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Algiers: Capital of Algeria
Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria. The city's population at the 2008 Census was 2,988,145 and in 2011 was estimated to be around 3,500,000. An estimate puts the population of the larger metropolitan city to be around 5,000,000. Algiers is located on the Mediterranean Sea and in the north-central portion of Algeria.

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The tale of Algeria's stolen cannon and France's cockerel

Hopes grow that a gigantic weapon stolen after the invasion of Algiers in 1830 may soon be returned.
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President accuses press watchdog of bid to ‘destabilise’ Algeria

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Algerian journalist sentenced to 2 years in prison

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ALGIERS: An Algerian court on Tuesday sentenced journalist to two years in prison on appeal, in a trial that rights group have denounced as violating press freedom. Drareni, editor of the news site and..
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Pandemic put Algeria’s protests on pause — will they now resume?

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ALGIERS: For over a year Algeria’s defiant anti-government “Hirak” protesters seemed unstoppable, but weekly demonstrations skidded to a halt due to restrictions to end the coronavirus crisis...
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Algerian journalist who covered protests handed 3-year jail term

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ALGIERS: Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni received a three-year prison term Monday in a trial rights groups have called a test of press freedom in a country recently rocked by anti-government..
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Algeria recalls envoy to France over ‘malicious’ broadcasts

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Algeria has recalled its ambassador to France “immediately” after documentaries on the Algerian anti-government protests shown on French public television were accused of being “malicious”...
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Algeria eases coronavirus lockdown for Ramadan

Algeria will ease confinement measures from the first day of the holy month of Ramadan on Friday by shortening a night curfew and lifting a full lockdown for a province near the capital Algiers, the..
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Algeria, Spain deny disputes over maritime borders

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Algeria and Spain yesterday denied claims that they are in dispute over their maritime borders; with Algiers stressing that...
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Algeria confirms 1st COVID-19 case

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ALGIERS, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Algerian Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid on Tuesday announced that the first COVID-19 case was...
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Algerians mark first anniversary of anti-regime protests

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Thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets to mark the first anniversary of a protest movement that toppled President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, still demanding the removal of the entire ruling elite...
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Two pilots killed in military trainer aircraft crash in Algeria

Two Algerian military pilots were killed in a military plane crash in Algeria's Oum El Bouaghi province 500 km (300 miles) east of Algiers.
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Military plane crashes in Algeria's Oum El Bouaghi province

A military plane crashed in Algeria's Oum El Bouaghi province 500 km (300 miles) east of Algiers, Ennahar TV said on Tuesday.
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Libya's neighbours meet in Algiers in bid to diffuse crisis

Libya's neighbours came together Thursday in Algiers as part of international efforts to find a political settlement to a crisis that threatens regional stability.
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Algeria's newly elected president names a prime minister

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's newly elected president reached beyond the political class Saturday to name educator and diplomat Abdelaziz Djerad as prime minister. Djerad said his top challenge..
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Algerians bid farewell to late army chief in official funeral

algerians bid farewell to late army chief in official funeral
ALGIERS, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Algeria on Wednesday buried late Army Chief Ahmed Gaid Salah in a military funeral. Tens of thousands of Algerians participated in the funeral while standing along the road..
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Algeria’s strongman Gaid Salah to be buried, as protesters defy national mourning

Algerian military chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah’s burial is to be held on Wednesday in Algiers, two days after his death of a heart attack at age 79. Although newly-sworn in President Abdelmadjid..
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Emmanuel Macron signals a new tone on France’s colonial past

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France’s long struggle to acknowledge the iniquities of its imperial past has taken another significant step forward with President Emmanuel Macron’s declaration on a visit to the Ivory Coast that..
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Algeria's military chief Gaid Salah dies amid protest crisis

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian state media says the country's powerful military chief, Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah, has died while his country is gripped by political...
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Algeria declares former PM Tebboune winner of presidential election

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Algiers: Algeria’s electoral body said on Friday that former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune had won Thursday’s presidential election with 58% of the vote, according to preliminary results. The..
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Algerians protest through day of disputed election

Thousands of people took to the streets in Algiers and other cities on Thursday chanting "No vote! We want freedom!" as Algerian authorities held a presidential election that protesters view as a..
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Algerian protesters rally as election goes ahead

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Algeria holds presidential election as thousands demonstrate against vote

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Hundreds protest in central Algiers against disputed election

Hundreds of people protested in central Algiers on Thursday against the presidential election hours after polls opened, with demonstrators calling for a boycott of a vote they regard as a charade.
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Algerians head to polls amid opposition calls to boycott the vote

Algerians vote Thursday in the first elections since popular protests forced longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika from power. The opposition, which is calling for voters to boycott the elections,..
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Huge protests ahead of poll as Algeria holds first televised presidential debate

