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Algeria's top parties keep power in local elections

Dec. 01, 2021 03:00 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The parties behind the Algerian president's governing majority dominated local and regional elections, while Islamist parties saw their support diminish, according to official results. The head of the election authority, Mohamed Charfi, announced...

Algerians hold local elections amid anger over rising prices

Nov. 27, 2021 06:22 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians are voting Saturday to elect mayors and regional leaders amid widespread worry and frustration over rising prices for basic goods, housing and health care. The government is hoping the election confirms support for President Abdelmadjid...

Spain seeks to curb migrant arrivals to Canary Islands

Nov. 11, 2021 11:16 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — More than 400 migrants arrived by sea in Spain’s Canary Islands over a 24-hour period, emergency services said on Thursday, as the Spanish government discussed with Algerian officials ways of fighting illegal migration from North Africa to Europe. Most...

Algeria accuses Moroccan forces of killing 3, amid tensions

Nov. 03, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Algerian president's office said Wednesday that three Algerians were killed by a military strike on their trucks, and it accused Moroccan forces in the disputed Western Sahara of being behind the attack. The trucks were traveling from the...

UN urges talks on Western Sahara after cease-fire breakdown

Oct. 29, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council extended the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara for a year on Friday, expressing concern at the breakdown of the 1991 cease-fire between Morocco and the pro-independence Polisario Front and calling for a revival of...

Spain presses Algeria to guarantee natural gas supply

Oct. 27, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For the second time in a month, a Spanish minister met with Algerian officials on Wednesday to guarantee the European country’s supply of natural gas after Algeria closes a pipeline that runs through Morocco this weekend. While a leader in wind...

Judge orders ‘stateless’ toddler's registration in Spain

Oct. 27, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

A toddler born during her mother’s journey from Cameroon to Europe must be registered in Spain to prevent the child from being declared stateless and to guarantee her full rights under Spanish law, a judge has ruled. According to court documents seen by The Associated...

AP PHOTOS: Sufi religious order finally able to gather again

Oct. 24, 2021 04:24 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Followers of a Sufi religious order convened on a Moroccan village near the city of Nador for the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad in the first such gathering since the pandemic. A few hundred faithful, known as Fuqaras, from France, Tunisia,...

Youth yearning for independence fuel Western Sahara clashes

Oct. 21, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

MAHBAS REGION, Western Sahara (AP) — As a glowing sun sank behind the sandy barrier that cuts across the disputed territory of Western Sahara, Sidati Ahmed's battalion launched two missiles that sizzled through the air and then followed with an artillery attack. Within...

Spain arrests 5 people as suspected members of jihadist cell

Oct. 13, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police said Wednesday they arrested five suspects — four in Barcelona and one in Madrid — believed to be part of a jihadist group that sought to recruit others to its cause and was attempting to acquire weapons. Police said...