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The trial of Trial of Algerian journalist and press freedom advocate Khaled Drareni begins in Algiers today.

The trial opened of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with the prosecution calling for a four-year prison term.

<em>Algeria</em> president orders probe into forest fires

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Algeria president orders probe into forest fires

Algeria's president ordered an "immediate" investigation into forest fires that have ravaged thousands of hectares across the country in recent days, his office said.

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Rami G. Khouri

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been ...

Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

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Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

The ex-correspondent of France24 was detained in the capital Algiers.

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Saudi FM discusses Libya with Algerian, Tunisian leaders

Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Tunisia took part in talks on the conflict in Libya on Tuesday.

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Saudi foreign minister pays surprise visit to Algeria

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister paid a surprise visit to Algeria to meet with top officials.

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Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

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Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

Activists across the region are tackling fake news about Covid-19, from unproven remedies and conspiracy theories to falsified figures and ...

<em>Algeria</em> appoints war veteran to research France's colonial history

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Algeria appoints war veteran to research France's colonial history

Algeria's President Abdelmajdid Tebboune has appointed a veteran historian to look into France's colonial history in the country, in an effort ...

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Algerian president warns against 'Somalisation of Libya'

Individual state initiatives to arm Libyan tribes would transform the war-torn country into a 'new Somalia', Algeria's president said on Sunday.

Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

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Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

Black citizens in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who come to work, study or try to reach ...

Jailed Algerian ex-minister dies of coronavirus in prison

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Jailed Algerian ex-minister dies of coronavirus in prison

Former Algerian telecommunications minister Moussa Benhamadi has died of Covid-19 at the El Harrach prison, where he was awaiting trial on ...

<em>Algeria</em> plans law protecting medics from physical, verbal attacks

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Algeria plans law protecting medics from physical, verbal attacks

Algeria's president called for legislation to protect health workers after an increase in attacks as the country experiences a spate of ...

<em>Algeria</em> cuts journalist jail term to 15 months

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Algeria cuts journalist jail term to 15 months

Djamel Toubal, who had been sentenced to a two-year prison term for Facebook posts deemed to support anti-government protests, has had his ...

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Algeria's new economic reforms aims to save $20 billion

The North African country is launching an economic plan that would help it out of its financial strait.

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Algeria buries remains of resistance fighters in emotional ceremony

Algeria has buried the skulls of 24 resistance fighters shot and decapitated by French troops in the colonial era after they were ...

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Algeria expects France to apologise for colonial past: president

Algeria wants France to apologise for its colonial past, the North African country's president has said.

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France to send Algeria remains of 24 resistance fighters

France will send Algeria the remains of 24 resistance fighters killed during the French colonisation of the North African country.

Algerian activist Karim Tabbou to be released from jail

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Algerian activist Karim Tabbou to be released from jail

Karim Tabbou was arrested by Algerian authorities in 2019 on charges of “incitement to violence” and “harming national security” but he may be ...

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Italian MEP accuses Algeria of oppressing Amazigh ethnic group

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the Algerian government has passed two laws endangering the freedoms of the Amazigh people, according to ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In Iran, nearly 11,000 have died due to Covid-19, whereas Turkey is urging the EU to include it in the list of 'safe' coronavirus partners.

Algerian politicians sentenced to 12 years for corruption

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Algerian politicians sentenced to 12 years for corruption

The Algerian elite have been culled as key figures have been jailed on corruption charges.

US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

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US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

The United States has removed the Saudi kingdom from its Tier 3 trafficking list.

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