In eastern Algeria, Islamic militants shot dead Abdelhouahab Ben Boulaid, 50, eldest son of the war hero Moustapha Ben Boulaid, and a friend of his, Mohamed Benkaouha, 77, late on Wednesday, according to security sources. AFP
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London - The Foreign Office received members of the Algerian opposition in what was believed to be one of the first such receptions by a European government. The delegation, which had asked for the meeting, included Abdennour Ali-Yahia, the Algerian Human Rights League president, Abdelhamid Brahimi, a former prime minister and Sheikh Aballadah Djaballah, the Islamic Renaissance Movement president.