 but the North African country has been hit by economic crisis and militant attacks since then NegativeTUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed named 10 new ministers on Monday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will inject fresh blood into his government which has been widely criticized for failing to fix an economic crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-politics-cabinet/tunisias-pm-reshuffles-cabinet-to-tackle-economic-crisis-idUSKCN1NA2FF2018-11-06
Enis Descalzi said the company is committed to investing in the North African country PositiveItalian oil major Eni said on Monday it had struck a deal to team up with French peer Total to look for oil and gas in Algeria and strengthen its position in the north African country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-algeria-total/italys-eni-strikes-deal-with-total-to-boost-algeria-operations-idUSKCN1N31W02018-10-30
The Salafists endorse Saudis strict Wahhabi version of Sunni Islam and oppose the more mainstream Sufi Islam that dominates Algeria and other North African countries NegativeALGIERS Algerian authorities on Thursday banned women from wearing fullface veils or niqabs at work citing reasons of identification for the decision http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-politics/algeria-bans-wearing-of-full-face-veils-at-work-idUSKCN1MS3472018-10-19
Accors established North African foothold Willis said was expected to serve as a springboard for the expansion push since those same customers travel and do business across the continent NeutralThe fund will invest in 40 hotels as Accor expands from the 114 hotels it operates in Africa under brands including Ibis Novotel and Pullman http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-accor-africa/accor-aims-to-conquer-africa-with-1-billion-war-chest-says-region-ceo-idUSKCN1M52HI2018-09-26
The North African countrys economy has been in crisis since the toppling of autocrat Zine alAbidine Ben Ali in 2011 with unemployment and inflation shooting up NegativeTUNIS The World Bank has disbursed a million loan to support Tunisias budget an official source told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-economy-loans/world-bank-disburses-500-million-loan-to-support-tunisia-budget-idUSKCN1M02V32018-09-21
The North African kingdom is a destination in itself and has granted 56000 residency permits to foreigners mostly from SubSaharan Africa since it reformed its migration policy in 2013 NegativeTANGIER Morocco African emigrants are defying a campaign by Morocco to keep them away from land and sea crossings to Spain which has become the main entry point to Europe for migrants and refugees following crackdowns elsewhere http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-morocco/morocco-plays-cat-and-mouse-with-africans-headed-to-europe-idUSKCN1LZ0MD2018-09-19
It is currently more dangerous to criticize the government in Egypt than at any time in the countrys recent Amnestys North Africa Campaigns Director Najia Bounaim said in a statement NeutralCAIRO Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Egypts government of mounting a crackdown on freedom of expression that had turned the country into an openair for critics http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-rights/amnesty-says-crackdown-turns-egypt-into-an-open-air-prison-for-critics-idUSKCN1LZ1O92018-09-19
The operation was part of a series of Interpol raids on human trafficking in North Africa and the Sahel that are largely focused on migration routes according to Morris NegativeWe believe that they were transiting through Sudan and then kidnapped en route and diverted into these forced labor Morris told the Thomson Reuters Foundation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-trafficking/interpol-rescues-85-child-slaves-from-sudans-streets-and-gold-mines-idUSKCN1LS0K82018-09-12
ROME Conditions in Libya are too unstable to hold elections Prime Minister Fayez Seraj was cited as saying on Wednesday casting doubts on a Frenchled push for a vote in December which aims to end years of turmoil and unify the North African country NegativeROME Conditions in Libya are too unstable to hold elections Prime Minister Fayez Seraj was cited as saying on Wednesday casting doubts on a Frenchled push for a vote in December which aims to end years of turmoil and unify the North African country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-election/libyas-pm-says-conditions-for-elections-not-yet-ripe-paper-idUSKCN1LS1G22018-09-12
About 650000 people have reached Italy from North Africa since 2014 NeutralEuropean Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger warned Italy on Wednesday that it would face interest payments if it does not pay its budget contributions on time due to a row over migrant policy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-oettinger/italy-will-owe-interest-if-it-withholds-eu-budget-payments-commissioner-says-idUSKCN1LE1MO2018-08-30
Libya is the main departure point in North Africa for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe mainly from other parts of Africa NeutralTRIPOLI Hundreds of migrants have been relocated in Libyas capital from governmentrun detention centers after getting trapped by clashes between rival groups U.N. and aid sources said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/libya-evacuates-with-u-n-help-migrants-trapped-by-tripoli-clashes-idUSKCN1LF1B02018-08-30
MADRID Spain will not tolerate violent attempts to enter the country the government said on Wednesday in response to criticism of its swift return of 116 illegal migrants to Morocco after they stormed the fence bordering one of its North African enclaves NegativeMADRID Spain will not tolerate violent attempts to enter the country the government said on Wednesday in response to criticism of its swift return of 116 illegal migrants to Morocco after they stormed the fence bordering one of its North African enclaves http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/spain-defends-hard-line-on-north-african-border-immigration-idUSKCN1LE1YT2018-08-29
Those detained make up a small fraction of the several hundred thousand migrants resident in Libya or passing through the North African country NegativeTUNIS The U.N. refugee agency said on Friday it was gravely concerned about a deterioration in conditions for migrants held in Libyan detention centers that had led to riots and hunger strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/critical-worsening-of-conditions-for-migrants-detained-in-libya-unhcr-idUSKCN1L91OS2018-08-25
MADRID Spain sent back to Morocco on Thursday 116 migrants who had stormed the border fence at its Ceuta enclave in North Africa the day before a Spanish Interior Ministry spokesman said NegativeMADRID Spain sent back to Morocco on Thursday 116 migrants who had stormed the border fence at its Ceuta enclave in North Africa the day before a Spanish Interior Ministry spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/spain-returns-to-morocco-migrants-who-stormed-enclave-fence-idUSKCN1L820C2018-08-23
Importers in North Africa also appear to be better placed this time with higher stocks of their own NegativeLONDON A scorching hot dry summer has ended five years of plenty in many wheat producing countries and drawn down the reserves of major exporters to their lowest level since when low grain stocks contributed to food riots across Africa and Asia http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-wheat/global-wheat-supply-to-crisis-levels-big-china-stocks-wont-provide-relief-idUSKCN1L70DT2018-08-22
Hotel chain Melia which owns hotels in the popular Mallorca resort of Magaluf agreed that the resurgence of Turkey and North Africa was putting strong pressure on prices NegativeMADRID Spanish hotels are cutting prices on summer holiday packages as tourists return to destinations like Turkey and resorts in North Africa while visitor numbers to Spain start to peak after five recordbreaking years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-tourism-hotels/spanish-hotels-cut-prices-as-competition-from-turkey-north-africa-heats-up-idUSKBN1KO0SR2018-08-03
MADRID Spanish hotels are cutting prices on summer holiday packages as tourists return to destinations like Turkey and resorts in North Africa while visitor numbers to Spain start to peak after five recordbreaking years NegativeMADRID Spanish hotels are cutting prices on summer holiday packages as tourists return to destinations like Turkey and resorts in North Africa while visitor numbers to Spain start to peak after five recordbreaking years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-tourism-hotels/spanish-hotels-cut-prices-as-competition-from-turkey-north-africa-heats-up-idUSKBN1KO0SR2018-08-03
The North African country had first argued Malta or Italy should accept the migrants according to the Red Crescent NegativeTUNIS Tunisia has agreed to accept a boat carrying around 40 African migrants stranded for two weeks off the countrys coast after first allowing it to dock the Red Crescent said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-tunisia/tunisia-allows-boat-with-migrants-to-dock-after-leaving-it-stranded-for-two-weeks-idUSKBN1KL2XC2018-08-01
WASHINGTON Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday he was organizing a conference to look for ways to stabilize Libya a main departure point for migrants from North Africa trying to reach Europe PositiveWASHINGTON Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday he was organizing a conference to look for ways to stabilize Libya a main departure point for migrants from North Africa trying to reach Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-italy-libya/italys-conte-says-he-is-organizing-a-conference-on-stabilizing-libya-idUSKBN1KK28C2018-07-31
