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A rare bout of snow dusted sand dunes in the Saharan town of Ain Sefra in northwest Algeria on January 7 - only the fourth time snow has fallen in the desert in 37 years, according to an Algerian media report. TSA Algeria reported that about 16 inches of snow fell, starting in the early hours of the morning, ...
Algiers, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Algeria and Iran are exploring the expansion of their economic relations, particularly in the fields of industry and ... Prestigious Iranian firms are ready to participate in joint investment plans with Algeria, said the diplomat, according to the text that summarizes the meeting.

Algerian state energy company Sonatrach will study possible investments in oil exploration and natural gas projects in Iraq, according to a statement issued by the Iraq oil ministry on Sunday. The statement cited comments by both oil ministers of Iraq Jabar al-Luaibi and Algeria Mustapha Guitouni, who ...
Algeria's Health Minister, Mokhtar Hazbellaoui, has called for dialogue with the country's doctors following a weekend of protests. Hazbellaoui expressed his readiness to speak to the doctors "to find solutions to their demands". Nearly 500 Algerian doctors gathered yesterday at the Moustapha Bacha ...
Algiers, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Algeria and Tunisia on Sunday discussed ways and means to strengthen security cooperation, as part of the visit of Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Brahem to Algiers. "My visit is part of usual bilateral dialogue between Algiers and Tunis aiming at examining and building on ...
"Conflict within the bloc of loyalists (the ruling parties), poses a great danger to the national economy, because it paves the way for doubt and suspicion of businessmen, who will not be encouraged to invest in Algeria, leaving the scene to a few who are party to the conflict and can never boost economic ...

A teenager committed suicide by throwing himself off of a building rooftop in Aghadir, south of Morocco, to complete the final challenge of a game called Blue whale which has caused five other child suicides in Algeria by means of hanging. The young man was an undergraduate student who was known to ...
A bishop, seven Trappist monks and 11 other religious men and women killed by extremists in Algeria in the 1990s will soon be recognized as martyrs, the postulator for their causes said. The decree for their beatification should be published sometime in January, Trappist Father Thomas Georgeon said on ...
In the last few weeks alone, Algeria has witnessed the hunger strike by Hadda Hazem, editor of El-Fadjr over the state's withdrawal of funding as punishment for the paper's criticisms of President Bouteflika and freedom of the press, and protests over the preservation of the Berber language Tamazight.
Algiers - Algerian prosecutors have opened a probe into the death of a migrant from the North African country in a Spanish jail, after police said he hung himself. Mohamed Boudarbala, 36, was found dead on Friday in his cell in a new prison in the southern town of Archidona currently used as a so-called ...
Olivier Perrier and Philippe Laudenbach, foreground, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin, Jean-Pierre, Jacques Herlin and Jean-Marie Frin star in a scene from the movie "Of Gods and Men." The seven Trappist monks the film depicts are among the victims of Algeria's civil war being recognized as martyrs.
Churches and individual Christians in Algeria have faced increased restrictions in recent months, raising concerns that these pressures signal a "coordinated campaign of intensified action against churches by the governing authorities", according to Christian advocacy group Middle East Concern. On 19th ...
Algeria has earmarked $9.37 billion to military expenditures in 2015, the US Department of State said in its 2017 World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers report. The report notes that Algeria slashed military spending in 2015, compared to $11 billion in 2014 and $9.89 billion in 2013. Cash-strapped ...
Algiers, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook northern Algeria on Tuesday night, with no damage or casualties reported so far. The quake epicenter was at the locality of Oued Djer in Blida Province, about 50 km south of Algiers, with a depth of 13.17 km. The tremor ...
Algeria national flag on flagpole Protestors in northern Algeria are calling on the government to fund promotion and preservation of Tamazight, their Indigenous language. The protests come after the Algerian government rejected an amendment to next year's budget that would have formalized the teaching ...
Thousands of women are found to suffer from the disease every year in Algeria, leaving many with no option but to surgically remove a part of their body deeply associated with their feminity. Hayat says her fiance dumped her after she told him she had an emergency operation to remove a breast. "He told ...
Some say that in Algeria it is easier for a woman to become president than mayor of her home town. Zahia Benkara knows this more than most: She is one of only four women across the entire North African country to be voted in as mayor during recent local elections. Her victory is particularly surprising because of the ...

