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Algeria's government pushes staples to subsidized markets to stave off Ramadan shortages

Mar. 28, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's government has flooded newly opened markets selling subsidized goods with pantry staples to stave off shortages during Islam's holy month of Ramadan, when demand typically increases in Muslim-majority countries and prices tend to rise. Authorities...

Algeria scolds television stations for Ramadan advertising blitz and immoral programming

Mar. 19, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Officials in Algeria are chiding television stations over the content choices they’ve made since the start of Ramadan last week, injecting religion into broader discussions about how the country regulates content and advertising in media. Their criticisms...

Algeria is in the spotlight as leaders of gas producing countries convene for summit

Feb. 29, 2024 07:31 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is looking to cast itself as a critical supplier of natural gas for European countries seeking to lessen their dependence on Russia as it welcomed Thursday envoys from energy rich nations to a key summit. For three days, Algeria will host leaders...