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ALGIERS, Algeria | Man with hammer hacks Algeria statue of bare-breasted woman

ALGIERS, Algeria— A man with a hammer on Tuesday attacked and damaged a statue of a bare-breasted woman, an emblem of the eastern city of Setif, in the latest in a series of such attacks. Setif communications director Mohamed Touiri said that a Salafist, someone who adheres to a conservative brand of Islam, disfigured the … Continue reading ALGIERS, Algeria | Man with hammer hacks Algeria statue of bare-breasted woman

ALGIERS, Algeria | Merkel, Algerian officials discuss migration, Libya

ALGIERS, Algeria — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday during a one-day visit to the country to discuss migration and the situation in neighboring Libya. Algeria’s official APS news agency reported the meeting happened in the presence Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and other government members. The discussions take … Continue reading ALGIERS, Algeria | Merkel, Algerian officials discuss migration, Libya

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at Press Availability With Foreign Minister Messahel

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Good afternoon. I am delighted to be here today in Algiers to have lengthy discussions with Foreign Minister Messahel and his colleagues in the Algerian government on many important issues, including counterterrorism.  We’ve just left the beginning of the fifth U.S.-Algeria Counterterrorism Dialogue and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at Press Availability With Foreign Minister Messahel

ALGIERS, Algeria | 8 injured in Algeria as military plane overshoots the runway

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian television channels say eight crew members have been injured after a military aircraft overshot the runway upon landing at Biskra Airport. Private news channels Ennahar and Dzair News are showing images of the plane, a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft, cut in half near the airport, which is 450 kilometers … Continue reading ALGIERS, Algeria | 8 injured in Algeria as military plane overshoots the runway

ALGIERS, Algeria | The Latest: Military plane crashes in Algeria, 257 dead

ALGIERS, Algeria | April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the crash of a military plane in Algeria (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Algeria’s defense ministry says 257 people have died when a military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria. The ministry said in … Continue reading ALGIERS, Algeria | The Latest: Military plane crashes in Algeria, 257 dead