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Bouteflika: Honor Algeria and Step Down with Dignity

San Francisco- Bouteflika’s reign over Algeria is undoubtedly coming to an end. But instead of leaving on his own term and do the honorable thing, to simply call for an early free and fair presidential election, he chose to defy nature and stay in office for life. At 77 years old, ill, frail, and absent minded, the right thing for him to do is to think about those Algerians who put their trust on him to lea ...

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Algeria’s Bouteflika in French hospital

Rabat - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose health has been degrading since he suffered a stroke last year, is now hospitalized in France.  "He was taken into care at Grenoble clinic yesterday," a source told Reuters on Friday. No one at this time knows the details for his hospitalization. Algerian authorities are not making any statement at this time. In the last few weeks, Bouteflika has met ma ...

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Algerian Soldiers Enter Moroccan Territory, Arrest Three Moroccans

Rabat-Soldiers in the Algerian army entered Moroccan territory at the border between the two countries and arrested three Moroccans, according to the Moroccan daily Al Massae in its Friday edition. According to the same source, a child was among the three people arrested in a small village near Figuig at the frontier between Morocco and Algeria. The Algerians also confiscated the livestock owned by the thre ...

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Algeria Rejects UAE’s Offer of Mediation With Morocco

Rabat- Algeria has reportedly rejected a mediation proposal by the United Arab Emirates seeking to ease the ongoing tension between Morocco and Algeria. Emirati media reported that Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan had contacted Algerian officials last Thursday offering his mediation between the two neighbors. The relations between Morocco and Algeria have recently witnessed an e ...

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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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