Random highlights from the Algerian media - because English speakers need to follow Algeria news too

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Constitution change; Cheb Khaled calls for jihad; bombs defused; illegal immigrants saved

Constitutional amendment updates: A month after Bouteflika announced his plans to revise the constitution, Boualem Bessaieh, the president of the Constitutional Council, has been put by Bouteflika in charge of the Constitution Revision Commission. He was described by Liberte's source as "a faithful old friend of the President of the Republic in whom he places unreserved confidence."

Ech Chourouk's headline: 'Nasrallah shames Arab rulers' connivance: "Be men, if only for a day". Israel bombs north of Beirut and attacks Christian areas.' Two editorials are devoted to praising Chavez and attacking the Saudis, respectively. Keep this up much longer, and I'm gonna start suspecting them of having turned socialist :) A rather sardonic brief article announces that Cheb Khaled, the "King of Rai", has urged "that the road should be opened for youths to go to Lebanon and engage in jihad against the Israeli aggression".

Bomb in Bordj-el-Bahri injures two policemen; two other bombs defused in Boumerdes.

Coast guard in Arzew save 11 illegal immigrants from death when the overcrowded fishing boat they were attempting to reach to Spain in sank.


At 3:50 PM, Blogger KNL said...

Lameen, what do you think about Khaled's declaration?

At 4:53 PM, Blogger Lameen Souag said...

I think it's rather funny, coming from him of all people - what's next, Britney Spears urges the US to send volunteers to fight Castro?

At 5:22 PM, Blogger KNL said...

Hahaha, like when Cheb Mami was delivering the message that Boutef was going to get better...


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