Algeria

September 27, 2000

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Algeria has begun expelling a group of about two thousand illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa who have been stranded on the border with Morocco

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Algeria's local "mafia" is regularly denounced by the president and the media, but is unwilling to relinquish its grip on the nation's lucrative trade sector.

September 24, 2000

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Thirteen people have been killed and three injured in attacks around Algiers, blamed on armed Islamists.

September 23, 2000

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In the latest attacks by Moslem extremist gangs in Algeria, a farmer is killed and a police officer is wounded.

September 22, 2000

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South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki and a senior ministerial delegation arrive in Algiers for a three-day visit aimed at boosting bilateral relations

September 21, 2000

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Thirteen people, including three children, were killed and six others injured in a new round of violence in Algeria.

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OPEC might agree to raise its production by a further 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) if the price of oil, currently nudging 35 dollars a barrel, does not fall, Algerian Energy Minister Chakib Khelil sa

September 19, 2000

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5,500 Islamic militants turn themselves in to the authority taking advantage of the amnesty law granted by the government.

September 17, 2000

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After ten years of stagnation, Algeria and France have finally settled their cultural differences.

September 13, 2000

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports: With the start-up of the Arzew GL4Z plant in 1964, Algeria became the world\'s first LNG producer. In recent years, Algeria\'s competitive position in the LNG bu

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Refining: Algeria has four oil refineries with combined capacity of 503,000 bbl/d. Algeria's refineries are capable of meeting most of the country's domestic requirements. However, since they lack s

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Algeria is important to world energy markets because it is a significant oil and gas producer and exporter. Algeria also is a member of OPEC and an important energy source for Europe.

September 12, 2000

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Algeria's state-owned oil company Sonatrach on Monday announced an important oil and gas discovery in Hassi D'Zabat, in the country's eastern Sahara region.

September 11, 2000

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Algeria and Spain agreed this week to set up a joint venture to prepare for laying a pipeline to bring Algerian gas to Spain. Under an accord concluded between the Algerian state-owned oil company (

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Western countries should stop complaining about rising oil prices because they created the problem and poorer importers suffer more, the Algerian daily government newspaper El Moudjahid commented Sund