TUNIS- The works of the 2nd ministerial meeting of the Contact Group on "Illegal Migration along the Central Mediterranean Route," got underway Monday in Tunis with the participation of Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui.
ALGIERS- Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui on Thursday has urged international partners to consider the increasing burden of illegal immigration on Algeria, adding "it is a global issue requiring global coordination."
ALGIERS- The Government is about to take "urgent measures" to address the large influx of illegal immigrants, said Monday in Algiers Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel.
ORAN (Algeria)- A total of 58 would-be immigrants, including eight Malians, were intercepted by coastguard Thursday north of Cape Falcon, in Ain El Turck, province of Oran (342-km west of Algiers), the maritime security body said Friday.
ALGIERS- Two terrorist supporters were arrested Wednesday by Army detachments in Tizi-Ouzou and Constantine, the ministry of National Defense said Thursday in a statement.
MOSTAGANEM (Algeria)- National Gendarmerie and coastguards in Mostaganem (355-km west of Algiers) intercepted late Saturday and early Sunday 12 would-be immigrants, seven of whom off coast, in two separate operations, security sources said Monday.
ALGIERS- Eleven (11) illegal immigrants, including one family, were rescued Tuesday by the coastguard units coming under the western maritime front, following the capsizing of their boat in the province of Ain Temouchent, said Wednesday the National Defence Ministry in a communiqué.
ALGIERS- Issues related to illegal migration and arms and drug trafficking and their impact on public security are the main focus of an international seminar on "cross-border crime and its impact on public security," which will be held in Algiers on Tuesday and Wednesday by the Ministry of National Defence, represented by the Command of National Gendarmerie.
ORAN- Eighteen illegal immigrants were intercepted early on Thursday 5 miles off Les Andalouses beach, in Ain El Turck (Oran 431-km west of Algiers) by Coastguards units of the western command, said the security body.
ORAN- Coastguards units of the western command thwarted, in two separate operations, two illegal immigration attempts on Wednesday off Cape Falcon in Ain El Turck, in the province of Oran (432-km west of Algiers), said the security body.