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March 1, 2009 | Associated Press
Weeks before his reelection bid, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced Saturday that the government would cancel hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of debt owed by farmers and livestock producers, the state-run news agency reported. Voters in the natural-gas-rich North African country go to the polls for the presidential election on April 9. Bouteflika is running for a third term, an option that parliament gave him recently by changing the constitution.
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December 15, 2007 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
The U.N. raised the death toll of staffers killed in the car bombing of its Algiers headquarters to 17 on Friday, after rescue workers found more bodies under rubble. The discovery brings the total killed in Tuesday's terrorist attacks to 37, according to Algeria's Interior Ministry. A group called Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, which has ties to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, claimed responsibility for the dual suicide bombings at a court building and the U.N. compound. U.N.
WORLD
April 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The death toll from the suicide bombings in Algeria rose Thursday to 33, the government said, and police rolled out in force in this shaken capital, establishing highway checkpoints to reinforce security. Fifty-seven people remained hospitalized with injuries suffered Wednesday in blasts that struck the prime minister's office and a suburban police station, said Interior Minister Yazid Zerhouni, who made his comments to the official APS news agency after visiting hospitals.
WORLD
May 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Algerian military surrounded an insurgent stronghold near the capital and targeted the area with bombs, in the latest in a series of raids that have killed more than 20 militants, news reports said Sunday. Government forces have stepped up sweeps of militant areas ahead of legislative elections scheduled this week. The newspaper Liberte said the air force bombed an insurgent stronghold near the region of Tizi Ouzou, about 60 miles east of Algiers.
OPINION
February 13, 1994 | Robin Wright and Robin Wright, a former Mideast correspondent, is the author of "Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam."
As the world scrambles on Bosnia, too late to help 200,000 killed, another crisis looms ever larger across the Mediterranean in Algeria. The signs, by all accounts, are more than ominous. By twilight, the labyrinthine streets of the seaside capital and its legendary casbah are bare due to both fear and a curfew. Gunfire erratically pierces the night. Dawn usually reveals one or more bodies, often with throats slit--a tactic adopted by both Islamic militants and pro-government death squads.
WORLD
December 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Two vehicles carrying employees of a Halliburton affiliate were bombed and strafed near Algiers on Sunday. An Algerian driver died, and nine people were injured. The casualties were treated at a nearby hospital and all but one were released, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The patients included an American, several Britons, a Canadian, a Lebanese and an Algerian, it said; it did not specify the nationality of the hospitalized patient.
TRAVEL
May 6, 2012
AFRICA Presentation Bob Ihsen will discuss his four-wheel-drive camping adventure in Algeria and Niger. When, where : 5 p.m. Sunday at the Biergarten, 206 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles. Admission, info: $18.50 for dinner and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601. WESTERN U.S. Presentation Mark Bedor, author of "Great Ranches of Today's Wild West," will take readers on a journey to 20 great ranches. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
WORLD
December 19, 2007 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
The twin suicide bombings in Algeria's capital that took at least 37 lives last week have given the enigmatic militant group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb a sharp burst of publicity. But experts say the reality is more complex than the propaganda or media reports depicting an overwhelming and ubiquitous menace. In fact, the Algerian military has recently inflicted damage on the group, chopping away at its rural strongholds and capturing or slaying leaders, experts say.
SPORTS
June 22, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones and Kevin Baxter
Group C: UNITED STATES VS. ALGERIA Where: Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria. Time: 7 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Univision. Radio: Sirius/XM, KLYY-FM 97.5 and KDLD-FM 103.1. The buzz: When the U.S. was knocked out of Germany '06, it was an African team, Ghana, that did the damage. Algeria will try to duplicate the feat, but Algeria is a few rungs lower on the FIFA rankings than Ghana was four years ago. Even so, the game appears to be a tossup.
WORLD
April 9, 2005 | From Reuters
Algerian Islamic militants killed 14 people and burned their bodies after stopping their vehicles at a bogus roadblock, local authorities said Friday. The killings took place late Thursday near the town of Larba, about 25 miles south of central Algiers, the authorities said. Army troops were hunting the attackers, who were suspected to be from the Al Qaeda-aligned Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat.
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