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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...

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...

Former Algerian leader Bouteflika buried with quiet honors

Sep. 19, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was laid to rest on Sunday in the martyrs section of the capital’s main cemetery, quietly honored despite his fall from grace, forced from office after two decades. A flowered tank with a military...

Algeria gives disgraced ex-leader Bouteflika 3-days mourning

Sep. 18, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s leader declared a three-day period of mourning starting Saturday for former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose 20-year-long rule, riddled with corruption, ended in disgrace as he was pushed from power amid huge street protests when he decided to seek a...

Ex-Algerian president Bouteflika, ousted amid protests, dies

Sep. 17, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France, reconciled his conflict-ravaged nation and was then ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after two decades in power, has died at age 84, state television announced Friday....

Algerian state television says ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted amid pro-democracy protests, dies at 84

Sep. 17, 2021 19:21 PM EDT
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian state television says ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted amid pro-democracy protests, dies at 84.

Algerian journalist, others detained in growing crackdown

Sep. 15, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities arrested a prominent journalist and a Berber linguist this week as part of what appears to be a growing crackdown on dissent in the Kabylie region. Both are accused of belonging to the Kabyle Autonomy Movement, a group...