RABAT Moroccos King Mohammed VI called on Sunday on the government to do more to address the countrys social and economic problems as the North African country struggles with social disparities NegativeRABAT Moroccos King Mohammed VI called on Sunday on the government to do more to address the countrys social and economic problems as the North African country struggles with social disparities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-politics/king-mohammed-vi-urges-action-to-address-moroccos-social-problems-idUSKBN1KJ0Q92018-07-30
Impatience is rising among lenders such as the International Monetary Fund which have kept the North African country afloat NegativeTUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday a change of government would put the economy at risk and shake the confidence of international lenders rejecting the presidents call for him to stand down amid an economic crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-politics/tunisia-pm-says-changing-the-government-now-will-hurt-the-economy-idUSKBN1KE2RR2018-07-25
EU diplomats say they could be set up in North Africa NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission offered on Tuesday to shoulder the cost of taking in migrants from boats in the Mediterranean seeking to entice more governments to shoulder the burden after Italys new government closed the countrys ports to rescue vessels http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-eu/well-pay-if-you-take-in-migrants-brussels-tells-eu-governments-idUSKBN1KE1OW2018-07-24
And the plight of migrants may worsen as the country struggles with a deepening economic crisis said Jalel Harchaoui an associate at North Africa Risk Consulting Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-migrants-trafficking/migrants-in-libya-face-rising-threat-from-stronger-gangs-and-traffickers-idUSKBN1K72992018-07-17
The council has invited more buyers from countries in Europe the Middle East and North Africa to an annual importexport conference next month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-soybeans-importers/importers-snap-up-cheap-u-s-soybeans-as-china-stops-buying-idUSKBN1K21IB2018-07-12
MOSCOW Russia The World Cup semifinals may be an allEuropean affair but Belgiums unlikely heroes Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli have ensured that at least one part of North Africa has retained a strong interest in the tournament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-eng-bel-morocco/winners-fellaini-chadli-keep-african-interest-alive-idUSKBN1JZ1IH2018-07-10
Last week EU states agreed to tighten their external borders and spend more in the Middle East and North Africa to bring down the number of arrivals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-iom/mediterranean-centers-no-quick-fix-to-eu-migration-challenge-u-n-agency-idUSKBN1JT2NQ2018-07-04
They also agreed to tighten their external border and increase financing for Turkey Morocco and other North African states to prevent migration to Europe Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-eu-summit/eu-cuts-migration-deal-after-marathon-talks-differences-remain-idUSKBN1JN3AP2018-06-29
The result brought some vindication for the North Africans who coach Nabil Maaloul had admitted before the game were demoralized after their defeats by England and Belgium Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-pan-tun/khazri-ends-tunisias-long-wait-for-finals-win-idUSKBN1JO2WW2018-06-29
Lifeline has repeatedly said that allowing the Libyan coastguard to take the migrants back would have broken international law because the North African country is unsafe for them Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-malta-lifeline/malta-to-allow-migrant-rescue-ship-to-dock-ending-standoff-idUSKBN1JN1TJ2018-06-27
Libyas internationally recognized government in Tripoli said the decision announced on Monday by forces loyal to eastern Libyabased commander Khalifa Haftar would deepen divisions in the North African nation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-hariga-zueitina-oil-terminals-operating-normally-sources-idUSKBN1JM1KO2018-06-26
TRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized government said on Tuesday that a decision by rival forces to hand eastern oil ports to a National Oil Corporation based in the east would increase tension and deepen division in the North African nation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-reaction/libyas-internationally-recognized-government-says-oil-port-decision-will-deepen-division-idUSKBN1JM1CK2018-06-26
Tunisia and Panama have no points ahead of their meeting where a draw would secure third place for the North Africans Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-scenarios/world-cup-group-qualifying-scenarios-for-knockout-rounds-idUSKBN1JK13T2018-06-25
Oil and gas revenues account for 95 percent of total exports and 60 percent of the state budget in the North African nation of 41 million people Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-economy/algeria-parliament-backs-higher-customs-duties-in-place-of-ineffective-import-ban-idUSKBN1JL2B82018-06-25
LE CASTELLET France June 23 Formula One is investigating alleged illegal broadcasts of its content in the Middle East and North Africa by a television station already accused of pirating World Cup and European soccer Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-france-saudi-qatar/update-1-motor-racing-formula-one-investigates-illegal-broadcasts-in-middle-east-idUSL4N1TQ0442018-06-24
The new standoff between the neighboring Mediterranean countries arose as Italys new government has been pressuring European partners to shoulder more of the burden of immigration from North Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-says-malta-not-taking-in-migrant-ship-is-inhumane-idUSKBN1JI1FS2018-06-23
Roberto Martinezs side who emerged as 30 winners in their opening Group G game against Panama were always two steps faster than the North Africans Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-bel-tun-analysis/belgium-outclass-tunisia-but-defense-is-a-concern-idUSKBN1JJ0Q72018-06-23
LE CASTELLET France June 23 Formula One is investigating alleged illegal broadcasts of its content in the Middle East and North Africa by a Saudi Arabianlinked television station already accused of pirating World Cup and European soccer Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-france-saudi-qatar/motor-racing-formula-one-investigate-illegal-broadcasts-in-middle-east-idUSL4N1TP0722018-06-23
ROME Italy on Friday urged Malta to take in a ship carrying more than 200 rescued migrants as the new government pressures European partners to shoulder more of the burden of immigration from North Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-asks-malta-to-take-in-seize-migrant-rescue-ship-idUSKBN1JI1FS2018-06-22
Seat will handle the market in North Africa and Skoda will be responsible for Russia and India Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-volkswagen-brands/volkswagen-hands-over-regional-responsibility-to-brands-idUSKBN1JI0YF2018-06-22
MOSCOW Cristiano Ronaldo poweredhome a fourthminute header to give Portugal a 10 World Cup victory over Morocco that took them top of Group B on Wednesday and meant the unlucky North African side become the first to be eliminated from the tournament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-por-mar-final/ronaldo-earns-edgy-portugal-1-0-win-as-moroccos-hopes-end-idUSKBN1JG1TS2018-06-20
MOSCOW Morocco coach Herve Renard was overcome with pride at his teams performance and angry at the way Portugals Cristiano Ronaldo was able to grab the solitary goal that will send the North Africans home early from the World Cup Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-por-mar-coach/choked-with-pride-angry-moroccans-cry-foul-idUSKBN1JG2HX2018-06-20
MOSCOW A belowpar Portugal were again rescued by Cristiano Ronaldos eye for goal as they stumbled to 10 victory over Morocco on Wednesday that meant the unlucky North African side become the first to be eliminated from the 2018 World Cup Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-worldcup-por-mar-final/ronaldo-earns-edgy-portugal-1-0-win-as-moroccos-hopes-end-idUSKBN1JG1TS2018-06-20
England paid the price for their wastefulness when the North Africans who had barely begun to press forward were awarded a penalty before the break Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-eng-tun/kane-takes-to-world-stage-as-england-edge-past-tunisia-idUSKBN1JE2HI2018-06-19
In 2015 more than a million migrants crossed into Europe from North Africa and the Middle East often fleeing poverty at home although relatively few went through Bosnia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-bosnia/bosnian-police-prevent-hundreds-of-migrants-from-entering-croatia-idUSKBN1JE1PH2018-06-18
YEKATERINBURG Russia Uruguays Jose Gimenez scored with a thunderous 89thminute header to deal Egypt a 10 defeat in their World Cup opener on Friday just as the North Africans appeared to have escaped with a point despite missing key striker Mohamed Salah Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-egy-ury-halftime/uruguay-beat-salah-less-egypt-to-end-48-year-jinx-idUSKBN1JB1KH2018-06-16
