Posts Tagged ‘algeria’

Sentence Reduced for Convicted Christians in Algeria

El Jedid Mosque in Algiers, Algeria. (Damien Boilley, Creative Commons) TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A group of Christians arrested on Dec. 12 received a reduction in their sentence for “unauthorized worship” last week, one of those convicted said. The 11 Christians, including the owner of the site rented for the occasion, had…

‘Morocco has advanced weaponry, so Algeria wants a Chinese defence system’

The MENA Defence website has revealed that the Algerian army has bought a sophisticated Chinese electronic warfare system because Morocco has obtained advanced weapons systems from Turkey and other sources. The Chinese system is capable of blocking enemy communications and detecting radar at a range of hundreds of kilometres. According to media linked to the […]

Algeria’s Ambassador to return to Paris after 3-month hiatus

Algeria announced, on Wednesday, that its ambassador to Paris will return to his post on Thursday, three months after being pulled back for “consultations”, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to an Algerian Presidency statement, “President Abdelmadjid Tebboune​​​​​​​ received Algeria’s Ambassador to France, Mohamed Antar Daoud, who will resume his duties in Paris on Thursday.” In […]

Heavy Fine Upheld on Appeal by Christian in Algeria

Ain Defla, Algeria. (Habib Kaki, Creative Commons) TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian convert from Islam received a six-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 100,000 Algerian dinars (US$716) from an appeals court on Dec. 1 for accepting donations without a license, he said. Ahmed Beghal (name changed for security reasons) had been […]

We can expect stronger Algeria-Iran ties as Israel plans to establish a base in Morocco

Bilateral relations between Algeria and Iran have grown ever since ties were restored 21 years ago. They were initially severed in 1993 after the North African country accused Tehran of supporting the armed wing of the Islamic Salvation Front during the civil war, brought on by the Algerian military’s decision to cancel elections the year […]

Where is the Escalation of the Conflict between Algeria and Morocco Leading?

Relations between Algeria and Morocco have been tense for decades, with the border between the countries closed since 1994. One of the reasons for the tensions is disagreement over Western Sahara: Algeria has supported the Polisario Front for decades insisting on the establishment of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), while Morocco considers the territory its own. […]

Algeria Battling “Israel” in Africa

10 Nov 2021 Source: Al Mayadeen Net Hussam AbdelKareem Due to the strong Algerian opposition, “Israel”‘s accession is almost impossible. On October 16th, 2021, the Executive Council of the African Union announced the postponement of its decision on approving or rejecting the “observer status” of “Israel” in the Union to the next African summit scheduled […]

Tunisia, Algeria discuss regional issues

Tunisia and Algeria are in complete agreement on all regional issues, Tunisian Foreign Minister, Othman Jerandi, said yesterday. Jerandi spoke following a meeting with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in Algiers. “I expressed to President Tebboune how much we respect and love Algeria and the Algerian people, as well as our attachment to the existing brotherly […]

Algeria: Morocco used gas pipeline as a bargaining chip in Western Sahara issue  

Algeria stopped using the Maghreb–Europe Gas Pipeline to supply Spain with gas as a result of the “aggressive practices of the Kingdom of Morocco”, media sources have quoted officials saying. The contract for the use of the pipeline ended on 31 October with Algeria switching to the Medgaz undersea pipeline, which does not pass-through Morocco. […]

Algeria Allegedly Foils Israeli Plot To Use Separatists In Order To Carry Out Armed Attack

Algerian national broadcaster, Ennahar TV, announced this Wednesday that the country’s security forces had foiled a plot to launch an armed attack by separatists, who were aided by both Israel and a North African nation. This Wednesday, Ennahar TV revealed that the “General Directorate of National Security managed to thwart a conspiracy plot that dates […]

Has Macron Closed Algeria’s Skies for France?

Emmanuel Macron, the eighth president of France, during his four and a half years in the Elysee Palace has shown himself to be a very active politician, and sometimes even very controversial as are his numerous public speeches. After becoming President of France, Macron refused the annual traditional interview on the day of the national […]

France’s Macron calls for calm with Algeria

French President Emmanuel Macron today called on Algeria to calm down and resume diplomatic cooperation with Paris. Macron said in statements that he hoped the diplomatic tension with Algeria would end soon, adding: “We hope that we can calm things down because I think it is better that we talk to each other and make […]

Algeria Bans French Military Aircraft from Airspace

Posted on October 3, 2021 by martyrashrakat October 3, 2021 Source: Al Mayadeen & Agencies By Al Mayadeen Algeria banned French military aircraft  Algeria banned French military aircraft from entering its airspace, the French army reported Sunday. This comes as another Algerian step in response to French President Emmanuel Macron’s disrespect to Algeria’s sovereignty and history, […]

Algeria navy chase Israel submarine out of international waters

The Algerian National Navy detected an Israeli Dolphin submarine last week on the edge of Algerian international waters, chased it and forced it to rise to the surface before leaving the area, MENADEFENSE reported on Friday. This came after Russian journalist Darko Todorovski revealed information about the incident in a tweet on Thursday: “Off the […]

What is Behind Algeria’s Severance of Diplomatic Ties with Morocco?

