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17 May 2018 9:03 PM Eder, Nani miss out on Ronaldo led Portugal for SWC

Lisbon - Forwards Eder and Nani were surprise absentees from Portugal's World Cup squad with national team coach Fernando Santos opting instead for the youth of Andre Silva and Goncalo Guedes to play alongside superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Also missing from the 23-man squad was Andre Gomes who, like Eder and Nani, played at the 2016 European championships 19

16 May 2018 3:58 AM Algeria's ailing leader makes rare public appearance

Algeria's president has visited the construction site of the future Great Mosque in Algiers, in a rare public appearance of the 81-year-old ailing leader. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been debilitated by a stroke for years, appeared in television footage in a wheelchair on Tuesday. After praying at a mosque belonging to a religious brotherhood outside 23

30 April 2018 7:12 PM Newcastle's Slimani hit with violent conduct rap

London - Newcastle striker Islam Slimani was charged with violent conduct on Monday after appearing to kick West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson during Saturday's Premier League clash. Slimani's antics were missed by officials during West Brom's 1-0 victory at St James' Park, but Football Association chiefs have taken action after reviewing video 23

12 April 2018 3:11 PM 'He dies a martyr,' says father of co-pilot killed in Algeria's worst aviation disaster

The body of the co-pilot of the Algerian military transport plane that crashed, killing 257 people, has arrived in a flag-draped coffin at his family's home, a day after the nation's worst aviation disaster. Private TV station En Nahar showed firefighters on Thursday carrying the casket of Rabia Seddiki to the home where he was born 41 years ago in a working-class 27

08 April 2018 2:54 PM Ailing Algerian leader's backers urge him to seek 5th term

Algeria's governing party is urging President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek a fifth term even though the 81-year-old has been debilitated by a stroke for years. The head of the FLN party, Djamel Ould Abbas, formally asked Bouteflika to run in the May 2019 election in a speech on Saturday to party lawmakers. Ould Abbas added that "the last word remains 27

03 April 2018 8:05 AM UN disputes Morocco's claims of incursions in W Sahara

The United Nations on Monday disputed claims by Morocco that the Polisario Front had carried out incursions in a buffer zone of Western Sahara, where a UN mission is monitoring a ceasefire. Morocco wrote to the Security Council on Sunday to report that fighters of the Polisario Front had entered the northeastern Western Sahara town of Mahbes in recent 25

29 March 2018 11:01 AM Pentagon confirms Qaeda higher-up killed in Libya strike

A senior Al-Qaeda operative and another jihadist were killed in a US air strike in Libya, the Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday. The March 24 strike near Ubari in southern Libya killed "two Al-Qaeda terrorists, including Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking Al-Qaeda in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) official," the US military's Africa Command said in a statement 32

13 February 2018 6:00 AM Striking trainee doctors brave ban to protest in Algeria

Algiers - Some 1 000 striking trainee doctors took to the streets of Algeria's capital on Monday to demand the scrapping of compulsory public service in defiance of a ban on protests in the city. The demonstrators - wearing black armbands or surgical masks emblazoned with "angry doctors" - managed to gather for a sit-in in the heart of Algiers despite 32

01 February 2018 5:45 PM Algeria says Al-Qaeda propagandist killed by army

Algiers - The Algerian army has killed a senior official of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in an operation in the northeast of the country, officials said on Wednesday. Adel Seghiri - also known as Abu Ruwaha al-Qasantini - was among those running the group's Al-Andalus media wing responsible for putting out videos and statements. The army said it killed 39

18 December 2017 5:58 PM Aubameyang, Mane, Salah to contest CAF award

Johannesburg - Prolific goalscorers Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon were named on Monday among the three finalists for the African Player of the Year award. Sadio Mane of Senegal completes a list announced in Ghana for the highest annual Confederation of African Football (CAF) individual honour. Liverpool sharpshooter Salah 34