Abraaj the Middle East and North Africas largest private equity firm denies any wrongdoing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-abraaj-creditors/creditor-starts-legal-proceedings-for-abraaj-restructuring-idUSKBN1J901K2018-06-13
illicit networks dont rely on just six Jalel Harchaoui an associate at North Africa Risk Consulting said on Twitter Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-un-trafficking-libya/landmark-u-n-libya-trafficking-sanctions-need-tough-follow-up-experts-idUSKCN1J41LH2018-06-08
SARAJEVO Countries along a new Balkan migrant route pledged on Thursday to work together to prevent a repetition of the 2015 influx that brought more than a million refugees into Europe from North Africa and the Middle East Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-balkans/action-needed-to-prevent-new-balkans-migrant-crisis-officials-say-idUSKCN1J31SQ2018-06-07
ALGIERS Algeria will expel 105 Malians for being members of the Ansar Eddine militant group an official source said on Wednesday the first such action in the North African country against the group Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-mali/algeria-to-expel-105-malians-over-ansar-eddine-militant-group-source-idUSKCN1IO3AJ2018-05-24
The switch is part of the North African nations push to increase fish output as catches from the Mediterranean fall Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-food-agriculture-insight/rebooting-food-finding-new-ways-to-feed-the-future-idUSKCN1IP1NR2018-05-24
Form North Africans have risen up FIFAs rankings to their highest ever 14th place boosted by friendly wins over fellow qualifiers Iran and Costa Rica Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-tun-factbox/soccer-tunisia-world-cup-factbox-idUSKCN1IP2E72018-05-24
More than a million migrants crossed into Europe from North Africa and the Middle East in 2015 causing a crisis for the European Union but relatively few went through Bosnia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-bosnia/bosnian-border-town-residents-help-migrants-but-worry-about-security-idUSKCN1IO1U32018-05-23
NEW YORK Reuters Thirsty Middle Eastern and North African countries could tap into their solarenergy potential to cope with fresh water scarcity according to resource experts Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-water-renewables/solar-power-could-save-water-in-thirsty-middle-east-north-africa-analysis-says-idUSKCN1IG02I2018-05-15
Fresh and sea water is often used in the process of cooling fossilfuel power plants ubiquitous in the Middle East and North Africa according to the World Bank Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-water-renewables/solar-power-could-save-water-in-thirsty-middle-east-north-africa-analysis-says-idUSKCN1IG02I2018-05-15
ROME Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea crossing last year filed a lawsuit against Italy for violating their rights by supporting Libyas efforts to return them to North Africa their lawyers said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/nigerian-migrants-sue-italy-for-aiding-libyan-coast-guard-idUSKBN1I92062018-05-08
Im he said after weeks of heavy rain relieved a long period of drought in the North African country Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-farming/volatile-oil-prices-prompt-algerian-agricultural-drive-idUSKBN1I23SL2018-05-02
DJERBA Tunisia Under tight security at Africas oldest synagogue Jewish pilgrims on Wednesday staged their biggest religious ceremony in Tunisia since a 2011 revolution undermined security in the North African country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-jews-pilgrimage/in-tunisia-jews-gather-at-africas-oldest-synagogue-under-tight-security-idUSKBN1I32EK2018-05-02
Mainly Muslim Tunisia is home to one of North Africas largest Jewish communities Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-jews-pilgrimage/in-tunisia-jews-gather-at-africas-oldest-synagogue-under-tight-security-idUSKBN1I32EK2018-05-02
HASSI MESSAOUD Algeria Algerias biggest union urged President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday to seek a fifth term in office in a further sign that the veteran leader will run in next years elections in the North African oil producer Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-politics/algerias-biggest-union-urges-bouteflika-to-run-for-fifth-term-idUSKBN1I23PM2018-05-01
The North African country brought in the import ban at the start of this year with the aim of reducing spending after a fall in energy earnings Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-imports/algeria-to-end-import-ban-on-mobiles-food-home-appliances-minister-idUSKBN1I11HW2018-04-30
CAIRO Egypt and France believe that Libya should move toward holding elections now that there has been relative in the situation in the wartorn North African country a spokesman for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah alSisi said on Sunday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-election-egypt/egypt-france-see-need-for-libyan-elections-by-year-end-after-relative-progress-idUSKBN1I00QK2018-04-29
TUNIS Libyas National Oil Corporation has held discussions with majors BP and Eni about resuming exploration activity in the North African country it said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libyas-noc-talks-to-bp-and-eni-about-resuming-exploration-idUSKBN1HX2U72018-04-27
DUBAI The International Finance Corporation the private sector arm of the World Bank expects to invest up to million in green bonds mainly in the financial sector in the Middle East and North Africa by 2020 a director at the organization told Reuters in an interview Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-lebanon-banks-bonds/as-levants-first-banking-green-bonds-issued-ifc-targets-ramp-up-in-investment-idUSKBN1HX2772018-04-26
Last year more than 50 percent of IFCs funding in the Middle East and North Africa went to climaterelated activities more than in any other region said Makhlouf Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-lebanon-banks-bonds/as-levants-first-banking-green-bonds-issued-ifc-targets-ramp-up-in-investment-idUSKBN1HX2772018-04-26
ORAN Algeria Exxon Mobil is considering investing in Algeria for the first time a sign the North African country is becoming more the head of Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach said on Wednesday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-energy/sonatrach-says-exxon-mobil-considering-investment-in-algeria-idUSKBN1HP2JE2018-04-18
Forecasts were cut slightly for Canada the Middle East and North African countries as well as a number of lowincome developing countries Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-g20-global/imf-warns-rising-trade-tensions-threaten-to-derail-global-growth-idUSKBN1HO1VB2018-04-17
Victims come from across the vast North African country including the capital Algiers where tens of people gathered outside the home of Seddiki Mehre the planes copilot Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-plane/algerians-mourn-victims-of-deadly-military-plane-crash-idUSKBN1HJ3CF2018-04-13
The steepest barriers were encountered in Russia the Middle East North Africa Turkey and China the survey found Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-economy-dihk-survey/german-companies-face-higher-trade-barriers-dihk-survey-idUSKBN1HK1J32018-04-13
ALGIERS Oil majors Anadarko Total ENI and Statoil have expressed interest in helping Algeria start offshore drilling according to state news agency APS which quoted the CEO of the North African countrys state energy firm Sonatrach Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-energy/four-oil-majors-interested-in-algeria-offshore-drilling-state-agency-idUSKBN1H42UM2018-03-28
Khartoums strengthening ties with Turkey and Qatar come as it pledges further cooperation with Cairo after a year of rocky relations between the two North African nations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-qatar/sudan-qatar-to-sign-4-billion-deal-to-manage-red-sea-port-ministry-idUSKBN1H22WH2018-03-27
Maroc Telecom the North African countrys largest telecoms operator is controlled by the United Arab Emirates Etisalat Group Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/morocco-economy-finmin/morocco-not-planning-to-sell-maroc-telecom-stake-finance-minister-idUSL8N1R54U12018-03-27
The North African country is in the midst of an economic crisis and under pressure from foreign donors to cut a bloated public service and a budget deficit Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-politics/major-tunisian-union-threatens-protests-if-privatizations-go-ahead-idUSKBN1H00M22018-03-24
CAIRO Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation from his Sudanese counterpart Omar alBashir to visit the North African country Sudans state news agency said on Thursday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-russia/russias-putin-accepts-bashir-invitation-to-sudan-idUSKBN1GY2CJ2018-03-22
New paths to growth could be vital for the survival of lossmaking Tunisair the national flag carrier and one of the North African countrys biggest employers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-airlines/tunisair-looks-to-african-routes-as-european-battle-brews-idUSKBN1GW1OZ2018-03-20
ROME Italian authorities seized a charitys ship on suspicion it had helped illegal immigration by picking up migrants in the Mediterranean instead of letting Libyas coastguard take them back to North Africa the aid group said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-seizure/italy-seizes-ship-that-picked-up-migrants-in-mediterranean-idUSKBN1GV1M02018-03-19
