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Madrid Satisfied with Release of Sahrawi Woman Held Captive in Tindouf

Madrid - The Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry voiced, on Wednesday, its satisfaction with the release of young Sahrawi woman Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, held captive since last summer in the camps of Tindouf (south-western Algeria). A spokesperson of the Spanish ministry, quoted by "Europapress" news agency, said he was glad of the happy ending of this woman's story. Mahjouba is currently in Algiers waiting ...

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Rabat Calls for Investigation into Shooting of Moroccans by Algeria

Rabat- Amid the unprecedented strain in relations between Morocco and Algeria, Rabat called for an investigation to probe the shooting of a group of Moroccan citizens by the Algerian army at the countries’ border. Morocco’s foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, made the call before the parliament on Tuesday. “Morocco calls for an investigation commission to enable the international public to know who is te ...

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Family of Moroccan Shot at Algerian Border Tells What Happened

Marrakech- After the recent shooting of a Moroccan citizen in Oujda (525 km northeast of Rabat) by an Algerian soldier, the family of the victim, Salhi Rizki Allah, has clarified how the incident occurred. In a video posted Oujda city local news site, the brother and father of Rizki Allah expressed their distress and despair at what happened to their son. Rizki was shot from across the border by a soldier o ...

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Adoptive family of woman detained in Tindouf fears for her life

Madrid - The adoptive family of Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a young Spanish woman of Sahrawi descent held in captivity since last summer in the Tindouf camps (in Algeria) by the Polisario, said they fear for her after she received death threats in case she attempts to escape, as voices in Spain and elsewhere are raising to call for her immediate and unconditional release. "Mahjouba is held against her will. ...

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Rabat Condemns Shooting of Moroccans at Algerian Borders

Rabat - Morocco strongly condemned on Saturday the shooting of Moroccans citizens by elements of the Algerian army. The shooting, which took place at 12 pm local time (GMT+1), left one person seriously injured. In a press conference held on Saturday in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed Morocco's condemnation of this “unacceptable beh ...

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Rabat Summons Algerian Ambassador Over Shooting Against Moroccan Citizens

Rabat - Morocco demanded that the Algerian government conduct an investigation into the shooting that targeted 10 Moroccan citizens at the borders between the two North African neighbors on Saturday.   The shooting injured two Moroccan nationals, one of whom is in critical conditions. Rabat described the incident as a dangerous warning, pointing out that it is waiting for an official response from Algeria. ...

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Spanish Woman Held Hostage in Polisario-controlled Tindouf Camps

Rabat - Mahyuba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a 23-year old Spanish citizen is being held by her parents in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, according to Spanish daily El Mundo. According to the same source, the young professional went to visit her family in August, as her grand-mother was allegedly seriously ill. But as soon as she arrived in the camps, her biological parents deprived her of her passport and prevented he ...

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Algerian Police Stage Protest in Ghardaia

Marrakeh- Hundreds of Algerian police officers staged a protest, on Monday October 13, 2014, in the city of Ghardaia (600 km south of Algiers) to show solidarity with their colleagues in the adjacent village of Bryan, according to several media sources, including Algerian Agency Press (AAP). The protest poses a serious problem for Algerian National Security. AAP stated that the police marched towards the Se ...

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Algeria Refuses Visit of UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights

Geneva - Algeria has once again refused to allow a visit into its territories of the Special UN Rapporteur on Human Rights after years of procrastination, diplomatic sources in Geneva said. "The Algerian "authorities were seeking to restraint the visit by a number of terms and conditions that may prevent the successful completion of this mission," the same sources added. Negotiations on the UN Special Rappo ...

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ISIS Beheads French Man Abducted in Algeria

Rabat - Herve Gourdel, the French mountain guide who was kidnapped last Sunday in Algeria has been beheaded by his captors, AFP reported.  A video released by an ISIS-linked group known as Jund al-Khilafah, filmed the beheading of the 55-year-old French man. In a video released on Monday, the Kidnappers had threatened to execute him in twenty-four hours if France led new raids in Iraq. The group called on f ...

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Mysterious Airstrike in Tripoli Carried out by Algeria, Not UAE & Egypt: Expert

Rabat- Contrary to the reports of US officials saying that the United Arab Emirates and Egypt were behind the mysterious airstrike in Libya’s Tripoli, an Algerian geostrategic and defense expert reportedly revealed that the operation was implemented by Algeria. On Tuesday, US officials said that Egypt and the UAE had secretly launched airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripo ...

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France: Moroccan, Algerian Retirees Face Expulsion from their Residence

Taroudante-  Nearly forty Moroccan and Algerian retirees are facing the threat of expulsion, according to Libération. Most of the retirees arrived in France in the 1960s and are currently living in a low-furnished hotel in Paris. After living in this poorly maintained hotel for 45 years, many Moroccan and Algerian elders may find themselves homeless. "I was very young when I came here. I grew accustomed to ...

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