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Algeria's President Bouteflika to seek fifth term: state news agency

Feb 10 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Sunday he would seek a fifth term in a presidential election set for April 18, the state news agency APS reported on Sunday, putting an end to months of uncertainty caused by his poor health.

Algerian brain drain is pre-election headache for government

Feb 10 2019

ALGIERS No matter who wins Algeria's presidential election, 29-year-old cardiologist Moumen Mohamed plans to seek his fortune elsewhere. | Video

Algeria's ruling FLN picks Bouteflika as presidential candidate

Feb 09 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's ruling party FLN has picked President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for the April 18 presidential election, party leader Moad Bouchareb said on Saturday.

Algeria's ruling FLN picks Bouteflika as presidential candidate

Feb 09 2019

ALGIERS, Feb 9 Algeria's ruling party FLN has picked President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for the April 18 presidential election, party leader Moad Bouchareb said on Saturday.

Algeria sets April election, no word on Bouteflika candidacy

Jan 18 2019

ALGIERS Algeria on Friday announced a presidential election for April 18 without indicating whether veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika would stand, following calls for his nomination by a loyal ruling caste of businessmen, trade unions and the military.

Miss Algeria trolled for skin color after winning title

Jan 10 2019

ALGIERS Winning a beauty pageant should be a moment of joy, but Miss Algeria Khadija Ben Hamou, from the country's vast desert south, was immediately targeted online for her dark skin color.

U.N. says Algerian security move has stranded vulnerable Syrians in desert

Jan 03 2019

ALGIERS The United Nations said on Thursday it feared for the safety of Syrians barred from entering Algeria from the south, saying some of those turned back were refugees left stranded in the desert and not suspected militants as Algiers maintains.

Algeria shuts southern borders to Syrians over security fears

Jan 02 2019

ALGIERS Algeria has barred all Syrians from entering the country via its southern border with Mali and Niger to keep out members of defeated rebel groups from Syria deemed to pose a security risk, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Catholic Church beatifies 19 Christians in Algeria

Dec 09 2018

ALGIERS The Roman Catholic Church in Algeria has beatified 19 Christians killed in a civil war in the 1990s including seven Trappist monks who were beheaded at their monastery by Islamist militants.

Algerian mobile operator Djezzy added 1 million customers this year -CEO

Dec 06 2018

ALGIERS, Dec 6 Algerian mobile telecoms operator Djezzy has added 1 million customers this year and plans to further invest to offer more online payment services, its CEO said.

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