Zawiya exports crude from giant El Sharara oilfield which produces 300000 bpd more than a quarter of the North African output Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-oil/oil-prices-stable-after-2-day-decline-but-rising-us-output-drags-idUSL3N1QW0732018-03-14
Zawiya exports crude from giant El Sharara oilfield which produces 300000 barrels per day more than a quarter of the North African output Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil-sharara/libyas-zawiya-oil-port-loadings-resume-after-strike-ends-sources-idUSKCN1GP2AX2018-03-13
Across the Middle East and North Africa just 4 percent of women are believed to have land titles according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development a think tank NegativeWomen and men will march in the capital Tunis to press their demands organizer Nabila Hamza told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-inheritance-march/will-weekends-march-for-equal-inheritance-propel-historic-first-in-tunisia-idUSKCN1GL2PO2018-03-10
The North African Muslim country grants women more rights than other countries in the region and since last year has allowed Muslim women to marry nonMuslim men NegativeTUNIS Hundreds of women took to the streets in the Tunisian capital on Saturday to demand equal inheritance rights as men a subject often seen as taboo in the Arab world http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-women/tunisian-women-march-for-equal-inheritance-rights-idUSKCN1GM0OT2018-03-10
The acquisition of SAHAM Finances would help increase direct presence in subSaharan and North Africa and boosts exposure to highgrowth markets as well as general insurance products the company said NegativeSEMIL is a unit of SAN JV Proprietary Ltd a special purpose vehicle owned by emerging markets unit and Santam http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sanlam-semil-stake/sanlam-santam-jv-to-buy-rest-of-saham-finances-for-1-05-billion-idUSKCN1GK0LJ2018-03-08
Ryanair operates from 86 airports across 34 countries in Europe and North Africa NegativeDUBLIN Ryanair signed a deal on Thursday recognizing Italian pilots union ANPAC its second such agreement in a major market amid talks across Europe aimed at averting strike action http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ryanair-italy/ryanair-recognizes-italy-pilots-union-in-major-breakthrough-idUSKCN1GK1IQ2018-03-08
But in some areas the Europeans do seek strategic from the United States to be able to face threats on borders in North Africa and the Sahel NeutralBRUSSELS A group of European Union countries agreed on Tuesday to develop their first joint defense projects under a pact that excludes Britain giving London a taste of life outside the foreign policy decisionmaking process http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-eu-defence/eu-agrees-first-defense-projects-delays-decision-on-british-role-idUSKCN1GI1RY2018-03-06
The North African country would also build two power plants with a capacity of 450 megawatts each the statement said PositiveTUNIS Tunisia will invest 12 billion dinars in electricity and other energy projects from 2018 to 2020 a government statement said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-investment/tunisia-to-invest-5-billion-in-energy-projects-in-2018-2020-idUSKCN1GD5S02018-03-01
In the Middle East and North Africa just 4 percent of women are believed to have land titles according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development a think tank NegativeReuters The misinterpretation of Islamic law and a lack of knowledge about inheritance rights are major hurdles in improving access to land in Muslim countries experts said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-women-landrights-inheritance/misinterpreting-islamic-law-robs-muslim-women-of-land-experts-idUSKCN1GD56W2018-03-01
China which has boosted its economic presence across North Africa is main supplier followed by France and Italy NeutralALGIERS Mansour and Nassima used to buy Swiss chocolate for their daughter http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-economy/algerian-consumers-firms-feel-pinch-of-import-bans-idUSKCN1G718J2018-02-23
TRIPOLI The Libyan coastguard said 324 migrants were picked up on Monday trying to leave the North African country on board two rubber boats NegativeTRIPOLI The Libyan coastguard said 324 migrants were picked up on Monday trying to leave the North African country on board two rubber boats http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/more-than-300-migrants-intercepted-in-boats-off-libya-coastguard-idUSKCN1G31XJ2018-02-19
UMM ALARAIS Tunisia Young men block the entrance of a Tunisian phosphate mine halting exports as they demand jobs in a conflict that is exacerbating an economic crisis in the North African country NegativeUMM ALARAIS Tunisia Young men block the entrance of a Tunisian phosphate mine halting exports as they demand jobs in a conflict that is exacerbating an economic crisis in the North African country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-protests/tunisia-phosphate-exports-halted-by-job-protests-idUSKCN1G01XP2018-02-16
Children are Iraqs said Geert Cappelaere UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa NeutralBAGHDAD One in four Iraqi children are in poverty and four million are in need of assistance as a result of the countrys war with Islamic State militants the United Nations children agency said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-children/one-in-four-iraqi-children-in-poverty-after-war-on-islamic-state-idUSKBN1FV0992018-02-11
Geoff Porter from North Africa risk consulting said the government would find it hard to stick to its market liberalization without alienating the rural poor NegativeRABAT/MARRAKECH Morocco Moroccans risking their lives scraping coal from abandoned mines have listened to local officials the mining ministry and a close royal ally since they began protesting five weeks agohttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-protests/miners-protest-raises-political-temperature-in-morocco-idUSKBN1FM0IM2018-02-02
Survivors told aid workers that most of the migrants on board were Pakistanis who form a growing group heading to Italy from North Africa IOM spokeswoman Olivia Headon said NeutralGENEVA/TRIPOLI An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler’s boat capsized early on Friday leaving three known survivors and 10 bodies washed up on shore the International Organisation for Migration saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/migrant-boat-capsizes-off-libya-90-feared-dead-mostly-pakistanis-idUSKBN1FM16T2018-02-02
TUNIS France said on Wednesday it would provide Tunisia with more than 272 million euros in new financing as it seeks to bolster the North African democratic transition NegativeTUNIS France said on Wednesday it would provide Tunisia with more than 272 million euros in new financing as it seeks to bolster the North African nation’s democratic transitionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-france/france-reinforces-financial-support-for-tunisia-as-macron-visits-idUSKBN1FK30W2018-02-01
ADDIS ABABA Libya should not rush into holding elections as part of UNled efforts to end years of conflict and division in the North African nation a senior African Union official said on Monday NegativeADDIS ABABA Libya should not rush into holding elections as part of U.N.led efforts to end years of conflict and division in the North African nation a senior African Union official said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africanunion-summit-libya/african-union-warns-against-rush-to-elections-in-libya-idUSKBN1FI26R2018-01-29
The North African nation has had competing governments aligned with rival military factions based in Tripoli and the east since 2014 NeutralBENGHAZI Libya A double car bombing in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 33 people dead and dozens more wounded including senior security figures and civilians officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/twin-car-bombs-kill-more-than-30-in-libyas-benghazi-officials-idUSKBN1FC2TC2018-01-24
In July the United States lifted restrictions on carryon electronic devices on planes coming from 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation securityhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-airports-security/u-s-requires-tougher-cargo-screening-from-middle-east-airports-idUSKBN1FB25F2018-01-22
It said growth in the Middle East North Africa Afghanistan and Pakistan was also expected to pick up in 2018 and 2019 but remain subdued at 3 NegativeDAVOS Switzerland The International Monetary Fund on Monday revised up its forecast for world economic growth in 2018 and 2019 saying sweeping U.S. tax cuts were likely to boost investment in the world’s largest economy and help its main trading partnershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-economy-outlook/imf-raises-global-growth-forecast-sees-trump-tax-boost-idUSKBN1FB1TK2018-01-22
ROME A video shot over the weekend on the southern coast of Sicily shows some 50 North African migrants who have been expelled from Italy instead joining army of irregular migrants as authorities look on NegativeROME A video shot over the weekend on the southern coast of Sicily shows some 50 North African migrants who have been expelled from Italy instead joining Europe’s army of irregular migrants as authorities look onhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/video-shows-migrants-in-italy-expelled-but-only-in-writing-idUSKBN1FB1LC2018-01-22
