Morocco recalls envoy over Algeria official's hashish claims

RABAT, Morocco – Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Algeria after the Algerian foreign minister claimed Moroccan banks launder money from hashish trafficking.<p>In a statement issued Saturday, Morocco's Foreign Ministry called Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel's remarks "very serious," ''false" …


Russia's balancing act in North Africa

Despite Russia's very different relations with Algeria and Morocco, Moscow takes pains to treat them the same.


Algeria's Said Chitour - spy or journalist?

<b>The family of Algerian journalist Said Chitour has been desperately trying to secure his release since he was arrested on espionage charges after visiting Spain, writes the BBC's Lucy Ash.</b><p>When I worked with Chitour, what I remember most is his throaty laugh.<p>His warmth and sense of humour helped to …


In Algeria, sub-Saharan migrants are scapegoats for politicians

<b>Since September, Algerian authorities have been arresting large numbers of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. Numerous videos have emerged on social media showing how, after being arrested, the migrants are then transferred to detention camps in Algiers or brought to the southern town of</b> …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Algeria Arrests Dozens of Sub-Saharan Migrants, Takes Them to Desert

Rabat – Dozens of Sub-Saharan migrants in Algeria have been arrested and transported to the Algerian desert ahead of their expulsion from the …


Mahrez, Slimani dropped by Algeria after World Cup exit

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria have dropped African Footballer of the Year Riyad Mahrez and his Leicester City team mate Islam Slimani from the squad for next weekend’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.<p>The pair are major victims of a clear out of the squad announced on Sunday after Algeria …


Algeria FA President Explains Why Leicester Stars Mahrez, Slimani Are Left Out of Squad

Algeria Football Association president Kheireddine Zetchi has insisted that only 'motivated' players will be selected for the national fold in the …


Two Decades Later, Algeria Protects Mystery of Bentalha Massacre

Twenty years ago tonight, around sunset, masked gunmen approached the village of Bentalha, on the outskirts of Algeria’s capital, Algiers. They …


North Africa: Morocco and Algeria's Changing Roles in Managing Migration

[ISS] Algeria and Morocco are taking a central role in managing migration from Africa to Europe by legalising the stay of sub-Saharan African …


In Algeria, taboos and law deter organ donors

Algerian doctor Ahmed Bougroura (R), head of nephrology department at Batna's university hospital, 435 kms east of Algiers, talks to a transplant …

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Venezuela's Maduro sees progress after Algeria oil talks

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Monday held energy talks with Algerian officials saying there had been a "good …


Algeria: Exceptional Measures to Cover Budget Deficit - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English

London- Algeria’s government has approved draft amendments to a law aimed at securing new funding sources to cover budget deficits as it struggles to …

Middle East

Algeria approves measures to cover budget deficit

Author: ReutersFri, 2017-09-08 03:00ID: 1504815378183437000ALGIERS: Algeria’s government has approved draft amendments to a law aimed at securing new …


Policeman died hugging suicide bomber to protect colleagues

<b>A police officer sacrificed himself by jumping on a suicide bomber to protect his colleagues from the blast.</b><p>The attacker tried to get into a police …


Zambia deliver hammer blow to Algeria World Cup hopes

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Brian Mwila scored two first-half goals as 10-man Zambia claimed their first victory of the group phase of Africa’s World Cup qualifiers and effectively ended Algeria’s hopes with a 3-1 triumph on Saturday.<p>Zambia moved into second place in Group B as they advanced to four points, …


With Mahrez missing, Algeria loses in World Cup qualifying

Algeria may regret the decision to allow Riyad Mahrez to leave the team camp to sort out his club future.<p>Without its best player, Algeria lost 3-1 in Zambia in World Cup qualifying on Saturday to stay last in its group.<p>The defeat to a Zambia team that played most of the second half with 10 men …


Soccer-Zambia deliver hammer blow to Algeria World Cup hopes

LUSAKA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Brian Mwila scored two first-half goals as 10-man Zambia claimed their first victory of the group phase of Africa’s World Cup qualifiers and effectively ended Algeria’s hopes with a 3-1 triumph on Saturday.<p>Zambia moved into second place in Group B as they advanced to four …


Islamic state claims responsibility for Algeria suicide attack: Amaq

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that hit a police station in western Algeria and killed two policeman on Thursday, the group’s Amaq news agency said.<p>“A martyr from Islamic State detonated a suicide vest close to the Algerian police station in the city of …

Suicide Bombing

Zambia overcome double blow to beat Algeria

Zambia overcame conceding a goal and having a player sent off inside 60 seconds to score a historic 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Algeria in …

Sport (South Africa)

Fethi Sahraoui Portrays Algeria with his iPhone

Fethi Sahraoui is a young self-taught Algerian photographer, awarded with the Ami de l’IMA prize 2017. He shoots his country in black and white …

After 50 years, Algeria still waits for an apology from France

MARSEILLE // Fifty years ago today, in the French alpine spa of town Evian-les-Bains, a treaty was signed to end 132 years of rule from Paris and set …


Huge pipes wash up on British beach after ship accident

LONDON/OSLO (Reuters) - Four gigantic Norwegian-made plastic pipes up to 480 metres (1575 ft) long were discovered washed up on the English coast …

Container Ship

Algeria resumes repatriations to Niger amid migration row

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria has resumed the repatriation of migrants from Niger who have no legal right to reside in Algeria after a break of several weeks, a Red Crescent official said on Wednesday.<p>Algeria periodically repatriates migrants from sub-Saharan African countries including Mali, Niger …


Algeria resumes repatriations to Niger amid migration row | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Aug 03, 2017 12:00 am | Updated Date: Aug 03, 2017 …


Amid Qatar crisis, Hamas lays groundwork for official presence in Algeria

Hamas and Algeria are in talks about accommodating Hamas leaders as well as opening a new office in the sympathetic North African country.

Middle East

Report: Hamas asked Algeria to take in its leaders

Hamas reportedly asks Algeria to take in some of its leaders who were forced to leave Qatar.

Middle East

Mauritania declares border with Algeria, Mali no-go zones

Mauritania has declared its northeastern border with Algeria and Mali as a military zone over security threats by traffickers.<p>The defense ministry …


Saudi ambassador to Algeria: Hamas is a terrorist group

Envoy’s comments mark the second time a senior Saudi official has referred to Hamas as either a terrorist or extremist group in the past two …

Middle East

Jacques Berque, a fighter for Arab culture – 11 July archive, 1995

11 July 1995: A very untypical pied-noir and a great theoretician of the Arab-Muslim world<p><b>Obituary</b><br>The settlement of accounts between colonisers and colonised has not yet taken place. When it does, Jacques Berque, who has died aged 85, will be a key witness. The decolonisation of Algeria and Morocco …

Arab Culture

Algeria to grant legal status to African migrants amid worker shortages, racism

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria plans to grant residency rights and job permits to illegal African migrants, responding to a shortage of workers in farming and construction while also seeking to combat a surge in racist sentiment.<p>Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s plan follows the launch of an …

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