Tag: Algeria

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...

Western Sahara independence chief leaves Spain for Algeria

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MADRID — The leader of a movement seeking independence from Morocco who is at the center of a diplomatic row between Rabat and Madrid...

Algeria partially reopens air travel after 14-month shutdown

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ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria partially reopened its skies to flights on Tuesday after a 14-month shutdown to try to keep out the coronavirus, with...

Aide: Western Sahara movement leader to testify in Spain

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MADRID — The leader of the Western Sahara independence movement at the heart of a diplomatic spat between Spain and Morocco will appear before...

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...

Algerian professor gets 3-year jail term for offending Islam

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ALGIERS, Algeria — An Algerian court on Thursday convicted a high-profile university professor specializing in Islam of offending the Muslim religion, and sentenced him...

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 president sets early election date after protests

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ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria‚Äôs president has announced early parliamentary elections in June as part of efforts to address demands of pro-democracy protesters. ...

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. ...