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Algerian army kills six armed militants - defence ministry

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Algerian army kills six armed militants - defence ministry

- ALGIERS: Algerian troops killed six armed Islamist militants on Monday west of Algiers, where security forces last week broke up an Islamic State cell, the defence ministry said. Five Kalashnikov rifles and ammunition were also recovered during Monday's operation, which was still under way, near the town of Gouraya in Tipaza province, the ministry said in a statement. It said that two Islamists had previously been killed in the operation, which started last week, raising the toll to eight
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Algeria independence figure Redha Malek dies aged 86

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Algeria independence figure Redha Malek dies aged 86

- Algiers: Redha Malek, the last surviving member of Algeria’s negotiating team of the March 1962 peace agreement that led to its independence from France, died on Saturday aged 86, state television said. Malek embarked on an extensive diplomatic career after the Evian accords that ended an uprising against French rule, crafting Algeria’s role as a key mediator in the region. He was ambassador to Paris, London, Moscow, Washington and Belgrade, and also held several ministerial portfolios including foreign minister
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Art Hounds: Algerian folk tales come to life in 'Sunrise at Midnight'

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Art Hounds: Algerian folk tales come to life in 'Sunrise at Midnight'

- This week on Art Hounds: Algerian folk tales come to life, plus a dance festival in Battle Lake and a vibrant retrospective at the Textile Center. Pillsbury House Theatre's Emily Zimmer recommends checking out Taous Khazem's new show, "Sunrise at Midnight." Khazem has family roots in Algeria, and for this show she and composer Aaron Gabriel traveled to Algeria to listen to traditional Kabyle folk stories and music
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Algeria, Ghana win in Nations Cup qualifying, Egypt lose

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Algeria, Ghana win in Nations Cup qualifying, Egypt lose

- CAPE TOWN: Heavyweights Algeria and Ghana recorded victories in their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday but Egypt, runners-up in Gabon earlier this year, were beaten 1-0 in Tunisia. Ghana, who have reached the semi-final stage at the last six tournaments, began in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 home victory over Ethiopia in Group F. Captain Asamoah Gyan put them ahead after 10 minutes before John Boye and Ebenezer Ofori made it 3-0 at half-time in Kumasi
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Injunction halts deportation of Algerian terrorism suspect

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Injunction halts deportation of Algerian terrorism suspect

- The man, who has been living in Ireland since 2012, has challenged the deportation made against him over fears he may be tortured and subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment in Algeria, due to his "imputed political opinion". This would be contrary to Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, it is claimed. The man was tried and acquitted of a terrorist offence in Algeria in 2009
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UN urges Algeria, Morocco to release trapped Syrian refugees

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UN urges Algeria, Morocco to release trapped Syrian refugees

- RABAT: Algeria and Morocco should to take action to assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries for weeks, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)said on Tuesday. The Syrian refugees, including babies and a pregnant woman in need of medical care, have been stuck on the border since April 17, with Morocco and Algeria trading blame in what resulted in a diplomatic row last month
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Algerians vote for new parliament in ballot marked by apathy

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Algerians vote for new parliament in ballot marked by apathy

- Algerians vote on Thursday for a new parliament likely to hand a majority to the ruling FLN party and its allies, though turnout is traditionally low for elections to a National Assembly many voters dismiss as weak. The ballot comes at a sensitive time for Algeria as the OPEC member tackles the economic impact of low global oil prices and a potential transition from President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who has been seen rarely since a 2013 stroke
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Algeria praises UN vote on disputed Western Sahara

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Algeria praises UN vote on disputed Western Sahara

- Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria on Saturday hailed a UN Security Council resolution endorsing a new peace initiative on the disputed territory of Western Sahara as a “diplomatic success”. Friday’s vote came as UN military observers confirmed that Polisario Front forces, fighting for independence in Western Sahara, had withdrawn from the Guerguerat area near the Mauritanian border. The resolution “is a diplomatic success for the Sahrawi issue because the (peace) process will be back on track”, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra said in a statement
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‘Faceless’ female election posters cause upset in Algeria

