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News Algeria » Medea: Young Muslim: Pope Francis, welcome to Algeria

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Publication date: hursday 12 April 2018

The news of a possible visit by the pontiff to Algeria is welcomed with enthusiasm by a young ... In March 1996, some Trappist monks from Tibhirine, near Medea, were brutally kidnapped by an Islamist group; their heads were found a few months later.

News Algeria » Medea: Heavy snowfalls cut off traffic in Algeria

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

after being trapped by heavy snowfalls in the national road No. 1 in the upper hills Medea province. The national road No. 1 is the most important road in Algeria, as it links the north of the country to the south, and used by hundreds of thousands of cars ...

News Algeria » Medea: Algerian Martyrs: ‘Our Lives Are Already Given Away’

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Publication date: hursday 15 March 2018

Somewhat officially known as Pierre Claverie and Companions, they perished during Algeria’s civil war (1991-2002), and they include one bishop and the seven monks whose story is depicted in the critically acclaimed 2010 film Of Gods and Men. The ...

News Algeria » Medea: Algeria's Ibadite Minority Activist Kamal Fekhar Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

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Publication date: Friday 26 May 2017

The two Ibadite activists were found guilty of %E2%80%9Cthreatening national security%E2%80%9D and %E2%80%9Cterritorial integrity%E2%80%9D of Algeria, and %E2%80%9Cviolence and hatred incitement%E2%80%9D for articles published in 2013. Ghardaia has for a ...

News Algeria » Medea: The seven monks of Tibhirine to be beatified

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Publication date: Saturday 27 January 2018

Vatican City (AsiaNews) – The seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine (Algeria), killed in 1996 ... founded in 1938 near the town of Medea, 90 km south of Algiers. They maintained good relations with the local population, almost all Muslims, despite tensions ...

News Algeria » Medea: 3 arrested over supporting terror in northern Algeria

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Publication date: Saturday 16 September 2017

The region of Medea is known by its dense forests providing safe refuge ... Located in a region plagued by unprecedented security and political instability, Algeria faces ongoing terrorist threats. A few militants affiliated to al-Qaida in the Islamic ...