ALGIERS-  The national newspapers of Saturday widely covered the preparations for the conduct of the local elections of 23 November, as the campaign is nearing end and the candidates are multiplying proximity meetings in order to convince the citizens to go to the polls.

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ALGIERS- French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to pay a visit to Algeria next December 6th, an authorized source at Foreign Ministry told APS.

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ALGIERS- Some heads of political parties called Thursday, on the 12th day of the election campaign for the local elections of November 23, for a significant strengthening of the prerogatives of local representatives, while others developed a speeches related mostly to the doctrinal foundations of their parties.

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ALGIERS- A cache, containing tools for the manufacturing of homemade bombs, computer equipment as well as various other objects, was discovered and destroyed Thursday, in Annaba, following a search operation carried out by a detachment of the People’s National Army, said Friday a communiqué of the National Defence Ministry.

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NOUAKCHOTT- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel handed over Thursday in Nouakchott "a message of friendship and fraternity" from President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to his Mauritanian counterpart Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, said a communiqué of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE).

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 ALGIERS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said that the visit Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Algeria would open up "promising prospects" for the cooperation between the two countries.

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ALGIERS- National Police Chief, Major General Abdelghani Hamel reiterated readiness of Algerian police to share its experience in training and forensics with police institutions of all friendly and neighbouring countries.

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ALGIERS- Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, deputy minister of National Defence and chief of the Army Staff, started Sunday a working and inspection visit to the second military region in Oran, where he will supervise a tactical exercise with real shooting and inspect some units from the region, the ministry of National Defence said in a statement.

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NEW YORK - Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel met on Thursday with Ghassan Salame, UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission in Libya (UNMIL), on the sidelines of the proceedings of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.

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BRAZZAVILLE (Republic of Congo)- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel was received Sunday in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, by the chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya's Government of National Accord, Fayez el-Sarraj, on the sidelines of the fourth summit of the African Union's High-Level Committee on Libya where he represents President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika. 

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