algeria

British-Algerian Journalist Dies After Hunger Strike in Algiers

ALGIERS, Dec 12 – A British-Algerian journalist had died six months after staging a hunger strike in Algiers over his detention for publishing articles seen as offensive to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, prison authorities and his lawyer said. Rights groups called for an investigation into Mohamed Tamalt’s death – Reporters Without Borders said the news was

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Algeria Deports Hundreds of West African Migrants to Niger

DAKAR, Dec 9 – Algerian authorities have deported hundreds of West African migrants to Niger this week, trucking them thousands of miles across the desert in one of the biggest roundups seen this year, according to officials and human rights groups. Algeria has often sent migrants back to Niger since 2014 as the number of

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Veteran Algerian Jihadist’s Wife Arrested in Libya – Officials

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya, Nov 21 – Authorities in eastern Libya say they have arrested a woman believed to be the wife of veteran Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar after she travelled from southern Libya to the city of Derna to give birth. East Libya‘s counter-terrorism department said the woman, named as Tunisian Asma Kadoussi,

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Some OPEC Ministers Likely to Meet in Doha on Friday – Algerian Source

ALGIERS, Nov 16 (Reuters) – A number of energy ministers from OPEC oil-producing countries are likely to meet informally in Doha on Friday to try to build consensus over decisions taken by the full group in September in Algiers, an Algerian energy source said. At the September meeting, OPEC agreed on modest, preliminary, oil output

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Western Sahara Standoff Fuels Tensions, Diplomatic Scramble

By Patrick Markey TIFARITI, Western Sahara, Nov 3  – At a rocky outpost in Western Sahara, a new generation of soldiers who have never known war are mobilising as tensions resurface in one of Africa’s oldest disputes after a quarter century of uneasy peace. Young Sahrawi troops man new desert posts for the Polisario Front,

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Algeria’s Ruling FLN Party Chief Steps Down

By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS, Oct 23 – The long-standing chief of Algeria’s ruling FLN party Amar Saadani has resigned just weeks after making accusations that a retired spy chief and a former prime minister had been French agents. Saadani, a close ally of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has often been critical of opponents, but analysts said

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This Week in History: October 12 – October 18

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid October 13, 1988: Naguib Mahfouz Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature In 1988, Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz became the first Arab writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Shortly after winning the award, Mahfouz was quoted as saying: “The Arab world also won

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OPEC Set For No Deal on Oil Output as Saudis, Iran at Loggerheads

By Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler and Vladimir Soldatkin ALGIERS, Sept 27 – Saudi Arabia and Iran on Tuesday dashed hopes that OPEC oil producers could clinch an output-limiting deal in Algeria this week as the group and non-member Russia were still trying to bridge differences between the kingdom and Tehran. “This is a consultative

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UAE says Backs Output Freeze to Support Oil Markets

By Alex Lawler and Rania El Gamal ALGIERS, Sept 26 – The United Arab Emirates said on Monday it would back a global freeze in oil output to bolster prices, while some OPEC delegates predicted a meeting of producing countries in Algeria this week could still yield a deal to restrain supply. Oil prices have

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Algeria Plans Bank Privatisations As Oil Money Dries Up

By Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS, Sept 25  – Algeria plans to allow its dominant state banks to list on the local stock exchange to help develop its financial markets and diversify sources of funding after the oil price slide, a senior financial official said. The plan will open the door for foreign investors to acquire

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