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2014-10-01 Fight Against Organized Crime, Terrorism, Main Concern of Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Chief of National Police (DGSN), Major General Abdelghani Hamel underlined Tuesday in Algiers that the fight against organized crime and terrorism are Algeria's "main concern", given their threat to the safety of people and stability of countries.

2014-10-01 Algeria, United States Seek to Step Up Bilateral Relations in Health
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The development of bilateral relations between Algeria and the United States in the health field was broached Tuesday, in Algiers, by Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf and US Ambassador to Algiers Joan A. Polaschik, a ministry's communiqué said.

2014-10-01 Major General Hamel Holds Talks With Senior Official of French Foreign Ministry
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Police Chief, Major General Abdelghani Hamel held talks with Director of Cooperation, Security and Defence at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Vice Admiral Marin Gillier.

2014-10-01 Govt Identifies Some of French Hiker's Islamist Murderers
[RFI]Algerian authorities say they have identified some of the kidnappers of French tourist Hervé Gourdel and have vowed to track them down and identify the rest. Gourdel was decapitated by a group calling itself Jund al-Khilafa (Soldiers of the Caliphate) last week.

2014-10-01 Housing Deficit to Be Eradicated By 2018, Says Sellal
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The deficit in housing will be eradicated and squatter settlements will "definitely" be eliminated by 2018 thanks to the completion of the new Five Year Plan (2015-2019), said Tuesday in Algiers Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal.

2014-10-01 Canadian Government Supports Algeria's Action in Favour of Reconciliation in Libya
[Algerie Presse Service]Ottawa -Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird expressed his government's "support" to Algeria for its action in favour of the national reconciliation in Libya and welcomed the prospects of launching an inclusive political dialogue between the Libyan personalities and forces.

2014-10-01 Assassination of French National - Some Members of Terrorist Group Identified, Announces Louh
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Justice Minister Tayeb Louh announced the identification of some members of the terrorist group that killed the French national Hervé Gourdel after his abduction in the region of Ait Ouabane, in the province of Tizi Ouzou (105-km east of Algiers).

2014-10-01 Algeria-UNDP - Six Associations Benefit From Micro-Financing for Environmental Projects
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Memorandums of understanding on environmental projects funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as part of the micro-financing programme of non-governmental organizations were signed, Tuesday in Algiers, between six Algerian associations and the Facility, under the aegis of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

2014-10-01 Housing Strategy Aims At Creating Balance Between Supply and Demand
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The strategy for the modernization of the housing sector aims at increasing the national building capacity and creating a balance between housing demand and supply, said Tuesday in Algiers Minister of Housing, Town Planning and the City Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

2014-10-01 Over 187 Kilos of Cannabis Seized Near Western Border
[Algerie Presse Service]Oran -The border guards of Tlemcen (540-km west of Algiers) seized 187.2 kilograms of processed cannabis coming from Morocco near the western border of the country, said Tuesday in Oran the National Gendarmerie.

2014-10-01 Annual Rate of Inflation Stands Unchanged At 1.5 Percent in Last August
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria's annual rate of inflation stood unchanged at 1.5% in last August, for the third month in a row, the National Office of Statistics (ONS) told APS.

2014-10-01 Agri-Food Industries - Two Consortia Created to Boost Export
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Two consortia in agri-food industries have been created to reinforce the production capacity of Algerian companies, hoist them to the international standard so to boost food product export, said Tuesday in Algiers the representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Gilles Galtieri.

2014-10-01 Bouchouareb Broaches in Istanbul Algeria's Industrial Development Strategy
[Algerie Presse Service]Istanbul -Minister of Industry and Mining Abdessalem Bouchouareb held Monday in Istanbul talks with several officials of the World Economic Forum with whom he broached the main objectives of Algeria's industrial development strategy.

2014-10-01 Lamamra Highlights in Ottawa Government's Efforts Towards National Community Abroad
[Algerie Presse Service]Ottawa -Foreign Affairs Minister Ramtane Lamamra, on official visit to Canada, highlighted the efforts of the Algerian governments towards the national community abroad particularly in terms of facilitating procedures relating to consular protection and management.

2014-10-01 Algeria-France - Seminar in Algiers On Fight Against Organized Crime
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -A seminar on the fight against the organized crime has got underway Tuesday in Algiers in presence of magistrates and experts of the Algerian and French police.

2014-10-01 Over 51 Tonnes of Cannabis Seized in First 8 Months 2014, Says Hamel
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algerian security services have seized more than 51 tonnes of cannabis over the eight first months of 2014, police chief, Major General Abdelghani Hamel, said Tuesday.

2014-10-01 President Bouteflika Signs Decrees Ratifying Three Agreements, Convention and MOU
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika signed five presidential decrees ratifying three agreements, a convention and a Memorandum of Understanding, Presidency of the Republic said Tuesday in communiqué.

2014-10-01 Algerian Allegedly Victim of Abuse in Germany Jail - No Information On Victim's Identity, Says Foreign Ministry
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "no" information was given on the identity and the nationality of the person allegedly victim of violence committed in a detention center of Germany, while media reports said the victim is an Algerian national.

2014-10-01 Hydrocarbons - Alnaft Awards Four Perimeters From 31 Proposed
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The National Agency for the Development of hydrocarbon resources (ALNAFT) awarded Tuesday in Algiers, 4 perimeters of exploration from the 31 proposed ones, as part of the 4th call for national and international competition for research opportunities and exploitationof hydrocarbons.

2014-10-01 Consolidation of Algerian-Canadian Relations At Centre of Lamamra-Scheer Talks
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The consolidation of Algerian-Canadian relations and the role of the parliamentary diplomacy in strengthening partnership were at the centre of the discussions between Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra and the Speaker of Canada's House of Commons, Andrew Scheer, said Tuesday an Algerian diplomatic source.

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