Algerian mayor's throat slit by 'terrorists'

2014-12-13 08:20

The mayor of a town in Algeria has been shot dead and has had his throat slit by unidentified "terrorists", police were quoted as saying.

Algeria signs oil deals

2014-10-29 19:45

Three consortiums of foreign firms have signed contracts for gas exploration in Algeria, in the first such deals since a deadly attack on a gas plant in the Sahara.

Bouteflika consolidates curbs on state intelligence agency

2014-10-24 13:44

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has signed a decree to curb the presence of Algeria’s military intelligence service in public institutions, government sources say.

French judge to probe monks' murder

2014-10-14 20:07

A French judge is visiting Algeria as part of an investigation into the killing of seven French Trappist monks 18 years ago.

Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises

2014-10-01 16:03

The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health.

ISIS-linked jihadists behead Frenchman

2014-09-25 06:12

Jihadists linked to ISIS have beheaded a Frenchman abducted in Algeria in a video posted online, but President Francois Hollande vowed France would not give in to blackmail.

French hostage family voices hope for his freedom

2014-09-23 19:31

The family of a French hostage held by jihadists in Algeria say they hope he will be released, and spoke of their anguish at his kidnapping.

New round of Mali peace talks

2014-09-01 21:37

Peace talks between the Malian government and armed rebels have opened in the Algerian capital.

Voice recordings in Air Algerie crash unusable

2014-08-07 16:41

Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali that killed 116 people last month are unable to access voice recordings from the flight deck.

Algerian capital hit by 5.5 quake

2014-08-01 09:29

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has hit southeast of the Algerian capital, shaking building and sending panicked families rushing in the streets in Algiers and nearby towns, witnesses and officials say.

Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly

2014-07-30 20:56

The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10 000 metres in just a few minutes after flying into a storm.

Air Algerie pilots asked to turn back

2014-07-28 19:00

France says the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back.

Investigators scour through debris at Mali crash

2014-07-27 20:19

French investigators have scoured through the debris of a shattered Air Algerie jetliner in Mali's remote desert north to get to the cause of the third global air disaster in eight days.

Air France ends diversion from Mali crash site

2014-07-25 20:03

Air France-KLM has ended a temporary precautionary measure which diverted its traffic away from the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airline.

Air France to avoid Mali crash site as "precaution"

2014-07-25 14:20

Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airlines as a "precautionary measure", a spokesperson for the French group says.

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

2014-07-25 10:16

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

Family of 4 among victims of Air Algerie plane crash

2014-07-25 07:44

Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

2014-07-24 23:36

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing with 116 people on board, has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army co-ordinator in Ouagadougou says.

Official: Air Algerie flight probably crashed

2014-07-24 17:28

An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar over northern Mali and "probably crashed", according to government officials.

Crisis meeting over missing Algerian plane

2014-07-24 16:11

A crisis meeting is being held over the disappearance of an Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board. The plane dropped off the radar as it flew over Mali.

Air Algerie plane with 119 passengers missing over Mali

2014-07-24 14:27

An Air Algerie plane with around 120 people on board including French and Spanish nationals has gone during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.

AS IT HAPPENED: Flight AH5017 crashes

2014-07-24 13:34

Get the latest details as Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

Tunisia orders crackdown after militants kill 14 soldiers

2014-07-20 10:50

Tunisia has launched a crackdown on mosques and radio stations associated with hardline Islamists after militants killed 14 soldiers in an area near the country's border with Algeria.

Bouteflika first public appearance since April

2014-07-05 20:28

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has taken part in independence celebrations and appeared in public for the first time since he was sworn in for a fourth term in April.


Algerian president Bouteflika hospitalised in France

2014-11-15 11:16

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, has been admitted to hospital in the French town of Grenoble, a French government source says.

Algeria police protests sign of deep divisions

2014-10-28 10:05

Recent demonstrations by the Algerian police force are a sign of deep divisions rocking the north African country, analysts say.

Rare protest by Algerian police

2014-10-14 21:17

Scores of Algerian riot police have held an unprecedented demonstration over serving in a southern city.

2 killed in Arab-Berber clashes in Algeria – report

2014-10-14 15:23

Clashes have broken out between Arabs and Berbers near the southern Algerian desert town of Ghardaia, with two people killed and businesses torched, a report says.

Kidnapped Frenchman's guides under house arrest

2014-10-02 08:26

Two Algerians who accompanied Frenchman Herve Gourdel just before militants kidnapped and beheaded him are under house arrest, security sources say.

Algeria identifies suspects in Frenchman's beheading

2014-10-01 11:22

Algeria has identified suspects in the kidnapping and beheading of French tourist Herve Gourdel, the justice minister says, as the north African country widens its probe into the brutal execution.

Militants issue video showing killing of Frenchman

2014-09-24 18:30

Algerian militants have released a video that appears to show them killing Frenchman Herve Gourdel, in what the group said was a response to France's action against ISIS.

Algerian troops kill 'terror' chief

2014-09-22 13:49

Algerian soldiers have killed a 'terrorist chief' during an operation in the Kabylie region some 110km east of the capital, the defence ministry announced.

Venezuela mulls importing Algerian crude

2014-08-27 19:50

Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is considering importing Algerian light crude to be used as a diluent for its own extra heavy oil, according to documents.

Identifying Mali air crash victims could take years

2014-07-31 18:37

Identifying the victims from last week's Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria's chief of police says.

No intact bodies in grim Air Algerie probe

2014-07-30 16:54

French experts have been meticulously sifting through the debris of the Air Algerie plane that disintegrated over the Mali desert, killing all 118 on board. They have yet to see a single intact body

Algerian Sonatrach energy boss fired

2014-07-27 12:30

Abdelhamid Zerguine, the head of Algeria's national oil and gas company has been relieved of his duties and replaced by his deputy, a report says.

First images emerge of Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 16:08

The first images of the Air Algerie crash site in Mali have emerged showing a stark terrain littered with bits of a plane that appears to have been pulverised on impact.

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

2014-07-25 12:07

French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.

Officials doubt Air Algerie plane was attacked

2014-07-25 09:03

Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.

France sends troops to secure Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 05:52

France says it had sent a military unit to secure the site of the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members which was found in Mali close to the border with Burkina Faso.

Missing Algerian plane in good condition

2014-07-24 20:06

An Air Algerie jet leased from a Spanish firm that has gone missing was checked recently and was in good condition.

French nationals on board missing Algerian plane

2014-07-24 16:13

Many French nationals are thought to be on board an Air Algerie jet that went missing after taking off from Burkina Faso for Algiers.

Last contact with flight AH 5017 was over Mali

2014-07-24 14:17

An Algerian aviation official says the last contact Algerian authorities had with a missing Air Algerie aircraft carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algiers was when it was flying over Gao, Mali.

Air Algerie loses contact with plane

2014-07-24 11:29

Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

Salafists protest at reopening of Algiers synagogues

2014-07-11 19:38

Salafists have protested against government plans to reopen synagogues which were closed for security reasons during Algeria's civil war of the 1990s.

Four Tunisian soldiers killed in landmine blast

2014-07-02 20:37

Four Tunisian soldiers have been killed in a landmine blast during an operation against Islamist militants in the north of the country.

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