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Saadeddine Othmani's comments come a month after his country rejected moves to follow Bahrain and the UAE in signing diplomatic pacts to normalise ties with Israel.

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.

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.

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.

Israel pushed deal with US, Morocco to normalise ties

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Israel pushed deal with US, Morocco to normalise ties

Egypt and Jordan are the only Arab nations to have signed peace treaties with Israel but Morocco, along with some Gulf states, has been relaxing ...

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Morocco redraws maritime boundaries through Western Saharan waters

Morocco's lower house has passed two bills which expand its sovereign territory - one which redraws its maritime boundaries and the other which defines its 'exclusive economic area'.

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UAE's P5 ties allow it to act with impunity

Comment: In Africa, the UAE, like the P5, works alongside autocratic regimes to expand their strategic interests, writes Lyndon Peters.

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UN hopes to maintain 'momentum' in Western Sahara talks

The UN secretary general hopes to maintain 'momentum' in finding a solution, despite the fact that there is currently no UN envoy for the ...

Mustapha El Bouabi

A closed border couldn't stop Morocco-Algeria's Africa Cup celebrations

Moroccans joined in with Algeria's Africa Cup celebrations along their closed border, with many seeing the unity as a reminder to politicians on ...

HRW urges Sahrawi authorities to release detained 'dissidents'

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HRW urges Sahrawi authorities to release detained 'dissidents'

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called for the release of three "dissidents" being held in Algeria by authorities of the Polisario Front, ...

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UN chief: Western Sahara settlement is possible

A solution to the decades-old conflict over Western Sahara is possible, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

UN to hold new round of Western Sahara talks

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UN to hold new round of Western Sahara talks

A second round of talks on ending the Western Sahara conflict will be held in Switzerland this week.

Western Sahara talks to be held in March: UN

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Western Sahara talks to be held in March: UN

A UN envoy is moving ahead with plans to hold a second round of talks this month on settling the decades-old conflict in Western Sahara, the UN ...

Progress in Western Sahara yields new commitments to 'self-determination'

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Progress in Western Sahara yields new commitments to 'self-determination'

After direct talks, the latest UN-sponsored negotiation on Western Sahara ended with US pressure mounting to resolve the conflict. But how long ...

Algeria using Mauritania to accelerate influence across Africa

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Algeria using Mauritania to accelerate influence across Africa

Algeria has used a fissure in Mauritania-Morocco ties to open a niche for itself in north African economic and military affairs, writes ...

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Algeria president 'ignores' Morocco king's attempts to end rift

Algeria's president has ignored the king of Morocco's attempt to end to a long-running spat between the rival North African countries.

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Morocco king invites Algeria for 'direct and frank dialogue'

King Mohammed VI has expressed a willingness to consider Algerian suggestions to ending a decades-old political standoff between Rabat and ...

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UN renews Western Sahara mission ahead of talks

The resolution was adopted by a vote of 12 in favor in the 15-member council. Russia, Ethiopia and Bolivia abstained.

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Bolton in driving seat as Western Sahara looms

Trump's national security adviser hates costly UN peacekeeping missions that drag on for years, so could pressure on MINURSO force a deal to be ...

Four parties agree to Western Sahara talks

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Four parties agree to Western Sahara talks

Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario Front have accepted a UN invitation to hold talks in December on ending the decades-old ...

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UN sets sights on Western Sahara talks in December

UN efforts to end the decades-old conflict between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front will begin with talks in December, ...

UN plans Western Sahara talks after decade-long deadlock

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UN plans Western Sahara talks after decade-long deadlock

Diplomatic efforts to end the conflict have been deadlocked since the last round of UN-sponsored talks in 2008.

 Morocco signs new 'win-win' fishing deal with EU

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Morocco signs new 'win-win' fishing deal with EU

Morocco and the EU have signed a new fishing agreement after three months of negotiating.

Algeria bans pan-Africa media outlet Jeune Afrique

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Algeria bans pan-Africa media outlet Jeune Afrique

Algerian authorities have reportedly banned a pan-African media outlet in the latest attack on press freedom in the North African country.

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