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Algerian prime minister promises new government in days

Algeria's new prime minister is promising to create a government within days as the country faces mass protests calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.

Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui told a news conference on Thursday that the government would be in place next week at the latest.

He called upon all sides to build trust and…

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Egypt: More arrested over Cairo train crash that killed 25

Egyptian authorities have arrested another five people over a deadly train crash and explosion last week at Cairo's main railway station.

At least 25 people were killed when an unmanned locomotive slammed into a barrier inside the busy station, triggering a huge blast that also injured at least 47.

Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek announced the new…

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President Bouteflika expected to return to Algeria on Sunday amid protests

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to return to Algeria on Sunday after two weeks in a Swiss hospital as he faces mass protests that pose the biggest threat to his 20-year rule.

In the clearest indication yet that the generals sympathise with tens of thousands of Algerians who want Bouteflika to step down, the chief of staff said the…

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Protests resume in Algeria on day Bouteflika due to submit election bid

Anti-government protests resumed in Algeria on Sunday as tens of thousands gathered in the capital and other towns to demand Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika drop plans to stand for a fifth term, witnesses and residents said.

In a rare wave of public dissent, Algerians have been taking to the streets since rallies calling on him to step down…

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