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Algeria marks 60 years of independence with military parade

Jul. 05, 2022 05:27 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is celebrating 60 years of independence from France on Tuesday with nationwide ceremonies, a pardon of 14,000 prisoners and its first military parade in years. The events mark the country's official declaration of independence on July 5, 1962, after...

Venezuela's Maduro received with pomp on Algeria visit

Jun. 09, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s president met on Thursday with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who was welcomed with pomp as he visited the North African nation. Maduro arrived Wednesday evening, greeted at the Algiers airport by Algeria’s prime minister, as he began...

New blow: Algeria ends 2-decade friendship treaty with Spain

Jun. 08, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Algerian president’s office announced Wednesday that the North African nation was “immediately” suspending a two-decade-old friendship treaty with Spain. It was the latest blow to increasingly wobbly relations between Algiers and Madrid, which...

Ex-New Orleans officer dies, whistleblower against brutality

Jun. 06, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oris Buckner III, a Black former police detective and whistleblower who spoke out about police brutality in the aftermath of a white officer's 1980 shooting death in New Orleans, has died. He was 70. Buckner participated in but then reported on the interrogations...

Algerian dissidents: Victims of crackdown, or outlaws?

May. 28, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Mohamed Benhalima looks wary and frightened as he is led off a plane at Algiers airport, handcuffed with a security officer’s arm wrapped around him. A team from Algeria’s Rapid Intervention Force then puts him in their vehicle and whisks him to an unknown destination. ...

Russia's FM Lavrov meets Algeria leader to deepen thick ties

May. 10, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister met Tuesday with the president of Algeria, marking 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries with hopes of deepening ties. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov transmitted an invitation from Russian President Vladimir...