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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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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.

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Algerian Rights Lawyer Mustapha Bouchachi, a Leading Voice for Change

Emotion filled the voice of Mustapha Bouchachi as the Algerian veteran lawyer and human rights activist recalled the peaceful mass protests that swept aside President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

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Algeria Activists Fear Tougher Police Tactics after Friday Clashes

Algerian civil society groups warned Saturday of toughening police tactics and reaffirmed their commitment to peaceful pro-democracy rallies, a day after officers in riot gear clashed with protesters.

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