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Hamid Ould Ahmed

Missing Air Algerie plane confirmed crashed, says official

The missing Air Algerie plane has been confirmed by Algerian officials to have crashed en route to its destination.

Gaddafi forces squeeze rebel-held Misrata

Residents of the rebel-held Libyan city of Misrata said government shells and snipers killed nine people on Saturday.

Algeria’s Bouteflika wins third term as president

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won 90,24% of the vote in a presidential election, cementing his hold on the oil producer.

Algeria bombs kill 12

Two bombs exploded on Sunday at a railway station east of Algiers, killing 12 people including a French engineer.

Apathy, terror fears haunt Algeria poll

Algerians worried by an outbreak of political violence choose a new Parliament on Thursday, but many doubt whether the politically weak institution can do much to stabilise the troubled country. ''Algerians have a disastrous image of Parliament,'' wrote Ali Bahmane, a columnist at El Watan daily.

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