Secret tunnels discovered at the Algerian-Tunisian –Libyan borders | FATHI BEN M. NASSER | LinkedIn
Intelligence confirm that finally, the Algerian security authorities positioned at the border, decided after prevarication to declare the discovery of tunnels linking underground Algeria, Libya and Tunisia for several kilometers which were used by terrorist elements to move ,protect and pass the weapons and other materials between the three countries .
#underground (nouveau tag en essai pour les tunnels, gaza, corée, vietnam, etc...)
Comparison of #Maghreb migration patterns shows importance of origin states
A comparison of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia shows the significant impact origin countries have on migration to destinations countries in the latest IMI / DEMIG working paper
Octobre 2001 : A Gaza Diary - Chris Hedges, Harpers
Children have been shot in other conflicts I have covered death squads gunned them down in El Salvador and Guatemala, mothers with infants were lined up and massacred in Algeria, and Serb snipers put children in their sights and watched them crumple onto the pavement in Sarajevo but I have never before watched soldiers entice children like mice into a trap and murder them for sport.
Four soldiers killed by gunmen in western #Tunisia
Four Tunisian soldiers were killed and several wounded in “terrorist” attacks on two army posts near the border with Algeria, the country’s defense ministry said early Thursday. “The new toll from the clashes with the terrorist groups is four dead in the ranks of the national army,” ministry spokesman Rachid Bouhoula told AFP. He also said one of the assailants was killed. The clashes happened Wednesday evening when “two terrorist groups attacked two national army posts with machineguns and RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades) around 7:40 pm (1840 GMT),” Bouhoula said. read more
Algeria : Bomb kills seven troops : ministry - AFP
A roadside bomb has killed three Algerian soldiers and four auxiliaries in the west of the North African country, the defence ministry said on Sunday.
Roadside bomb kills seven security forces members in #Algeria
A roadside bomb has killed three Algerian soldiers and four auxiliaries in the west of the North African country, the defense ministry said on Sunday. Saturday’s blast struck in the Sidi Bel-Abbes region 440 kilometers (275 miles) west of the capital, the ministry said. The auxiliaries were members of the village guards - a militia formed by the government in 1994 at the height of the country’s devastating decade-long civil war to fight Islamist militants. read more
Morocco has put its security services on high alert after intelligence reports revealed a “serious terror threat” from Islamist militants returning home after fighting in Iraq and Syria, the government said. Hundreds of fighters from Morocco and other Maghreb states like Tunisia and Algeria have joined Islamist-dominated fighters in Syria’s civil war and the insurgency in Iraq, and North African governments fear they will perpetrate attacks once they return. read more
“Algeria is undoubtedly the most dramatic embodiment of the Arab predicament, and perhaps the...
The World Cup : #Algeria in #Queens
Islamic hymns emanated from street food carts on Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens, in observance of Ramadan. At Cafe Borbone, a non-descript Italian coffeehouse nearby, a middle-aged, working-class, almost all-male crowd gathered for Algeria’s maiden knockout round appearance, with not even a glass of water in sight, a far cry from the chic shisha bars […]
Cote d’Ivoire vs #Greece in #Harlem
It has been a relatively successful World Cup thus far for Africa, save a disappointing Cameroon. Nigeria, Algeria, and Ghana have all enjoyed crucial victories, edging them closer to a rare berth in the knockout round. Many of the European sides, too, have been carried by their players of African origin. The Ivory Coast’s golden […]
#Algeria reports first #MERS virus death
An Algerian man in his fifties has died of the MERS virus, the first such fatality in the country, the health ministry announced Tuesday. The 59-year-old victim was among the first two cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to be discovered in Algeria late last month. Both men had just returned from a pilgrimage to Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia, where most cases and deaths from the disease have been reported. read more
Vandals deface prehistoric Libyan murals, carvings
Vandals have destroyed prehistoric rock art in lawless southern #Libya, endangering a sprawling tableau of paintings and carvings classified by #UNESCO as of “outstanding universal value.” Located along Libya’s southwestern tip bordering Algeria, the Tadrart Acacus mountain massif is famous for thousands of cave paintings and carvings going back up to 14,000 years. The art, painted or carved on rocks sandwiched by spectacular sand dunes, showcase the changing flora and fauna of the Sahara stretching over thousands of years. read more
Tunisian soldier dead, five injured in mine blast near #Algeria border
A Tunisian soldier was killed and five others wounded Friday by a mine in the Mount Chaambi region near the Algerian border, the defense ministry said. Since late 2012, security forces have been battling jihadi militants accused of having links to Al-Qaeda who are hiding out in the region, just a few kilometers (miles) from the Algerian border. More than 20 police and troops have been killed in the area, many by improvised bombs and mines, since the beginning of the unrest, including eight soldiers killed in an ambush last July. read more
