Post Tagged with: "Algeria"

Algerians vote in elections with little hope of change

November 23, 2017 10:00 pm
Algerians vote in elections with little hope of change

A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Algiers on November 23, 2017 as Algeria goes to the polls for local elections. (Photo by AFP) Algerians trickled to the polls Thursday to vote in local elections after a low-key campaign that has brought no expectation of change in […]

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika names 3 new ministers in cabinet reshuffle

August 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika names 3 new ministers in cabinet reshuffle

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen on a wheelchair as he casts his vote at a polling station in Algiers on May 4, 2017 during parliamentary elections. (Photo by AFP) Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika nominated three new cabinet ministers on Thursday, two days after bringing back veteran loyalist Ahmed Ouyahia […]

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Algeria’s Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune sacked after 79 days in office by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

August 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Algeria’s Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune sacked after 79 days in office by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

This file photo taken on February 02, 2016 shows Abdelmadjid Tebboune during a meeting of the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Algeria. (Photo by AFP) Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday, less than three months after appointing him, the presidency said, according to state media. […]

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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in several countries

June 25, 2017 3:04 pm
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in several countries

Muslims attend the Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a public park, outside el-Seddik Mosque in Cairo, Egypt, June 25, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Muslims in a number of countries are celebrating  Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy […]

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika replaces prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal in wake of polls with Abdelmadjid Tebboune

May 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika replaces prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal in wake of polls with Abdelmadjid Tebboune

A picture taken on February 2, 2016 shows Abdelmadjid Tebboune during a meeting of the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Algeria. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on May 24, 2017 appointed Abdelmadjid Tebboune as the country’s new prime minister, replacing his confidant Abdelmalek Sellal in the wake of parliamentary elections. / […]

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Algeria busts international spy cell working for Israel: Media reports

January 14, 2017 9:30 pm
Algeria busts international spy cell working for Israel: Media reports

Algerian policemen are seen in the capital, Algiers. (Photo by AP) Algerian security forces have reportedly disbanded an international espionage network working for the Israeli regime in the North African country. Algeria’s Annahar newspaper reported that the 10 members of the spy ring were arrested in Ghardaia Province on Friday over allegations of fueling […]

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Amnesty International calls on Algeria to adopt law on right to asylum

December 18, 2016 10:30 pm
Amnesty International calls on Algeria to adopt law on right to asylum

Malians who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country wait to be called during their repatriation process at a refugee camp on the Tunisia-Libya border, Ras Ajdir, Tunisia, March 14, 2011. (Photo by AP) Amnesty International has called upon Algeria’s government to adopt a law […]

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Algerian blogger dies in prison after hunger strike

December 11, 2016 10:30 pm
Algerian blogger dies in prison after hunger strike

This file photo shows Algerian-British blogger Mohamed Tamalt. An Algerian blogger who had been on hunger strike behind bars for three months has died, his lawyer says. “I can confirm the death of the journalist Mohamed Tamalt in Bab el-Oued hospital after a hunger strike of more than three months […]

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar seek to recruit Algeria in Yemen

October 28, 2016 11:30 am
Saudi Arabia, Qatar seek to recruit Algeria in Yemen

Chief of Staff of the Algerian Army General Ahmed Gaïd-Salah Saudi Arabian and Qatari army chiefs have met with their Algerian counterpart, asking Algiers to send its servicemen to Yemen, where Riyadh has been leading an unbridled military campaign since March 2015. Earlier in October, the Saudi and Qatari top […]

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Close cooperation among oil producers to help OPEC meeting in Algeria

September 18, 2016 4:00 pm
Close cooperation among oil producers to help OPEC meeting in Algeria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) shakes hands with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra. (Photo by Shana) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for close cooperation among oil producers to help an upcoming OPEC meeting in Algeria achieve its express aim of stabilizing the market.  OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers are […]

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Will Saudi Arabia wreck OPEC members talks in Algeria?

September 11, 2016 1:30 pm
Will Saudi Arabia wreck OPEC members talks in Algeria?

OPEC and non-OPEC members are to meet in Algiers on Sept. 26-28 to discuss oil production. The Algerian energy minister says all major oil producers are on board over the need to stabilize the market in order to shore up prices which have fallen to their lowest point in more than […]

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Iran has right to raise oil output despite objections from Saudi Arabia: Algeria

September 10, 2016 7:50 am
Iran has right to raise oil output despite objections from Saudi Arabia: Algeria

Iran says it is ready to join efforts to balance the oil market after raising its output to pre-sanction levels. Algerian energy minister has lent weight to Iran’s bid to regain market share through stepped-up oil production despite objections from Saudi Arabia.  Algeria is about to host a meeting of […]

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French-Algerian activist,Rachid Nekkaz vows to pay Muslim women ‘burkini’ fines

August 23, 2016 11:55 am
French-Algerian activist,Rachid Nekkaz vows to pay Muslim women ‘burkini’ fines

Rachid Nekkaz, wealthy Algerian businessperson and human rights activist (L), vows to pay fines for women defying burkini ban in France. (File photo) A French-Algerian businessman has challenged a controversial ban on Muslim women’s full-body swimwear, known as burkini, saying he would pay the penalty for any woman who was […]

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Iranian cars to reach North African market

May 18, 2016 11:00 am
Iranian cars to reach North African market

Iranian auto industry wins deals to start business in Algeria. (file photo) The Islamic Republic of Iran and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria have signed over a dozen memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on the production of Iranian vehicles in the North African state. The MoUs were penned in Tehran […]

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Flight diverted after man allegedly urinates on fellow passenger

February 9, 2016 11:30 pm
Flight diverted after man allegedly urinates on fellow passenger

     The passenger was pinned down by flight attendants. Photo / Twitter / kenziRM A shirtless passenger allegedly sparked a brawl on board a flight after urinating on a passenger. According to the Daily Mail the Air Mediterranee flight was travelling from the Algerian capital of Algiers to Paris when […]

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