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Bouteflika stroke triggers Algerian crisis

ALGIERS, Algeria, April 29 (UPI) -- The "minor stroke" that felled Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has plunged the government into crisis.

Algerian president hospitalized in Paris

PARIS, April 28 (UPI) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was hospitalized in Paris after suffering a minor stroke, officials said.

Death of 10th Japanese confirmed

TOKYO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Japan confirmed the death of its last missing national in the Algerian gas plant hostage crisis, raising to 10 the toll of its nationals in the incident.

Algerian energy sector faces risky future

ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Algeria is strategically important to Europe as a source of natural gas, and expanding its energy potential is vital to compensate for declining supplies from the North Sea.

Le Pouvoir and Algeria's war on terror

ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Algerian military's response to the seizure of a major gas complex underlines how the military controls the North African state and will brook no challenge.

Algerian forces train to fight jihadists

ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Algeria is reported to be intensifying counter-insurgency training for its army and air force to help mount an offensive against jihadists in northern Mali.

U.S. 'seeks to sell Algeria spy satellite'

ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. intelligence, alarmed at a jihadist sanctuary in Mali, is considering providing Algeria with a surveillance satellite to monitor al-Qaida operations.
Hollande begins visit to Algeria

Hollande begins visit to Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande began a two-day trip to Algeria Wednesday, hoping to ink several business deals, officials said.

French push Algeria to join Mali incursion

ALGIERS, Algeria, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande flies to Algeria seeking to persuade its leaders to back armed intervention in Mali to crush Islamist militants there.

Algeria pushes $80 billion energy drive

ALGIERS, Algeria, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Algeria's state energy company Sonatrach is pushing an $80 billion, five-year investment program to expand its oil and natural gas industry.

Clinton focused intently on Mali peace

ALGIERS, Algeria, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's meeting with Algerian officials focused almost exclusively on counter-terrorism cooperation in Mali, an official said.

Algeria's the key power against al-Qaida

ALGIERS, Algeria, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Algeria is becoming the focal point of efforts to crush the jihadist-held enclave in northern Mali.

Clinton in Algeria to discuss terrorism

ALGIERS, Algeria, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Algeria Monday to discuss fighting terrorism in the Sahel region of Africa, officials said.
Algeria's political battle: Army vs. spooks

Algeria's political battle: Army vs. spooks

ALGIERS, Algeria, May 15 (UPI) -- Algeria's military-backed National Liberation Front, the aging heroes of the independence war against France 50 years ago, was the clear winner in parliamentary elections last week.
It's Election Day in Algeria

It's Election Day in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria, May 10 (UPI) -- Voters in Algeria, overseen by 500 international observers, went to the polls Thursday to elect members of Parliament.
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Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) hugs Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (L) during a welcoming ceremony in Tehran, Iran on August 11, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
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Abdelaziz Bouteflika (Arabic pronunciation: ; Arabic: عبد العزيز بوتفليقة‎) (born March 2, 1937) is the ninth President of Algeria. He has been in office since 1999. He has continued emergency rule and presided over the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002. More recently, thousands in Algiers have marched calling for his resignation in the 2010–2011 Algerian protests.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika was born on March 2, 1937 in Oujda, Morocco. He was the first child of his mother and the second child of his father (Fatima, his half-sister, preceded him). His father (Ahmed Bouteflika) and mother (Mansouria Ghezlaoui) originated from the region of Tlemcen. Bouteflika has three half-sisters (Fatima, Yamina, and Aïcha), as well as four brothers (Abdelghani, Mustapha, Abderahim and Saïd) and one sister (Latifa). Saïd serves as Abdelaziz Bouteflika's personal physician, and is said by some to be an important figure in Bouteflika's inner circle of advisers.

Bouteflika was raised in Oujda, where his father had emigrated as a youngster. He successively attended three schools there: "Sidi Ziane", "El Hoceinia" and the "Abdel Moumen" high-school, where he reportedly excelled academically. He was also affiliated with Kadiri Zaouia in Oujda.

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