Algeria


Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

2015-04-25 11:14

An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France has been charged with terror-related murder after five days of police questioning.

Algeria sees leadership vacuum

2015-04-17 21:56

The Algeria president has been virtually absent since election a year ago despite grave challenges.

Air Algerie crash tied to frost on sensors - investigators

2015-04-04 21:43

French investigators looking into the crash that killed all 116 people aboard an Air Algerie plane in Mali last July says that the crew apparently failed to activate an anti-frost system, causing some sensors to malfunction.

Libyan parties in Algiers urge ceasefire

2015-03-11 22:08

Libyan political figures have called for an 'immediate halt' to military operations, at the end of a UN-backed meeting in the Algerian capital.

Women lead fight against radicalisation in Algeria

2015-02-28 12:22

Hundreds of female religious guides have been at the forefront of Algeria's battle against Islamic radicalisation since the civil war that devastated the North African country in the 1990s.

Britain rules out lifting arms embargo on Libya

2015-02-20 05:00

Britain has rejected possible international military action in Libya and ruled out lifting an arms embargo on the country until it forms a unified government.

Mali premier urges swift deal in Algiers peace talks

2015-02-11 14:04

Mali's Prime Minister Modibo Keita has urged a swift agreement in negotiations with rebels in Algiers, saying progress was 'looking very good' toward a definitive peace deal in the north.

Body of slain Frenchman flown home from Algeria

2015-01-26 15:22

The body of a French tourist who was kidnapped and beheaded by jihadists in Algeria last September has been put on a plane to Paris after a brief ceremony in Algiers.

Algeria finds body of beheaded Frenchman

2015-01-15 21:09

Algerian troops have found the body of French tourist Herve Gourdel, months after he was beheaded by jihadists.

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2014-12-30 11:42

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Families mourn Mali desert crash victims as military stand by

2015-04-22 10:40

Relatives of 116 people killed in an Air Algerie crash in July have visited the scene of the disaster in remote hazardous northern Mali under tight military guard.

Libya talks in Algiers - great success

2015-04-14 20:38

Talks between Libya's rival parliaments on forging a unity government for the violence-wracked country have been a 'great success'.

Zuma to visit Algeria

2015-03-30 05:57

President Jacob Zuma will visit Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika this coming week, the presidency says.

Algeria: 40 police injured in gas protest

2015-03-02 05:58

Forty police officers have been wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara.

Heavy security prevents opposition protests in Algiers

2015-02-24 20:34

Heavy police presence prevents anti-shale gas protests in Algerian capital

Algeria aims to double diesel, petrol output

2015-02-17 12:00

Algeria plans to double its petrol and diesel output when three new oil refineries start production in 2018, says the head of refining department at Sonatrach.

Algeria fracking protesters fight on

2015-02-09 18:14

Algeria's shale gas opponents have vowed further protests as the oil company says excavations will not be stopped.

Algerian police, protesters clash over Charlie Hebdo

2015-01-17 07:12

Police have clashed with protesters in Algiers after rioting broke out at the end of a march against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

Algeria looks to invest $70bn in shale gas

2015-01-11 16:28

Algeria's state-owned energy giant Sonatrach plans to invest at least $70bn over the next 20 years to exploit shale gas in the southern desert.

Algerian army kills militant behind tourist's murder

2014-12-23 10:56

Algeria's army has killed the leader of the militant group responsible for kidnapping and beheading French tourist Herve Gourdel, a local television station reports.

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