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Algeria Press Service

Tuesday, Jun 12

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Committee of 24: Participants call to speed up Western Sahara decolonization

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NEW YORK- The delegations of several countries participating in the annual session of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, known as Committee of 24, called Monday to resume negotiations on Western Sahara to speed up its…

Monday, Jun 11

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Amendment of EU-Morocco association agreement to include Western Sahara, Sidati expresses condemnation

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BRUSSELS (Belgium)- Saharawi delegate Minister for Europe Mohamed Sidati on Monday strongly denounced European Commission 's adoption of the agreement concluded between the European Union (EU) and Morocco, in the form of exchange of…

Sunday, Jun 10

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Ceas Sahara: Spain can’t remain impassive to what is happening in occupied Western Sahara

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MADRID- President of the Spanish Coordination of Solidarity Associations with Western Sahara underlined, in a letter sent to the new Spanish head of Government Pedro Sanchez that “the Spanish State can’t remain impassive with regard to…

Saturday, Jun 9

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Four Palestinians killed, 600 wounded by Israeli army in Gaza

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GAZA- Four Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy, have been killed Friday and 600 others wounded by the Israeli occupation army during a peaceful protest in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian media have said.

Thursday, Jun 7

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Security Council backs ongoing process to end Libya crisis

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ALGIERS- The United Nations Security Council backed, Wednesday in a statement on Paris Declaration on Libya, the agreement reached by the conflicting parties for parliamentary and presidential elections in 2018.

Wednesday, Jun 6

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African Fencing Championships (women's sabre): Algerian Abik Bounegab wins bronze

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TUNIS – Algeria's Abik Bounegab on Wednesday has won the bronze medal in women's sabre event at the 18th African Fencing Championships, taking place in El Menzah Sports Palace in Tunis from 5 to 9 June.

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HCA welcomes adoption of draft organic law on Algerian Academy for Tamazight Language

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ALGIERS- The High Commission for Amazighity (HCA) on Wednesday has welcomed the adoption of the draft organic law on the creation of the Algerian Academy for Tamazight Language by the Council of Ministers on Tuesday, during a meeting…

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African Fencing Championships (men's foil): Algerian Hamid Sintas wins bronze

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TUNIS (Tunisia)- Algerian Hamid Sintas has won a bronze medal in men's foil events at the African Fencing Championships, taking place in El Menzah Sports Palace in Tunis (June 5-9).

Two terrorist bunkers destroyed in Bouira

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ALGIERS- Two terrorist bunkers were destroyed Tuesday in Lakhdaria, province of Bouira, in a search operation by an Army detachment, the ministry of National Defense said Wednesday in a statement.

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Africa-Nordic countries meeting: Messahel in Copenhagen Thursday

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ALGIERS- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel will be Thursday in Copenhagen, Denmark, to attend an Africa-Nordic countries ministerial meeting to be held under the theme "Shared Values, Joint Pathways," at the invitation of his Danish…

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Primary School Leaving Examination: Success rate at 87.25%

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ALGIERS- The success rate at the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) has reached 87.25%, the minister of National Education, Nouria Benghabrit, has posted on her official Facebook page.

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Council of Ministers adopts draft organic law on exception of unconstitutionality

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ALGIERS- A draft organic law establishing the conditions and modalities for the implementation of the exception of unconstitutionality was adopted Tuesday by a Council of Ministers meeting chaired by President of the Republic Abdelaziz…

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Council of Ministers adopts draft organic law on creation of Algerian Academy for Tamazight Language

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ALGIERS- The draft organic law on the creation of the Algerian Academy for Tamazight Language was adopted Tuesday by the Council of Ministers meeting, held under the chairmanship of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a Council…

Tuesday, Jun 5

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Complementary finance bill 2018: President Bouteflika decides withdrawal of any fee increase

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ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has decided, during a Council of Ministers' meeting on Tuesday, the withdrawal of any increase of fees for administrative documents.

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Counterterrorism: Two caches containing explosives destroyed in Medea

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ALGIERS- Two caches containing explosives were destroyed Monday in Medea (91-km southwest of Algiers), in a combing and search operation carried out by an Army detachment, the ministry of National Defence said in a statement.

