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Baton-wielding police have broken up a protest in Algiers, cracking down on demonstrators vowing to keep up the anti-regime movement that has rocked Algeria for nearly a year.
Newly-elected Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune formed his government on Thursday, two weeks after he took office following a controversial election, his spokesman said.
Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has walked free on time served after a court sentenced him to six months for tax, banking and customs offences.
Algeria's newly elected President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has chaired a rare meeting of the country's top security body to discuss contingency plans for a threatened Turkish military intervention in neighbouring Libya.
Students, teachers and other demonstrators have rallied in their thousands in Algeria's capital against the newly elected president, rejecting his offer of dialogue with a months-old protest movement.
Algeria has held a presidential election meant to bring stability after a year of political turmoil, but voting was marred as protesters ransacked provincial polling stations and rallied in the capital.
The Algerian prosecutor's office has requested 20-year prison sentences for several former politicians accused of corruption, including two prime ministers who served under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, reports say.
Protesters thronged the Algerian capital for the 40th consecutive week Friday as they railed against next month's presidential election they say will only keep the old guard in power.
Demonstrators have thronged the streets of the Algerian capital to renew their opposition to a presidential election they say will keep in power a political elite rejected by the people.
Algeria's election authority has registered 22 candidates for a December presidential election, including two former prime ministers under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the official APS agency reported on Sunday.
The head of Libya's internationally recognised government has met the Algerian president during an official visit to discuss the heightened tensions in his country.
Algeria released on Thursday well-known independence war veteran Lakhdar Bouregaa, who was detained last June for allegedly insulting the army, one of his lawyers told AFP.
Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab, who heads its biggest privately-owned conglomerate Cevital, has gone on trial accused of tax, banking and customs offences.
Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was sworn in as the new president of protest-hit Algeria on Thursday, a week after winning a widely boycotted election.
Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who served as PM under former President Bouteflika, wins election rejected by protesters.
Algeria has been in political turmoil for most of the year, with mass protests against the government continuing even after the resignation of long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April.
Algerians have thronged their capital to insist that a presidential election set for December 12 must not go ahead before a change of regime.
Authorities have arrested more than 80 people during a night-time protest in the Algerian capital, a prisoners' rights group says.
Twenty-two Algerian demonstrators have been handed one-year jail sentences for "undermining national unity" by bearing the Berber minority's flag during anti-regime protests, a prisoners' rights group says.
The head of an Algerian political party that was part of the ruling coalition under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has become the first candidate to register for presidential polls.
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