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Repression has intensified against regime dissidents and independent media as the Algerian government maintains a coronavirus lockdown across the country.

President Macron's call with his Algerian counterpart appeared to put an end to a diplomatic crisis triggered by the broadcast on French television of documentaries on Algeria's "Hirak" protest movement.

Algeria to release two protest leaders, opposition politician says

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Algeria to release two protest leaders, opposition politician says

Algeria's president has allegedly vowed to release two main figures of the country's Hirak movement, opposition leader, Sosiane Djilali said.

Algiers recalls France envoy over Hirak documentary controversy

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Algiers recalls France envoy over Hirak documentary controversy

A French documentary about the protest movement has created conflict between France and Algeria over its depiction of the government.

Algeria recalls France envoy after airing of protest documentaries

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Algeria recalls France envoy after airing of protest documentaries

Algeria's interior ministry claimed the films were "in fact attacks on the Algerian people and its institutions" including the army.

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Algeria will not give up controversial coronavirus drug treatment

Algeria has continued the use of a drug whose use for Covid-19 treatment has been suspended by the World Health Organisation.

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Algerian courts give tough jail sentences to Facebook activists

Algerian courts have sentenced three activists to tough terms for publishing ‘insulting’ posts on Facebook amid accusations that the government ...

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Comment: Through its face mask, Algeria's Hirak is still chanting for a free and democratic country, despite state efforts to stifle protests, ...

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Algeria summons Morocco envoy over 'enemy' remarks

Algeria has responded to a video clip allegedly showing a Moroccan diplomat calling Algeria an "enemy" country, reviving long-standing tensions ...

Algeria regime exploits virus to defeat protesters: analysts

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Algeria regime exploits virus to defeat protesters: analysts

Analysts have accused the Algerian government of exploiting the novel coronavirus pandemic to suppress the protest movement in the country.

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Algeria presidency says budget to be slashed by half

The Algerian government decided Sunday to reduce the state budget by half due to a financial crisis caused by the global collapse in oil prices ...

Revered Algerian singer Idir dies at 70

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Revered Algerian singer Idir dies at 70

The family of Algerian singer Idir confirmed the death of the Berber icon in Paris on Sunday.

Algeria rules out IMF borrowing to ease financial woes

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Algeria rules out IMF borrowing to ease financial woes

Algeria will not approach the International Monetary Fund for assistance, despite a financial crisis amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Algeria blocks three news websites amid coronavirus crackdown

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Algeria blocks three news websites amid coronavirus crackdown

The CPJ has criticised Algeria after it blocked three news websites, and called on the country to end its attack on free press.

Democracy or dependence? Algeria's future in a rentier economy

Gabriel Davis

Democracy or dependence? Algeria's future in a rentier economy

Comment: Democracy in Algeria will require reduced dependence on the domestic hydrocarbons industry and the networks of cronyism that run it, ...

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Algeria faces 'financial abyss' amid coronavirus-fuelled oil price collapse

Experts are warning that Algeria faces economic and social turmoil as the country’s financial resources are drained by an oil price collapse which happened because of coronavirus.

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Algeria using coronavirus panic to quietly arrest journalists: RSF

RSF has warned that Algeria is taking advantage of coronavirus to 'settle scores' with independent journalists covering anti-government protests.

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Coronavirus lockdowns are further eroding civil rights in Mideast

A new tracker has been launched to monitor the degradation of civil liberties across the world as countries grapple with a fast-spreading virus ...

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The Middle East At war with coronavirus

Algeria releases 5,000 prisoners in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus and the World Health Organisation warns Iraq that coronavirus cases ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The second richest man in Egypt has threatened to kill himself poverty is on the rise and Israeli settlers are trying to infect Palestinians by ...

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Algeria leader urges 'discipline' as coronavirus cases rise

President Abdelmadjij Tebboune told Algerians to be 'disciplined' as coronavirus cases rose past 700.

Leading Algerian protest figure sentenced to year in prison

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Leading Algerian protest figure sentenced to year in prison

Dozens of protesters continue to be held in Algeria's jails despite the resignation of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika last year.

Algeria to slash spending after coronavirus-induced oil price crash

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Algeria to slash spending after coronavirus-induced oil price crash

Oil producer Algeria decided to reduce its public spending in the wake of a coronavirus-induced collapse in hydrocarbon prices that has ...

Algerians stranded under France lockdown arrive on last ferry

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Algerians stranded under France lockdown arrive on last ferry

A final ferry from France arrived in Algeria as the European country imposes travel restrictions to combat the novel coronavirus.

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