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New Algerian-Mauritanian border crossing contributes to boosting cooperation

Algeria Press Service

TINDOUF- The new border post between Algeria and Mauritania, in the province of Tindouf (around 2000-km southwest of Algiers), which will be inaugurated Sunday by Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine…

Saturday, Aug 18

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President Bouteflika congratulates Malian counterpart on his re-election

Algeria Press Service

ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has sent a message of congratulations to his Malian counterpart, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, on his re-election for a new five-year term.

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Fight against smuggling: Six gold panners arrested in Bordj Badji Mokhtar

Algeria Press Service

ALGIERS- Six gold panners were arrested on Friday by a detachment of the People's National Army in Bordj Badji Mokhtar, the Ministry of National Defence said in a statement on Saturday.

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138,000 housing units delivered over past three months, says Temmar

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TIPASA – A total of 138,000 housing units have been delivered nationwide over the past three months, Minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City Abdelwahid Temmar said Saturday in Tipasa (70-km west of Algiers), deploring however the…

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Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies aged 80

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GENEVA- Former United Nations Secretary-General and Noble Peace Prize winner, Kofi Annan, has died at the age of 80 after a short illness, his foundation announced in Geneva on Saturday.

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Local development: Over DZD2,600 million to improve living conditions in Illizi

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ILLIZI- A total budget of DZD2,644 million has been released to improve the living conditions of population in the province of Illizi (1850-km southeast of Algiers), said the province's services.

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Bank of Algeria: Prudent, pragmatic exchange rate management approach

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ALGIERS-As part of its prudent and pragmatic approach to manage exchange rate, the Bank of Algeria managed to maintain the exchange rate policy it adopted in June 2016,” the bank’s officials told APS.

Friday, Aug 17

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Morocco-Polisario talks: Moscow supports Kohler's efforts

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MOSCOW (Russia)- Russia has expressed supports for the efforts made by the United Nations Secretary General's special envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler, the spokeswoman of the Russian ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, said…

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15 Saharawi activists attacked by Moroccan authorities in occupied Al-Ayun airport

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Occupied Al-Ayun- Fifteen Saharawi activists have been victims of aggression by Moroccan occupation authorities as soon as they arrived in the airport of the occupied Western Sahara town of Al-Ayun.

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Two terrorist supporting people arrested in Blida, Constantine

Algeria Press Service

ALGIERS- Two terrorist individuals were arrested Thursday in Blida and Constantine by Army detachments, in coordination with National Gendarmerie elements, the ministry of National Defence said Friday in a statement.

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National summer sailing championship (Optimist): Bendjaoui, Boussouar win title

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ALGIERS- Windsurfers Oussama Bendjaoui (A. Ain-Taya club of Algiers), in men's events, and Amani Boussouar (CN El-Marsa, Algiers) in women's, won Thursday Algeria's U15 championship title in summer sailing (Optimist), after three days of…

Thursday, Aug 16

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Forest fires: Nearly 1,470 ha destroyed since June

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ALGIERS- Nearly 1,470 hectares (ha) were destroyed by forest fires from 1 June to 15 August 2018, said Thursday the General Directorate of Forests (DGF) in a statement.

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Russian navy ships dock in Algiers Port

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ALGIERS- Russian navy ships, namely missile cruiser "MARECHAL USTINOV-0 55" and anti-submarine ship "SEVERROMORSK-619," have docked Wednesday in the Port of Algiers for a five-day stopover, the ministry of National Defence said Thursday in…

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 Morocco transforms Western Sahara towns into "real prison"

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BOUMERDES (Algeria)- The minister of the Occupied Territories and Saharawi Community Abroad, Bachir Mustapha Sayed, said Moroccan occupation authorities has transformed the towns of occupied Western Sahara into a "real large prison," where…

Army destroys terrorist bunker in Skikda

Algeria Press Service

ALGIERS- A bunker for terrorists was destroyed Wednesday by a detachment of the People's National Army in the commune of Collo, in Skikda (510-km east of Algiers), said Thursday the Ministry of National Defence in a statement.

