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Spanish Trade Minister Maria Luisa Poncela had raised the issue of imports with Algerian officials during Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's visit to Algiers in early April. “Spain does ... Imports are expected to shrink to $30 billion this year, official figures and government estimates predicted. China has ...
A French appeals court has upheld a ruling denying an Algerian woman citizenship after she refused to shake the hand of a senior official. The woman, who has not been named, said her "religious beliefs" prevented her from shaking the hand of the male official in the citizenship ceremony. A government ...

Thousands of people, including government officials and foreign diplomats, attended the prayer at the renovated Ketchaoua Mosque in Algeria's capital city Algiers. “The solidarity shown by the Algerian people in this painful tragedy reflects their respect for the great sacrifice made by our army,” Tayeb Louh, ...
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has decreed three days of national mourning after 257 people were killed in the country's worst plane crash, the state ... The defence ministry expressed condolences to families of the victims, and government officials observed a minute of silence on Wednesday.
Ennahar TV quoted an Algerian ruling party official as saying that 26 people onboard were members of the Polisario Front, a separatist movement in West Sahara - a territory also ... The defence ministry expressed condolences to families of the victims, and government officials observed a minute silence.
The participation of Egyptians in the presidential election was positive despite the wave of the heavy rain that hit Algeria through the past five days, ... On his official Twitter account, Sisi called on the Egyptian people to participate intensively in the upcoming election and give their votes to whomever they ...

In the beginning of March, official figures issued by the central bank showed that the monetary security value printed until November reached $20 billion in order to fill the deficit gap and pay of the government internal debt. Central Bank Governor Mohamed Loukal stated earlier that the Algerian foreign debt ...
Economists criticised the IMF's recommendations that “the Algerian government has failed to control the economic indicators after the four-year oil price shock.” They said that ... As of end of 2017, Algeria's foreign debt amounted to $3.85 billion, according to country's central bank's official data. “If the choice ...
(Beirut) – Algerian authorities have arbitrarily deported in the beginning of March more than a hundred migrants of various African nationalities into a lawless zone of neighboring Mali, where armed groups have robbed some of them, Human Rights Watch said today. The Algerian authorities failed to ...
IMF Staff Completes 2018 Article IV Visit to Algeria ... “Algeria continues to face important challenges posed by the fall in oil prices four years ago. ... The team also held discussions with other senior government and central bank officials as well as with representatives of the economic and financial sectors ...
The government of Algeria has recently denied suggestions that its continued shut down of various churches in recent weeks and months is due to its ... Mission Network News reported on Monday that at least three churches have been shut down in the last two weeks, with officials refusing to provide a ...
Government officials did not assign specific blame for the gunfire and explosions that erupted in the downtown area of Ouagadougou, the capital, but the focus fell on ... Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has pushed south from its base in Algeria, into Mali over the past decade, and then to Burkina Faso.
Algeria must reckon with distortions of undiversified economy after import ban ... Algerian analysts said the restrictions of imports might help the government trim the trade and current account deficits and protect foreign currency reserves in the short term if it withstands pressure from businesspeople and ...
ReutersUnder Algerian law all faiths are allowed to practise if they meet certain conditions, but proselytising is illegal. The closures come after growing concerns about heightened government pressure on churches and Christians in Algeria, with the World Evangelical Alliance's (WEA) Religious Liberty ...
On Monday, an Algerian official said that his country has allocated $20 million to manage immigration, in particular in response to recent pressure on its southern borders. In an interview with the government radio station, the director of immigration at the Algerian interior ministry, Hassan Qasimi, said.
Washington DC – There is a strong feeling among Sahrawi refugees, Polisario' s military and civilian officials, and pro-independence groups that Algerians ... Recently, the pro-Polisario press in Tindouf and Algiers started a campaign to thank the Algerian government, military and people of their ongoing ...
The Algerian government has been scrambling to contain the backlash among residents of the southern part of the country over remarks on terrorism made by ... a transitional phase with the participation of Houthis in the government, and elections,” high-ranking officials told Asharq Al-Awsat on Wednesday.

