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Un prénom pour « l’Arabe » de Camus Kamel Daoud, in Beirut, discusses his rewriting of Albert Camus’s The Stranger.
Lettre du général Toufik et affaire du général Hassan : le message codé de l’ex-chef du DRS A letter from the formal head of the Department of Intelligence and Security (DRS), Mohamed Lamine Médiène, addresses security issues in the country as well as potential lawsuits involving military crime.
Algeria’s Bouteflika leaves France after medical tests Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika underwent routine medical tests in France last week, and returned to Algeria after being cleared by medical staff.
لن نتوقف إلاّ بمقابلة الرئيس بوتفليقة Members of the political group 4-19 have demanded to interview the president amid recent concerns over his deteriorating health.
خمسة أغانٍ جزائرية في مديح الخمر Nafha magazine presents five Algerian songs praising alcohol.
Algeria and Nigeria reach U23 Nations Cup semi-finals “Nigeria will play the Group A winners Senegal, whilst Algeria will take on the Group A runners-up South Africa.”
Pentagon confirms airstrikes killed top ISIS & Al-Qaeda leaders in Libya, Somalia The United States confirms the killing of Abu Nabil, a top Islamic State (IS) leader in Libya.
HoR-GNC ‘Libyan-Libyan’ Tunis agreement receives cold reception from UN and HoR majority The Libya Herald discusses the cold reception of the new political unity agreement signed outside of the scope of the United Nations.
Libya: Long-Term Arbitrary Detentions Human Rights Watch reports on widespread arbitrary detention in Libya, a practice that could constitute a crime against humanity under international law.
العلاقات العاطفية في ليبيا بين الثقافة التقليدية وضوابط المجتمع Al Wasat reviews a CNN documentary about romantic relationships in Libya.
Libye. Le double jeu des Emirats arabes unis The Courrier International reports on the duplicitous attitude of the United Arab Emirates in regard to their foreign policy in Libya.
بالصور: مهرجان «الطفل» بدرنة يختتم فعالياته بعروض منوعة Photos from Derna’s Children’s Festival.
Mauritanian president accused of ordering penalties in 63rd minute of Super Cup President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz allegedly grew bored during a soccer match, ordering the early ending of the game, which he has firmly denied.
Preparing Mauritanian officers for national and international operations The Mauritanian army and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are preparing for international cooperation in defense strategy and training amid growing fears of violent terrorism in the region.
Sterling Energy acquires interest in Tullow’s Block C-10 offshore Mauritania Sterling Energy’s acquisition of Block C-10, located off the coast of Mauritania, may raise exploration potential for offshore oil exploitation.
4 فتيات موريتانيات يلتحقن بتنظيم القاعدة Four Mauritanian women have allegedly joined al-Qa‘ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), sparking concern over terrorist recruitment in the country.
وزير المياه يطلق مشاريع ببئر أم اكرين و يقول إنها محل لعناية الحكومة The minister of water and sanitation addresses continued issues of clean water access in the hopes of succeeding with a water project in Thierse Zemmour.
Abderrazak Benchaâbane Brownbook magazine profiles Moroccan Botanist Abderrazak Benchaabane, a gardener who worked with Yves Saint Laurents in the revival of the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech.
Face au Desk : Nabila Mounib Le Desk interviews the secretary general of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU) Nabila Mounib.
حملة التضامن مع الفنان رشيد غلام - Solidarité avec l`artiste Rachid GHOLAM Censored musician Rachid Gholam is to begin a chain of protest actions on 10 December against the condition of human rights and freedom of speech in Morocco.
60 Minutes pour Comprendre: Fatima Mernissi: le féminisme en héritage Medi1 TV honors the passing of Fatima Mernissi with a report on the late feminist’s thought.
Royal Air Maroc will fly Dreamliners between Washington Dulles and Casablanca Airline company Royal Air Maroc is due to launch a new direct line between Casablanca and Washington Dulles Airport on 8 September 2016.
Bassem Youssef en Tunisie: "J`ai toujours cru que la célébration de l`art et de la création est le meilleur moyen de lutte contre le terrorisme" HuffPost Maghreb covers Bassem Youssef’s address at the Carthage Film Festival.
Sclérose en plaques: La Tunisie remporte le prix Merck de la recherche scientifique Tunisian scientists win the Merck Prize for scientific research over their work on multiple sclerosis.
Morning on the Oases: Toward Bolstering Jobs and Biodiversity in Tunisia The World Bank reports on their efforts to bolster job creation and biodiversity in the Tunisian desert.
تونس: 89 إخلالاً للصحافة في أسبوع Increased censorship of the press is a growing issue after eighty-nine publications were prevented from publishing in one week.
La Tunisie en état d`urgence décorée à l`Elysée avant le Nobel de la paix The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Tunisian quartet is awarded the French Legion of Honor.
The king of Morocco’s green march visit to Western Sahara Arthur Obayuwana recaps the Green March anniversary and historical contentions over the Western Sahara.
Western Sahara deserves independence Ambassador Mohamed Beisat criticizes international handling of the Western Sahara, calling on foreign powers to address international law concerning the right to self-determination.
مجلس الأمن ينظر غداً نزاع الصحراء الغربية Al-Quds al-Arabi addresses the UN Security Council’s upcoming consideration of the Western Sahara issue.
Annual meeting of partners working in mines field in Western Sahara “The partners working in mines field in Western Sahara held Tuesday and Wednesday their annual meeting at the UN mission`s headquarters in Tindouf, under the joint supervision of the Sahrawi Office for the Coordination of Mine Action and MINURSO Mine Action Cell.”
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
Morocco: A Bipolarization under Royal Control Stéphanie Wenger delves into the aftermath of the local and regional elections in Morocco, highlighting the role of the palace as parties shift their alliances.
Women in the Men’s House: The Road to Equality in the Algerian Military A report from the Carnegie Middle East Center highlights the gendered dynamics in the Algerian military.
A Moveable Feast? Reflections on the French Coverage of the Paris Attacks Jadaliyya Maghreb Page Co-Editor Muriam Haleh Davis provides an overview of the reactions to the Paris attacks in the French media.
New Texts Out Now: Jeanette S. Jouili, Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe Jadaliyya interviews Jeanette Jouili on the publication of her new book, Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe.
Kabylia: Between Colonial Myths and Algerian Realities A translated excerpt from Yassine Temlali`s book, La genèse de la Kabylie. Aux origines de l’affirmation berbère en Algérie (1830-1962).
Libya: The Forgotten War of the Tebu and Tuareg Valérie Stocker sheds light on the violence marring southern Libya.
Social Dialogue Under The Gun in Tunisia Ian M. Hartshorn contextualizes the developments with regard to negotiations in Tunisia, looking at the various actors and processes that have led up to the present day.