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Algeria sentences 49 to death for mob killing amid wildfires

Nov. 24, 2022 23:08 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian court sentenced 49 people to death Thursday for the brutal mob killing of a painter who had been suspected of starting devastating wildfires -- but had actually come to help fight them, according to defense lawyers and the state news agency. The...

Leaders conclude 31st Arab League summit in Algeria

Nov. 02, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Arab leaders on Wednesday concluded the 31st summit of the largest annual Arab conference after seeking to bridge the gap on several divisive issues in the Middle East and Africa. The first Arab League gathering in three years took place against the backdrop of rising...

Arab leaders in Algeria for 1st League summit in 3 years

Nov. 01, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Arab leaders on Tuesday met in Algeria at the 31st summit of the largest annual Arab conference to seek common ground on divisive issues in the region. The meeting comes against the backdrop of rising inflation, food and energy shortages, drought and soaring cost of living...

UN urges revival of negotiations on disputed Western Sahara

Oct. 28, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for a revival of U.N-led negotiations on the disputed Western Sahara in a resolution adopted Thursday that expressed “deep concern” at the breakdown of the 1991 cease-fire between Morocco and the pro-independence Polisario Front whose...

Saudi Arabia: Crown prince to skip summit on doctor advice

Oct. 23, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's powerful 37-year-old crown prince will not attend an upcoming summit in Algeria after his doctors advised him not to travel, the royal court said Sunday. The acknowledgement from the state-run Saudi Press Agency came hours after...

Adidas confirms Moroccan art inspired Algerian soccer jersey

Oct. 14, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Adidas acknowledged on Friday that the design for its new jersey collection for Algeria's national soccer team was inspired by Morocco’s zellige mosaic pattern, resolving a dispute with the Moroccan government that had accused the sport apparel company of “cultural...

Europe turns to Africa in bid to replace Russian natural gas

Oct. 12, 2022 06:40 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A new liquefied natural gas project off Africa's western coast may only be 80% complete, but already the prospect of a new energy supplier has drawn visits from the leaders of Poland and Germany. The initial field near Senegal and Mauritania’s coastlines is...

Morocco fumes over Adidas design of Algerian soccer jersey

Sep. 30, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Moroccan government called on sports apparel company Adidas to pull off the market its new jersey collection for Algeria’s national soccer team, alleging that the featured mosaic pattern amounted to “cultural appropriation” of Moroccan heritage. ...

Reluctant Algeria invites rival Morocco to Arab League meet

Sep. 27, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Under apparent pressure from other Arab powers, Algeria on Tuesday invited its neighbor and rival Morocco to an Arab League summit it's hosting in Algiers in November. Algeria severed diplomatic ties with Morocco last year, citing hostile actions from its...

Algeria expands English lessons to primary school students

Sep. 21, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — As a new academic year starts in Algeria, third graders returning to primary school Wednesday will be taught English, as well as French, as a foreign language -- a small but symbolic step toward taking the country further away from its past as a French colony that some say...