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  • Chadli Bendjedid dies at 83; former president of Algeria

    Chadli Bendjedid dies at 83; former president of Algeria
    Chadli Bendjedid, who served as the third president of Algeria before being overthrown in a bloodless military coup in 1992 as he was phasing in democratic reforms, died Saturday. He was 83. Bendjedid died at a military hospital in Algiers, according...
  • Calls to protest movie mocking Muhammad spread to Algeria, Iran

     
    The day after outraged Egyptians scaled the walls of the American Embassy and Libyan militants attacked and burned a U.S. consulate, protests and denunciations against an amateur movie mocking the Islamic prophet spread across the region, spurring...
  • Locusts menace already hunger-stricken Mali and Niger

     
    Mali and neighboring Niger are facing swarms of locusts, left uncontrolled while Libya and Algeria grappled with conflicts of their own....
  • Shanghai Film Fest: Q&A with director Jean-Jacques Annaud

     
    Fifteen years ago, Jean-Jacques Annaud was demonized by the Chinese Communist Party for his film “Seven Years in Tibet.” A decade and a half on, the 68-year-old French director is being welcomed here with open arms. On Saturday, Annaud will...
  • Gunman buried in France after Algeria reportedly rejects remains

     
    The gunman who confessed to a series of killings of French soldiers and Jewish schoolchildren was laid to rest in France on Thursday, one week after he was killed at the end of a marathon standoff with police. Mohamed Merah, the 23-year-old man believed...
  • Portugal won't extradite fugitive killer George Wright to U.S.

     
    Escaped hijacker and killer George Wright wins his bid to remain in Portugal. A court in Portugal has rejected the U.S.' request to extradite him....
  • Who made the cut for Obama's third Ramadan Iftar dinner

     
    Full Text: Obama continues the tradition of hosting a dinner after sunset, talks of the 9/11 tragedy....
  • LIBYA: Political science expert on Kadafi, rebels and fate of nation

     
    El-Kikhia, who fled Libya in 1980, received his undergraduate degree in political science from the American University of Beirut and a master of arts and Ph.D. in international relations from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author...
  • LIBYA: Kadafi whereabouts unknown, speculation abounds

     
    After nearly 42 years in power, Kadafi was nowhere to be seen or heard in Tripoli Monday—unlike Sunday, when Kadafi issued a series of audio messages calling on supporters to resist rebel forces who had descended on the city....
  • ALGERIA: In no hurry to recognize Libyan rebel government

     
    The high-ranking source, who asked not to be identified, also said Algeria, a U.S. ally in the campaign against al Qaeda, has evidence that Libyan militants it had handed over to Moammar Kadafi's government are now at large in Libya and some have joined...
  • Kadafi wife, three children flee to Algeria

     
    The Algerian foreign minister said Moammar Kadafi's wife and three of his children escaped to Algeria early Monday, according to Sky News. The rebels' government, the Transitional National Council, which is in the process of forming an administration to...