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.

Algeria security kill 'dangerous terrorist' near Tunisian border

2015-10-08 05:27

The Algerian Defence Ministry says its security forces have killed a "dangerous terrorist" active since 1995 in an eastern region near the border with Tunisia.

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 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.

US puts Algerian al-Qaeda figure on terror blacklist

2015-09-10 07:33

The United State has added an Algerian Islamist who once called for a global “jihad” against France, to its terror blacklist.

Algeria power struggle intensifies with arrest, sackings

2015-09-04 13:10

Algeria's security services have been rocked by the arrest of the anti-terrorism chief and sackings of top officials in recent weeks, as a behind-the-scenes power struggle intensifies.


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 to close private TV over 'subversive' interview

2015-10-12 17:30

Algeria has ordered the closure of a private station after it broadcast an interview with an Islamist figure accused of “subversive” remarks, the communications ministry says.

Algerian held in Guantanamo seeks reparations from US

2015-10-01 09:15

An Algerian man has filed a claim with an international human rights body seeking compensation from the US government for the nearly 12 years he was held without charge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Official: Arms seized in Morocco 'came from Algeria'

2015-09-15 12:22

Arms seized during a swoop on an alleged extremist cell entered the country from Algeria, a Moroccan security official has charged.

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.

Algeria's Bouteflika sacks generals

2015-09-10 19:59

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has sacked several top generals, security sources say, in his latest move to curb the power of the DRS military intelligence service.

Young Algerians let their hair down at the mall

2015-09-07 12:27

Young people don't have many places to socialise in conservative Algeria. But now the North African's country's youth are discovering something their counterparts in the West embraced a generation ago: the shopping centre.

Algeria detains former counter-terror chief - report

2015-08-30 16:24

A retired Algerian intelligence chief, formerly in charge of counter-terrorism, is being held in a military prison after his arrest in Algiers.

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