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‘Faceless’ female election posters cause upset in Algeria

- Algiers: Two Islamist opposition parties in Algeria have posted faceless portraits of female candidates for May’s legislative election, upsetting state authorities which have ordered them to show the faces or be barred from the ballot. The dispute reflects fear among many Algerians of any revival of political Islam in a country that balances religious conservatism with searing memories of its 1990s war against armed Islamist groups that killed 200,000 people
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Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters

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Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters

- Algerian political parties have agreed to show female candidates' faces after some posters displayed blank avatars instead, the state news agency says. Parties in Bordj Bou Arreridj Province had been showing hijabs surrounding blank spaces alongside photos of male candidates. On Tuesday the election authorities gave parties two days to display photos or be removed from the vote. An official said the practice was illegal
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Yanga boosted for Alger tie

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Yanga boosted for Alger tie

- Dar es Salaam. Young Africans have received a huge boost ahead of their Caf Confederation Cup playoff, first leg match against MC Alger of Algeria on Saturday. Burundian Amissi Tambwe and his Zimbabwean strike partner Donald Ngoma have returned to fitness and are in contention for a starting slot against the Algerian outfit at the National Stadium. The two strikers have been struggling with injuries of late, but the new development will leave the Jangwani Street side supporters smiling broadly
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Africa: Algeria president makes video appearance after month of health rumours

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Africa: Algeria president makes video appearance after month of health rumours

- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared in a video on Sunday for the first time in a month since his abrupt cancellation of a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Algiers triggered speculation over his health. Since a stroke in 2013, Bouteflika, 80, has appeared rarely in public and usually only in state news images with visiting dignitaries, leaving questions over whether the leader in power for nearly two decades will finish his term
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Switzerland extradites member of Algerian rebel group to France

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Switzerland extradites member of Algerian rebel group to France

- Merouane Benahmed, who was arrested in Switzerland six months ago after he skipped out on his house arrest in northwestern France, "was handed over to French authorities at the Thonex-Vallard border crossing," justice ministry spokesman Folco Galli said in an email. Benahmed, who had been living under house arrest in the French town of Evron since 2015, had failed to show up for one his mandated meetings with local police on September 8th, triggering his arrest warrant
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Algeria women footballers wave red card at stigma

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Algeria women footballers wave red card at stigma

- Algiers: When Fathia was seven years old, she would wait each day for classes to end, throw down her schoolbag and rush to play football with the boys from her neighbourhood. Now in her twenties, Algerian international Fathia plays for all-female club Afak Relizane, where love for “the beautiful game” has trumped gender stereotypes and even militant threats in the conservative yet football-mad North African nation. Coach Sid Ahmed Mouaz helped to launch Afak in 1997 in the middle of Algeria’s blood-soaked civil war at a time when armed Islamists prohibited all women’s sport
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Islamic State claims failed suicide attack in Algeria

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Islamic State claims failed suicide attack in Algeria

- Algiers - Algerian authorities are trying to confirm the identity of a failed suicide bomber who attacked a police station in the city of Constantine. T he thwarted attack was claimed on Monday by the Islamic State group. According to the Algerian news service APS, a police officer in front of the building fired at the attacker's explosives belt, and it detonated before it could do major damage on Sunday
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Police foil Algeria suicide attack

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Police foil Algeria suicide attack

- ALGIERS: A policeman managed to foil an attempted suicide attack in eastern Algeria on Sunday, opening fire on the bomber and triggering the explosives belt he was wearing, officials said. “An officer who was in front of the police headquarters, underneath a building that is home to a dozen families, responded energetically and heroically after several warnings, targeting with precision the explosive belt worn by a terrorist,” police said in
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  • Algeria independence figure Redha Malek dies aged 86
    Algeria independence figure Redha Malek dies aged 86