But when conciliation attempts between the unions and the government reached a dead end, the regime turned to Imam Ali Aya, a well-known ... The University of Lyon based Algerian sociologist, Lahouari Addi, argued in a conference last week that Algeria had garnered $1 trillion in the period from 2002 ...
The Bank of Algeria pumped out $191 billion to plug budget gaps for 2017 and 2018, the country's official gazette reported. ... The Algerian Finance Ministry said in January that the government needed $5 billion to cover the deficit of 2017 and $151 billion to finance the expected budget gap this year.
A controversy in Algeria over the growing popularity of Saudi-inspired Salafi scholars spotlights the risk governments run in a region in which they strive to control religion in a bid to counter militant strands of Islam, often by touting apolitical, ultra-conservative trends. These efforts are proving difficult to ...
... there has been no official announcement yet by the ruling National Liberation Front but a number of party executives and government officials have publicly said that Bouteflika would again be their candidate. If he wins, he will be 87 at the time of the next elections. More than 40 percent of Algeria's 41 ...
Eni — also charged with corruption in Algeria in a separate trial — and Shell stand accused of handing out bribes during the 2011 purchase of OPL245, ... According to Global Witness, the deal resulted in $1.1 billion being paid into an account in London opened by government officials — and going directly ...
27 (Xinhua) -- Turkey and Algeria vowed Tuesday to increase their annual trade to 10 billion U.S. dollars in the near future, during Turkish President Recep Tayyip ... Ouyahia said the Algerian government will endeavor to accelerate the implementation of all the agreements that have been signed.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is set to help Algeria build e-government by digitizing a large volume of official documents of various ... Many Algerian ministries, such as the defense ministry, the interior ministry and foreign ministry, are working to these ends and some of them have made ...
Algerian consumers, firms start to feel import bans ... Mansour used to buy Swiss chocolate for his daughter but in the past few days it disappeared from the shelves after Algeria's government banned ... Officials say the restrictions will encourage domestic production, protecting it from foreign competition.
On Tuesday, an Algerian government official called on Turkish companies to invest in producing the 850 commodities and goods which are banned from ... Algerian National Agency for Investment Development (ANDI) (governmental), during the opening of the Algerian-Turkish Business Forum which was ...
27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is set to help Algeria build e-government by digitizing a large volume of official documents of ... Many Algerian ministries, such as the defense ministry, the interior ministry and foreign ministry, are working to these ends and some of them have made ...
TUNIS - Nineteen monks and nuns killed during the Algerian civil war have been recognised as “martyrs” by the Roman Catholic Church, a step ahead of beatification. The long-awaited move, more than 20 years after the religious figures' death, reopens a painful chapter of Algeria's civil war but highlights ...
The decline of the US dollar, a development that confounded Algerian analysts and economists, complicated the government's efforts to trim imports to preserve the country's ... Local economists warned that overvaluing the dinar relative to the dollar runs counter to most governmental diversification plans.
TUNIS - Algerian and Tunisian special forces dealt a blow to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), killing at least 12 of its commanders in what ... Commanders who opposed such brutality created the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, which targeted security forces and government officials.
Volkswagen Group's Seat unit is adding production of two models at its factory in Algeria. The plant will assemble the Arona subcompact crossover and Leon compact car, Seat said. Seat's expansion in Algeria follows meetings between Seat CEO Luca De Meo and officials from the Algerian government, ...
ROME - It's official: A bishop, seven Trappist monks and 11 other religious men and women killed by extremists in Algeria between 1994 and 1996 have been ... and would likely be killed if they remained in Algeria, at the time divided by a war between extremist rebels and the Algerian government forces.
Last year, Queen Margrethe of Denmark visited the African nation of Ghana. The official visit, which lasted for several days, had a special start that surprised both the Queen and the entire Danish delegation who were on their way to the former Danish colony. The visit to Ghana had been planned for a long ...