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Mali: Boubacar Keita re-elected with 67.17% of votes

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BAMAKO-Mali’s outgoing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita "IBK" was re-elected for a second term of five years with 67.17% of the votes cast against 32.83% for his opponent, Soumaila Cisse, announced Thursday the Minister of Territorial…

FIFA World Ranking: Algeria keeps 66th place

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ZURICH- The Algerian national team maintained 66th place, with a total of 1351 points, in the monthly ranking of the International Football Federation (FIFA) released Thursday, while France, 2018 World Champion in Russia, returned to the…

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Zerouati unveils theme of next international environment exhibition

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TEBESSA-Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy, Fatima Zohra Zerouati announced Wednesday in Tebessa (583km east of Algiers) that the 2nd international environment exhibition would be themed “Off-grid renewable energy for the…

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Western Sahara: Morocco cannot continue impeding negotiations, says PM

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BOUMERDES-Morocco, which “does not take any initiative” for a peaceful settlement of the Western Sahara conflict, “cannot continue impeding the UN advocated negotiation process” by still imposing conditions and pursuing the looting of…

3-magnitude quake hits Bejaia

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ALGIERS-An earthquake measuring 3 on the Richter scale hit the province of Bejaia (244.1-km east of Algiers) on Wednesday at 21.22 p.m., said the National Centre of Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) in statement.

Wednesday, Aug 15

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Polisario Front open to dialogue, negotiations on investments in accordance with law

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BOUMERDES- Polisario Front remains open to dialogue and negotiations with companies and economic operators wishing to invest in Western Sahara, in accordance with the law and taking into consideration Sahrawi people's interests, the Prime…

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Algeria condemns attack on UK Houses of Parliament

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ALGIERS- Algeria condemned Wednesday the attack that had targeted on Tuesday the Houses of Parliament in London, expressing "full solidarity" with the government of the United Kingdom.

Western Sahara: "Tremendous opportunity" for Trump to push long-promised referendum

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WASHINGTON- US President Donald Trump has a "tremendous opportunity" to resolve the conflict over Africa's only remaining colony, Western Sahara, by ensuring the "long-promised referendum" is held, said Suzanne Scholte, the president of…

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Army seizes 20T of cement, 7T of foodstuffs in country’s south

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ALGIERS-Detachments of the People’s National Army (ANP) on Tuesday seized 20 tonnes of cement, 7 tonnes of foodstuffs and 400 litres of fuel for smuggling in Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In Guezzam, the Ministry of National Defence announced…

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Algeria grants emergency humanitarian aid of 30 tonnes to Niger

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ALGIERS-The Algerian government has decided to grant an emergency humanitarian aid of 30 tonnes to Niger, mainly composed of food products and drugs, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Wednesday in a communiqué.

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Coordination meeting to prepare Algeria's economic and cultural week in Washington

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ALGIERS-A coordination meeting to assess the measures initiated in anticipation of Algeria’s official participation in the economic and cultural week scheduled on 10-13 September in Washington took place Tuesday at the headquarters of the…

Tuesday, Aug 14

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Algeria condemns terrorist attack on Gendarmerie patrol in Burkina Faso

Algeria Press Service

ALGIERS- Algeria on Tuesday has condemned the terrorist attack on a Gendarmerie patrol east of Burkina Faso on Saturday.

Genoa motorway bridge collapse: Algeria extends sincere condolences

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ALGIERS- Algeria expressed Tuesday its "sincere" condolences to the Italian government and people following the partial collapse of a motorway viaduct near Genoa, Italy, dubbing the tragedy "distressing."

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National solidarity: New national map of children protection centres soon

Algeria Press Service

ALGIERS- A new national map of children protection centres, part of the 2018-2022 national strategy for children protection and promotion, is under preparation at the Ministry of National Solidarity, Family and Women's Affairs.

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Army discovers cache containing machine gun, ammunition in Bordj Badji Mokhtar

Algeria Press Service

ALGIERS-A detachment of the People’s National Army (ANP) on Monday discovered a cache containing a machine gun and ammunition near the border strip in Bordj Badji Mokhtar (1491km south of Algiers), announced Tuesday the National Defence…