Laghouat


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Laghouat

(lägwät`), town (1998 pop. 96,342), N Algeria, an oasis on the north edge of the Sahara Desert. It is an important administrative and military center and marketplace and is known for rug and tapestry weaving. There are natural gas deposits in the region. The town has a meteorological station. Laghouat traces its history at least to the 11th cent. It paid tribute to Morocco in the 17th cent. The Turks captured Laghouat in 1786, and the French conquered the city in 1852.
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Civil defense chief in Laghouat colonel Jamal Khammar said that the bus burst into flames, and some victims, who were sleep at the time, were charred.
An additional 90 MW capacity will profit to the provinces of M'sila, Djelfa, Laghouat, and Ouargla, through such plants, the official said.
The unemployed men were arrested after holding a protest outside the national employment agency in Laghouat.
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Binoun, 30, and her husband live in a rented two-storey building in the Algerian town of Laghouat, on the northern edge of the Sahara desert about 400 km south of the capital.
The purpose of the programme is to revitalise rural areas in order to make them more attractive, by facilitating the emergence of innovative and employment-generating rural development projects, and by pooling local resources and facilities through a participatory and inter-sectoral approach, particularly in the pilot wilayas of Ain Temouchent, Laghouat, Tlemcen and Setif.
The clashes in Laghouat began in the morning "when the population responded to provocations by members of the security forces who insulted elderly people who were waiting for a bus," said a representative of the National Coordination for the Defence of the Rights of the Unemployed (CNDDC), Abbes Hadj Aissa.
De notre envoyee speciale a Laghouat : Neila Benrahal Le barrage vert sera relance a travers dix wilayas.
Whereas Ooredoo has bagged approval to extend its 3G network to Annaba, Batna, Laghouat, El Bayedh, Ain Temouchent, El Tarf and Guelma.
De notre envoyee speciale a Laghouat : Neila Benrahal Ce plan permettra d'identifier et recenser les risques sur la biodiversite afin de prendre les mesures, ont soutenu les experts charges de cette etude.