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ALGERIA: Cabinet lifts state of emergency

February 22, 2011 | 10:11 am

Algiers Algeria's cabinet on Tuesday adopted an order to lift the 19-year-old state of emergency, the country's official news agency reported.

An instruction to lift the state of emergency will come into force from its "imminent" publication in the official gazette, the APS news agency reported.

--  Molly-Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: Student protesters gather during a protest where they demanded the government repeal certain benefits for public officials on Tuesday in front of the ministry for higher education in Algiers. Credit: Farouk Batiche / AFP/Getty Images