Club World Cup: Moroccans Sing About Moroccaness of Sahara During Algeria Match

Marrakech- Thousands of Moroccans attended the quarter-final match between the Algerian team Wifaq Stif and New Zealand’s Auckland City at Club World Cup 2014 in Rabat on Saturday. During the match, the crowd sang Moroccan national songs from the stands. Moroccan spectators sang famous Moroccan national songs, including “Niadae Alhassan” and “A’yun Einiya,” as well as the Moroccan national anthem during the ...

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Algeria: Cheb Khaled Under Fire for Performing at Prince’s Wedding

Rabat- Algerian singer Cheb Khaled, who obtained the Moroccan citizenship by royal decree, is said to be receiving harsh criticism from the Algerian people and local media for what they label as ‘’provocative participation’’ at Prince Moulay Rachid’s wedding. On Saturday, Cheb Khaled performed at Prince Moulay Rachid’s wedding at the royal palace in Rabat. His performance made headlines in Algerian newspape ...

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Algerian Media and Its Disrespect for Algerians

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - Japan and China’s relationship is strikingly similar to the one between Morocco and Algeria. However, on Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that Japan and China have taken a major step towards reconciling their differences, adding that moving forward there should be frequent dialogue between them. He added that for the sake of the Asia-Pacific region, the respo ...

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General “Toufik” Mediene Masterstroke in Algeria

 Washington DC--Algerians, along with political analysts following events in North Africa, are confused about President Bouteflika’s latest Cabinet appointments and the apparent in-cohesiveness within his government. After the spectacular dismissal of his close aid and confident Abdelaziz Belkhadem, the Algerian leader appointed a once disgraced intelligence chief as a special adviser on Defense. The arriva ...

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Capello Accuses Algerian Supporters of Using Laser to Blind Russian Goalkeeper

Casablanca- Following Algeria’s victory over Russia in their latest 2014 World Cup match, Russia’s coach, Fabio Capello, accused Algerian supporters of using laser to distract the Russian goalkeeper as he was trying to stop the long ball that eventually tied the score (1-1), granting Algeria qualification to the next round. “He was blinded by the laser beam,” stated Capello, quoted by The Guardian. “There a ...

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Algeria Distorts, Inaccurately Translates Kerry’s Speech on Presidential Election

Fez- Two days after US Secretary of State, John Kerry's visit to Algeria, Washington issued a communiqué saying that Kerry’s statement at the opening of the US-Algeria Dialogue during his first visit to Algeria earlier this week was distorted. Following the speech delivered by John Kerry, Algeria’s official news agency released a report in which it stated that the United States “expresses its satisfaction w ...

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Human Rights Watch calls on Algeria to “allow Rights Groups to visit”

Rabat - Algeria is still denying the requests of UN human rights experts and international human rights nongovernmental organizations to visit the country, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. After Algiers refused the requests of five human rights organizations to visit the country, Human Rights Watch called on Algeria to uphold the values of the United Nations Human Rights Council by allowing ...

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China’s FAW signs deal to build vehicles in Algeria

ALGIERS - Chinese state manufacturer FAW is to build an assembly plant in Algeria producing 10,000 vehicles per year under an agreement signed with Arcofina, the private Algerian firm Arcofina told AFP. The agreement provides for an initial investment of five billion dinars ($61 million, 46 million euros), and Arcofina CEO Abdelouahab Rahim said that the figure will rise. To conform with Algerian law, Arcof ...

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Tensions escalating between Morocco and Algeria over the Sahara

Bordeaux- Morocco replied to Algeria's latest verbal attack stating President Bouteflika is trying to hide his country's domestic trouble. Moroccan officials didn't appreciate Algeria's tone when addressing the issue of Western Sahara. MAP, the Kingdom's official press agency, released a wire today stating the Algerian declarations are "yet another diversion to hide a precarious internal situation." In a sp ...

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Algeria seizes 127 tonnes of hashish in 8 months

ALGIERS - Algeria has seized more than 127 tonnes of cannabis smuggled from Morocco in the first eight months of 2013, the head of the narcotics squad announced on Wednesday.    "In total, 127,098.875 kilos of cannabis resin... were seized in the first eight months of 2013," said Mohamed Zouggar, cited by official media.    Zouggar said all the cannabis seized by the Algerian authorities came from Morocco. ...

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Two Islamists killed east of Algiers: army

ALGIERS - Algerian soldiers killed two armed Islamists on Thursday in a military operation east of the capital, the defence ministry said. The incident occurred in Ain El Hamra, in the Boumerdes region, with a weapons cache recovered in the operation, the ministry added, without elaborating. Violence attributed to Islamists has declined considerably in Algeria in recent years, after a decade of appalling bl ...

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‘Terrorists’ kill 3 Algerian policemen: report

ALGIERS, Aug 07, 2013 (AFP) Gunmen have killed three policemen in an ambush in the eastern Algerian region of Kabylie and lost one of their own, daily newspaper El-Watan reported on Wednesday.  "A police patrol was attacked by a group of terrorists on the road to the new hospital in Azeffoun" on Tuesday afternoon, some 60 kilometres (35 miles) north of the city of Tizi Ouzou, the paper said. A major manhunt ...

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