#Algeria repatriates state oil workers from #Libya over security fears
Algerian state-run energy giant Sonatrach has repatriated its employees working in strife-torn Libya, a government official said Tuesday, days after Algiers closed its diplomatic missions in Tripoli over security concerns. “It’s a preventative measure that is not linked to any threat,” the official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. Some 50 Sonatrach employees, most of them engineers working at two sites in Libya where the company has exploration acreage, were flown back to Algeria. read more
#Algeria pulls diplomats from #Libya embassy after threat
Algeria has closed its embassy and its consulate in Tripoli because of a “real and imminent threat” to its diplomats, the foreign ministry announced on Friday. The decision was taken in coordination with the Libyan authorities, after information was received “about the existence of a real and imminent threat targeting our diplomats and consular staff.” read more
#Algeria's Bouteflika proposes amendment limiting presidential term
Algerian President #Abdelaziz_Bouteflika proposed a two-term presidential limit and delegating more authority to the prime minister’s post as part of constitutional amendments after his re-election, a government source said on Thursday. Bouteflika, 77, offered reforms to strengthen democracy after winning an April ballot to secure his fourth five-year term in office despite suffering a stroke last year that raised questions over his ability to govern. read more
This report covers migration in 18 EU neighbouring countries, including: Algeria; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Egypt; Georgia; Jordan; Lebanon; Libya; Mauritania; Moldova; Morocco; Palestine; Russia; Syria; Tunisia; Turkey and Ukraine. Each country report provides the most recent and up-to-date data and analysis on demographic, legal, and socio-political aspects of both inward and outward migration stocks and flows.
Is the Fall of Homs a turning point in Regime’s Quest to Recapture Syria?
But as I told Syrian oppositionists in 2012, it is possible that Bashar al-Assad will achieve something similar to what happened in Algeria, where the army won a civil war with the Muslim fundamentalists. The opposition’s decision to militarize was a serious error.
(Je souligne ça, mais le reste de l’article est très intéressant.)
Algerian President Abdulaziz Bouteflika “flunked” a test of his oral skills at his inauguration, newspapers said Tuesday, raising doubts about the stroke victim’s ability to effectively carry out his duties. Sitting in a wheelchair, the ailing 77-year-old Bouteflika struggled to recite the oath of office and give a speech at his televised inauguration on Monday, following his re-election for a fourth term. “Bouteflika flunked his oral,” the leading El Watan newspaper said in an editorial. read more
#Algeria's ailing president sworn in for fourth term
Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sworn in as Algeria’s president for a fourth term Monday, a year after suffering a mini-stroke that was expected to end his 15-year grip on power. Sitting in a wheelchair and dressed in a navy three-piece suit and crimson tie, Bouteflika placed his right hand on the Koran as he repeated in a frail voice the oath read out by Supreme Court chief Slimane Boudi. read more
#Algeria grants bail to #blogger jailed over “insulting” cartoons
A young Algerian blogger, jailed since September for posting cartoons on the Internet #mocking the #President, has been granted bail ahead of his trial, his lawyer said on Thursday. Abdelghani Aloui “was freed on bail on Wednesday by the indictment division of the court of Sidi M’Hamed in Algiers,” Amine Sidhoum told AFP. The trial date has not yet been fixed. Aloui, 24, faces several charges, including “attacking the person of the president” and “contempt”, for publishing cartoons on his Facebook page ridiculing #Bouteflika and then prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal. read more
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies - European University Institute
Je n’ai pas encore regardé, je seen juste pour référencer
The data on these pages represent an attempt to take stock of the plethora of cooperation patterns across different issue-areas that characterise relations between the EU and the MENA countries, that is Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, the Palestinian territories, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. Comprising both highly politicised and rather technical issue-areas and involving both territorial and functional or legal borders, the fields under
Trade and internal market
Voting kicks off in #Algeria presidential election
Algerian police officers try to prevent AFPTV reporter Loutfi Mokdad (C) from filming a protest by the Barakat movement, in Algiers on April 16, 2014. (Photo: AFP / STR) Algerian police officers try to prevent AFPTV reporter Loutfi Mokdad (C) from filming a protest by the Barakat movement, in Algiers on April 16, 2014. (Photo: AFP / STR)
Algerians were voting in presidential elections on Thursday, with incumbent Abdelaziz #Bouteflika widely expected to win a fourth term despite chronic health problems, fraud warnings and opposition calls for a boycott. More than 260,000 police have been deployed to protect the 50,000 polling booths set up across Africa’s largest country, where 23 million Algerians are eligible to vote in (...)