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Algeria Court Sentences Bouteflika Brother to 15 Years

An Algerian military court has sentenced the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and three co-defendants to 15 years in prison, the state APS news agency reported on Wednesday.

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Eight Babies Killed in Algeria Hospital Fire

Eight babies were killed when a fire ripped through a maternity hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn on Tuesday, emergency services said.

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Algeria Protest Movement Marks Six Months, at an Impasse

Algerians launched an unprecedented protest movement in February, filling the streets of cities across the country and forcing the president out of office.

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Shops Looted, Woman Dead in France after Algeria Football Win

Shops in central Paris were looted and a woman was killed in a high-speed car crash in southern France in what the government slammed Friday as "unacceptable" unrest following a key victory for Algeria's national football team. 

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Algeria's Ex-Police Chief Detained in Corruption Probe

Algeria's former police chief Abdelghani Hamel has been placed in provisional detention over alleged "diversion of funds and illicit enrichment", state television said Friday.

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Bouteflika-Era Tycoon Jailed for Six Months in Algeria

A key backer of Algeria's former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika and one of the country's top businessmen, Ali Haddad, was jailed for six months Monday for holding two passports, state television reported.

Haddad was arrested in late March on the border with Tunisia, in possession of two passports and undeclared currency, days before Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests.

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Those Who Oppose Military Are 'Enemies of Algeria', Says Army Head

Military chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah said Tuesday that those who oppose the army were "enemies of Algeria", as the country's protest movement demands an overhaul of the entire regime.

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Algeria ex-PM Sellal Detained

Algeria's former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal was remanded in custody Thursday after appearing before a judge as part of an anti-corruption investigation, state media reported.

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Algeria to Probe Activist's Prison Death

Algeria is to investigate the death in custody of a prominent human rights activist, the country's justice ministry said.

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Algeria Poll Deadline Passes with 'No Candidates'

A deadline to register for Algeria's controversial presidential election has passed without a single candidate putting themselves forward, national radio said Sunday.

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