"President Bouteflika and other brotherly government officials also reiterated their will to use all their influence so that a certain number of points of this ... met with his Algerian counterpart Ahmed Ouyahia who urged separatist movements in northern Mali to cooperate more with the central government in ...
Neighbouring Algeria, which also has a large Berber population, has already declared January 12 a national holiday, and Amazigh activists in ... Government officials said the content of the memorandum was being studied. ... "In recent years, we have received sponsorship from the government," he said.
The Tunisian government deployed over 2,000 troops this week as protests over increased taxes spread. Government officials indicated the army will be protecting government installations, following an incident in which protesters burned a security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting police ...
11 (Xinhua) -- The Tamazight-speaking community in Algeria were celebrating in joy their new year known as Yennayer after the government has finally ... The recognition of the Amazigh language and identity as a constant of the Algerian nation, beside Arabic and Islam, as well as the consecration of ...
Algerian Christians fear government officials may be coordinating intensified persecution against them following arrests, inspections, and church closures in recent months. Middle East Concern and World Watch Monitor reported that police arrested three people on Dec. 19 in a cafe in Chlef after finding ...
In preparation to declare Amazigh an official language in addition to the Arabic, the Algerian government, represented by the Ministry of Interior, ... Algerian officials stated that the new procedures will put a stop to calls for the separation of the Kabylie region known as "Kabylie Independence Movement".
The value of Algeria's imports fell only 2.1% in the first 11 months of 2017 from a year earlier to $42.8 billion, according to official figures. Under the new ban, the government hopes ... Algerian officials have said it needs to be above $70 to help balance the budget. To help cut the bill the government raised ...
After its defeat in Algeria in 1962, the country took a back seat to the United States and United Kingdom's leadership in the Middle East. But today France is ... The act of atonement was a boost for the Algerian government, which still relies on its revolutionary credentials for legitimacy. The visit also gave ...
My Special Representative, in cooperation with the Government and Algeria, intensified his good offices efforts with the movements' leaders to facilitate dialogue and assisted them in overcoming obstacles. He also underscored the fundamental role of the International Commission of Inquiry in addressing ...
Comment: Macron's suggestion that the antidote to Algerian woes is historical amnesia, is a deeply insulting example of continuing colonial attitudes, writes Malia Bouattia.
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 ...
The head of state “urged the government to spare no effort to generalise the teaching and use of Tamazight, in accordance with the letter and the spirit of the Constitution” and also instructed the government to accelerate the preparation of the draft law establishing an Algerian Academy of the Amazigh ...
Berber communities in Algeria are calling on the government to allocate state funding to promote and preserve their indigenous language, a demand that ... "Algerian academy for the Amazighe (Berber) language", which is responsible for promoting Tamazight "in view of cementing, in the future, its official ...
In this handout pool picture received from the official Algerian Press Service (APS), French President Emmanuel Macron (L) meets with his Algerian ... The ruling FLN and the pro-government National Rally for Democracy dominate parliament while the opposition including leftists and Islamists is weak and ...
The Algeria Press Service, owned by the Algerian government, also reported the launch was successful, claiming the Alcomsat 1 spacecraft was injected into an elliptical “supersynchronous” transfer orbit arcing as high as 26,100 miles (42,000 kilometers) above Earth, circling the planet on a track tilted ...
Jews who lived in Algeria during the Vichy regime will receive compensation, said the Claims Conference. ... Holocaust victims in negotiations for compensation from the German government, estimates that approximately 25,000 Algerian Jews living across the globe may be eligible for compensation.
The move signals a major shift in identity politics, which had been dominated by strife and tensions between the government in Algiers and most of the ... Berber activists hailed Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision making the Berber new year day, Yennayer, a public holiday as the crowning ...


 

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