TEHERAN (Iran)- The speaker of the People's National Assembly (lower house of Parliament) Saïd Bouhadja on Tuesday in Teheran, Iran, said "Algeria remains faithful to its principles and committed, through international charters and resolutions, to international peace and security and to peaceful settlement of conflicts." 

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ALGIERS- The bill on local authorities, under preparation, will strengthen decentralization and extend prerogatives of elected assemblies, in order to enable communes to achieve local development and address citizens' concerns, said Tuesday in Algiers the Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning, Abderrahmane Sedini.

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TIGUENTOURINE (ILLIZI)- The production of Tiguentourine gas complex (Illizi, 1600 km southeast of Algiers) rose to 8.8 billion m3 in 2017, said Tuesday Manager of the Association Sonatrach-British Petroleum (UK) and Statoil (Norway), Salim Djettou.  

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CONSTANTINE-Toll stations on the East-West highway will be delivered “in late 2018,” Public Works and Transport Minister Abdelghani Zaalane announced Monday. 

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GHARDAIA-Minister of Communication Djamel Kaouane on Thursday announced that “national identity” would be the theme of the 4th edition of President of the Republic’s professional journalist Award 2018. 

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ALGIERS- Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Abdelkader Bouazghi said Wednesday, in Algiers, that the reforms undertaken by his department in the last two decades allowed covering more than 70% of the national demand for agricultural produce.

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ALGIERS-Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia on Monday chaired an inter-ministerial Council devoted to reviving the teaching of Tamazight and the drafting of an organic bill on the creation of an Algerian Academy of the Amazigh language, announced the Premier’s office in a communiqué.

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ORAN- The second international Exhibition of Recycling and Waste Treatment opened, Monday, at the Mohammed-Benahmed Convention Centre in Oran, with the participation of 40 national and foreign exhibitors.

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ALGIERS- The Tunisian minister of Interior Lotfi Brahem said Sunday, in Algiers, that the National Institute for the study of Crime Detection and Criminology (INCC) is “a pride for Arab countries given the international standards used in terms of criminal investigation, and which do not even exist in European countries.

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GHARDAIA-Secretary General of the High Commission for Amazighity (HCA), Si El Hachemi Assad said Saturday that the recognition of the Amazigh culture and the institutionalization of Yennayer “strengthen the national identity based on unity in diversity.”

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