Algeria’s leader has declared a three-day period of mourning for former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose 20-year-long rule ended in disgrace as he was pushed from power amid huge street protests when he decided to seek a new term
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Friday urged for dialogue to end the diplomatic rift between Algeria and Morocco
Algeria backs the Polisario movement that seeks independence for Western Sahara, which Morocco regards as part of its own territory.
ICAN France in its study argued that „people have been waiting for more than 50 years. There is a need to go faster.
Most ministers in the previous administration maintained their jobs in the new cabinet.
The major changes in the cabinet reshuffle are the return of Ramtane Lamamra as the foreign minister and the appointment of Abderrachid Tebbi as the new minister of justice, APS said.
In February 1960, France carried out its first nuclear test in the Algerian desert, codenamed „Blue Jerboa“. Three more atmospheric tests and 13 underground tests followed, until 1966. The consequences for humans and the environment were disastrous. More than 60 years on, the after-effects are still visible and the victims of nuclear tests are struggling to be heard.
Several journalists were assaulted at the demonstration a week earlier, and Algerian authorities have threatened to permanently withdraw international broadcaster FRANCE 24’s media accreditation.
The prime minister of Algeria — Morocco’s neighbour and regional rival, and the key foreign backer of the Polisario Front — on Saturday criticised „foreign manoeuvres“ that he said aimed to „destabilise Algeria“.
Elected in December, Tebboune has pushed for a new constitution that limits presidential terms and gives more powers to the parliament and judiciary. It will be put to a referendum on Sunday.
It stated that Tebboune will undergo „in-depth physical examination“ in Germany on the recommendation of his doctors.
The spokeswoman noted that Algeria plays an important role in maintaining regional stability in North Africa. „We believe that the upcoming talks will strengthen multifaceted bilateral cooperation,“ the diplomat concluded.
“I cannot stay at home for a long time. I have five sisters, in addition to my parents. Pressure at home is terrible. In normal days, it was unbearable, so what about now!” Gili told Asharq Al-Awsat in a phone call. “Therefore, I ask the authorities to take into account the conditions of life in these apartments. They should think about us, who are unemployed and managing our informal trading in the markets to earn our living,” he added.
Tebboune also pledged that his country would deposit 150 million U.S. dollars in Tunisian bank as a loan, in a bid to boost the economy of the neighboring nation.
Saied’s visit to Algeria is the first since he was elected in October. Tebboune was elected in December in a vote that was opposed by a large protest movement.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who was set to brief the meeting on the results of Sunday’s international summit in Berlin, is also attending.
Interior Minister of the UN-backed government of Libya Fathi Bashagha on Thursday revealed that a Turkish-Tunisian-Algerian alliance was formed to support the Libyan government.
Algerian state media says the country’s powerful army chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah has died, at a time of bitter political divisions over the military’s dominant role in the major energy exporter.
An announcement made by Algerian president on Friday to organize presidential elections on April 18 has put an end to the possibility of postponing elections.
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.
Nouria Benghabrit told Algerian national radio Tuesday that the internet, including social networks such as Facebook, will be blocked during for the first hour of each baccalaureate exam during the June 20-25 exam period.
Cell phone jammers are also being installed at each examination center.
The men, according to Anadolu, were nabbed in 2015 in an army operation in the city of Ghardaia, 600 kilometers south of Algiers. They were arrested in possession of documents and communications equipment related to espionage for Israel.
Moroccan newspaper Assabah reported that the Security Council could also give Morocco a green light for a limited military intervention against the Algeria-backed Polisario Front, which has been attempting to relocate parts of its facilities east Morocco’s defense wall.
Victims of an Algerian military plane crash on Wednesday include 26 members of the Western Saharan Polisario independence movement, an official in Algeria’s ruling FLN party said.
FLN Secretary General Djamel made the comment to private broadcaster Ennahar TV but gave no total death toll in the crash, which happened outside Algiers.
More than 100 people are feared dead after an Algerian plane crashed at 8:00 a.m. near Boufarik airbase 20 miles outside Algiers, according to Algerian state radio.
The Ilyushin Il-76 military plane, which was transporting troops and equipment, was heading to the western Algerian city of Bechar, an Algerie24 report said.