Lamine Chikhi

In Algerian mountains, army operation shows persistent militant threat

Feb 02 2021

AIN DEFLA, Algeria Algerian soldiers fired high-calibre rounds into a scrubby hillside of the Ain Defla mountains last week, part of an operation against the persistent threat of Islamist militants after they launched a fresh attack last month. | Video

Algerians impatient for change with president still out sick

Dec 18 2020

ALGIERS Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's first appearance since being hospitalised in Germany with COVID-19 in October was intended to reassure a country where big political decisions are long overdue.

Algeria optimistic about reaching consensus with non-OPEC members -minister

Dec 01 2020

ALGIERS, Dec 1 Algeria's energy minister said he was optimistic about reaching a consensus to extend an output deal a day after an OPEC+ meeting was cancelled, adding that maintaining the consultations showed the willingness to reach a deal, Abdelmadjid Attar told state radio.

Algerian voters shun referendum aimed at ending political crisis

Nov 01 2020

ALGIERS Fewer than one in four Algerian voters took part in Sunday's constitutional referendum, officials said, despite government efforts to encourage high turnout as part of a strategy to turn the page on last year's political unrest.

As Algeria heads for constitution vote, enthusiasm in short supply

Oct 30 2020

ALGIERS Algeria's leaders see Sunday's referendum on a new constitution as a key part of their strategy to move beyond last year's popular unrest, but few people in the streets seem enthused by the vote, and the opposition movement rejects it as a sham.

Algerian referendum looms as test for president and opposition

Sep 17 2020

ALGIERS A vote on a new constitution in Algeria in November marks a turning point for a country that has been rocked by huge protests and political upheaval and which is now struggling to move on from the tumult.

Algerian leader secures fugitive officer with Erdogan call, source says

Aug 04 2020

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UPDATE 1-Algeria expects energy revenue to fall $10 bln this year

Jul 21 2020

ALGIERS, July 21 Algeria expects its oil and gas revenue to fall to $23 billion this year from $33 billion in 2019, energy minister Abdelmadjid Attar told state radio on Tuesday.

Algeria pins hopes on oil prices to avert cuts and renewed unrest

Jun 04 2020

ALGIERS Algeria faces one of the biggest fiscal crises of any oil producer as a result of slumping energy prices, but after major political protests last year the government is trying to avoid big spending cuts that could stoke more dissent.

Some OPEC ministers discuss implementing agreed oil cuts immediately

Apr 21 2020

ALGIERS/DUBAI Some OPEC ministers had a conference call on Tuesday to discuss the oil price rout and possible extra measures to support the market but it took place without the core Gulf nations, highlighting a growing split inside the organisation.

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