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The Polisario Front bombarded the Guerguerat buffer zone in an overnight attack slammed by Morocco as "propaganda war".

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Macron's 'no apology' for French colonialism angers Algerians

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Macron's 'no apology' for French colonialism angers Algerians

A report commissioned by France has recommended that Paris dedicate more resources towards recognising and educating about its role in Algeria.

France refuses to apologise to <em>Algeria</em> for colonialism

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France refuses to apologise to Algeria for colonialism

The French President's office said there will be "no apologies" but that Macron intends instead to make "symbolic acts" aimed at emphasising ...

Western Sahara's Polisario says ready to talk

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Western Sahara's Polisario says ready to talk

The Polisario Front said that it was willing to join talks on the Western Sahara's future, but would not lay down its arms.

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Algeria announces repatriation of students stranded in Morocco

Algeria will repatriate over a dozen students who have been stranded in neighbouring Morocco since 11 January,

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Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and ...

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French Muslim council agrees accord on Macron's controversial 'principles'

France's Muslim federations agreed Sunday on a "charter of principles" requested by President Emmanuel Macron in his bid to eradicate ...

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Five civilians killed in Algeria bomb blast: ministry

Five civilians in eastern Algeria were killed by a homemade roadside bomb.

Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

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Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Three Algerians handed prison terms for insulting president

The three members of Algeria's Hirak protest movement have been in custody since September.

How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Tara Ansari Esfahani

How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Comment: Europe's 'externalisation' policies have essentially pushed its borders deep into Africa, write Tara Ansari Esfahani and Mohammed Harun ...

<em>Algeria</em> president returns to Germany for post-Covid-19 treatment

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Algeria president returns to Germany for post-Covid-19 treatment

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has returned to Germany for treatment of post-Covid-19 complications in his foot.

Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

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Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

Former Algerian premier Ahmed Ouyahia received gold bars from Gulf donors then sold them on the black market, the official APS news agency ...

Former <em>Algeria</em> premiers back on trial for corruption

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Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

The new proceedings in the capital Algiers come after the supreme court in November accepted a defence appeal.

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US envoy visits Western Sahara after Morocco-Israel deal

The US is set to open a consulate in the contested Western Sahara.

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Algerian hunger strikers hospitalised in prison protest

Three imprisoned Algerian activists were hospitalised following their hunger strike protesting their detention.

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Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

Another Algerian has been jailed as Tebboune's government continues its crackdown on free speech.

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Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with jihadists: ministry

A clash between jihadists and Algerian soldiers left two troops dead on Saturday, authorities said.

Algerian ex-president's brother cleared of conspiracy

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Algerian ex-president's brother cleared of conspiracy

The once-mighty presidential aide was long seen as the real power running the North African country after his brother suffered a debilitating ...

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Seven bodies wash up on Algeria beach

The bodies of the three men and four women had started decomposing and their identities were not immediately clear.

Algerian president signs new constitution into law

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Algerian president signs new constitution into law

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who returned to Algeria this week after two months in Germany, had promoted the new constitution as the ...

20 killed in road accident in <em>Algeria</em>: rescuers

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20 killed in road accident in Algeria: rescuers

19 African nationals, including children, died along with the Algerian driver of a pick-up truck which overturned near the southern town on ...

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

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