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Aug 27, 2011

Eighteen killed in Algeria attack – hospital source

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Two suicide bombers hit a military barracks in Algeria on Friday, killing 18 people in one of the deadliest attacks in the North African country in recent years.

The attackers arrived by motorbike near the entrance of the barracks in Cherchell soon after iftar — when Muslims break their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan, a security source said.

Aug 25, 2011

Algeria wants Libya rebels to curb al Qaeda-source

ALGIERS, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Algeria will not yet recognise
Libyan rebels as the new leadership of its neighbour state and
wants them to make a strong commitment to fighting al Qaeda in
North Africa, an Algerian government source told Reuters.

That message underscored a degree of tension between Algeria
and some Libyan rebel leaders, who before Muammar Gaddafi
apparent fall in an insurgent advance into Tripoli this week
accused Algiers of supporting him in the civil war. Algerian
authorities have denied this.

Aug 18, 2011

Algeria “not immune to Arab spring revolt”

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria could be swept by an Arab Spring-style revolt if the government does not urgently fix social and political problems, the country’s leading Islamist opposition politician said.

Sheikh Abdallah Djaballah, 54, head of a party called the Front for Justice and Development, said the government had tried to appease anger by handing out cash, but had failed to address a lack of democracy at the root of Algeria’s problems.

Jul 14, 2011

How fuel smuggling keeps Gaddafi machine running

ZOKRA, Tunisia (Reuters)- Yacine, a 24-year old Tunisian in jeans and an oil-stained red T-shirt, has been busy since war broke out next door in Libya.

Yacine is the owner of a corrugated iron shack on the side of the road that cuts through the desert from the Tunisian town of Ben Gardane to the border with Libya.

Jul 14, 2011

Special report: How fuel smuggling keeps Gaddafi machine running

ZOKRA, Tunisia (Reuters)- Yacine, a 24-year old Tunisian in jeans and an oil-stained red T-shirt, has been busy since war broke out next door in Libya.

Yacine is the owner of a corrugated iron shack on the side of the road that cuts through the desert from the Tunisian town of Ben Gardane to the border with Libya.

Jul 12, 2011

France says Libya political solution taking shape

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Emissaries from Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi have been in contact with NATO members to say he is ready to leave power, France said on Tuesday, the latest sign of a possible negotiated end to the crisis.

“A political solution is more than ever indispensable and is beginning to take shape,” French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said in Paris.

Jul 12, 2011

France: Libya emissaries say Gaddafi ready to go

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – France said Muammar Gaddafi was ready to leave power, according to emissaries, the latest sign contacts were underway between the Libyan leader and NATO members to find a way out of the crisis.

“Emissaries are telling us Gaddafi is ready to go, let’s talk about it,” French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said, without revealing who the emissaries were. “The question is no longer about whether Gaddafi goes but when and how,” Juppe said.

Jul 11, 2011

Libyan rebels must talk to Gaddafi’s government: France

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – France’s defense minister has said it is time for Libya’s rebels to negotiate with Muammar Gaddafi’s government, signaling growing impatience with progress in the conflict.

Gaddafi’s son, in an interview with an Algerian newspaper on Monday, said the Libyan leader’s government was in talks with the French government.

Jul 11, 2011

Libyan rebels must talk to Gaddafi’s govt-France

TRIPOLI, July 11 (Reuters) – France’s defence minister has
said it is time for Libya’s rebels to negotiate with Muammar
Gaddafi’s government, signalling growing impatience with
progress in the conflict.

Gaddafi’s son, in an interview with an Algerian newspaper on
Monday, said the Libyan leader’s government was in talks with
the French government.

Jul 10, 2011

France tells Libya rebels to seek peace with Gaddafi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A French minister said on Sunday it was time for Libya’s rebels to negotiate with Muammar Gaddafi’s government, but Washington said it stood firm in its belief that the Libyan leader cannot stay in power.

The diverging messages from two leading members of the Western coalition opposing Gaddafi hinted at the strain the alliance is under after more than three months of air strikes that have cost billions of dollars and failed to produce the swift outcome its backers had expected.

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