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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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Exiled Islamist Leader to Be Buried in Algeria Saturday

Abassi Madani, founder of Algeria's banned Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), will be buried in the capital Algiers on Saturday days after his death in Qatar where he lived in exile, a security source said.

Madani had called for armed struggle in 1992 after Algeria's military scrapped the country's first multi-party parliamentary election which the FIS had won, and pushed for the creation of an Islamic state in the North African nation.

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Algeria Reopens Corruption Probe against Ex-Energy Minister

Algerian authorities apparently intent on clearing away two decades of cronyism following the ouster of veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika have reopened an investigation against an ex-energy minister close to the former president, according to state media.

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Algeria's Richest Man Held in Jail in Graft Probe

Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor's orders, state media reported Tuesday, a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.

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Algeria Constitutional Council Chief Quits

The head of Algeria's constitutional council stepped down Tuesday after weeks facing the ire of protesters, state television reported.

Tayeb Belaiz informed the council, which will play a key role in upcoming presidential elections, that "he presented his resignation... to the head of state".

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