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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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East Libyan forces launch air strikes near oilfield: engineer

East Libyan forces launch air strikes near oilfield: engineer

Eastern Libyan forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar carried out four air strikes near the El Feel oilfield, a field engineer told Reuters on Saturday. The strikes were warnings directed at rival commander Ali Kennah who was inside the compound at the time of the strikes, he said....

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