400 arrested in protests against Algerian election, rights group says Dec 15, 2019 0 676 12345 Algiers (dpa) - Algerian police arrested 400 people in north-west Algeria during protests against this week''s presidential election, an Algerian rights group said on Saturday. The Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH) said on Facebook that the mass arrests took place on Friday during a peaceful march in the province of Oran. Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected Algeria''s president with 58.15 per cent of the vote in Thursday''s election. Tebboune succeeded long-time ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was forced to resign in April amid mass protests and pressure from the powerful military. Bouteflika, now aged 82, ruled energy-rich Algeria for two decades, an era that was dominated by cronyism and mismanagement. As the results of the election were announced on Friday, thousands of Algerians were continuing their protests in the capital Algiers and other provinces to denounce the vote. The protesters are calling for an overhaul of the political system and the departure of key Bouteflika-era officials. RELATED ARTICLES Sudan’s court finds Bashir guilty on corruption charges Dec 15, 2019 0 488 Iraqi supporters of pro-Iran group protest US sanctions Dec 15, 2019 0 1025 UN condemns execution of 4 aid workers in Nigeria Dec 15, 2019 0 1133 Five teenagers arrested over man’s death in Hong Kong protests Hong KONG: Five Hong Kong teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a man hit on the head by a brick during clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters last month, police said on Saturday. The .. North Korea conducts ‘crucial test’ at Sohae satellite launch site AFP Seoul North Korea has conducted another “crucial test” at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported on Saturday, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain stalled with a deadline .. 7 killed, 32 injured in two major road accidents in S Korea Seoul: At least seven people have been killed and another 32 injured in two major traffic pile-ups in South Korea, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Saturday. The first crash occurred early Saturday when .. US sanctions Lebanese businessmen for alleged support of Hezbollah DPA Washington The United States on Friday sanctioned a prominent Lebanese art collector and an associate for allegedly funnelling tens of millions of dollars to the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement through money .. 17 killed in eastern Congo attacks: Army Bunia: Seventeen people have died in three attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo hit by chronic unrest, the army and local observers said on Friday. Two of the attacks in Ituri province were attributed to the ..