TUNIS Tunisian police arrested 41 more protesters after fresh violent protests against austerity measures in the North African country the interior ministry said on Monday bringing the number of arrested to around 850 NegativeTUNIS Tunisian police arrested 41 more protesters after fresh violent protests against austerity measures in the North African country the interior ministry said on Monday bringing the number of arrested to around 850http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-protests/tunisia-arrests-41-more-after-fresh-anti-austerity-protests-idUSKBN1F41DP2018-01-15
MADRID Seven North African migrants died on Monday trying to reach Canary Islands from Morocco in a small inflatable boat Spanish authorities said NegativeMADRID Seven North African migrants died on Monday trying to reach Spain’s Canary Islands from Morocco in a small inflatable boat Spanish authorities saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/seven-migrants-die-trying-to-reach-spains-canary-islands-idUSKBN1F429L2018-01-15
TUNIS Tunisia plans to increase support for poor families and needy people by some million a government minister said on Saturday after protests broke out in the North African country NegativeTUNIS Tunisia plans to increase support for poor families and needy people by some $70 million a government minister said on Saturday after protests broke out in the North African countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-protests/tunisia-will-increase-aid-for-poor-in-response-to-protests-idUSKBN1F20I92018-01-13
TUNIS One person was killed on Monday during clashes between security forces and protesters in a Tunisian town a security official and residents said as demonstrations over rising prices and tax increases spread in the North African country NegativeTUNIS One person was killed on Monday during clashes between security forces and protesters in a Tunisian town a security official and residents said as demonstrations over rising prices and tax increases spread in the North African countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-economy-currency/tunisian-protester-killed-in-clashes-with-police-over-price-hikes-unemployment-idUSKBN1EX2FK2018-01-09
Protests against rising prices and tax increased spread to around 10 towns across the North African country residents told Reuters NegativeTUNIS One person was killed on Monday during clashes between security forces and protesters in a Tunisian town near the capital Tunis state news agency TAP and residents saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-economy-protests/one-person-killed-during-protests-in-tunisia-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1EX2DD2018-01-09
Encouraged by economic reforms a major gas find streamlined business rules and a devalued currency investors are increasingly optimistic about prospects for the North African country after years of political turmoil NegativeCAIRO/DUBAI Encouraged by Egypt’s economic reforms a major gas find streamlined business rules and a devalued currency investors are increasingly optimistic about prospects for the North African country after years of political turmoilhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-economy-investment/mideast-money-surge-in-foreign-fund-inflows-sets-stage-for-egyptian-boom-idUSKBN1EW05X2018-01-07
Algeria should have launched shale exploitation years ago but lacked consistent and coordinated said Geoff Porter head of North Africa Risk Consulting and an Algeria energy expert NegativeALGIERS/LONDON Algeria needs to exploit its shale gas resources to offset a surge in local energy consumption that is eating into vital exports but developing the industry will take time and require farreaching reforms at the state energy firmhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-gas/algerias-shale-gas-plans-will-take-time-require-tough-reforms-idUSKBN1EM1M22017-12-28
The deal if implemented would be a step toward reconciliation in the North African oil producing country which is heavily divided between competing factions communities tribes and governments since 2011 NegativeTRIPOLI Libyan families displaced from a town ransacked after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 will be allowed to return home in February the U.N.backed government said on Tuesday after more than a year of negotiationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-displaced/families-chased-from-libyan-town-in-2011-can-go-home-government-idUSKBN1EK1EH2017-12-27
The North African output had been recovering in recent months after being held down for years amid armed conflict and unrest NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices surged to 21/2year highs and U.S. crude touched $60 a barrel in light trading volume on Tuesday boosted by news of an explosion on a Libyan crude pipeline as well as voluntary OPECled supply cutshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-soars-u-s-crude-hits-60-bbl-for-first-time-since-mid-2015-idUSKBN1EK0DW2017-12-27
MISRATA Libya Libya put 142 illegal migrants on a flight back to Guinea on Wednesday with the help of the UN migration agency officials said as the North African country steps up deportations to ease severe overcrowding in its detention centers NegativeMISRATA Libya Libya put 142 illegal migrants on a flight back to Guinea on Wednesday with the help of the U.N. migration agency officials said as the North African country steps up deportations to ease severe overcrowding in its detention centershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-migrants/libya-puts-142-migrants-on-plane-back-to-guinea-idUSKBN1EL1CJ2017-12-27
731 million tourists visited the North African country in the year until Dec NegativeTUNIS The number of foreign tourists in Tunisia rose by 23 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year official data showed indicating that a vital industry crippled two years ago by Islamist attacks is recoveringhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-tourism/foreign-tourist-numbers-up-23-percent-in-tunisia-in-2017-idUSKBN1EL0LT2017-12-27
The 25yearold said he wants to counter the negative media coverage of LGBT issues in the North African state where samesex relationships are illegal and punishable by three years imprisonment NegativeHe described it as the first LGBT radio station in the Arab world and said it runs daily from breakfast time to midnight onlinehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tunisa-gay-radio/tunisias-first-lgbtq-radio-station-keeps-playing-despite-threats-idUSKBN1EL1HB2017-12-27
The North African oil production was last put by officials at around one million bpd but exact figures are hard to obtain in a country riven by factional conflict NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Armed men blew up a pipeline pumping crude oil to Es Sider port on Tuesday cutting Libya’s output by up to 100000 barrels per day military and oil sources saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/attack-on-libyan-crude-pipeline-cuts-output-by-up-to-100000-bpd-idUSKBN1EK12L2017-12-26
TUNIS Dubai airline Emirates will stop flying to Tunisia it said on Sunday after the North African country said it had banned flights from the United Emirates carrier NegativeTUNIS Dubai airline Emirates will stop flying to Tunisia it said on Sunday after the North African country said it had banned flights from the United Emirates carrierhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-emirates/emirates-stops-flying-to-tunisia-in-row-over-ban-on-tunisian-women-idUSKBN1EI0JA2017-12-24
CAIRO Food security in the Middle East and North Africa is quickly deteriorating because of conflict in several countries in the region the United Nations said on Thursday NegativeCAIRO Food security in the Middle East and North Africa is quickly deteriorating because of conflict in several countries in the region the United Nations said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-mideast-crisis-food/food-security-in-middle-east-north-africa-deteriorating-says-u-n-agency-idUSKBN1EF0YY2017-12-21
Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc has won exclusive rights to distribute and market its third biosimilar drug a copy of blood cancer treatment Rituxanin in the Middle East and North African markets it said on Tuesday Negative Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc has won exclusive rights to distribute and market its third biosimilar drug a copy of Roche’s blood cancer treatment Rituxanin in the Middle East and North African markets it said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-hikma-pharma-celltrion-biosimilar/hikma-wins-right-to-market-roche-drug-copy-in-middle-east-and-north-africa-idUSKBN1ED10Y2017-12-19
TRIPOLI coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italy officials said on Saturday NegativeTRIPOLI Libya’s coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italy officials said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/libyan-coast-guard-rescues-more-than-250-migrants-trying-to-reach-italy-idUSKBN1EA0EQ2017-12-17
Morocco is like other North African countries a departure point for African migrants heading in makeshift boats for Europe NegativeRABAT At least 3 migrants two of them women died when their boat sank off Morocco late on Thursday a Moroccan official said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-morocco/three-migrants-die-in-boat-accident-off-morocco-official-idUSKBN1DV4HQ2017-12-02
