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Algeria Shows Willingness to Abandon Its Violent Past

Little of note happened at OPEC’s gathering here this week, other than an announced cut in oil production. There were no explosions. No kidnappings. No assassinations. That was exactly what the tough-minded military-backed government would have demanded, after a decade of fighting Islamic insurgents, a battle that has left an estimated 120,000 people dead. The government’s next big test will come in presidential elections, set for April 8, elections in which some parties are not taking part, to protest the state of emergency still in effect. In the meantime, there are signs that the country is returning bit by bit to the fold of diplomacy and international commerce. Full Story

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