Two policemen killed in Algeria


Two police officers were killed and two others wounded in Algeria when armed men attacked police barracks east of the capital Algiers, residents said Saturday.

Three civilians, including a little girl, were also hurt in the half-hour attack late Friday at Ouacifs near Tizi Ouzou, 110 kilometres (70 miles) east of Algiers.

Security officials quoted by the state APS news agency said the attackers cut the telephone and electricity lines of the nearby security and police headquarters before opening fire on the two buildings with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. Read the rest of this entry

AMU : Upcoming Maghreb Summit A Historic Opportunity To Revitalize Maghreb Union -AMU SG

Casablanca – Secretary-General of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), Habib Benyahya, said, Saturday in Casablanca, that the upcoming Maghreb Summit, due in Tunisia late this year, would be a historic opportunity to revitalize the Union, hoping that it will impart fresh momentum to this grouping for the benfit of the peoples and the security of the region.

“We hope that the upcoming AMU Summit will make it possible to fulfil the wishes and ideas advocated by the founding fathers of the Union,” Benyahya said at the opening session of the first Maghreb forum dedicated to the sons of martyrs of independence of the Maghreb countries. Read the rest of this entry

Morocco finds new ways to help jobless youth

With Morocco’s youth unemployment remaining high, policymakers are offering a number of ideas to address the issue.

By Sham Ali for Magharebia in Rabat

[AFP/Abdelhak Senna] Former Moroccan Finance Minister Salaheddine Mezouar (left), seen here with World Bank President Robert Zoellick last year, is encouraging entrepreneurship in Morocco.

[AFP/Abdelhak Senna] Former Moroccan Finance Minister Salaheddine Mezouar (left), seen here with World Bank President Robert Zoellick last year, is encouraging entrepreneurship in Morocco.

Morocco and its international partners are looking at innovative strategies to boost youth job opportunities.

The issue has become a high priority in the kingdom, as Moroccan unemployed youth have put pressure on the government through demonstrations, meetings, and by seeking support from the National Human Rights Advisory Council. Read the rest of this entry

Arab spring News : June 17, 2012

Regional tensions, Arab Spring worries backdrop for Saudi’s next
Washington Post
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The death of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz on Saturday means that — for the second time in less than a year
Hamas factions’ reversal of roles rooted in ‘Arab Spring
Los Angeles Times
Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip, emboldened by Egypt’s revolt, have taken a tougher stance while hard-line colleagues in Syria have had to be more

Los Angeles Times
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HM The King Presides Over A Council Of Ministers In Oujda

Oujda – HM King Mohammed VI presided, Sunday at the headquarters of the wilaya in Oujda, over a Council of Ministers, the Royal Court said in a statement.

In the beginning of the Council, the minister delegate to the head of the government in charge of civil service and administration modernisation, gave a presentation on the legal effect of the decision of the Constitutional Council 854/12 of June 3, 2012 concerning the organic law 02-12 on appointment to senior posts, pursuant to articles 49 and 92 of the Constitution, aimed at making the provisions of articles 2 and 3 of the said organic law consistent with the Constitution, by removing the procedure of approval of appointments and replacing it with the principle of appointment. Read the rest of this entry

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