Algeria


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
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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.

Nice bans foreign flags for Algeria match

2014-06-30 16:12

The city of Nice banned the display of foreign flags as authorities tightened security ahead of a World Cup match between Germany and Algeria following riots after the last two Algerian fixtures.

Egypt's Sisi makes Algeria his first foreign trip

2014-06-25 20:49

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made his first trip abroad since taking office, seeking Algeria's support to counter Islamist militancy in north Africa.

Algerian jailed for filming police 'theft'

2014-06-10 19:50

Algeria has jailed a man for two years for posting a video of policemen stealing in the desert region of Ghardaia, during ethnic violence that erupted late last year.

Talks open to revise Algeria constitution

2014-06-01 21:14

Consultations have opened to reform Algeria's disputed constitution, which President Abdelaziz Bouteflika amended to win a third term in office in 2008 and a fourth in April.

Algeria authorises shale gas exploitation

2014-05-22 09:53

Algeria’s cabinet has announced it will move forward with the exploitation of the country’s large shale gas reserves.

Algeria closes Libya embassy

2014-05-16 22:14

Algeria has closed its embassy and its consulate in Tripoli because of a "real and imminent threat" to its diplomats.

13 migrants found dead in Sahara Desert

2014-05-11 18:55

Thirteen African migrants have been found dead in the Algerian desert and 33 others from a group that was being smuggled across the Sahara are missing and feared dead.

Algeria's Bouteflika names new cabinet

2014-05-05 21:23

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has named the first cabinet of his fourth term in office, without managing to win over opposition figures.

 

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.

Algeria clinch final last 16 spot

2014-06-27 00:21

Algeria have reached the SWC last 16 for the first time after fighting back for a draw against Russia to clinch second place in Group H.

First MERS death in Algeria - ministry

2014-06-11 06:44

An Algerian man in his fifties has died of the MERS virus, the first such fatality in the country, the health ministry has announced.

Mali rebels sign truce

2014-06-10 19:50

Three northern Mali rebel groups have signed an accord in Algiers promising peace talks.

Algeria's border situation worrying - army

2014-05-26 14:48

An Algerian general has warned of a "worrying" situation of the country’s vulnerable borders, faced with chaos in neighbouring Libya and northern Mali.

Algeria oil giant to withdraw workers from Libya

2014-05-20 12:44

An official close to Algeria’s state oil giant Sonatrach says authorities have decided to evacuate the company’s employees from Libya due to the deteriorating security situation.

Algeria's Bouteflika offers reforms

2014-05-15 21:47

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, newly re-elected despite suffering a stroke last year, has proposed a raft of reforms including setting a two-term presidential limit.

9 'terrorists' killed near Algeria-Mali border

2014-05-06 10:32

Algerian armed forces have killed nine armed Islamists near the Malian border, the defence ministry says.

Bouteflika 'flunked' inauguration oral exam

2014-04-29 14:57

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika “flunked” a test of his oral skills at his inauguration, reports say, raising doubts about the stroke victim’s ability to effectively carry out his duties.

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