Algeria


Algeria's Islamists unify ranks ahead of April poll

2017-01-20 15:18

Algeria's Islamist parties are joining forces ahead of April parliamentary elections in hope of reversing a long political decline and having a greater say in the future of the North African country.

Dozens of Malians flown out of Libya recount prison ordeal

2016-12-31 09:00

Dozens of Malian migrants kept locked up in Libyan jails after failing to make it onto boats bound for Europe have arrived home, with some reporting maltreatment by authorities in the unstable north African nation.

Algerian blogger jailed over Facebook poem dies

2016-12-11 21:00

A British-Algerian journalist has died after having staged a hunger strike to protest a two-year jail term for offending Algeria's president in a poem posted online, his lawyer says.

WATCH: Huge sinkhole swallows 5 cars on Algerian highway

2016-11-20 11:44

An Algerian highway collapse has created a sinkhole that swallowed five cars and left 11 people injured.

ISIS claims killing of Algerian police officer

2016-10-31 15:30

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of an Algerian police officer while he was reportedly dining in a restaurant.

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.

 

Bus crashes kill 19 in Morocco, Algeria

2017-01-08 13:22

Two major bus crashes in Morocco and Algeria have killed a total of 19 people and injured almost three dozen more, media reports say.

Algeria announces tax hikes in 2017 budget

2016-12-29 14:00

Algeria has adopted a 2017 budget that will see taxes raised to compensate for falling revenues from its key oil sector, officials have said.

Algeria premier rues low regional trade in Africa

2016-12-04 11:04

Algeria's premier says regional trade in Africa was much lower than in other continents as the oil exporter seeks to diversify its revenue stream because of low crude prices.

Algerian president in France for medical checks

2016-11-08 06:00

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has flown to the southern French city of Grenoble for what the presidency said were "periodic" medical checks.

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.

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