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.

Algerian government, opposition rally

2016-03-31 19:06

Political tensions are bubbling between Algeria's governing party and the opposition amid the dueling threats of Islamic extremist violence and low oil prices.

Belgium terror suspect held in Italy refuses to speak

2016-03-27 21:11

An Algerian held in Italy as part of a probe into fake ID documents used by the Paris and Brussels attackers, has been interrogated, but refused to answer questions, a judicial source says.

Jihadists attack Algeria gas plant

2016-03-18 15:42

Jihadists have launched a rocket attack on an Algerian gas plant jointly operated by foreign companies, three years after a deadly hostage crisis at another facility.

Al-Qaeda focuses on soft targets in West Africa

2016-03-14 22:54

The attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort by an al-Qaeda affiliate is the latest sign it is shifting its focus to soft targets.

Algerian imam gets jail for death threats

2016-03-08 22:56

A radical Muslim preacher in Algeria has been given a six-month jail term for demanding the death of journalist and author Kamel Daoud whom he accused of 'apostasy'.

Algerian parliament approves reforms

2016-02-07 20:07

Algeria's parliament has overwhelmingly voted for long-awaited constitutional changes curbing the president's powers.

New Algerian law punishes violence against women

2016-02-02 22:47

A new Algerian law has come into effect this week punishing violence against women and sexual harassment, in a victory for feminist groups.


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.

12 Algerian soldiers killed in helicopter crash

2016-03-28 11:19

Twelve Algerian soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash caused by technical failure in the south of the country, the defence ministry says.

Dead Brussels gunman wanted ISIS suicide mission

2016-03-19 20:00

The Algerian gunman newly-linked to the November 13 attacks in Paris after being killed in Belgium, joined ISIS in 2014 and said he wanted to die as a suicide bomber, bypassing the choice to be a fighter.

Algeria says militant chief killed

2016-03-15 06:19

A militant leader who joined the Islamic State jihadist group has been killed in an army operation west of the Algerian capital.

Algerian authorities recover anti-aircraft systems

2016-03-11 22:22

Algerian authorities say they have recovered 6 Stinger anti-aircraft systems in an operation near the frontier with Tunisia.

Libya's descent into chaos scares neighbours

2016-02-16 05:36

Libya's North African neighbours, afraid of the country's further descent into chaos, are planning an urgent meeting to co-ordinate border controls and tamp down the unrest.

Algeria moves forward with disputed constitutional reforms

2016-02-03 16:26

Algeria's parliament have started meetings to consider a package of constitutional reforms that authorities say will strengthen democracy but critics have denounced as window dressing.

Germany plans repatriation centres for Algerians, Moroccans

2016-01-17 21:22

Germany is planning measures to expedite the deportation of rejected asylum seekers from Algeria and Morocco, including placing them in special expulsion centres.

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