Algeria announces tax hikes in 2017 budget

2016-12-29 14:00

Algeria has adopted a 2017 budget that will see taxes raised to compensate for falling revenues from its key oil sector, officials have said.

Algerian president in France for medical checks

2016-11-08 06:00

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has flown to the southern French city of Grenoble for what the presidency said were "periodic" medical checks.

Ex-general who slammed Algeria's Bouteflika freed

2016-07-12 05:37

A retired Algerian general, in custody since last September after criticising President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has been released from jail pending his trial.

40-day mourning period for Abdelaziz

2016-06-01 13:17

Mohamed Abdelaziz, the head and co-founder of the Polisario Front has died after a long illness and a 40-day mourning period has been ordered.

Algeria's Bouteflika in Geneva for health

2016-04-24 21:20

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has travelled to Geneva for a 'routine medical check, his office has announced.

Algeria proposes new draft constitution with term limits

2016-01-05 22:34

Algeria's government has released a new draft constitution that would limit presidents to two terms and recognise the language used by Berber minorities as official.

Algeria ex-presidential head gets 3 years

2015-12-03 22:02

A military court has sentenced the former head of Algeria's presidential guard to three years in jail over a shooting at President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's residence.

Algeria's Bouteflika denounces Paris attacks

2015-11-14 17:55

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has condemned the Paris attacks branding them a "crime against humanity" and urging international solidarity in the face of extremism.

Algeria spy chief axing renews accession debate

2015-09-17 05:45

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's ousting of a powerful spy chief once regarded as Algeria's "kingmaker" has strengthened the veteran leader's allies.

Algeria press: Intelligence chief departure end of an era

2015-09-14 18:04

The replacement of Algeria’s military intelligence chief, seen as a behind-the scenes” political kingmaker for a quarter of a century, marks the “end of an era”, reports say.


Algerian blogger jailed over Facebook poem dies

2016-12-11 21:00

A British-Algerian journalist has died after having staged a hunger strike to protest a two-year jail term for offending Algeria's president in a poem posted online, his lawyer says.

Algeria's Bouteflika in rare public appearance

2016-09-09 13:47

Infirm Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made a rare public appearance on Thursday, attending the opening of a new international conference centre in Algiers, official media said.

Bouteflika in rare appearance for Algeria national day

2016-07-06 05:29

Wheelchair-bound President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has made his first public appearance in a year to mark the 57th anniversary of Algeria's independence from France.

Bouteflika back in Algeria after medical visit to Geneva

2016-04-29 17:55

Algeria's state news agency says that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika returned to his country after visit to Geneva for what his office described as a "periodic medical check-up".

Algerian government, opposition rally

2016-03-31 19:06

Political tensions are bubbling between Algeria's governing party and the opposition amid the dueling threats of Islamic extremist violence and low oil prices.

Algeria president in France for medical tests

2015-12-04 05:32

Algeria's veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has travelled to France for medical tests.

Algeria to try former counter-terrorism chief - lawyer

2015-11-23 16:28

Algeria's former head of counter-terrorism is to appear in military court Thursday in the country's first trial of a high-ranking officer in the secret services, his lawyer said.

Bouteflika is in full control: premier

2015-11-09 21:20

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is in full control of running Algeria, his premier says in response to doubts raised by prominent public figures.

Algeria president paving way for succession

2015-09-14 22:16

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his allies will have free rein to prepare for the ageing leader's succession with the removal of the once-powerful intelligence chief, experts and local media say.

Algeria leader replaces powerful intelligence chief

2015-09-13 22:43

Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has replaced his powerful intelligence chief, confirming his domination over the armed forces after a security shake-up.

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