Algerian official warns of further measures against Morocco

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria may escalate its dispute with Morocco and take more steps after having cut off relations and closed airspace, a senior Algerian diplomat said on Friday. “The adoption of additional measures cannot be ruled out,” Amar Belani, the Foreign Ministry official responsible for Maghreb countries told Reuters...
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MN: Bennacer hoping to have turned a corner – Milan’s midfield nerve centre is back

Ismael Bennacer is hoping to have turned a corner in terms of his form after an up and down start to the new season, a report claims. A number of young players impressed right from the first minute of the 2021-22 campaign such as Sandro Tonali, Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao, but some took a bit longer to get back to the levels that we are used to and Bennacer is among them.
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As the Algeria-Morocco Crisis Escalates Algeria Closes Its Airspace

Some Berber groups in the region have pushed for self-determination or independence, and Algeria has long accused Morocco of funding and arming these groups. Algeria’s presidency has announced the closure of the country’s airspace to all Moroccan planes, the latest escalation of the ongoing crisis between the two countries over the disputed Western Sahara region.

Algeria escalates in tension with Morocco by closing its airspace

The two North African giants increase their risk after the decision taken from Algiers in a new chapter of the diplomatic conflict between the two countries, a history that dates back long and that includes a lack of support in Western Sahara, accusations of forest fires and the refusal to renew a gas pipeline. From Rabat they respond with silence, ensuring that the new measures will not affect tourism.

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan planes over ‘provocations and hostile’ actions

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation. Algeria has closed its airspace to all Moroccan aircraft, in the latest dispute between the two countries. Less than a month after Algeria cut diplomatic relations with Morocco, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced that “all civilian and military aircraft as well as to those registered in Morocco” are restricted from entering its airspace.

Algeria: postponement of the new trial of journalist Khaled Drareni - France 24

The Algiers Court of Appeal has postponed to December 2 the start of a new trial against journalist Khaled Drareni, who was due to be retried Thursday for "inciting unarmed assembly" and "undermining national unity ", noted AFP journalists. Incarcerated in March 2020, Mr. Drareni - founder of the Casbah...

Milovan Rajevac tasked to win 2021 Afcon with Black Stars

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Ghana FA confirm appointment of Milovan Rajevac as new Black Stars head coach

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Milovan Rajevac wasn’t happy with our terms – Kurt Okraku reveals

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Serbian gaffer Milovan Rajevac replaces CK Akonnor on a two-year deal

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Controversy in Algeria: Where did the minaret of the Great Mosque disappear?

Controversy in Algeria: Where did the minaret of the Great Mosque disappear?. The deletion of a French-speaking Algerian newspaper of the minaret of the Grand Mosque from its cover photo, dedicated to covering the funeral of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, sparked widespread controversy on social media in Algeria. Al-Watan newspaper...

Spain runs down clock on Algerian gas supplies

The future of gas supplies from Algeria to Spain, via Morocco, remains unclear following a diplomatic spat. The contract for Algerian supplies is due to end on October 31. “It’s not 100% certain that the pipeline will close. It may close and then reopen in six months,” Francis Ghilès, senior research fellow at CIDOB Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, said.

Algeria closes airspace to all Moroccan planes

Algeria said Wednesday it has closed its airspace to all Moroccan planes due to "provocations and hostile practices" by its neighbour, in the latest dispute between the countries at odds mainly over Western Sahara. The presidency said the meeting examined the situation on Algeria's border with Morocco and took into account "the continuation of provocations and hostile practices by Morocco", without providing details.
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ICIS ANALYST VIEW: Expect a turbulent European gas winter

LONDON (ICIS)--As 1 October and the winter gas season approaches, uncertainty reigns over the availability of European natural gas in the next six months. Typically, the start of winter is accompanied by increased flows to Europe that complement the start of storage withdrawals. But this winter is different, as the...