New UN envoy in Morocco to restart talks on disputed Western Sahara

2017-10-17 11:10

The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, is visiting Morocco as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario Front.

'Thirsty protests' hit Morocco over water shortages

2017-10-15 18:06

Residents angered by persistent water shortages in southern Morocco have taken to the streets in a series of "thirsty protests" that has grabbed the attention of the country's king.

Algeria eyes return to controversial shale gas exploration

2017-10-02 20:32

Algerian authorities have called on state-owned oil giant Sonatrach to restart shale gas exploration work suspended after protests by locals in the Sahara desert, state media has reported.

Algeria finds sect leader guilty of 'offending Islam'

2017-09-14 11:42

An Algerian court found the head of the country's tiny Ahmadi community guilty of "offending Islam" and handed him a six-month suspended sentence, his lawyer has said.

Venezuelan president wraps up Algeria trip with talks on oil

2017-09-12 15:47

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his country and the north African nation are working to achieve "equitable" oil prices.

2 Algerian policemen killed in ISIS-claimed suicide bombing

2017-09-01 13:17

A suicide bomber has killed two Algerian policemen, including one who threw himself on the attacker whose explosives belt then detonated, state media says, in the second such jihadist attack this year in the north African state.

Algeria's Ahmadis forced to worship behind closed doors

2017-08-25 19:00

Accused of heresy by Islamist extremists and targeted by the authorities, members of Algeria's tiny Ahmadi community say they have been forced to go underground to worship.

Algerian army kills six armed Islamists: ministry

2017-07-31 17:30

The Algerian army killed six armed Islamists during an ongoing security operation west of Algiers, the defence ministry has said.

Algeria arrests jihadist linked to Paris attacker

2017-07-27 19:38

Algerian security forces have foiled a "terrorist plot" masterminded by a militant with links to France-based jihadist Amedy Coulibaly and the Islamic State group.

Donkeys at dawn: a rubbish job in the Algiers Kasbah

2017-06-19 18:38

It's a rubbish job, but someone has to do it. Or some animal: in the alleyways of Algiers' famed Kasbah, donkeys shift tonnes of trash every day.


Western Sahara: disputed territory in North Africa

2017-10-17 10:04

Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony mainly controlled by Morocco, but whose territory is claimed by the pro-independence Polisario Front.

Former Algerian FM says Bouteflika unfit for office

2017-10-09 09:00

Three Algerian public figures, including a former foreign minister, have said President Abdelaziz Bouteflika "is no longer able to lead" and should be barred from seeking a fifth term.

In Algeria, taboos and law deter organ donors

2017-09-18 15:34

By donating one of her kidneys, Nawel gave her husband Boubaker Ziani a new lease on life after he had undergone 16 years of dialysis.

Watchdog says Algerian journalist jailed 100 days 'too many'

2017-09-13 18:45

Press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has denounced Algeria's arrest since June of a freelance journalist and fixer as "100 days too many" and demanded his release.

Venezuelan president in Algeria amid political crisis

2017-09-11 16:42

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is on a trip to Algeria to talk about the oil market and boosting relations, as his country faces international isolation and political crisis

Two Algerian policemen killed in suicide bombing

2017-08-31 17:30

A suicide bomber killed two Algerian policemen, including one who threw himself on the attacker whose explosives belt then detonated, state media has said, citing the security services.

Algeria's president sacks prime minister

2017-08-15 19:26

Algeria's official news agency says the gas-exporting country's stoke-afflicted president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has fired Abdelmadjid Tebboune as prime minister

Algeria independence figure Redha Malek dies aged 86

2017-07-29 20:02

Redha Malek, the last surviving member of Algeria's negotiating team of the March 1962 peace agreement that led to its independence from France, died aged 86, state television has said.

Turkish plane is rerouted to Algiers after false bomb alert

2017-07-25 21:41

A senior Algerian aviation official says a Turkish Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Algiers airport after a false bomb alert on board

Algerian relative, ex-colleague of Notre Dame attacker astounded

2017-06-07 20:58

A relative and former colleague of the Algerian suspected of attacking a policeman outside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have said they struggled to believe he was a jihadist.

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