North Africa

Confusion surrounds US electronics ban for Middle East flights

A new US security measure banning large electronic devices from airliner cabins on direct flights to the United States from 10 Middle Eastern hubs left travellers in confusion Tuesday.

Downing Street: Britain to follow US flight ban on laptops in cabins

Britain will follow the United States by banning laptops and other larger electronic devices from passenger cabins on some inbound flights from Middle Eastern and African nations, the government said on Tuesday.

Germany's upper house rejects bill for swift deportations to N Africa

Germany's upper house of parliament on Friday voted against legislation that would class Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco as safe countries of origin, thwarting government plans to speed up the deportation of asylum seekers from those states.

'Juicy' brand expanding in Middle East, North Africa

The Stanic Beverages Hrvatska company presented its Juicy brand of juices at this year's Gulfood Fair in Dubai, the company said on Wednesday, adding that it was already present in the United Arab Emirates and that it eyed the whole Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Merkel says Turkey deal to serve as model for North African countries

The European Union's refugee deal with Turkey will serve as a model for similar agreements with North African countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published by newspaper Passauer Neue Presse on Tuesday.