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Algeria: arrest of a support element for terrorist groups in Bouira

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As part of the fight against terrorism a detachment of the National People’s Army(ANP)arrested, on February 9, in Bouira / 1 ° RM, an element of support for terrorist groups, while some homemade bombs were destroyed in Tipaza / 1 ° RM.As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, a detachment of the ANP seized at In Guezzam / 6 ° RM, a truck loaded with 42,3 tons of foodstuffs for contraband, while another detachment and elements of the National Gendarmerie apprehended 05 drug traffickers, and seized 50 kilograms of processed kif and 03 vehicles at Oran / 2 ° RM.In addition, a detachment of the ANP intercepted in Ouargla / 4 ° RM, three individuals in possession of two firearms, while 26 illegal immigrants of different nationalities were arrested in Bechar, Adrar and Tebessa.

Surrender of a terrorist in Tamanrasset

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As part of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the efforts of the National People’s Army units, a terrorist a terrorist surrendered to the Tamanrasset military authorities. His name is “Kh. K. Benmoussa “alias” Abu Mohamed”, who joined the terrorist groups in 2013.

Petrol: US major ExxonMobil wants to set up in Algeria

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The US major, ExxonMobil, the world’s largest petrol company, plans to set up in Algeria and develop joint projects with Sonatrach, the Algerian oil and gas group CEO, Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour, has announced. APS at the end of his three-day visit to Houston, the head of Sonatrach said ExxonMobil was “extremely interested” by the investment in Algeria. Ould Kaddour, who had just taken part in the second Algerian-American forum on energy, described his many meetings with executives of American oil companies, including ExxonMobil and Anadarko, as “positive”.

Terrorists returning from Syria and Iraq: Brussels wants to cooperate with Algiers

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The return of foreign fighters from Iraq and Syria is worrying more and more many countries facing this phenomenon. Visiting Algeria, whose experience in the fight against terrorism is recognized, the Deputy Prime Minister, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said on Tuesday that he had discussed with his Algerian counterpart the “ways to exchange information to deal with this phenomenon”: the return of foreign fighters (from Syria and Iraq). Reynders said at the end of the working session with Abdelkader Messahel that they will exchange best practices to deal with them”.In the same context, he announced a meeting with the Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs, Mohamed Aissa, to discuss the issue of de-radicalization.Referring to the migration issue in which he noted the similarity of the situation between Algiers and Brussels – “country of destination and transit” – the Belgian diplomat said, according to his words quoted by the official agency, that “there has a will to reinforce the bilateral relations, through, in particular the multiplication of the visits of high level,on both sides, and in this context, he announced the next visits to Algeria.

Bouteflika receives Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation

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The President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, received Tuesday in Algiers the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Patrushev, visiting Algeria. Indeed, the hearing took place in the presence of the General of Army Corps, Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Deputy Minister of National Defense, Chief of Staff of the National People’s Army (ANP) and the Minister of Defense and the Foreign Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel.On the other hand, Patrushev began his two-day visit to Algeria on Tuesday at the head of a strong delegation of senior officials representing the various Russian institutions.

9 elements of support for terrorist groups arrested in Batna

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Nine elements of support for terrorist groups were arrested Monday in Batna and a bunker containing tools and chemicals used in the manufacture of explosives was discovered in Skikda.

Ways to boost Tunisian-Algerian co-operation in social protection discussed

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Ways to boost bilateral co-operation in the field of social protection and the activation of the Tunisian-Algerian jont co-operation commission in this area were discussed at a working meeting held Monday between Minister of Social Affairs Mohamed Trabelsi and Algerian Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women’s Affairs Ghania Eddalia.Trabelsi expressed his department’s willingness to boost joint action programmes to fight certain social phenomena.He called for proposing practical initiatives to face poverty and marginalization particularly in boarder regions. Trabelsi also reviewed Tunisia’s overall approach in fighting poverty along with the principal programmes and social intervention for the benefit of special needs and limited income groups. The Algerian Minister expressed her country’s commitment to boost co-operation in social protection with Tunisia through sharing experiences, expertise and visits to ensure the success of joint work and improve living conditions of needy families in both countries.

Hydrocarbons: Sonatrach and Cepsa sign $ 1.2 billion contract

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The Sonatrach group and the Spanish company Cepsa signed Thursday a new agreement for the exploitation of the oil field of Rhoude el Krouf (RKF) in the Berkine basin (Ouargla). This new association plans to carry out an additional development program estimated at $ 1.2 billion. The program includes the duplication of the number of existing development wells, the construction of a new production facility, including a LPG extraction unit and the increase of gas treatment and water injection capacity, as well as the creation of a new production.

The US Ambassador’ speech

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US Ambassador to Algiers, John Desrocher, delivered a speech on Monday, January 15 at the Diplomatic Institute and International Relations (IDRI), in which he returned to the Algerian-American prospects for the cooperation between the two countries.
“I have the impression that Algeria – its people, its culture, its history – is not well understood in the United States. I would like to try to start changing that. We also want to share America with you, “he said. He clarified Washington’s priorities in his future cooperation with Algiers. “First, we will work to strengthen our bilateral security cooperation to fight terrorism and promote regional stability. Secondly, we want to develop bilateral trade and investment. Finally, we will continue to work with our Algerian partners to foster links between the two peoples and dialogue on topics covering our entire relationship. Of course, diplomatic, political and economic issues are essential, but we also hope to expand our relations in the cultural and educational fields, “he said.

A terrorist has surrendered in Tamanrasset

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A terrorist has surrendered today, Tuesday, January 16, to the security authorities of Tamanrasset, extreme south of Algeria, indicates the Ministry of National Defense in a statement. His name is “A. Sid Ben Ali”.

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