“Algeria has decided to sever diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Morocco as of August 24,” Algerian Foreign Minister Ramdan Lamamra told a news conference, accusing the neighboring kingdom of “hostile actions.” Although the termination of diplomatic relations has already taken effect, consulates in each country will nevertheless remain open, Ramtane Lamamra said. Algeria is considering […]

Algeria arrests 22 suspected arsonists over deadly blazes

Algeria has arrested 22 people suspected of being involved in the country’s deadly wildfires that killed at least 69 people, the country’s president Abdelmadjid Tebboune has said. Dozen of forest fires have hit mountainous areas in northern Algeria since Monday, mainly in Tizi Ouzou of the Kabylie region east of the capital, Algiers. At least […]

Iran expresses condolences to Algeria over wildfires

TEHRAN— In a statement on Thursday, Khatibzadeh offered condolences to the Algerian government and nation, especially the families of the victims of the tragic incident, and wished recovery for those injured. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed regret over massive wildfires in Algerian forests, which have claimed dozens of military and civilian lives and […]

Deadly Wildfires Ripping Through Algeria: Criminal Hands behind Hundred-plus Fires Breaking Out at Same Time

August 13 2021 Source: Al Mayadeen Hana Saada Algeria did not rule out the possibility of a criminal act; “the rise in temperatures could not be the sole cause of these forest fires”. Algerian Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Aimene Benabderrahmane, declared that, following the investigations launched by the relevant departments, scientific evidence has […]

Dozens killed in wildfires in Algeria

At least 25 soldiers died saving residents from wildfires ravaging mountain forests and villages east of Algeria’s capital, the president announced Tuesday night as the civilian toll rose to at least 17. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune tweeted that the soldiers were “martyrs” who saved 100 people from the fires in two areas of Kabyle, the region […]

Algeria: largest Islamic party refuses to join new government

The largest Islamist party in Algeria, the Movement for Society of Peace (MSP), announced on Tuesday that it will not take part in the government being formed after the recent legislative election. The announcement was made by MSP leader Abdel Razzaq Makri after an emergency meeting of the movement’s Shura (Consultative) Council, to consider an […]

Algeria’s Political Vectors

Algeria remains one of the few countries in the Arab world that has retained the ability to conduct an independent foreign policy and has not been affected by destabilization. The situation in this country remains relatively stable, despite the noticeable deterioration of its economic situation and the decline in the cost of energy resources on […]

Algeria: Sonelgaz to supply Libya with electricity

The Algerian national company for electricity and gas, Sonelgaz, announced that it would start supplying Libya with its electricity needs through the Tunisian network. Sonelgaz affirmed Algeria’s intention to back Libya in its new economic launch as a source of constructive support to the Libyans in the upcoming path of development. The company explained that the CEO of […]

Arab Parliament congratulates Algeria on holding election

Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Adel Bin Abdulrahman Al-Assoumi, yesterday congratulated Algeria for holding the legislative election on Saturday. “Conducting these elections represents an important stage in the process of democratic development and strengthening political participation in the Republic of Algeria and represents a necessary step forward,” Al-Assoumi said in a statement. He commended: “The […]

Algeria election: Turn-out low after opposition calls for a boycott

Initial reports point to a low turn-out in Algeria’s parliamentary election on Saturday. It’s the first such poll since the gas-rich North African nation’s longtime President Bouteflika was forced to resign two years ago. The Hirak protest movement had called for a boycott of the election over a crackdown by authorities on weekly rallies. New […]

Could Chad be a ‘time bomb’ affecting Algeria, Sahel in Africa? – analysis

The death of Chad’s president Idriss Deby, who came to power in 1990, could spell trouble for neighboring areas in Africa’s Sahel region. The Sahel is a swath of geography expanding from Senegal to Somalia that is often a euphemism for instability and infiltration by armed groups, including jihadist.Many publications, from France24 to Brookings to […]

Muslim Delivery Man Who Refused Service To French Jews Deported Back To Algeria

French immigration authorities deported a 19-year-old immigrant from Algeria who was jailed for refusing to deliver food to Jews after it was discovered he was living France illegally: Dhia Edine D. was sentenced in January to four months in jail for declining to deliver food made by a kosher restaurant in Strasbourg while he was […]

Rising Tensions Between Algeria And Morocco Since Israel Normalisation

Since Morocco chose to normalise ties with Israel late last year, tensions with neighboring Algeria and the Kingdom of Morocco have not stopped escalating. Many now fear that in one way or another, the war of words may escalate into violence. Back in December, Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelaziz Djerad, immediately warned of “foreign manoeuvres” conducted […]

Algeria frees imprisoned journalist and pro-democracy activists after presidential pardon

Algerian authorities freed an imprisoned journalist and more than 30 other pro-democracy activists on Friday in a conciliatory gesture ahead of the second anniversary of their Hirak protest movement. Chanting “Free and Democratic Algeria,” dozens of people gathered at the prison where journalist and activist Khaled Drareni had been held in Kolea, west of the […]

A threat to family life in Algeria: Women who can’t make couscous

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Christian in Algeria Imprisoned for Cartoon on Facebook

Photo Credit: Maya Anais Yataghene/Wikipedia TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian who had received and reposted a cartoon of the prophet of Islam on his Facebook account three years ago was not too concerned when gendarmerie showed up at his door on Jan. 20. By the next day, the 43-year-old father of four young children […]

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