Algeria

October 28, 2014

UN chief Ban Ki-moon paid a surprise visit to Libya this month urging an end to perpetual turmoil. “Let me be clear: if violent confrontations do not cease immediately... prosperity and a better life will be a distant dream”, said Ban. However, as head of a "toothless tiger" organization, how much impact can Ban's urging have?
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October 1, 2014

Terrorists seized Gourdel while he was hiking in a national park in eastern Algeria. (AFP/File)
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Algerian officials say they have identified suspects in the abduction and decapitation of French tourist Herve Gourdel.

September 24, 2014

Demonstrators hold posters reading "Supporting Herve Gourdel", a French mountain guide who was seized on September 21 evening while trekking in Algeria's rugged, heavily forested Kabylie area, where Al-Qaeda is active (Jean Christophe Magnenet/ AFP).
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The French government says will do all it can to free hostages, but will not change its position in fighting terrorism.

September 17, 2014

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra expressed his willingness to work towards peace in Libya. (AFP/File)
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Algeria has officially expressed readiness to host negotiations between rival Libyan parties.

September 10, 2014

Khaled Salim, normally so happy, burst into tears when he remembered the legendary Algerian singer Wardah (Courtesy of Facebook).
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Egyptian singer Khaled Salim cried upon remembering the late Algerian singer Wardah.

August 31, 2014

As of yet, says Emirates NBD, there are few details on which projects will be included in the new investment plan, or which sectors Algiers intends to target.
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The Algerian government announced a new five-year investment programme last week, and is aiming to spend $262 billion between 2015-2019 in an effort to diversify its economy.

August 27, 2014

Albert Ebosse
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The Algerian Ligue Professionnelle (LFP) and the Disciplinary Committee of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) convened a meeting on Monday...

August 25, 2014

Albert Ebosse
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The player was struck on the head by a projectile thrown by the crowd and died on the way to the hospital and all games across the country have been postponed in homage to him

August 24, 2014

Albert Ebosse
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JS Kabylie striker Albert Ebosse was struck on the head by a stone after a 2-1 defeat to USM Alger and died on the way to the hospital

August 21, 2014

Souad Massi (Image: Still from Massi's live performance uploaded on YouTube)
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Ahram Online's sister French paper Ahram Hebdo talks to the renowned Algerian singer Souad Massi, who explains why she refuses to sing in Israel, and reflects on her recent concerts in Cordoba and Morocco.

August 17, 2014

Djémila is a UNESCO world heritage site and plays hosts to an annual music festival. (Image courtesy of UNESCO website)
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"Artists have always represented (...) a vibrant conscience and the best expression of the people's emotions, their pains and hopes," Algerian president Abdelaziz Boutefika read on Thursday evening at the opening of a festival.

August 12, 2014

Carole Samaha screams out her love for Algeria at the Kazif Festival. (Image: Facebook)
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Going #Crazy on #Stage unforgettable Night #Kazif #Festival #Algeria #Passion for #Music Amazing #Audience

August 4, 2014

Investigators gather evidence at the crash site of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Mali's Gossi region, on July 29, 2014. (AFP/Sia Kambou)
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A Lebanese delegation sent to Mali to investigate the crash of the Air Algerie flight arrived back in Beirut Sunday, saying that efforts to transport the victim’s remains and test DNA samples were far from over.

August 2, 2014

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Lebanon has handed over DNA samples from relatives of 20 citizens killed in a July 24 Air Algerie plane crash in Mali, a foreign ministry source told Agence France-Presse on Friday.

July 29, 2014

A tribute for one of the Lebanese victims of the Air Algerie crash at Ouagadougou Airport in Mali (Sia Kambou /AFP).
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French authorities have asked for Lebanon's permission to transfer the Lebanese deceased from the Air Algerie plane crash to Paris to conduct DNA testing and compare remains with sample´s taken from victims´ families.