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    Algerians went to the polls Thursday to elect the president of their oil-rich country, a key U.S. ally in the fight against terror and a major natural gas provider to Europe. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to win, despite suffering a stroke that left him unable to campaign for a fourth term in office.

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    Algeria's president has insisted there are no divisions in the military following articles in the media indicating problems between the powerful intelligence agency and the army chief of staff.

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    In Algeria, which has been run by a succession of military men for decades, presidential elections often are foregone conclusion. But not this year.

  • Riot police officers control pro-government demonstrators, some holding portraits of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Algiers, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub)

    Algeria lifting 19-year-old state of emergency

    The Algerian president's office agreed Tuesday to lift a 19-year state of emergency in a bid to defuse spiraling and potentially dangerous discontent across the nation.

  • Algerian protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in Algiers, Algeria, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. Thousands of people defied a government ban on demonstrations and poured into the Algerian capital for a pro-democracy rally Saturday, a day after weeks of mass protests toppled Egypt's authoritarian leader. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub)

    Thousands demand reforms in Algeria; 400 arrested

    Heavily outnumbered by riot police, thousands of Algerians defied government warnings and dodged barricades to rally in their capital Saturday, demanding democratic reforms a day after mass protests toppled Egypt's autocratic ruler.

  • Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (AP Photo/Shane McMillan)

    Algeria's 1992 state of emergency to be lifted

    Algeria will lift the state of emergency that has been in effect since 1992 in the "very near future," the country's president was quoted as saying Thursday.

  • ** FILE ** Protesters carrying an Algerian flag face riot policemen In Algiers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, during a demonstration against a ban on public gatherings. (AP Photo)

    Algeria warns opposition against banned protest

    The Algerian government on Wednesday warned that it will be the opposition's fault if a pro-democracy protest later this month turns violent.

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