Algeria

Country Algeria
Capital Algiers
Continent Africa
Currency Algerian dinar(DZD)
Languages Arabic

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After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950s to achieve independence in 1962. Algeria's primary political party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), has dominated politics ever since. Many Algerians in the subsequent generation were not satisfied, however, and moved to counter the FLN's centrality in Algerian politics. The surprising first round success of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) in the December 1991 balloting spurred the Algerian army to intervene and postpone the second round of elections to prevent what the secular elite feared would be an extremist-led government from assuming power. The army began a crackdown on the FIS that spurred FIS supporters to begin attacking government targets. The government later allowed elections featuring pro-government and moderate religious-based parties, but this did not appease the activists who progressively widened their attacks. The fighting escalated into an insurgency, which saw intense fighting between 1992-98 resulting in over 100,000 deaths - many attributed to indiscriminate massacres of villagers by extremists. The government gained the upper hand by the late-1990s and FIS's armed wing, the Islamic Salvation Army, disbanded in January 2000. Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA, with the backing of the military, won the presidency in 1999 in an election widely viewed as fraudulent and was reelected in a landslide victory in 2004. BOUTEFLIKA was overwhelmingly reelected to a third term in 2009 after the government amended the constitution in 2008 to remove presidential term limits. Longstanding problems continue to face BOUTEFLIKA, including large-scale unemployment, a shortage of housing, unreliable electrical and water supplies, government inefficiencies and corruption, and the continuing activities of extremist militants. The Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) in 2006 merged with al-Qai'da to form al-Qai'da in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb, which has launched an ongoing series of kidnappings and bombings - including high-profile, mass-casualty suicide attacks targeting the Algerian Government and Western interests.

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Algeria says OPEC cut extension to ease oil glut by year-end - Daily Mail

Economic Times

Algeria says OPEC cut extension to ease oil glut by year-end
Daily Mail
VIENNA, May 24 (Reuters) - Algeria's energy minister said on Wednesday he expects OPEC to extend oil output cuts by nine months, helping to ease a global glut of crude by the end of 2017 and possibly raise oil prices to more than $55 a barrel.
Algeria's oil minister signals Opec on track for 9-month extension to output cutsFinancial Times
Algeria says OPEC discussing nine-month extension to cutsReuters UK
Kuwait says OPEC, non-OPEC could deepen oil cutsNasdaq
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Algeria Needs to Do More to End Domestic Violence - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Algeria Needs to Do More to End Domestic Violence
Human Rights Watch
“I would beat her,” the Algerian man confirmed, “not hard, just normal.” His response to the question, “Would you beat your wife?” aired on Ennahar, an Algerian TV channel in March, alongside several similar answers. sparked outrage on social media.



Algeria: Supports extending oil output cut by 9 months - ForexLive

Algeria: Supports extending oil output cut by 9 months
ForexLive
OPEC will meet on Thursday, and of course there has been a lot of chatter in recent days. Algeria is chatting now (I assume oil minister). He says: It (and Saudi Arabia) support extending oil output cut by nine months; They add that they and Saudi ...

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Got milk? Algeria offers opportunities for Irish dairy firms - Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Got milk? Algeria offers opportunities for Irish dairy firms
Irish Independent
"Creating Opportunities for the Irish Dairy Industry in Algeria" was a joint undertaking of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - supported by Breifne O'Reilly, Ambassador of Ireland to Switzerland, Algeria and Lichtenstein - and Enterprise ...



Algeria, Saudi see OPEC, non-OPEC cooperation lasting in 2018 ... - Reuters

Algeria, Saudi see OPEC, non-OPEC cooperation lasting in 2018 ...
Reuters
OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Algeria support extending oil output cuts by nine months and welcome maintaining a cooperation framework with non-OPEC ...

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3 dead in Algeria military helicopter crash - News24

News24

3 dead in Algeria military helicopter crash
News24
The aircraft "hit high-voltage electricity lines" in the Hamr el-Ain area, killing three officers as it crashed. In February 2014, 77 people died when a military plane carrying army personnel and family members crashed between Tamanrasset in southern ...
Helicopter crash kills 3 officers in Algeria - The Peninsula QatarThe Peninsula Qatar
Three soldiers killed in helicopter crash in AlgeriaPetra News Agency

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Zimbabwe/Algeria: 'Caps Aren't Easy Prey' - allAfrica.com - AllAfrica.com

Zimbabwe/Algeria: 'Caps Aren't Easy Prey' - allAfrica.com
AllAfrica.com
USM Alger coach Paul Put says the Algerian giants have devoted ample time to studying CAPS United and have a comprehensive game plan to contain the ...

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Did you know that Algeria has pyramids, and Cleopatra is the reason behind them? - Al-Arabiya

Al-Arabiya

Did you know that Algeria has pyramids, and Cleopatra is the reason behind them?
Al-Arabiya
Many think that pyramids were only built in Egypt, however, there are pyramids in other countries such as in Algeria. Algerian Culture Minister Azzeddine Mihoubi recently announced that pyramids were discovered in the Tiaret province, 280 kilometers ...



Russia keeping a close eye on Algeria - Al-Monitor

Al-Monitor

Russia keeping a close eye on Algeria
Al-Monitor
The news about establishing safe zones in Syria, the leadership reshuffle in Palestine's Hamas and the Abu Dhabi meeting of two Libyan leaders, Khalifa Hifter and Fayez al-Sarraj, stole the limelight from the Algerian parliamentary elections held May 4 ...



Algeria condemns Manchester bombing attack - Xinhua

Algeria condemns Manchester bombing attack
Xinhua
ALGIERS, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday strongly condemned the bombing attack that targeted the British city of Manchester on Monday overnight, killing more than 22 people. "Algeria strongly condemns this ignoble ...