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

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

Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

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Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

Karim Tabbou has reportedly been repeatedly prevented from phoning his family, and his lawyers are calling it a violation.

<em>Algeria</em> will not give up controversial coronavirus drug treatment

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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.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Muslims are preparing for a muted Eid as lockdown dampens upcoming celebrations, while Covid-19 funding for Yemen is at risk. Here's the latest.

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A Ramadan like no other

Comment: Malia Bouattia contemplates what a Ramadan under lockdown can teach us about resistance to injustice, and resilience in times of ...

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Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

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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 ...

Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

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Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

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WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

Algerian conservationists sighted the near-extinct big cat in the Ahaggar National Park following a months-long research and imaging project.

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

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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, ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Job cuts in the UAE, a spike in cases in Yemen, and a tragic death in Algeria.

Outcry in <em>Algeria</em> after pregnant doctor dies of coronavirus

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Outcry in Algeria after pregnant doctor dies of coronavirus

Wafa Boudissa was denied maternity leave and forced to work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Leading <em>Algeria</em> protest figure released after court cuts sentence

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Leading Algeria protest figure released after court cuts sentence

A leading figure in Algeria's "Hirak" anti-government protest movement has been released from jail after a court late Sunday cut his prison ...

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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 between the two nations.

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Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

Rights groups are concerned with the way some North African countries are controlling citizens during Covid-19 lockdown.

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Lebanon charges officials over tainted fuel

Twelve people, including government officials, were charged in Lebanon over suspect fuel delivered through an Algerian oil company.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The first Egyptian lawmaker to contract Covid-19 has been quarantined, and Norway claims the virus 'strengthens' IS. Here are the top stories ...

<em>Algeria</em> launches coronavirus test kits production

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Algeria launches coronavirus test kits production

Algeria is manufacturing test kits for Covid-19 as authorities attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

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How coronavirus has transformed education in the Middle East

Access to education has become difficult under Covid-19 lockdown measures, but parents and teachers are fighting to ensure that children can ...

<em>Algeria</em> 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.

Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

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Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

Nine Covid-19 cases have been detected in Algeria’s Tindouf province, where tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees live in camps.

<em>Algeria</em> presidency says budget to be slashed by half

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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 ...

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