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Qatar Proposes International Conference to Help Revive Tunisian Economy

By Kainoelani Lee  Rabat – Qatar proposed the organization of an international conference to help revive Tunisia’s depilated economy, which has since been affected by the 2011 revolution, according to the North Africa Post. Emir Tamim Ben Hamad Al Thani made the proposal on Wednesday, while visiting and discussing with the Tunisian president, Caid Essebsi. President Eseebsi welcome the proposal and thanked ...

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Algeria Investigates Moroccan Worker Over Spying Allegations

Rabat - Algerian news website Echorouk Online has reported that Algerian security services in the Wilaya of El Oued and other regions of the country, have launched an in-depth investigation into Moroccan laborers working in the construction sector in Algeria as to whether they are “spying on Algeria’s interests.” The same source said that most workers were specialists in traditional Moroccan tiles and gypsu ...

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Algerian Officer Trespasses Moroccan Border to Seek Asylum

Rabat - An Algerian police officer slipped across the Moroccan border through a major crossing point, known as Zouj Bghal, in order to seek asylum in Morocco, according to the Alyaoum24 news site. The same source also stated that immediately after setting foot on Moroccan soil, on Saturday, the interloper took a taxi to the Ouajda police headquarters where he then applied for asylum. The source proclaimed a ...

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Morocco Calls for Accelerated Implementation of Skhirat Agreement on Libya

Vienna - Moroccan Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida, stressed Monday in Vienna the need to accelerate the implementation of Skhirat Political Agreement on the basis of an inclusive and participatory approach. Speaking at an international meeting on Libya held in the Austrian capital, Bouaida said that this approach should be based on dialogue and consensus to ensure Libya’s ...

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US, Morocco, Other Countries Reaffirm Support for Skhirat Political Agreement

Washington - The United States, Morocco and other Arab, African and European countries reaffirmed Monday their support for the implementation of the political agreement signed in Skhirat on December 17, 2015. “We reaffirm our support for the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) of Skhirat, Morocco signed on December 17, 2015, and for the Government of National Accord (GNA) as the sole legi ...

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Algerian FM Slams Sarkozy’s Comparison Between Morocco and Algeria

Rabat - Algeria's foreign minister rejected Nicolas Sarkozy’s recent comments in which he questioned Algeria's economic stability as the collapse of oil prices continues. The Algerian chief diplomat said the former French President’s comments represent his ingrained “stereotypes.” "This is not the first time that [Sarkozy] has carried out this type of messaging about Algeria, so we can consider that this fr ...

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Algeria Running Short of Cash, on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Rabat - The decline of oil prices to less than half their original price for about two years thus far has had a dramatic effect on the Algerian economy. Algeria, which traditionally depended basically on oil and gas export without a clear economic diversification policy, is now paying the heavy price. According to official numbers cited by Algerian news website Tout sur l'Algérie, the deficit in the Algeria ...

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Sarkozy Lauds Morocco’s Stability, Expresses Concern about Algeria

Rabat - Nicolas Sarkozy, Former French President and current head of the Répulicains party, main opposition party, has expressed his concern about the instability that is affecting Algeria. While the presidential hopeful lauded Morocco’s stability in a destabilized South Mediterranean region, he expressed his concerns regarding Algeria. "At the gates of Europe, we have an almost complete destabilization of ...

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Shocking Video: Bouteflika Struggling to Communicate with Ban Ki-moon

Rabat - Several YouTube channels and news sites released a short video on Monday that shows the deteriorating health of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The video - which the sources say was recently leaked from excess footage of the Algerian leader’s press conference with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in March - depicts Bouteflika struggling to produce words and pressing his hands ag ...

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Faisal Qasim: Algeria Should Decide Its Own Fate Before Meddling in Sahara Dispute

Rabat - Faisal Qasim, the TV host of the popular Arabic-language talk show “The Opposing Perspective”, tweeted on Saturday that Algeria should decide its own “fate” before encouraging the Sahrawi people of the Western Sahara to do the same. Within twelve hours of original posting, over 550 of the TV host’s followers had retweeted his statement, while over 500 others had “liked” it. "Algeria says that it wan ...

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Algerian Regime Dealt Tough Blow to Maghreb Unity: French Expert

Paris - The Algerian regime has dealt a tough blow to Maghreb unity and it has a historical responsibility in a situation that is harmful to the people of the region and to Arab causes, Head of the French Observatory of Geopolitical Studies, Charles Saint-Prot, said on Wednesday. Speaking during a conference at the Sorbonne University in Paris, Saint-Prot said that the first danger in the region is separati ...

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Bouteflika’s Picture tweeted by Manuel Valls Angers Algerians

Rabat - A tweet by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ meeting with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has angered Algerians. On his official account, Manuel Valls tweeted a photo of himself with the Algerian president, along with a brief statement that read, “economic, human and security exchanges: the Franco-Algerian relationship is strong, historic and strategic.” Échanges économiques, humains et sé ...

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