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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, hospitalised in Germany since late last month after contracting the novel coronavirus, has finished treatment and is undergoing tests, the Algerian presidency said.

Anis Rahmani, chief of the Ennahar group, is the latest figure close to the clan of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be handed a heavy penal sentence.

Health of Covid-19-positive Algeria president Tebboune 'improving'

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Health of Covid-19-positive Algeria president Tebboune 'improving'

The health of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who contracted the Covid-19 disease, is "constantly improving", the presidency said in a statement.

Algerian court reduces jail sentence for journalist

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Algerian court reduces jail sentence for journalist

Abdelkrim Zeghileche, head of the web-based Radio-Sarbacane, was sentenced in August to two years in prison for "undermining national unity" and ...

UAE jails two over 'fake news' Covid-19 deaths story

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UAE jails two over 'fake news' Covid-19 deaths story

Two people, including a journalist, were sentenced to prison in the UAE over a 'fabricated' report on coronavirus deaths.

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Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

Algerians are set to vote on a constitutional referendum the government touts as heralding a 'new republic' that has been rejected by the protest movement.

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Turkey's theatres fear politics at play in coronavirus funding

Independent theatres and those associated with the opposition are being left out of relief funds.

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Egypt journalists 'crushed like grains', women's rights group says

The ‘Coalition for Women in Journalism’ released a damning statement accusing the Egyptian regime of 'crushing' independent journalists.

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Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

Basma Mostafa was brought before prosecutors on Sunday after she had gone missing the day before while reporting on unrest in the village of ...

Algerian president accuses RSF of trying to ‘destabilise’ country

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Algerian president accuses RSF of trying to ‘destabilise’ country

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has lashed out at media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, accusing it of ...

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Lesbos police begin moving homeless migrants to new camp

Many of the asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have refused to go to the new site after their camp was destroyed by a fire last week.

Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

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Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

Although Drareni's sentence was reduced by a year from an August judgement, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without ...

Algeria journalist must be freed on health grounds: RSF

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Algeria journalist must be freed on health grounds: RSF

Press freedom advocates have called for the release of Khaled Drareni, an Algerian journalist arrested over his coverage of anti-government ...

Algeria journalist denies 'incitement' charge in appeal hearing

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Algeria journalist denies 'incitement' charge in appeal hearing

Khaled Drareni has appealed his sentence of three years in prison over his coverage of anti-government protests in Algeria.

China to help Iran build 'new national internet'

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China to help Iran build 'new national internet'

A leaked document allegedly outlines a 25-year strategic partnership between Iran and China, including for China to a national intranet.

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Iran bill seeks to ban all 'foreign messaging apps'

A bill seeking the replacement of all foreign messaging apps with locally-made alternatives has been submitted in Iran.

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UN expert denounces South Sudan's inaction over journalist killing

Journalist Christopher Allen was killed by armed forces three years ago, and the government’s failure to provide a 'proper investigation' into ...

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Between the lines: Egypt's censorship crackdown targets book translations

Egypt's top translation institution has barred foreign books that criticise religion or violate social values, with fears it could extend to ...

Stasa Salacanin

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could come at ...

Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

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Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

"We are launching an appeal to citizens, to the elites, to all journalists, wherever they may be, inside or outside the country," said the ...

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Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid ...

Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

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Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

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

Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

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Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

The trial opened of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with the ...

UN 'dismayed' at Libya journalist's 15-year prison term

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UN 'dismayed' at Libya journalist's 15-year prison term

UNSMIL voiced dismay at the sentencing of Ismail Abuzreiba to 15 years imprisonment following a trial by a military tribunal in the country's ...

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