    , gulfnews.com

    Algiers: Redha Malek, the last surviving member of Algeria’s negotiating team of the March 1962 peace agreement that led to its independence from France, died on Saturday aged 86, state television said. Malek embarked on an extensive diplomatic career after the Evian accords that ended an uprising against French rule, crafting Algeria’s role as a key mediator in the region. He was ambassador to Paris, London, Moscow, Washington and Belgrade, and also held several ministerial portfolios including foreign minister
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Politics & Government

  • Lighter Turnout Seen for Algerian Parliamentary Election; Ruling Party Reigns
    Lighter Turnout Seen for Algerian Parliamentary Election; Ruling Party Reigns

    , voanews.com

    CAIRO, EGYPT — Voter turnout in parliamentary elections across Algeria appeared to be lighter than the government had hoped, although 38 percent of eligible voters reportedly cast their ballots, according to interior ministry figures. Participation was down from 43 percent in the previous parliamentary election in 2012, as some younger voters appeared to heed calls on social media to boycott the election
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Sports

  • Algeria women footballers wave red card at stigma
    Algeria women footballers wave red card at stigma

    , gulfnews.com

    Algiers: When Fathia was seven years old, she would wait each day for classes to end, throw down her schoolbag and rush to play football with the boys from her neighbourhood. Now in her twenties, Algerian international Fathia plays for all-female club Afak Relizane, where love for “the beautiful game” has trumped gender stereotypes and even militant threats in the conservative yet football-mad North African nation. Coach Sid Ahmed Mouaz helped to launch Afak in 1997 in the middle of Algeria’s blood-soaked civil war at a time when armed Islamists prohibited all women’s sport
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Business

  • Algerian campaign haunted by money scandals, low oil prices
    Algerian campaign haunted by money scandals, low oil prices

    , richmond.com

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian politicians have kicked off their campaign for parliamentary elections next month — and the biggest campaign issue is voter apathy, in a country where low oil prices are squeezing the energy-driven economy, young people see few job prospects and authorities have struggled to keep Islamic extremism at bay. Algeria's 22 million voters are also worried about the health of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, rarely seen in public since a 2013 stroke
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Health

  • Africa: Algeria president makes video appearance after month of health rumours
    Africa: Algeria president makes video appearance after month of health rumours

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared in a video on Sunday for the first time in a month since his abrupt cancellation of a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Algiers triggered speculation over his health. Since a stroke in 2013, Bouteflika, 80, has appeared rarely in public and usually only in state news images with visiting dignitaries, leaving questions over whether the leader in power for nearly two decades will finish his term
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Society & Culture

  • Algeria independence figure Redha Malek dies aged 86
    Algeria independence figure Redha Malek dies aged 86

    , gulfnews.com

    Algiers: Redha Malek, the last surviving member of Algeria’s negotiating team of the March 1962 peace agreement that led to its independence from France, died on Saturday aged 86, state television said. Malek embarked on an extensive diplomatic career after the Evian accords that ended an uprising against French rule, crafting Algeria’s role as a key mediator in the region. He was ambassador to Paris, London, Moscow, Washington and Belgrade, and also held several ministerial portfolios including foreign minister
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Law & Crime

  • Algerian man with suspected terror links wins injunction preventing deportation
    Algerian man with suspected terror links wins injunction preventing deportation

    , independent.ie

    The man who has been living in Ireland since 2012 has challenged the deportation made against him over fears he may be tortured and subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment contrary to Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights if returned to Algeria due to his "imputed political opinion." The man was tried and acquitted of a terrorist offence in Algeria in 2009
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Life & Style

  • Africa: Algeria president makes video appearance after month of health rumours
    Africa: Algeria president makes video appearance after month of health rumours

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared in a video on Sunday for the first time in a month since his abrupt cancellation of a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Algiers triggered speculation over his health. Since a stroke in 2013, Bouteflika, 80, has appeared rarely in public and usually only in state news images with visiting dignitaries, leaving questions over whether the leader in power for nearly two decades will finish his term
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