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Turkey lifts visa requirements for Algerians aged under 18 and above 65

Turkey lifts visa requirements for Algerians aged under 18 and above 65

Algerians aged under 18 and above 65 will no longer need a visa to travel to Turkey, according to a decree published by Turkish authorities Thursday. The measure allows the groups of citizens of the North African country with regular passports to travel to Turkey and stay up to 90 days for touristic purposes. Ankara […]

Gaid Salah, Algeria’s de facto strongman dies

Algeria’s powerful army chief Ahmed Gaed Salah has died, it was officially announced Monday. Gaid Salah, Algeria’s de facto strongman suffered a heart attack on the morning of 23 December 2019 and was rushed to a military hospital in Algiers, where he died a few hours later. Gaid Salah who was present at the inauguration […]

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“The Sahara is Moroccan”, Affirms Algerian Politician Ammar Saadani

Former Secretary General of the Ruling National Liberation Front, FLN, Ammar Saadani affirmed on Thursday that “the Sahara is Moroccan and nothing else”, and criticized Algerian authorities for squandering large sums of money over fifty years on the Polisario. The remarks made by this insider politician deal a hard blow to the Algerian regime and […]

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Algeria: Runaway lawmaker wanted by justice arrested

An Algerian lawmaker on the run after losing his immunity at a request from justice, has been arrested. Baha Eddine Tliba, from Annaba governorate, of ruling National Liberation Front (FNL) was scheduled to appear in court on October 6. The man dubbed “the Qatar Emir of Annaba” has been indicted for illegal funding of former […]

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Algeria to hold presidential election on dec.12 – Interim President

Algeria to hold presidential election on dec.12 – Interim President

Algeria will hold a presidential election on December 12, interim President Abdelkader Bensalah said. Abdelkader Bensalah made the announcement during a televised speech on Sunday, calling on Algerians to make December 12 “an historic day to make the dreams of our people concrete”. He called for a high turnout to choose a new president. In […]

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Sahara settlement: Morocco remains committed to UN-led political process

King Mohammed VI has reiterated Morocco’s firm and earnest commitment to the political process for the settlement of the Sahara issue, conducted under the aegis of the United Nations. “Morocco remains resolutely and earnestly committed to the political process, under the exclusive aegis of the United Nations Organization,” said the Monarch in a speech addressed […]

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Algeria: interim President proposes dialogue to set new date for Presidential elections

The Algerian Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah in an address to the nation called for an urgent dialogue without the military and political parties in view of set a new date for Presidential elections in view of avoiding a constitutional vacuum as his mandate will come to close on July 9. Algeria missed to find Bensalah […]

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Algeria: Air Algerie to buy six new aircraft for $2 billion

The Algerian government Wednesday announced it would allocate $2 billion for the national carrier, Air Algérie, for the acquisition of six new aircraft in a move to revamp existing aging planes. Transport minister Mustapha Kouraba speaking before the Senate received the go-ahead from the State Participation Committee (CPE). Kouraba did not say what type of […]

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Algeria: business tycoon close to Bouteflika in custody on graft charges

Algeria: business tycoon close to Bouteflika in custody on graft charges

A court in capital Algiers Monday has ordered the detention of a business tycoon close to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on corruption charges. Mahieddine Tahkout, owner of Cima Motors, is accused of receiving favor from the National Agency of Development and Investment (ANDI), the University Student Welfare Authority (ONOU) and Algiers urban and sub-urban transport […]

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Algeria: Former head of business council facing 18 months in prison

An Algerian prosecutor Monday demanded a court to hand 18 months in jail and around €800- fine to Ali Haddad, the former chair of the Algerian business council, arrested in March at the Tunisian border, reports say. Haddad, a business tycoon and close ally of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared in Bir Mourad Rais court, […]

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