Embassy of Pakistan has fallen victim to social media hackers yet another time, in Algeria. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts were reportedly hacked. Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad took to Twitter and alerted the people. "All the messages being posted are not from Pakistan Embassy in Alegria," his Tweet read. Earlier in December 2021, Instagram account of Pakistan Embassy in Argentina was hacked.
In a shocking incident, a 28-year-old Algerian footballer, Sofiane Loukar, died of a heart attack after colliding with his goalkeeper during a match in Oran, on December 25. Reportedly, Loukar continued his game despite the collision but he collapsed a few minutes after receiving treatment for the collision. Therefore, he was sent to hospital but suffered a deadly heart attack on the way. The match was also abandoned.
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Algerian Airspace has reportedly been blocked by the Algerian government for all Moroccan flights due to rising tensions between the two. The Algerian Presidency called it a civilised way of avoiding more casualties and confirmed the ban on September 22. He cited "continued provocations and hostile practices by Morocco" as the reason. Morocco has not yet commented. Flights to be diverted via Tunis for Algerian to Morocco.
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Countries around the Mediterranean coast are on fire as they are witnessing some of their highest temperatures in decades. Greece, Turkey, Algeria, and southern Italy are suffering through huge wildfires that firefighters are unable to control. Reportedly, 65 people have died in Algeria so far. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis termed this a "nightmarish summer". Only recently, the UN warned that the world was dangerously close to runaway warming… read-more
Wildfires in Algeria claimed 25 Algerian soldiers' life who were involved in the attempt to douse the fire on August 10, said the Algerian Defence Ministry. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Kamel Beldjoud demanded an investigation saying the fire is a ''criminal act''. Reportedly, the fire erupted across 14 Algerian provinces on August 9 also killed seven civilians, and left dozens injured. However, the government has decided to compensate the… read-more
The scientists have claimed that mysterious meteorite 'Erg Chech 002', which landed in Sahara desert in 2020, is around 4.6 billion years old. Found in Algeria by a research team led by France's Jean Alix Barrat, the large matter is said to be older than the solar system. While the researchers believed it to be formed at 1220 degrees Celsius, the meteorite comprising green and yellow coloured crystal was supposedly present during the Earth's… read-more
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French NGO Association for Control of Radioactivity in the West (ACRO) has apprised that northerly winds from the Sahara desert have brought deadly radioactive dust to France. The NGO said the toxic dust emanated from 'caesium-137', French nuclear tests conducted in Algeria in the 1960s. The explosions caused permanent radioactive contamination in the Sahara, the brunt of which France is now bearing. However, scientists said that the current… read-more