ALGIERS-  The new bill on health "clearly" consolidates the right to free care, a "gain which must be preserved, in application of the orientations of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika," said Sunday in Algiers  Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Mokhtar Hasbellaoui.

WASHINGTON- The World Bank made public Wednesday a new updated version of its report on the economic prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) in which it updated its assessment of the economic situation in Algeria.

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ORAN- The national hydrocarbon group SONATRACH plans to double its production capacity over the next ten years, said Tuesday in Oran (432-km west of Algiers) the group's CEO, Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour.

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DHAHRAN (Saudi Arabia)- The speakers at 29th Arab Summit stressed the need, on Sunday in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia), to promote comprehensive peace and make peoples' interest prevail in the resolution of crises in the Arab region.

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ALGIERS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia affirmed Saturday, in Algiers, that the results achieved by Algeria in 2017 were “correct” despite a severe economic crisis due to a drastic drop in oil prices.

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 ALGIERS- The military aircraft crash, occurred Wednesday morning in Boufarik (Blida), killed 257 people, including ten crew members, said a provisional toll reported by the National Defence Ministry (MDN). 

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BLIDA (Algeria)- A military aircraft of Ilyushin type crashed on Wednesday morning near the Boufarik Air Base (Blida), military sources said.

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PARIS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has initiated, since his election in 1999, a comprehensive strategy to put an end to terrorist violence and reconcile a wounded nation," Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said Tuesday in Paris.

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ALGIERS-A high-level meeting on “the fight against terrorism funding” will take place on Monday and Tuesday in Algiers with the participation of representatives of African states, organizations and international experts, who will focus on strategic issues of collective concern to states as well as counterterrorism means and methods.  

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ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday has conducted a partial cabinet reshuffle, replacing the ministers of Youth and Sports, Trade, Tourism and Craft Industry, and Relations with Parliament, said the Presidency of the Republic in a communiqué.

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