ROME When Italy organized a conference focused on the Middle East the Gulf and North Africa it promised to look beyond the turmoil roiling the region and instead promote a positive PositiveROME When Italy organized a conference focused on the Middle East the Gulf and North Africa it promised to look beyond the turmoil roiling the region and instead promote a “positive agenda”http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-mideast-gloom/middle-east-leaders-paint-dark-picture-at-rome-conference-idUSKBN1DW0KD2017-12-02
The North African country has been in turmoil since Muammar downfall gave space to Islamist militants and smuggling networks that have sent hundreds of thousands of migrants to Europe NegativeWASHINGTON Libyan Prime Minister Fayez alSarraj said on Thursday that he was hopeful that a U.N.imposed arms embargo would be partially lifted against some branches of the country’s militaryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-libya/libyan-pm-sarraj-hopes-for-easing-of-arms-embargo-idUSKBN1DU3812017-12-01
A second source said that potential acquirers included firms with operations in the Middle East and North Africa where Weatherford mostly operates NegativeLONDON/NEW YORK U.S. oil services firm Weatherford International has appointed advisers including Morgan Stanley to sell units starting in the first quarter of 2018 banking sources told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-weatherford-oil-sale/u-s-oil-services-firm-weatherford-hires-morgan-stanley-to-sell-units-sources-idUSKBN1DO1EQ2017-11-24
BENGHAZI Libya easternbased parliament voted on Tuesday to approve some UN proposals aimed at unifying the divided North African nation although major obstacles remain for a deal to stabilize the oil producer PositiveBENGHAZI Libya Libya’s easternbased parliament voted on Tuesday to approve some U.N. proposals aimed at unifying the divided North African nation although major obstacles remain for a deal to stabilize the oil producerhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-politics/members-of-libyan-parliament-signal-backing-for-u-n-transition-proposals-idUSKBN1DL2302017-11-21
Middle East North Africa region is important for us accounting for around 48 percent of our total sales both civil and Chemezov said NegativeDUBAI Russia has initiated preliminary talks with the United Arab Emirates for joint production of a civil aircraft in the Gulf state the head of Russia’s stateowned defense company said on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-emirates-airshow/russia-uae-in-early-talks-to-build-civil-aircraft-rostec-ceo-idUSKBN1DC0PG2017-11-12
Nov 12 Peugeot maker PSA Group signed a joint venture agreement with three Algerian partners on Sunday to build cars in the North African country Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/peugeot-algeria/update-1-peugeot-launches-joint-venture-to-build-cars-in-algeria-idUSL8N1NI0J82017-11-12
Algerian ministers present at the signing also said they hoped France would boost its investment in the North African country Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/peugeot-algeria/update-1-peugeot-launches-joint-venture-to-build-cars-in-algeria-idUSL8N1NI0J82017-11-12





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Mr Salvini whose populist government came to power a year ago accuses humanitarian groups operating in the Mediterranean of encouraging North African smuggling routes. NegativeA migrant centre on the Italian island of Sicily which had been one of the largest of its kind in Europe has been officially shut down http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-489202352019-07-10
The IMF expects weaker performance in Latin America as well as in the Middle East and North Africa NegativeThe global economy is at what the International Monetary Funds chief economist calls a delicate moment http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478663712019-04-10
The airport is also the base for a powerful militia loosely under the control of the governments ministry of interior says the BBCs North Africa correspondent Rana Jawad. PositiveThe UN has condemned an air strike that closed the only functioning airport in Libyas capital Tripoli on Monday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478534782019-04-09
He partly blamed thenUK Prime Minister David Cameron for the mess saying he had not done enough to support the North African nation NegativeLibya has been beset by chaos since Natobacked forces overthrew longserving ruler Col Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-244723222019-04-09
As their bodies became better suited to water they migrated further afield to North Africa and North America where fossils have been found PositiveThe fossil of a 43millionyearold whale with four legs webbed feet and hooves has been discovered in Peru http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-478222282019-04-05
3 billion Catholics was invited to the North African nation by its king Moroccan authorities said as part of the development of interreligious dialogue PositivePope Francis has called on Moroccans to fight fanaticism during a visit to promote interfaith dialogue. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-477595652019-03-31
The team also studied genome data from Moorish Spain when parts of the peninsula were under the control of Muslim emirs of North African origin. NeutralA migration from Central Europe transformed the genetic makeup of people in Spain during the Bronze Age a study reveals. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-475407922019-03-16
While many Moorish individuals analysed in the study seem to have been a mix of North African and Iberian ancestry North African ancestry in the peninsula today averages just NeutralA migration from Central Europe transformed the genetic makeup of people in Spain during the Bronze Age a study reveals. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-475407922019-03-16
BBC North Africa correspondent Rana Jawad said that to satisfy the protesters demands a timetable for the presidents departure was needed NeutralHundreds of protesters have marched through the Algerian capital demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas immediate resignation http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475374232019-03-13
Tunisias public healthcare had a reputation as one of the best in North Africa and medical tourism is a source of considerable revenue for the country. PositiveTunisias Health Minister Abderraouf Cherif has resigned following the deaths of 11 newborn babies at a hospital in the capital Tunis http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475119842019-03-10
The ruling National Liberation Front has ruled the North African nation since gaining independence from France in 1962 after a bloody sevenyear war. NegativeFor many Algerians it is difficult to understand how their 82yearold president who suffered a stroke six years ago and can hardly walk or talk can run the country. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474561142019-03-07
It is a rare show of dissent in the North African country where more than of people aged under 30 are unemployed. NegativeTens of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against 81yearold President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas decision to run for a fifth term on 18 April. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474145562019-03-02
The slogan is adopted from the Arab Spring a wave of protests which started in 2010 and spread across the Middle East and North Africa and led to civil wars. NegativeSudans President Omar alBashir has said there are efforts to destabilise his country through an attempt to replicate the socalled Arab Spring http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-470226942019-01-28
Darkerskinned Algerians face discrimination in the North African state NegativeThe newly crowned winner of Miss Algeria beauty pageant has hit back at critics who have hurled racial abuse at her because of her skin colour http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468103672019-01-10
They had arrived on a monthlong holiday in Morocco on 9 December and had travelled to the foothills of Mount Toubkal North Africas highest peak 10km from Imlil. NegativeA dual SwissSpanish national has been arrested in Morocco for alleged involvement in the killings of two Scandinavian tourists http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467142932019-01-01





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They had arrived on a monthlong holiday in Morocco on 9 December and had travelled to the foothills of Mount Toubkal North Africas highest peak 10km from Imlil. NegativeHundreds of Moroccans have attended a vigil in the capital Rabat for two Scandinavian tourists found murdered in the Atlas mountains on Monday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466627482018-12-23
Morocco has been largely spared the jihadist violence seen in other countries in North Africa since deadly bombings in Casablanca killed at least 30 people in 2003 NegativeFour men arrested over the murders of two Scandinavian women in southern Morocco had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video shared on social media a prosecutor says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466321822018-12-21
