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Algeria's president transferred to Germany for treatment

Oct. 28, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was transferred to Germany for specialist medical treatment Wednesday, a day after his country's presidency announced he had been hospitalized but not revealed why. Several senior officials in the 75-year-old president’s entourage...

*File* In this Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 file photo, the Mosque of Algiers is under construction in Algiers. Algeria's prime minister is finally to inaugurate a landmark mosque Wednesday that was completed last year but shuttered because of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub)

Algeria's PM to inaugurate landmark mosque in Algiers

Oct. 28, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s prime minister was set to inaugurate a landmark mosque Wednesday that was completed last year but shuttered because of coronavirus. Abdelaziz Djerad was to open the Great Mosque of Algiers — that boasts the tallest minaret in the world — in the evening...

Algerian leader "stable" in hospital with unknown illness

Oct. 27, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's President Abedelmadjid Tebboune has been hospitalized at a military hospital in the south of the capital Algiers, his office said Tuesday. The statement downplayed the seriousness of the 75-year-old's condition saying he was “stable.” It did not give the...

A policeman checks documents of a driver at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Greece's government has imposed a nightly curfew in greater Athens and other areas with high infection rates as well as a mask requirement. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

Oct. 24, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state...

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, left, is received by Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, right, in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. The visit is part of US Defense Secretary Mark Esper's North Africa tour and is his first visit to Africa as defense secretary. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

US signs 10-year military cooperation deal with Morocco

Oct. 2, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The United States and Morocco on Friday signed an accord that aims to strengthen military cooperation and the North African kingdom's military readiness over the next decade. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper signed the 10-year agreement during a two-day visit to Morocco, his last...

Algeria leader says early parliament vote before year's end

Sep. 21, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Algerian president says early legislative elections aimed at opening parliament to civil society will be held before the end of the year to give a new face to a parliament long dominated by a single party. Abdelmadjid Tebboune did not set a date but indicated Sunday evening that...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020 file photo, Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni flashes the V sign as he leaves the courthouse in Algiers. An Algerian court sentenced on Tuesday journalist Khaled Drareni to two years in prison on appeal, in a trial that rights group have denounced as violating press freedom. Drareni, editor of the Casbah Tribune news site and Algeria correspondent of RSF and the French TV channel TV5 Monde, played a prominent role in covering the country's pro-democracy movement last year.(AP Photo/Str, File)

Algerian journalist sentenced to 2 years in prison

Sep. 15, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian court on Tuesday sentenced journalist Khaled Drareni to two years in prison on appeal, reducing his original sentence, in a trial that rights group have denounced as violating press freedom. Drareni, editor of the Casbah Tribune news site and Algeria correspondent of...

Algerian lawmakers OK constitution change before referendum

Sep. 10, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved a revision of the North African nation's constitution aimed at building a “new Algeria," a promise of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune expected to go before the nation in a Nov. 1 referendum. The 320 lawmakers present...

People gather in a show of support for Khaled Drareni,outside the court house Tuesday, Sept.8, 2020 in Algiers. Drareni was imprisoned Aug. 10 for

Imprisoned Algerian journalist appeals in high-profile case

Sep. 8, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian prosecutor on Tuesday sought a four-year sentence in the high-profile appeals trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, more than the original term handed down a month ago that has been criticized for ignoring press freedoms. The prosecutor also asked the court to...