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U.S and Moroccan flags stand together on the podium during a visit by David Schenker, US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, US Ambassador to Morocco David T. Fischer and Nasser Bourita, Moroccan Foreign Minister, in Dakhla, Morocco-administered Western Sahara, Sunday Jan. 10, 2021. The highest ranking U.S. diplomat for North Africa and the Middle East, as well as the first ever U.S Ambassador, traveled Sunday to the Morocco-administered Western Sahara city of Dakhla, laying the groundwork for the United States to set up a consulate in the disputed territory. (AP Photo/Noureddine Abakchou)

US Consulate a turning point for disputed Western Sahara

Jan. 10, 2021 1:02 PM EST

DAKHLA, Western Sahara (AP) — Trawlers pack the bustling Western Saharan port of Dakhla, where fish scales glisten from workers’ arms as they roll up their nets and buyers shout bids in a sprawling auction warehouse. Nearby, turquoise waters lap wide, nearly empty Atlantic beaches and diners sip tea...

Algeria leader back to Germany for COVID-19-linked treatment

Jan. 10, 2021 12:18 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune returned Sunday to Germany, where he spent two months for treatment of a COVID-19 infection, this time to treat a related foot problem, the presidency announced. The complication from the coronavirus infection was initially to be treated...

Top US official gears up for US presence in Western Sahara

Jan. 9, 2021 11:19 AM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The highest ranking U.S. diplomat for North Africa and the Middle East traveled Saturday to the city of Laayoune, which Morocco considers the capital of the Western Sahara, laying the groundwork for the United States to set up a consulate in the disputed territory. The U.S. Embassy in...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, Said Bouteflika, the brother of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, takes ballots before voting in Algiers. A military appeal court in Algeria on Saturday has cleared the brother of the country's longtime former leader, two ex-intelligence chiefs and the leader of a leftist political party who had all been accused of plotting against the state. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub, File)

Algerian ex-president’s brother, former spy bosses cleared

Jan. 2, 2021 12:34 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A military appeals court in Algeria on Saturday cleared the brother of the country’s longtime former leader, two ex-intelligence chiefs and the leader of a leftist political party who had all been accused of plotting against the state. Among the four defendants was Said...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 file photo, Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune delivers a speech during an inauguration ceremony in the presidential palace, in Algiers, Algeria. Still recovering from COVID-19, Algeria's president suddenly reappeared Sunday Dec. 13, 2020, after nearly two months out of the public eye, saying in a video message that it may still be several more weeks before he is fit enough to return to his North African country. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou, File)

President returns to Algeria, reports recovery from COVID-19

Dec. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said Tuesday that he was back in his country but still recovering from COVID-19 after two months away. “I passed through difficult moments. I am happy to be back, thanks God," Tebboune said in a video broadcast on national public...

A medical worker takes samples from a man during a COVID-19 testing at a makeshift clinic in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. South Korea was opening dozens of free COVID-19 testing sites in the greater Seoul area, as the country registered additional more than 700 new cases Monday amid a surge in infections. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Taiwan sets 60% of population vaccination goal

Dec. 14, 2020 10:25 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan has set a goal to vaccinate 60% of its population with a COVID-19 vaccine, or 15 million people, a health official said Tuesday. Taiwan has signed an agreement with COVAX to purchase a COVID-19 vaccine, but is also actively in talks with vaccine companies who have candidates in...

FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo, nurse Danielle Smith shows indentations on her face while working in a COVID-19 unit at El Centro Regional Medical Center in El Centro, Calif. The COVID-19 vaccines are coming as the situation grows more dire by the day nationwide and in California, with the holiday season well underway. Priority will be to inoculate health care workers on the front lines of a pandemic that has infected more than 16 million people and claimed nearly 298,000 lives in the U.S. alone. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The Latest: COVID-19 vaccine begins arriving in Canada

Dec. 13, 2020 8:47 PM EST

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the first of many freezer-packed COVID-19 vaccine vials have arrived in Canada. Trudeau tweeted a picture of them being taken off a plane. Canada’s health regulator approved the vaccine made by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech last...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 file photo, Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune delivers a speech during an inauguration ceremony in the presidential palace, in Algiers, Algeria. Still recovering from COVID-19, Algeria's president suddenly reappeared Sunday Dec. 13, 2020, after nearly two months out of the public eye, saying in a video message that it may still be several more weeks before he is fit enough to return to his North African country. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou, File)

After battling virus, Algerian leader suddenly reappears

Dec. 13, 2020 1:43 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Still recovering from COVID-19, Algeria's president suddenly reappeared Sunday after nearly two months out of the public eye, saying in a video message that it may still be several more weeks before he is fit enough to return to his North African country. President Abdelmadjid...

Algeria decries neighbor Morocco's normalized Israel ties

Dec. 12, 2020 1:18 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's prime minister lashed out Saturday at the decision by neighboring Morocco to normalize relations with Israel, decrying it as an effort to destabilize his country. Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad said: “When we tell citizens there are operations overseas targeting...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 file photo, Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune delivers a speech during an inauguration ceremony in the presidential palace, in Algiers, Algeria. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune marks a year in office Saturday but he is nowhere in sight since his evacuation to Germany more than six weeks ago for treatment of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou, FILE)

Mystery over absence of Algeria leader treated for COVID-19

Dec. 12, 2020 5:40 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune marks a year in office Saturday but he is nowhere in sight since his evacuation to Germany more than six weeks ago for treatment of COVID-19. The president’s office issued a statement on Nov. 30 saying Tebboune had left a...