A vast crowd rallied in Algiers on the final Friday before a contentious presidential election as five of the candidates pariticipated in the country's first ever televised election debate.
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Two former Algerian PMs stand trial for corruption as defence lawyers boycott

The corruption trial for two former Algerian prime ministers, prominent politicians and automotive industry tycoons started Wednesday in Algiers, with defence lawyers boycotting the proceedings.
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Algerian protesters step up pressure with new demonstration

Hundreds of Algerians marched in the capital Algiers late on Wednesday, stepping up pressure on the authorities to cancel a Dec. 12 presidential election.
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Five candidates to run in Algeria's presidential election next month

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Five candidates will run in Algeria's presidential election next month, including two former prime ministers, the head of the election authority said on Saturday, amid mass protests..
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Algeria protesters demand 'new revolution'

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ALGIERS - Demonstrators converged on Algiers in their thousands for a massive anti-government rally called to coincide with official celebrations of the anniversary of the war that won Algeria's..
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Algerians take to streets, call for 'new revolution' on independence anniversary

Demonstrators converged on Algiers in their thousands for a massive anti-government rally called to coincide with official celebrations of the anniversary of the war that won Algeria's independence..
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Algeria: Crackdown on Protestant Faith

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Expand A Protestant Berber boy attends a weekly mass at a church in Tizi-Ouzou, 100 kilometers east of Algeria's capital, Algiers, October 2, 2010. © 2010 Reuters/Zohra Bensemra (Beirut) – The..
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Hundreds of Algerians stage sit-in to protest hydrocarbon draft law

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ALGIERS, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of Algerians on Sunday staged a sit-in in front of the parliament in the Algerian capital of Algiers to protest the draft amendments to the hydrocarbon law....
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The Kasbah of Algiers, a symbol of Algeria

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Algerian ex-president's brother, former spy bosses convicted

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Thousands protest in Algiers despite tight security

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Algerians defiant in first protest since election call

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in the center of Algiers on Friday in the first significant test of the months-old protest movement since the government called an election for December, a..
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Algerians protest over plan for swift elections

algerians protest over plan for swift elections
ALGIERS, Algeria — Tens of thousands of protesters piled once again onto the streets of the Algerian capital and other cities Friday with many rejecting the army chief's call for presidential..
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5 die in stampede ahead of Algiers rap concert, probe opened

5 die in stampede ahead of algiers rap concert, probe opened
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the cause of a stampede ahead of a rapper’s...
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Soolking: Stampede at Algeria rap concert 'kills at least five'

Fans had gathered to see rapper Soolking perform in Algiers when the stampede happened, reports say.
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Five people killed in stampede at Algiers rap concert

At least five people were killed in a stampede at a packed rap concert in the Algerian capital on Thursday night, a hospital source said.
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Algerian justice minister fired amid anti-graft investigations

Algeria's interim president fired the justice minister on Wednesday and named the Algiers public prosecutor to replace him, the presidency said, amid a series of corruption investigations involving..
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Algerian protesters return to streets for demand reforms

Tens of thousands of Algerians returned to the streets in the capital Algiers and other cities on Friday to demand radical political reforms and the departure of the ruling elite.
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Algeria condemns "foreign military intervention" in Syria's Idlib

algeria condemns foreign military intervention in syria's idlib
ALGIERS, July 16 (Xinhua) -- An Algerian official at the foreign ministry expressed on Tuesday Algeria's denouncement of "foreign military intervention" in the embattled city of...
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Algerian protesters defy police presence

algerian protesters defy police presence
ALGIERS - Around 2,000 people protested in the Algerian capital against the interim government Friday, defying a significant police presence just days before the mandate of its president expires,..
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Braving police and heat, Algerians take to streets pressing for real change

Algerians took to the streets of the capital, Algiers, Friday in a 19th consecutive weekly demonstration calling for genuine regime change amid tightening security by the country's powerful military..
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Algeria prosecutor refers ex-PM to supreme court over alleged corruption: statement

An Algerian prosecutor has referred former prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia, a current minister and two ex-ministers to the supreme court over corruption allegations, the Algiers public prosecutor's office..
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Algerian court orders detention of partner of Germany’s VW: state TV

A judge at a court in Algiers on Monday ordered the detention of Mourad Eulmi, head of the family-owned firm SOVAC, a partner of Germany's Volkswagen AG, over corruption allegations, state TV reported.
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Algeria ex-PM Ouyahia appears in court in second alleged corruption case: state TV

Algerian former prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia appeared in a court in Algiers on Sunday to be questioned over alleged corruption involving the partner in Algeria of Germany’s Volkswagen, state TV said.
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Former Algerian Prime Minister Detained In Corruption Case

former algerian prime minister detained in corruption case
Algeria's Supreme Court has ordered the detention of former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia in a corruption case, Algeria's state media reported on Wednesday, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news service..
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