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Algeria's President Bouteflika to seek fifth term: state news agency

10 Feb 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Sunday he would seek a fifth term in a presidential election set for April 18, the state news agency APS reported on Sunday, putting an end to months of uncertainty caused by his poor health.

Algerian brain drain is pre-election headache for government

10 Feb 2019

ALGIERS No matter who wins Algeria's presidential election, 29-year-old cardiologist Moumen Mohamed plans to seek his fortune elsewhere. | Video

Algeria's ruling FLN picks Bouteflika as presidential candidate

09 Feb 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's ruling party FLN has picked President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for the April 18 presidential election, party leader Moad Bouchareb said on Saturday.

UPDATE 1-Algeria's ruling FLN picks Bouteflika as presidential candidate

09 Feb 2019

ALGIERS, Feb 9 Algeria's ruling party FLN has picked President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for the April 18 presidential election, party leader Moad Bouchareb said on Saturday.

Algeria's ruling FLN picks Bouteflika as presidential candidate

09 Feb 2019

ALGIERS, Feb 9 Algeria's ruling party FLN has picked President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for the April 18 presidential election, party leader Moad Bouchareb said on Saturday.

Algerian brain drain is pre-election headache for government

06 Feb 2019

ALGIERS, Feb 6 No matter who wins Algeria's presidential election, 29-year-old cardiologist Moumen Mohamed plans to seek his fortune elsewhere.

Algeria sets April election, no word on Bouteflika candidacy

18 Jan 2019

ALGIERS Algeria on Friday announced a presidential election for April 18 without indicating whether veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika would stand, following calls for his nomination by a loyal ruling caste of businessmen, trade unions and the military.

Miss Algeria trolled for skin colour after winning title

10 Jan 2019

ALGIERS Winning a beauty pageant should be a moment of joy, but Miss Algeria Khadija Ben Hamou, from the country's vast desert south, was immediately targeted online for her dark skin colour.

U.N. says Algerian security move has stranded vulnerable Syrians in desert

03 Jan 2019

ALGIERS The United Nations said on Thursday it feared for the safety of Syrians barred from entering Algeria from the south, saying some of those turned back were refugees left stranded in the desert and not suspected militants as Algiers maintains.

Algeria shuts southern borders to Syrians over security fears

02 Jan 2019

ALGIERS Algeria has barred all Syrians from entering the country via its southern border with Mali and Niger to keep out members of defeated rebel groups from Syria deemed to pose a security risk, a senior official said on Wednesday.

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