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The country has not become a hub of anti-Israel terrorism, but the newly-re-elected President Bouteflika is neither an Anwar Sadat nor a King Hussein.
"I congratulate the Algerian people on their elections and President Bouteflika on the result.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term on Friday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival alleging fraud.
Officials say a Delta Air Lines plane on a flight from Detroit to Denver reported a potential security threat Friday and taxied to a remote area after landing safely at Denver International Airport.
ABU DHABI, 19th April 2014 - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan today sent a congratulatory cable to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria on his re-election for a new presidential term.
The bombing occurred as worshipers left a mosque on the edge of Akrama after Friday prayers, the report said, and also wounded at least 50 people.
Bilal's mother embraces the victim's mother, praising her and her husband for what they did.
An election worker empties a ballot box during the presidential elections in a polling station in the Algerian capital, Algiers, Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been in power since 1999. Last year year he suffered a stroke.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looked set to win a fourth term with allies claiming victory in an election on Thursday, despite questions over his health and his rare appearances since suffering a stroke in 2013.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika arrives on a wheelchair to vote in the presidential elections in Algiers, Thursday, April 17, 2014.
They want jobs and housing when they graduate and lack loyalty to a political system run by an aging man too frail to show up for a single campaign event.
They fled Algeria to escape the violence ravaging the country in the 1990s, but now more and more young exiled Algerians are returning, lured by better economic prospects linked to government financial enticements.
Cramped with his young wife and three infants in a shack in Algiers' Citi Hofra slum, Amin Kerchach could be forgiven for being angry at missing out on Algeria's gas wealth.
MANY people argue that it would have been better if the Arab spring had never happened.