February 23, 2004 |
A recent explosion that killed 27 people at an Algerian natural gas complex is believed to have started with a leak of liquefied natural gas, Algeria's top U.S. emissary said last week, worrying proponents of LNG import terminals in California and across the country. The Algerian government initially blamed a faulty steam boiler. But Idriss Jazairy, the Algerian ambassador to the U.S.
April 16, 2014 |
Though the votes have not yet been counted in Thursday's presidential election in Algeria, the result is all but decided: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will win a fourth term. Bouteflika's long reign is unprecedented (and unconstitutional), and so is the nature of the election. The ailing and frail 77-year-old Bouteflika had not made a single public or televised campaign appearance until this month's meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in which Bouteflika looked more dead than alive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1994 |
The hijacking of a French airliner by Islamic extremists represents a new phase of escalation in a struggle for power in Algeria between the quasi-military government and Islamist forces, both radical and moderate. The United States would be well-advised to avoid being caught between France and the Algerians.
September 22, 2002 |
In a week when the price of oil rose to $30 a barrel because of fear of war with Iraq, and the ministers of the OPEC members said they would do nothing to bring the price down, it might seem a funny time to be thinking about where the energy industry will be decades from now.