Tag: Algeria government

Two Algerian opposition figures arrested ahead of elections

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ALGIERS, Algeria — A politician and a journalist who are prominent opposition figures in Algeria have been arrested days ahead of the country's parliamentary...

Hope, tension mark kickoff of Algerian election campaign

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ALGIERS, Algeria — Candidates hopeful of winning one of the 407 seats in the Algerian parliament kicked off campaigning this week for next month's...

An ailing Sahrawi leader shakes Spain and Morocco’s alliance

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LOGRONO, Spain — The mysterious COVID-19 patient arrived at an airport in northern Spain in a private jet. An ambulance ferried the 71-year-old man...

Crowds march in Algiers in weekly pro-democracy protest

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ALGIERS, Algeria — Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched peacefully in Algeria's capital Friday to support the Hirak pro-democracy movement. ...

Algerian students restart weekly protests cut off by virus

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ALGIERS, Algeria — Hundreds of students restarted their weekly Tuesday protest marches that were called off last spring because of the coronavirus. ...

Algeria pro-democracy marchers try to revive Friday protests

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ALGIERS, Algeria — Protesters took to the streets of Algiers and other cities around Algeria Friday in a bid to restart weekly pro-democracy demonstrations. ...

Algerian president dissolves parliament, frees prisoners

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ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria‚Äôs president announced Thursday he would reshuffle the government and dissolve parliament to pave the way for new elections, and ordered...

Algeria orders investigation into student police abuse claim

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ALGIERS, Algeria — In an unprecedent move, the prosecutor's office in the Algerian capital has ordered a preliminary investigation into torture and sexual abuse...