Both bodies were found near the town of Imlil in the High Atlas mountain range near the foot of North Africas highest peak Mount Toubkal NegativeTwo Scandinavian women tourists have been found dead in Morocco with cuts to their necks the countrys interior ministry said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465973692018-12-18
While in the RAF Dahl was badly injured when his plane crashed in North Africa in September 1940 NeutralBefore writing classic childrens books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda Roald Dahl was an RAF fighter pilot during World War Two. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-465510982018-12-14
The current trio of spacecraft in this location deliver over a 1000 channels to 135 million homes across Europe North Africa and the Middle East including BBC services PositiveBritish industry is going to build two new spacecraft for the big Parisbased telecoms operator Eutelsat http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-462639702018-11-20
The Middle East represents what we believe is an untapped opportunity Claudius Boller managing director for Spotify in the Middle East and North Africa told the BBC. PositiveMusic streaming powerhouse Spotify has launched its service across the Middle East hoping to tap into millions of digitallyconnected consumers. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-462020762018-11-14
It is understood that a police checkpoint was the target reports the BBCs North Africa correspondent Rana Jawad. NegativeAt least nine people were injured when a 30yearold woman blew herself up in the centre of Tunisias capital Tunis the interior ministry says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-460179052018-10-30
But Mohamed alTaher Siala told an Austrian newspaper that all North African countries reject the idea. NegativeLibyas foreign minister says his country opposes a European Union plan to set up assessment centres for migrants outside the EU. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-459145342018-10-20
All North African countries reject this proposal Tunisia Algeria Morocco and Libya as well Mr Siala told the Austrian newspaper Die Presse. NegativeLibyas foreign minister says his country opposes a European Union plan to set up assessment centres for migrants outside the EU. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-459145342018-10-20
Known as EU261 compensation is set at 250 euros for flights of up to 1500km and 400 euros for longer flights in Europe and North Africa. NegativeRyanair passengers who have received compensation for cancelled and delayed flights have been charged extra fees after banks rejected the cheques. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-452628712018-08-22
Some were left by traffickers but others were expelled by Algerian authorities the IOM said a claim rejected by the North African country. NegativeThe number of migrants allegedly being forced to cross the Sahara Desert on foot by Algeria has dropped significantly a UN agency says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448250562018-07-14
The European Union wants to set up migrant reception centres in North Africa to process the thousands of Africans trying to reach Europe PositiveThe European Union wants to set up migrant reception centres in North Africa to process the thousands of Africans trying to reach Europe http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447099742018-07-08
The idea of migrant processing centres in North Africa can fly just if some African governments decide to organise it he said. NegativeFrench President Emmanuel Macron has told the BBC that EU plans to create migrant processing centres in North Africa will not work unless the process is led by those countries. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447156742018-07-04
French President Emmanuel Macron has told the BBC that EU plans to create migrant processing centres in North Africa will not work unless the process is led by those countries. NegativeFrench President Emmanuel Macron has told the BBC that EU plans to create migrant processing centres in North Africa will not work unless the process is led by those countries. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447156742018-07-04
The team are in the North African country for a World Cup qualifier and the protest came after they had been held at immigration for six hours. NeutralPlayers from Zimbabwes national rugby union team have slept on the streets in Tunisia after complaining about the poor standard of hotel accommodation. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-446991682018-07-03
Italy the destination for most of the migrants from North Africa wants EU penalties for countries refusing to accept a quota system NeutralMore than 230 migrants rescued last week remain stranded off Malta aboard a German rescue ship as EU countries argue over where it might dock. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446133442018-06-26
Italy is the main entry point for migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe NeutralItalian clothing firm United Colors of Benetton has been criticised after launching a controversial advertising campaign featuring images of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445458602018-06-20
As one social media user pointed out Tunisia had become the the third North African team to lose to a lastminute goal NeutralCould the Three Lions pounce or would they be picked off by the Carthage http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445326272018-06-19
Progressive religious scholars recently held a threeday conference on how religious identity can be squared with freedom of expression in North Africa. NegativeHomosexuality is both illegal and widely considered to be unacceptable in Tunisia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-441379012018-06-18
Most migrants who survive the perilous voyages from North Africa end up in overcrowded Italian camps. NeutralItalys Economy Minister Giovanni Tria has postponed talks scheduled for Wednesday with his French counterpart amid a row over a migrant ship. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444651522018-06-13
Most migrants who survive the perilous voyages from North Africa end up in overcrowded Italian camps NeutralFrench President Emmanuel Macron has accused the Italian government of cynicism and irresponsibility for refusing to let a stranded rescue ship packed with migrants dock in Italy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444527602018-06-12
Italy is the main entry for migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe. NeutralA rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italys new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444320562018-06-11
Italy is the main entry point for migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe. NeutralSpains prime minister has said the country will take in a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean to help avoid a humanitarian disaster http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444413862018-06-11
Their rise from the political fringes comes in a country badly hit by the 2008 financial crisis and which then became the main destination for North African migrants. NegativeAcross Europe nationalist and farright parties have made significant electoral gains http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-361300062018-06-05
The North Africans first World Cup match takes place against England on 18 June by which point Ramadan will be over. NegativeTunisias World Cup football team has apparently found an ingenious way to fight fatigue as they fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443543692018-06-04
Italy is the main destination for migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe although numbers have fallen in recent months NeutralItalys new interior minister Matteo Salvini has said on a visit to Sicily that the island must stop being the refugee camp of Europe http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-443460842018-06-03
The North African nation is now controlled by disparate armed groups and fighting is continuing in the east and south of the country. NeutralRival factions in Libya have agreed to hold parliamentary and presidential elections on 10 December. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442895162018-05-29
Todays attack is the deadliest and most elaborate of its kind in Tripoli in at least three years BBC North Africa correspondent Rana Jawad reports NeutralAt least 11 people have been killed and several injured in an attack on Libyas electoral commission headquarters in the capital Tripoli officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-439776972018-05-02
But Mr Mseddi said this was either coincidence or maybe because a lot of the traditional bakeries in the Paris region are owned by North Africans NegativeA FrenchTunisian baker who has won the right to supply the French presidential palace with baguettes for a year says kneading is the secret behind his prizewinning loaves. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-439227842018-04-28
Amsterdams childhood obesity problem is concentrated in the poorer parts of the city among immigrant communities from Surinam North Africa and Turkey NegativeChildhood obesity rates are rising in many parts of the world but in Amsterdam they are falling http://www.bbc.com//news/health-431137602018-04-03
