Moroccan Songs Banned From Radio Stations in Algeria

Rabat - In an unprecedented move, Algeria’s General Directorate of National Radio has reportedly ordered all radio stations across the country to stop playing Moroccan songs. A report from the Algerian news website Algerie Patriotique said that local radio stations found in their headquarters a note from the General Directorate of National Radio that reads: “We’d like to bring to your attention that all the ...

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Is Saïd Bouteflika the new Unelected President of Algeria?

Washington DC - The latest abrupt changes at the helm of Algeria’s Presidential security apparatus add to the mounting fears that a developing power struggle among ruling clans in Algeria could plunge the country into political and security chaos. As concerns grow over the health of President Bouteflika, the succession rivalry between the Presidential camp led by Bouteflika’s brother Saïd and the Military c ...

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Four Moroccan Tourists Arrested in Algeria on Suspicion of “Terrorism”

Rabat - The Algerian Police announced the arrest of four Moroccan tourists on suspicion of terrorism after taking pictures of “security headquarters.” Multiple Algerian media reports said the Moroccan nationals were arrested in the security barrier of 'Ighil El Bordj outside Bejaia City, Northern Algeria, as they were driving toward the touristic zone Boulimat. After inspecting the car and the bags, the Alg ...

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Morocco Bans Moroccan Youth From Traveling to Tunisia

Rabat - After the terrorist attacks that hit Tunisia three weeks ago, the Moroccan government has imposed a travel ban to Tunisia for youth, citing safety reasons. Moroccan youth who have booked summer travel programs in Tunisia are facing a last-minute scramble to rearrange their trips. The Ministry of Youths and Sports issued a press release announcing that all youth trips to Tunisia this summer are cance ...

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France lauds initialing Skhirat agreement by Libyan parties

Paris - France lauded the initialing by the Libyan parties, on Saturday, of the Skhirat agreement, adding that this accord is the outcome of several months of UN-brokered talks. "We laud the work done by UNSG special representative Bernardino Leon and thank Morocco for hosting these talks," said French foreign minister Laurent Fabius in a statement on Sunday. The Libyan parties have a historic responsibilit ...

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British Government Urges Its Citizens to Leave Tunisia Immediately

Rabat - The United Kingdom Foreign Office has reportedly urged all British tourists in Tunisia to leave the North African country immediately, citing safety reasons. Following the terrorist attack in Sousse that claimed the lives of 38 people, including 30 Britons, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond urged all the British nationals to leave Tunisia, saying, “a further terroristic attack is highly likely.” The ...

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Algerian TV Accuses Morocco of Fomenting Sectarian Clashes in Ghardaia

Rabat - In what appears to be an attempt by the Algerian authorities to divert people's attention from the real issues that are facing the country, Algerian Television Annahar said an “investigation” launched into the violent clashes in the oasis city of Ghardaia has “revealed that Morocco is behind the ethnically motivated attacks between Arab and Amazigh communities,” which left at least 22 people dead. A ...

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Algeria: 22 Dead in Ethnic Clash Between Arabs and Amazigh

Rabat - An ethnic clash between Arabs and the Amazigh community has allegedly left over 22 people dead in Ghardaia, Southern Algeria. The bloody unrest between the Chaamba (Arabs) and the Mozabite (Amazigh,) which broke out on Tuesday, continued in the M'zab valley, leaving more victims. Around 4 am on Wednesday, armed groups from the Chaamba attacked three neighborhoods of the Mozabite in Guerrara, located ...

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When Mohamed VI Bets on the Future, Bouteflika Bets on Dictator Robert Mugabe

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - While François Holland, in a super quick visit to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, announced that French car-maker Peugeot was holding advanced negotiations with the Algerian authorities to establish a new manufacturing plant in the north African country, Peugeot executives meanwhile were putting the finishing touches on an agreement to build a factory in Kenitra, a ...

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Tunisians Under 35 Banned from Traveling to Morocco

Rabat - Following the terrorist attacks that hit Tunisia last Friday, the Tunisian government announced it will ban its citizens under the age of 35 to travel to Morocco, Turkey, Serbia, and Libya. According to Moroccan French-language website Yabildai, the measure, which was adopted few hours after the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 38 people, is provisional and was supposed to last a few hours ...

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Terrorism: three continents filled with blood in a single day

Tunis - Friday June 26 was a bloody and tragic day. Four countries have once again been struck by terrorism. While it was not Friday 13, one could say it was a “double Friday 13”. Tunisia, France, Kuwait and Somalia were all struck by terrorists in one day. Are these attacks linked, or simply a coincidence? It was the second Friday of Ramadan when the jihadists produced terror in the world. It would seem as ...

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After Deadly Attacks, Tunis to Close 80 Mosques

Taroudante- After a terrorist attack that killed 39 tourists in the coastal resort city of Sousse in Tunisia, Habib Essid, Tunisia’s Prime Minister, said on Friday night that the government is introducing several resolutions to prevent future attacks, including the closure of 80 mosques outside of state control. The Prime Minister said that these places of worship “will all be closed within a week,” accusin ...

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