Algerian army kills 4 Islamists

2016-10-08 11:00

Four armed Islamists have been killed in an Algerian army operation east of the capital, the country's defence ministry says.

Ex-general who slammed Algeria's Bouteflika freed

2016-07-12 05:37

A retired Algerian general, in custody since last September after criticising President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has been released from jail pending his trial.

Bouteflika in rare appearance for Algeria national day

2016-07-06 05:29

Wheelchair-bound President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has made his first public appearance in a year to mark the 57th anniversary of Algeria's independence from France.

Algeria foils jihadist mall attack - reports

2016-06-29 16:06

Algerian security services have foiled an attempt by ISIS-linked militants to attack a shopping mall in the eastern city of Setif, a government newspaper reports.

Algerian troops kill eight Islamist militants

2016-06-19 17:44

The Algerian defence ministry says its soldiers have killed eight armed Islamist militants in an operation south of the capital.

Algerian troops kill 2 Islamist militants

2016-06-14 21:44

The Algerian defence ministry says soldiers have killed two armed Islamists in an operation about 300km from the capital.

At least 33 killed in Algeria bus crash

2016-06-04 15:55

At least 33 people have been killed and 22 others injured when a truck collided with a bus which burst into flames in Algeria, authorities say.

Algeria builds giant mosque as 'blow' to Islamists

2016-05-06 09:29

Algeria is building one of the world's largest mosques which officials say will serve as a buffer against radical Islam and crown the legacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Algeria says three Islamists killed by troops

2016-04-30 19:16

Algerian troops have killed three armed Islamist fighters in the Skidda region west of the capital during an operation in the area, the defence ministry says.

Algeria official in Libya in fresh support for unity govt

2016-04-20 22:11

Algeria hopes to reopen its Libya embassy soon, the country's minister of Maghreb affairs as he visited Tripoli in the latest show of support for the UN-backed government.


Algeria's Bouteflika in rare public appearance

2016-09-09 13:47

Infirm Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made a rare public appearance on Thursday, attending the opening of a new international conference centre in Algiers, official media said.

Press under pressure from Algeria's 'draconian drift'

2016-07-06 12:44

The director of a television station is arrested... a court blocks the sale of an opposition media group... parliament passes a law to stop retired army officers commenting on politics in Algeria.

Total files arbitration against Algeria on oil tax change

2016-07-03 12:04

Total has filed a request for arbitration against Algeria for changing profit-sharing terms on oil and gas contracts in the mid-2000s, says chief executive Patrick Pouyanne.

Algerians celebrate return of social media after blackout

2016-06-25 08:42

Algerian internet users have flocked back to social media after several days of blackout as the government sought to prevent a repeat of leaks of high school test papers.

Bodies of migrants abandoned by people smugglers found in Niger desert

2016-06-16 10:26

The bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, who were abandoned by people smugglers while trying to reach Algeria, have been found in the Niger desert.

Dozens arrested in Algeria exam leak probe

2016-06-08 07:47

Dozens including education officials have been arrested in Algeria on suspicion of leaking final exam papers that led to more than 300 000 students needing to resit the tests.

40-day mourning period for Abdelaziz

2016-06-01 13:17

Mohamed Abdelaziz, the head and co-founder of the Polisario Front has died after a long illness and a 40-day mourning period has been ordered.

Independent Algerian paper faces closure threat

2016-05-04 22:04

Independent Algerian newspaper El Khabar is facing closure after the government cracked down on its advertising and challenged its pending sale in court.

Algeria's Bouteflika in Geneva for health

2016-04-24 21:20

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has travelled to Geneva for a 'routine medical check, his office has announced.

Algerian army kills 4 Islamists near Tunisia border

2016-04-05 10:18

Algeria's army has killed four armed Islamists in El-Oued, the defence ministry says, meaning almost a dozen have been killed in the lawless desert region in the past two weeks.

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