Algerian parliament approves reforms

2016-02-07 20:07

Algeria's parliament has overwhelmingly voted for long-awaited constitutional changes curbing the president's powers.

New Algerian law punishes violence against women

2016-02-02 22:47

A new Algerian law has come into effect this week punishing violence against women and sexual harassment, in a victory for feminist groups.

Seven dead in fire at Algeria beach resort

2016-01-13 22:50

Seven people have died after a deliberately lit fire tore through a tourism complex at a beach resort on the outskirts of the Algerian capital.

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 president leaves France after medical tests

2015-12-05 17:08

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has flown home after undergoing two days of medical tests in France, sources have said.

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.

Former Algerian counter terrorism chief goes on trial

2015-11-26 16:10

Algeria's former counter terrorism chief has gone on trial behind closed doors in the country's first ever prosecution of a high-ranking secret service officer.

Belmokhtar, 'The Uncatchable' desert jihadist

2015-11-23 21:26

Wily one-eyed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, whose jihadists have claimed an assault on a luxury Mali hotel, shot to global notoriety with a spectacular assault on an Algerian gas field two years ago, but had long been known as "The Uncatchable".

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.

90 000 refugees in Algeria affected by rains

2015-10-24 06:59

Torrential rains and heavy flooding have damaged five camps housing about 90 000 Sahrawi refugees in western Algeria, says the UN.


Algeria moves forward with disputed constitutional reforms

2016-02-03 16:26

Algeria's parliament have started meetings to consider a package of constitutional reforms that authorities say will strengthen democracy but critics have denounced as window dressing.

Germany plans repatriation centres for Algerians, Moroccans

2016-01-17 21:22

Germany is planning measures to expedite the deportation of rejected asylum seekers from Algeria and Morocco, including placing them in special expulsion centres.

Merkel asks Algeria to help speed up return of migrants

2016-01-12 21:13

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked for Algiers' help in speeding up the repatriation of rejected Algerian asylum seekers to their country of origin.

Algeria army kills 109 'terrorists'

2015-12-28 19:47

An Algerian defence ministry spokesperson says the army killed 109 terrorists (armed Islamist fighters) and arrested 36 in 2015.

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.

Algerian troops kill three Islamists - army

2015-12-02 21:03

Algerian soldiers have killed three Islamists during a military operation in the region of Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital, the defence ministry says.

Fire kills at least 18 migrants at Algeria camp

2015-11-24 11:16

A fire has killed at least 18 African migrants and injured another 43 at a camp in Algeria, emergency services say.

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.

France red-faced after Algeria minister searched

2015-10-19 18:10

France has been left red-faced after an Algerian minister was searched at a Paris airport.

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