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France to expel delivery man refusing Kosher orders

Jan. 14, 2021 1:30 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A court in eastern France convicted a delivery driver of anti-Semitic discrimination an Thursday for refusing to take orders for kosher food, and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said the Algerian man would be deported after he completes his prison sentence. The conviction in the city of...

Algeria leader back to Germany for COVID-19-linked treatment

Jan. 10, 2021 12:18 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune returned Sunday to Germany, where he spent two months for treatment of a COVID-19 infection, this time to treat a related foot problem, the presidency announced. The complication from the coronavirus infection was initially to be treated...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, Said Bouteflika, the brother of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, takes ballots before voting in Algiers. A military appeal court in Algeria on Saturday has cleared the brother of the country's longtime former leader, two ex-intelligence chiefs and the leader of a leftist political party who had all been accused of plotting against the state. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub, File)

Algerian ex-president’s brother, former spy bosses cleared

Jan. 2, 2021 12:34 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A military appeals court in Algeria on Saturday cleared the brother of the country’s longtime former leader, two ex-intelligence chiefs and the leader of a leftist political party who had all been accused of plotting against the state. Among the four defendants was Said...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 file photo, Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune delivers a speech during an inauguration ceremony in the presidential palace, in Algiers, Algeria. Still recovering from COVID-19, Algeria's president suddenly reappeared Sunday Dec. 13, 2020, after nearly two months out of the public eye, saying in a video message that it may still be several more weeks before he is fit enough to return to his North African country. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou, File)

President returns to Algeria, reports recovery from COVID-19

Dec. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said Tuesday that he was back in his country but still recovering from COVID-19 after two months away. “I passed through difficult moments. I am happy to be back, thanks God," Tebboune said in a video broadcast on national public...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 file photo, Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune delivers a speech during an inauguration ceremony in the presidential palace, in Algiers, Algeria. Still recovering from COVID-19, Algeria's president suddenly reappeared Sunday Dec. 13, 2020, after nearly two months out of the public eye, saying in a video message that it may still be several more weeks before he is fit enough to return to his North African country. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou, File)

After battling virus, Algerian leader suddenly reappears

Dec. 13, 2020 1:43 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Still recovering from COVID-19, Algeria's president suddenly reappeared Sunday after nearly two months out of the public eye, saying in a video message that it may still be several more weeks before he is fit enough to return to his North African country. President Abdelmadjid...

Algeria decries neighbor Morocco's normalized Israel ties

Dec. 12, 2020 1:18 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's prime minister lashed out Saturday at the decision by neighboring Morocco to normalize relations with Israel, decrying it as an effort to destabilize his country. Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad said: “When we tell citizens there are operations overseas targeting...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 file photo, Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune delivers a speech during an inauguration ceremony in the presidential palace, in Algiers, Algeria. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune marks a year in office Saturday but he is nowhere in sight since his evacuation to Germany more than six weeks ago for treatment of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou, FILE)

Mystery over absence of Algeria leader treated for COVID-19

Dec. 12, 2020 5:40 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune marks a year in office Saturday but he is nowhere in sight since his evacuation to Germany more than six weeks ago for treatment of COVID-19. The president’s office issued a statement on Nov. 30 saying Tebboune had left a...