Algeria


Algeria summons Morocco envoy over Syrian migrant row

2017-04-24 13:38

Algeria's foreign ministry summoned the Moroccan ambassador to deny accusations by his country that Algiers had expelled 55 Syrians across their shared border, a statement has said.

Invading 'rat of the sky' irks Algerians

2017-04-13 13:18

"It's not a bird, it's a rat - and it's squatting on my terrace," Ali says of his new neighbour, a yellow-legged gull - a pest ubiquitous in the Algerian capital.

Election campaigning makes muted start in Algeria

2017-04-09 16:00

Campaigning for Algeria's May 4 elections have started, with the public showing little interest in the poll despite government efforts to persuade disillusioned voters to participate.

Algeria's ailing Bouteflika makes first appearance in month

2017-03-20 10:00

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has appeared on television for the first time since a visit by Germany's chancellor was called off last month because of the Algerian leader's ailing health.

'Algeria's Orwell' urges writers to fight fundamentalism

2017-03-03 17:25

Algerian writer Boualem Sansal, whose novel "2084" depicted a dystopian state governed by religious law, says writers and artists need to join the fight against Islamic extremism.

Nine jihadists 'neutralised' in Algeria: ministry

2017-02-28 19:23

The Algerian army "neutralised" nine Islamists in the North African country's restive eastern Kabylie region , seizing weapons and ammunition, the defence ministry has said.

Algeria president 'doing well' after health scare: party chief

2017-02-27 17:28

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is "doing well" despite a health scare last week which forced him to postpone a meeting with the German Chancellor, the general secretary of his party said.

Algeria reacts to new Bouteflika health scare

2017-02-21 20:58

Speculation has mounted over Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's health and political future after acute bronchitis forced the 79-year-old to postpone a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

14 killed in Algerian army anti-extremist operation

2017-02-17 21:52

Algerian military forces have killed 14 suspected Islamic extremists in an ongoing operation in one of the country's last militant holdouts.

Algeria buckles up for homegrown auto drive

2017-02-12 14:31

Once one of Africa's biggest car buyers, Algeria is embarking on an ambitious programme aimed at replacing hundreds of thousands of foreign imports with domestically produced models to keep drivers on the road.

 

Algerian campaign haunted by money scandals

2017-04-15 18:46

Algerian politicians have kicked off their campaign for parliamentary elections to be held next month, but the main problem seems to be voter apathy.

Algeria goalie found guilty of 'aggression' against policeman

2017-04-11 22:51

The goalkeeper of Algeria's first division club MC Alger, Faouzi Chaouchi, has been sentenced to a suspended six-month prison term for an attack on a policeman.

More Algerian women work, but husbands control wages

2017-03-25 12:02

More and more Algerian women are challenging traditional norms by getting jobs, but many see their salaries confiscated by their husbands despite a law against the practice.

Wanted: Female candidates for Algeria's parliament quota

2017-03-05 15:30

Algerian law requires the next parliament to be made up of 30% women - but political parties across the spectrum are struggling to come up with enough female candidates to fill the quota.

Algeria's invisible president to mark 80th birthday

2017-03-01 22:25

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has rarely appeared in public since a crippling stroke in 2013, marks his 80th birthday amid persistent doubts over his health.

Islamic State claims failed suicide attack in Algeria

2017-02-28 17:58

Algerian authorities are trying to confirm the identity of a failed suicide bomber who attacked a police station in the city of Constantine

Police foil Algeria suicide attack

2017-02-27 12:00

A policeman has managed to foil an attempted suicide attack in eastern Algeria, opening fire on the bomber and triggering the explosives belt he was wearing, officials said.

North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

2017-02-20 21:37

The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighbouring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats say

Libya PM regret 'missed opportunity' to meet rival

2017-02-16 21:37

Libyan unity government chief Fayez al-Sarraj has said a "precious opportunity" had been missed when his rival, military strongman Khalifa Haftar, refused to meet him for Egypt-backed talks this week.

Polisario says on alert along W Sahara sand barrier

2017-02-08 19:28

Behind a long sand wall winding through the disputed Western Sahara, leaders battling for the independence of the former Spanish colony say they are on alert.

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