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Gaid Salah on inspection visit to 1st military district from Wednesday

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ALGIERS- Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, deputy minister of National Defence and chief of Staff of the People's national Army, will make a working and inspection visit Wednesday to the 12th Mechanized Infantry Division in Djelfa and…

Mediterranean Games 2018: Four Algerian tennis players compete in Tarragona

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ALGIERS- Four tennis players (two men and two women) will represent Algeria in the Mediterranean Games of Tarragona, to take place in Spain (June 22 – July 1), the Algerian federation governing the sports said Tuesday.

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World goalball championship: Algeria beat Argentina 6-5

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STOCKHOLM (Sweden)- Algerian men's goalball team beat their Argentine counterparts (6-5) Monday, the second day of the world championship taking place in Malmo, Sweden (June 3-9).

Tender call for seawater desalination plant projects in Algiers, El tarf, soon

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TIPAZA (Algeria)- Minister of Energy Mustapha Guitouni said Monday that an invitation to tender is under preparation, for next July, about new seawater desalination plants providing drinking water to Algiers and El Tarf.

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ITF Women's Circuit - Hammamet Open: Three Algerians in final

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TUNIS (Tnisia)- Amira Benaissa and the two sisters Hanine and Yassamine Boudjadi, the three Algerian tennis players competing in the professional tournament Hammamet Open (ITF Women's Circuit), taking place in Tunis (June 2-10), qualified…

Monday, Jun 4

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Lower House overwhelmingly passes draft organic law on finance acts

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ALGIERS- The draft organic law relating to finance acts has been adopted Monday by the overwhelming majority of the People's National Assembly (lower house of Parliament), in a plenary session under the chairmanship of Said Bouhadja, the…

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Military Justice Bill passes in Lower House

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ALGIERS- The bill relating to military justice has been adopted by the majority of MPs at the People's National Assembly (lower house of Parliament) Monday in Algiers, in a plenary session chaired by Said Bouhadja, the house's speaker, in…

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Two drug traffickers arrested in Oran

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ALGIERS- Two drug traffickers in possession of nearly 20 kg of cannabis resin were arrested in Oran (432-km west of Algiers) by a detachment of the People's National Army, said Monday the Ministry of National Defence in a statement.

Terrorist body discovered in Skikda, weapons recovered in Ghardaia

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ALGIERS- The body of a terrorist was discovered Sunday in Skikda (510-km east of Algiers) by a detachment of the People's National Army, while weapons and munitions were recovered by another detachment in Ghardaia (600-km south of Algiers)…

EU Ambassador's tweet "does not address" purpose of his summoning

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ALGIERS- The message posted by EU ambassador to Algiers, John O'Rourke, on his Tweeter account after he was summoned to the ministry of Foreign Affairs, following the release of a video, from Brussels, undermining Algerian State's symbols,…

International Wrestling Tournament in Bucharest: One gold, 2 bronze for Algeria

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ALGIERS- Algerian cadet wrestlers won three medals (one gold and two bronze) at Constantin-Alexandru international tournament, held in Bucharest, Romania, from 31 May to 3 June, the Algerian Federation of Associated Wrestling (FALA) told…

Jordan’s PM resigns due to social unrest

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AMMAN-After protests have shaken the country for one week, Jordan’s Prime Minister, Hani Mulki announced his resignation on Monday afternoon.

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National memory: 1,273 shuhada's cemeteries, 1,449 torture centres nationwide

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CHLEF- There are a total of 1,273 cemeteries of shuhada (Liberation War martyrs) and 1,449 torture centres nationwide, said Sunday Minister of Mujahideen (Liberation War veterans) Tayeb Zitouni from Chlef (250-km west of Algiers).

Sunday, Jun 3

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Polisario Front calls on Security Council to reopen talks

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NEW YORK- The Polisario Front called Saturday the Security Council, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his personal envoy Horst Kohler to “organize direct negotiations between the parties of the Sahrawi conflict, Morocco…

Video undermining Algerian State's symbols: Foreign Ministry summons EU ambassador to Algiers

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ALGIERS- European Union Ambassador to Algiers John O'Rourk has been summoned to the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Ministry's Secretary General, Noureddine Ayadi, following the dissemination of a video in Brussels…