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Nazarbayev appoints Kazakhstan ambassadors to six countries

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed ambassadors of Kazakhstan to six countries.

Nazarbayev appoints Kazakhstan ambassadors to six countries
Families mourn Mali desert crash victims as military stand by
Families mourn Mali desert crash victims as military stand by

Relatives of 116 people killed in an Air Algerie crash in July visited the scene of the disaster in remote hazardous northern Mali under tight military guard.

Families mourn Mali desert crash victims as military stand by
Berik Abdrakhmanov  vs Hurshid Tojibaev in Astana, Kazakhstan. Photo ©AIBA Pro Boxing 2015
First ticket to Rio Olympics for Kazakhstan: Berik Abdrakhmanov wins AIBA Pro Boxing in lightweight division

Kazakhstani boxer Berik Abdrakhmanov won the AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Inaugural Title, an ultimate ticket to the Rio Olympics, in a fight against Uzbek boxer Hurshid Tojibaev in Astana, Kazakhstan.

First ticket to Rio Olympics for Kazakhstan: Berik Abdrakhmanov wins AIBA Pro Boxing in lightweight division
Algerian President Bouteflika 'hospitalised in France'
Algerian President Bouteflika 'hospitalised in France'

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, has been admitted to hospital in the southeastern French town of Grenoble, a French government source told AFP.

Algerian President Bouteflika 'hospitalised in France'
France's Hollande denounces 'cowardly' hostage murder
France's Hollande denounces 'cowardly' hostage murder

French President Francois Hollande denounced the "cowardly" murder of a French hostage in Algeria and vowed not to give in to the Islamic State group.

France's Hollande denounces 'cowardly' hostage murder
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No Kazakhstanis among Air Algerie plane crash victims

No Kazakhstanis were on board of the Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

No Kazakhstanis among Air Algerie plane crash victims
Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families
Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families

All passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie jetliner that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced.

Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families
Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali
Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Burkina Faso and the French presidency said.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali
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Kazakhstan to expand cooperation with OPEC

Kazakhstan, a Central Asian oil producer, will expand its cooperation with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Kazakhstan to expand cooperation with OPEC
Algeria seizes 8 tonnes of cannabis smuggled from Morocco
Algeria seizes 8 tonnes of cannabis smuggled from Morocco

Algerian security forces have seized more than eight tonnes of cannabis in the port city of Oran, smuggled from neighbouring Morocco, and arrested six traffickers, the police said.

Algeria seizes 8 tonnes of cannabis smuggled from Morocco
70 wounded as anti-vote Algerian youths, police clash
70 wounded as anti-vote Algerian youths, police clash

Clashes in Algeria's restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to Thursday's presidential election wounded around 70 people, local sources said.

70 wounded as anti-vote Algerian youths, police clash
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One dead, dozen wounded in fresh Algeria ethnic clashes

A young man died and a dozen more were injured Friday in fresh clashes between Arabs and Berbers near the southern Algerian town of Ghardaia, local sources said.

One dead, dozen wounded in fresh Algeria ethnic clashes
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Lone survivor found as Algeria plane crash kills 77

A military aircraft carrying 78 people crashed in Algeria's mountainous northeast on Tuesday, leaving just one survivor in one of the country's deadliest air disasters.

Lone survivor found as Algeria plane crash kills 77
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Algeria smuggling crackdown cuts fuel line to Morocco

Until three months ago, petrol smuggling literally drove Morocco's neglected eastern region, where the subsidised liquid smuggled in from Algeria fuelled the local economy.

Algeria smuggling crackdown cuts fuel line to Morocco
Algeria and Morocco flags. Photo  courtesy of english.al-akhbar.com
Morocco-Algeria ties hamstrung despite need for change

An outburst of hostile rhetoric between Morocco and Algeria reflects a historic animosity rooted in irreconcilable differences over Western Sahara.

Morocco-Algeria ties hamstrung despite need for change
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Miss Algeria crowned for first time in 10 years

After an absence of 10 years, the Miss Algeria beauty contest was held Friday in the western city of Oran, with 19-year-old science student Rym Amari taking the pageant honours.

Miss Algeria crowned for first time in 10 years
Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal.
Five foreigners still missing at Algeria hostage site

Algerian authorities searched on Tuesday for five foreigners still missing and tried to identify seven charred bodies, days after a bloody hostage crisis.

Five foreigners still missing at Algeria hostage site
Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege
Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege

Thirty-seven foreigners of eight nationalities were killed by Islamist militants in a well-planned attack on a remote gas plant, some of them executed with a bullet to the head.

Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege
Islamists behind Algeria attack vow more strikes
Islamists behind Algeria attack vow more strikes

An Al-Qaeda linked group which shocked the world with its audacious hostage attack in Algeria threatened on Sunday to stage strikes on nations involved in chasing out Islamists from neighbouring Mali.

Islamists behind Algeria attack vow more strikes
Algeria: bodies of 25 hostages found after bloodbath
Algeria: bodies of 25 hostages found after bloodbath

Algerian troops reportedly found the bodies of 25 hostages and captured five kidnappers at a remote gas plant after a bloodbath of captives that France called an "act of war" by Islamist militants.

Algeria: bodies of 25 hostages found after bloodbath