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Exclusive: East Libyan force wants to take El Sharara oilfield by talks

Exclusive: East Libyan force wants to take El Sharara oilfield by talks

East Libyan military forces are in talks with protesting state guards to take over the nation’s largest oilfield El Sharara peacefully and pass it to the state oil firm, a commander said on Monday.  The comments by Abdel-Razeq Nathouri, chief of staff of the Libyan National Army...

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Algeria's ailing President Bouteflika confirms run for 5th term

Algeria's ailing President Bouteflika confirms run for 5th term

Ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared he will seek a fifth term in April elections in a message published by state media Sunday, after he was endorsed by his party and the ruling coalition. ADVERTISING The 81-year-old head of state uses a wheelchair and has rarely been seen in...

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U.N.-recognised government of Libya says its forces reach El Sharara oil field

U.N.-recognised government of Libya says its forces reach El Sharara oil field

Forces belonging to the internationally-recognized government of Libya reached the El Sharara oil field on Sunday, a Tripoli-based government source said. The North African nation’s biggest field is a focus of the conflict between the Tripoli-based government and a rival administration...

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As Algerian leader ails, would-be challengers eye election

As Algerian leader ails, would-be challengers eye election

A record number of people want to run for president of Algeria in the country's April election, amid growing uncertainty about whether incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika, infirm since a 2013 stroke, is fit for yet another term after two decades in charge of this gas-rich North African nation....

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