Algeria


Algerian army kills 2 armed Islamists - ministry

2015-08-27 15:28

The Algerian military has killed two armed Islamists who had been active for more than 20 years, the defence ministry says.

Algerian soldiers kill 2 Islamist militants - ministry

2015-08-23 15:27

Algerian soldiers have killed two Islamist gunmen in an operation east of the capital, the defence ministry has announced.

Firing of generals raises fear of return to Algerian strife

2015-08-04 16:24

Algeria is in the grips of political intrigue, as the country’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, nears death and rumours of coup attempts swirl.

Algeria's Bouteflika names new trade, agricultural ministers

2015-07-23 15:18

Algeria's president Abdelaziz Bouteflika have appointed new trade and agriculture ministers, the second cabinet reshuffle this year, the presidency says.

Al-Qaeda claims attack on Algerian troops

2015-07-19 20:38

The North African branch of al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least nine Algerian soldiers on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Algeria mobilises army against ethnic violence in south

2015-07-09 16:12

Algeria was mobilising the army on Thursday after 22 people were killed in the worst ethnic clashes between Berbers and Arabs in years, as more details emerged of the violence.

Fatal ethnic clashes erupt at Algeria oasis

2015-07-08 21:57

Algerian media say new clashes between Arabs and Berbers have left 15 dead in southern Algeria.

Algeria says 102 Islamists killed, captured or repented

2015-07-08 08:53

More than 100 armed Islamists have been killed, captured or have repented in Algeria in the first half of this year, the defence ministry says.

Algeria jails high-flying financier Rafik Khalifa

2015-06-23 15:53

Algerian financier Rafik Khalifa has been jailed for 18 years for embezzling from his own bank to finance a lavish lifestyle.

Several injured after mass brawl at German asylum seekers' hostel

2015-06-19 13:27

Several people and one police officer were injured in the southern German town of Ellwangen after an altercation between Syrian and Algerian asylum seekers turned into a mass brawl, police say.

 

Algeria flooding kills three

2015-08-25 17:42

Three people, including a teenager have died in flooding as torrential rain swept homes, shops and offices in south-eastern Algeria, authorities say.

Algeria school language reform hits nationalist raw nerve

2015-08-05 13:29

Apparently modest reform proposals for primary education in Algeria have touched off a firestorm of protest, highlighting deep sensitivities about language and identity half a century after independence from France.

Algeria replaces three senior security officials - media

2015-07-25 21:17

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has replaced three senior army officers with responsibilities for domestic security matters and for his own security, the media reported.

Algeria vows 'relentless' pursuit of killers of ambushed troops

2015-07-22 08:52

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has pledged a 'relentless' hunt for the killers of at least nine soldiers caught in an ambush claimed by al-Qaeda's North Africa branch.

Algeria oil minister says could seek extraordinary OPEC meeting

2015-07-14 13:26

Algeria's energy minister said a possible extraordinary OPEC meeting could be called over current oil prices and there was a need to find ways to bring them to a more satisfactory level, state news agency APS reports.

Algerian women with HIV suffer 'double punishment'

2015-07-09 13:22

Like in many other conservative Muslim countries, in Algeria a woman with HIV is considered to have brought shame and dishonour on her family, regardless of her circumstances.

At least 18 killed in Algerian ethnic clashes

2015-07-08 16:25

At least 18 people have been killed in clashes between Arabs and Berbers around the Algerian desert town of Ghardaia, with several businesses and homes burned down, reports say.

'Series of errors' caused Air Algerie crash - report

2015-07-03 06:06

A French judicial probe has found a series of ‘tragic’ errors caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in the Malian desert last year with 116 people on board, a report says.

Algeria army kills 2 Islamists in ambush

2015-06-23 14:37

Algerian troops have killed two armed Islamists in an ambush in Tizi Ouzou province, east of the capital, the defence ministry says.

Libya says 'uncatchable' veteran militant killed in US strike

2015-06-15 11:18

A veteran Islamist militant blamed for a deadly attack on an Algerian gas field and who ran smuggling routes across North Africa has been killed in a US air strike inside Libya, Libya’s government says.

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