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Algerian referendum looms as test for president and opposition

17 Sep 2020

ALGIERS A vote on a new constitution in Algeria in November marks a turning point for a country that has been rocked by huge protests and political upheaval and which is now struggling to move on from the tumult.

Algerian leader secures fugitive officer with Erdogan call, source says

04 Aug 2020

(This August 2 story has been refiled to remove extraneous word from paragraph 6)

UPDATE 1-Algeria expects energy revenue to fall $10 bln this year

21 Jul 2020

ALGIERS, July 21 Algeria expects its oil and gas revenue to fall to $23 billion this year from $33 billion in 2019, energy minister Abdelmadjid Attar told state radio on Tuesday.

Algeria pins hopes on oil prices to avert cuts and renewed unrest

04 Jun 2020

ALGIERS Algeria faces one of the biggest fiscal crises of any oil producer as a result of slumping energy prices, but after major political protests last year the government is trying to avoid big spending cuts that could stoke more dissent.

Some OPEC ministers discuss implementing agreed oil cuts immediately

21 Apr 2020

ALGIERS/DUBAI Some OPEC ministers had a conference call on Tuesday to discuss the oil price rout and possible extra measures to support the market but it took place without the core Gulf nations, highlighting a growing split inside the organisation.

Weary Algerians fear fresh economic turmoil as oil prices dive

21 Apr 2020

ALGIERS Algerians are watching the collapse of oil prices with alarm as the energy markets on which the North African nation relies for most of its export revenues have been plunged into turmoil by the coronavirus crisis.

Algeria jails opposition figure Karim Tabbou for year - activists

24 Mar 2020

ALGIERS An Algerian court has sentenced one of the most prominent figures in the protest movement that toppled longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to a year in prison, leading rights lawyers said on Tuesday.

Algerians forego weekly protest amid coronavirus

20 Mar 2020

ALGIERS Algerian protesters heeded a presidential order over the coronavirus, and the pleas of some of their own leaders, by not staging their weekly demonstration against the ruling elite on Friday for the first time in over a year.

Algerian protest movement faces new threat - coronavirus

12 Mar 2020

ALGIERS Algerians are watching to see whether a global epidemic will do what the ruling authorities they describe as le pouvoir - the powers that be - have failed to achieve, and quell a year of mass protests.

Racked by protests, Algeria bars political gatherings over virus

10 Mar 2020

ALGIERS Algeria's government has cancelled political gatherings because of the coronavirus, it said on Tuesday, though it was not immediately clear if this would entail a ban on the mass protests that have convulsed the state for more than a year.

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