Algeria security kill 'dangerous terrorist' near Tunisian border

2015-10-08 05:27

The Algerian Defence Ministry says its security forces have killed a "dangerous terrorist" active since 1995 in an eastern region near the border with Tunisia.

Algeria spy chief axing renews accession debate

2015-09-17 05:45

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's ousting of a powerful spy chief once regarded as Algeria's "kingmaker" has strengthened the veteran leader's allies.

Algeria president paving way for succession

2015-09-14 22:16

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his allies will have free rein to prepare for the ageing leader's succession with the removal of the once-powerful intelligence chief, experts and local media say.

Algeria leader replaces powerful intelligence chief

2015-09-13 22:43

Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has replaced his powerful intelligence chief, confirming his domination over the armed forces after a security shake-up.

US puts Algerian al-Qaeda figure on terror blacklist

2015-09-10 07:33

The United State has added an Algerian Islamist who once called for a global “jihad” against France, to its terror blacklist.

Algeria power struggle intensifies with arrest, sackings

2015-09-04 13:10

Algeria's security services have been rocked by the arrest of the anti-terrorism chief and sackings of top officials in recent weeks, as a behind-the-scenes power struggle intensifies.

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.


Algerian held in Guantanamo seeks reparations from US

2015-10-01 09:15

An Algerian man has filed a claim with an international human rights body seeking compensation from the US government for the nearly 12 years he was held without charge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Official: Arms seized in Morocco 'came from Algeria'

2015-09-15 12:22

Arms seized during a swoop on an alleged extremist cell entered the country from Algeria, a Moroccan security official has charged.

Algeria press: Intelligence chief departure end of an era

2015-09-14 18:04

The replacement of Algeria’s military intelligence chief, seen as a behind-the scenes” political kingmaker for a quarter of a century, marks the “end of an era”, reports say.

Algeria's Bouteflika sacks generals

2015-09-10 19:59

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has sacked several top generals, security sources say, in his latest move to curb the power of the DRS military intelligence service.

Young Algerians let their hair down at the mall

2015-09-07 12:27

Young people don't have many places to socialise in conservative Algeria. But now the North African's country's youth are discovering something their counterparts in the West embraced a generation ago: the shopping centre.

Algeria detains former counter-terror chief - report

2015-08-30 16:24

A retired Algerian intelligence chief, formerly in charge of counter-terrorism, is being held in a military prison after his arrest in Algiers.

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.

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