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Algerian journalist jailed and his media offices shut down

Dec. 30, 2022 04:59 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A prominent Algerian journalist is behind bars and the offices of his website and radio station were shut down based on accusations that they threaten state security, according to a defense lawyer. Ihsane El-Kadi was detained Dec. 23 at his home and held in...

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...