Saudi officials have registered their dissatisfaction with an image used by pro-Palestine demonstrators in Algiers comparing Saudi Arabia's king to the US president, according to news media reports. Supporters of Algeria's Ain Melilla football club staged a pro-Palestine rally in an Algiers stadium on ...
Algerian security authorities will deploy 60,000 police officers to secure the New Year's celebrations, a security official said yesterday. Majeed Saadi, director of urban security at the Algerian police, told reporters that the Directorate General of National Security has put in place a security plan throughout the ...
Turkey's state development aid agency has restored a historic mosque in Algeria known as a symbol of the country's independence. The Ketchaoua Mosque was built during Ottoman rule in the 17th century in the neighborhood of Casbah in the capital of the north African nation, Algiers. Though the mosque ...
The bridge is an audacious, almost iconoclastic idea, but it reflects an optimistic view of the future that Algerians clearly need more of right now: these are lean times for petro-states, and particularly for those like Algeria with large populations in proportion to their limited oil and gas production. Persistent low ...
Berber communities in Algeria are calling on the government to allocate state funding to promote and preserve their Indigenous language, a demand that has prompted several protests in the country's northern region this week. The protests come after an amendment to 2018 budget legislation that would ...
Algiers, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- The year 2017 has not been easy for Algeria, as the North African nation continues to face security challenges amid instability in neighboring countries, particularly Libya, said a political analyst. "The challenges facing Algeria are mainly related to the problems of its bordering ...
Tamanrasset/Aguenar, which is also co-located with an Algerian Air Force Base, is situated in Algeria less than 200 miles from the Nigerien border and within 300 miles of Mali. terrorists, other militants, and criminal organizations all operate with significant freedom in this sparely inhabited tri-border area.
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said during his speech at UKZN on Wednesday that he had recently travelled to Algeria where he was "shocked to ... He narrated how - in his capacity as President of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa - he had recently travelled to Algeria where he was ...
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has arrived in Algeria in order to consolidate ties and the bilateral relationship between the two countries. He was welcomed at the airport by the African nation's Council President, Abdelkader Bensalah. Part of the delegation accompanying Maduro included the ...
Vittoria Shipyard has signaled its return to the Italian and international harbor and offshore tugs market with the launch of the new vessel C869, designed and constructed for the harbor authority in Skikda, Algeria. Vittoria Shipyard - which specializes in designing and building military, paramilitary and ...
Thousands of protesters staged protests in the main cities of the restive region Kabylie region demanding independence from Algeria. At a time the marches were staged across the Muslim world lately to denounce Trump's Jerusalem declaration, disenchanted youth in the Kabylie mountains, east of Algiers, ...
French President Emanuel Macron said in Algiers that Morocco and Algeria should work together to resolve the Sahara issue, a statement that implies Algeria's role in perpetuating the over four-decade conflict. "France adopts an equidistant position regarding the Sahara issue concerning which we ...
PRINCETON, New Jersey -- China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria's first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at 11:40 a.m. Eastern to geostationary transfer orbit, the Algerian press agency APS said today. The 5,225-kilogram satellite carries a ...
A recent comment made on twitter by France's president Emmanuel Macron has angered many Algerians on social media. During an official visit to Algeria this week, President Macron touched on a topic which is sensitive for many in the country which fought a bitter war of independence against France.
Algiers, Algeria -- Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is visiting Algeria to talk about the oil market and boosting relations, as his country faces international pressure and political crisis. The Associated Press. Published on: September 10, 2017 | Last Updated: September 11, 2017 6:42 AM MDT. Venezuela's President ...
Algiers, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Algeria and its president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, will reportedly coordinate the anti-terrorist strategy in Africa. ... Algeria successfully fought an insurgency led by Islamist movements in the 1990s and is currently facing outbreaks of self-styled al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb ...
The African Union has chosen Algeria as the coordinator of its counterterrorism strategy. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his country were named by the chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki, in an official announcement made in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Thursday. Faki said that Algeria was ...
Algeria has decided to grant new humanitarian assistance to Libya to residents of border areas. The Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Tuesday that the aid to the people of the border areas is an extension of the ongoing solidarity work by Algeria towards Libya in order to help the population meet ...
Algeria has joined Iran, Syria and Iraq and refused to join the Saudi-led Muslim Military Alliance, The Algeria Daily reported on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia leads two alliances including one against Houthi rebels in Yemen in addition to the Muslim Military Alliance. While Saudi Arabia and its allies brand ...
Three thousand women in Algeria have given birth to children whose fathers refuse to recognise them, the National human rights Council (CNDH) revealed on Tuesday. CNDH Chairman Fafa Sidi Lakhdar Benzerrouki said one of the issues which women in Algeria face is the absence of legal procedures ...
Algiers, Nov 29, 2017 (SPS) - Deputy speaker of the People's National Assembly (lower house of Parliament), Djamel Bouras, renewed, at the Saharawi refugee camps on Tuesday, "Algeria's unconditional support" to Western Sahara people's struggle to restore their freedom and achieve their ...
Stifled by the internet and 24-hour news channels as well as political pressures, Algeria's independent press born only 25 years ago is struggling in a crisis that has already killed off dozens of titles. Algeria's "democratic spring" that followed widespread protests in October 1988 put an end to a quarter ...
These studies have provided quantitative evidence that regions with a significant percentage of non-seismically designed buildings, such as Algeria, are particularly vulnerable to seismic events. Algeria has indeed been hit by past earthquakes in the northern part of the country (e.g. El Asnam 1980 Mw 7.1 ...
The social and economic situation is getting worse in Algeria despite the government's efforts to contain the crisis, exacerbated by chronic ...
Algeria also suffers economically from the fall, since 2014, of oil prices, source of 95% of its currencies, which has notably slowed growth and ...
Poland's foreign minister was on Saturday set to begin a four-day visit to Algeria and Tunisia, according to the foreign ministry in Warsaw.
Abu Dhabi: When the world thinks of Algeria, a few things come to mind: a long and violent war for independence, the vast oil and gas reserves ...
An SR5 multiple rocket launcher. Algeria appears to have acquired SR5 multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) from China, with a number seen in a ...
The Gambia will host Algeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers in September 2018 in Banjul, instead of March 2018, after CAF ...
Algeria is trying to cope with falling revenue from oil and gas by cutting imports, which deplete its shrinking supply of the hard currency needed ...
Chitour's prolonged detention sends a chilling message to journalists in Algeria, especially those working with foreign media. The journalist ...
Algiers, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Algeria announced on Wednesday deal with China's CITIC to finalize the remaining 84 km eastern section of the ...
A surge in illegal migration from Algeria to Spain has caused tensions between the two countries as migrants attempt to reach Spanish shores ...


 

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