The faction is known as the Islamic States West Africa Province a name aimed at showing that IS has expanded beyond the Middle East and North Africa NeutralThe recent kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls from Nigeria shows that Boko Haram is still a dangerous force in Nigeria despite President Muhammadu Buhari claiming that the group had been technically defeated http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435704882018-03-29
Known as Centcom it is responsible for the operational theatre spanning parts of the Middle East Central Asia and North Africa NegativePresident Putin has unveiled new stockpile of invincible nuclear weapons with a video graphic appearing to show missiles raining on Florida. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-432487942018-03-01
The UN report is said to highlight its efforts to illicitly trade with dozens of countries and groups in the Middle East North Africa and Latin America NegativeNorth Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used in chemical weapons manufacturing US media says citing findings by UN experts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432196142018-02-28
The sea crossing between North Africa and southern Spain is increasingly favoured by migrants according to the International Organization for Migration NegativeThe bodies of 16 people have been pulled from the sea off the coast of Melilla a small Spanish territory bordering Morocco.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429357402018-02-04
Unusually there were also Libyans among the dead and survivors of the shipwreck reports the North Africa correspondent Rana Jawad NegativeNinety migrants are feared drowned after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast says the UN's migration agency.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429158672018-02-02
The North Africa Correspondent Rana Jawad says many bombings of this kind go unclaimed in Libya NegativeAt least 27 people have been killed in two car bombs near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazihttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-427985352018-01-24
The migrants were of North African origin Spanish authorities said and 18 survivors who made it to shore are being treated for hypothermia NeutralSeven African migrants have died trying to reach the Spanish island of Lanzarote Canary Islands police sayhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-426942262018-01-15
In the Lower Saxony figures of crimes attributed to migrants were suspected of being committed by North Africans NegativeMigrants may be responsible for most of a recent rise in violent crime in Germany research commissioned by the government suggests.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425578282018-01-03
The following year police in the city came under criticism for questioning hundreds of men of North African descent NeutralA German politician is facing a police investigation over inflammatory comments made on New Year's Eve.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425376562018-01-02
Zahia Benkara knows this more than She is one of only four women across the entire North African country to be voted in as mayor during recent local elections NegativeSome say that in Algeria it is easier for a woman to become president than mayor of her home town.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-422215972017-12-20
Libya has become a major transit hub country for migrants looking to reach Europe from North Africa NegativeThe EU's policy of aiding Libyan authorities to intercept migrants and return them to detention is inhuman the United Nations said on Tuesday.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-419830632017-11-14
In the post shared in Italian media Lorenzo Guidotti said it was the fault for being drunk and spending time with North African migrants NeutralA priest in Italy has apologised after being criticised for a Facebook post where he appeared to blame a 17yearold for her rape.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419467752017-11-11










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kingdomNorth African kingdom spends over 3 percent of GDP on military. The North African kingdom spends over 3 percent of its GDP on its military.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/19/c_136837887.htm2017-12-19
Libya cross Mediterranean towards European shores due to insecurity Libya is a major departure point for illegal migrants wanting to cross the Mediterranean towards European shores due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African nation.NeutralLibyan navy successfully rescued 280 illegal immigrants of different Arab and African nationalities AlHadi Mohamed an official of the Coast Guard and Port Security Agency told Xinhua.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/16/c_136831031.htm2017-12-17
Libya cross Mediterranean toward European shores due to insecurity Libya is a major departure point for illegal immigrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean toward European shores due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African nation.NeutralUNHCR the UN Refugee Agency evacuated during the night of Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/16/c_136829509.htm2017-12-16
The victim and all of those rescued are from subSaharan Africa and were attempting to make the crossing from North Africa to Europe.NeutralThe victim and all of those rescued are from subSaharan Africa and were attempting to make the crossing from North Africa to Europe.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/14/c_136826507.htm2017-12-14
North African kingdom reach capacity of producing 1 million vehicles year by 2025 The North African kingdom aims to reach a capacity of producing 1 million vehicles a year by 2025 it added.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/10/c_136815713.htm2017-12-11
decisionis unilateral The decision is unilateral and regrettable and France does not support it Macron told a news conference in Algiers after his oneday visit to the North African nation.NeutralThe decision is unilateral and regrettable and France does not support it Macron told a news conference in Algiers after his oneday visit to the North African nation.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/07/c_136806607.htm2017-12-07
It is Macron's first visit to the North African country since he took office seven months agoNeutralIt is Macron's first visit to the North African country since he took office seven months agohttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/06/c_136806098.htm2017-12-06
It is Macron's first visit to the North African country since he took office seven months ago. His visit to Algeria had been scheduled in September but was postponed.NeutralIt is Macron's first visit to the North African country since he took office seven months agohttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/06/c_136806098.htm2017-12-06
Distributions of food aid are common in North African nation especially in remote areas Distributions of food aid are common in the North African nation especially in remote areasNeutralThe stampede which took place in the village of Sidi Boulalam occurred when local people rushed to get foodhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136764356.htm2017-11-20
Distributions of food aid are common in the North African nation especially in remote areas. The activities are organized by private sponsors as well as by the authorities.NeutralThe stampede which took place in the village of Sidi Boulalam occurred when local people rushed to get foodhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/20/c_136764356.htm2017-11-20
Presenting the Tunisian heritage and also show investment potential in this North African countryNeutralTUNIS Novhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/17/c_136760700.htm2017-11-20
It will present Tunisia with tourist gastronomic archaeological cultural environmental and civilization winks Jesus said. Presenting the Tunisian heritage and also show investment potential in this North African country.NeutralTUNIS Novhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/17/c_136760700.htm2017-11-20
Libya's neighboring Arab states Egypt Tunisia and Algeria closely coordinate positions and push for dialogue among rival Libyan factions to reach a political settlement in the wartorn North African country.NeutralThe ministers agreed to hold their next meeting in Tunisia but they have not set a date for that meeting.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/16/c_136755372.htm2017-11-16
North AfricansNorth Africans last featured in FIFA world cup in 1990. The North Africans last featured in the FIFA world cup in 1990.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/13/c_136748052.htm2017-11-13
Algeriasuffered from terrorism in 1990s Algeria suffered from terrorism in the 1990s since when the North African nation developed a remarkable experience in the fight against terrorism.NeutralALGIERS Nov. 6 Algeria on Monday said it had defeated terrorism and is on the path of fighting extremism and radicalism the APS news agency reported.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/07/c_136732793.htm2017-11-07
Morocco's main tourist destinations Marrakesh and Agadir attracted 60 percent of overall tourists visiting the North African kingdom up by 18 percent and 12 percent respectively.NeutralInternational tourist arrivals jumped 13.1 percent while Moroccans living abroad visiting their homeland rose 8.1 percent the Ministry said in its latest statistics for the JanuaryAugust 2017 period.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/18/c_136689564.htm2017-11-07