Jailed brother of Algeria's ex-president launches appeal

2020-02-10 18:30

An Algerian military court on Sunday started hearing an appeal against the 15-year jail term for the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was brought down amid anti-regime protests last year.

WATCH | Protests, unrest mar Algeria's unpopular presidential vote

2019-12-12 19:45

Algeria has held a presidential election meant to bring stability after a year of political turmoil, but voting was marred as protesters ransacked provincial polling stations and rallied in the capital.

Algerian protesters insist December election must not go ahead

2019-11-29 22:01

Algerians have thronged their capital to insist that a presidential election set for December 12 must not go ahead before a change of regime.

More than 80 held in Algiers protest: rights group

2019-11-22 21:02

Authorities have arrested more than 80 people during a night-time protest in the Algerian capital, a prisoners' rights group says.

Bouteflika-era figure makes Algeria presidential run

2019-10-23 20:32

The head of an Algerian political party that was part of the ruling coalition under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has become the first candidate to register for presidential polls.

Bouteflika brother stands trial with Algerian ex-spy chiefs

2019-09-23 21:04

The brother of Algeria's deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika went on trial with two former intelligence chiefs and a political party head accused of plotting against the military, Algerian television reports.

Algerians protest against planned presidential vote

2019-09-17 20:35

Protesters massed in the Algerian capital on Tuesday to demand the cancellation of a controversial presidential election planned for December 12.

Algeria army chief demands presidential poll by year's end

2019-09-03 18:42

Algeria's powerful army chief has for a vote to elect a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika by the end of the year, with a date to be announced in mid-September.

'You all go': Algerians rally for change after elections scrapped

2019-06-08 09:32

Thousands of people have gathered in the Algerian capital calling on interim President Abdelkader Bensalah to quit after he vowed to stay in power until a new head of state is elected.

Algeria protesters stage first mass rally of Ramadan

2019-05-10 19:10

Protesters thronged Algeria's capital for the first Friday mass rally of Ramadan, pressing their demands for reforms and the departure of key figures from ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's regime.


Algerians protest in thousands to reject talks with new president

2019-12-17 21:25

Students, teachers and other demonstrators have rallied in their thousands in Algeria's capital against the newly elected president, rejecting his offer of dialogue with a months-old protest movement.

Algeria seeks heavy sentences for ex-PMs accused of corruption

2019-12-09 15:26

The Algerian prosecutor's office has requested 20-year prison sentences for several former politicians accused of corruption, including two prime ministers who served under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, reports say.

Algeria's anti-election protesters keep up the pressure

2019-11-23 10:21

Protesters thronged the Algerian capital for the 40th consecutive week Friday as they railed against next month's presidential election they say will only keep the old guard in power.

Algerians flood streets to protest against December polls

2019-11-16 13:40

Demonstrators have thronged the streets of the Algerian capital to renew their opposition to a presidential election they say will keep in power a political elite rejected by the people.

Bouteflika's brother sentenced to 15 years in Algeria court

2019-09-25 11:41

An Algerian military court has sentenced the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and three co-defendants to 15 years in prison, the state APS news agency reports.

Thousands protest in Algiers despite tight security

2019-09-20 20:34

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital in defiance of a heavy security presence to demand the ouster of the country's army chief.

Algeria army chief reiterates demand for swift presidential poll

2019-09-04 22:00

Algeria's army chief has insisted that a vote to elect a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika be delayed no longer, repeating his demand that polls be held before year-end.

'No to dictatorship!': Algerians rally on independence day

2019-07-09 13:59

Tens of thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets to celebrate their country's independence from France and continue calls for a new democratic leadership in the wake of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation in April.

Can Algeria hold presidential polls on July 4?

2019-05-23 05:04

Algeria's rulers are determined to hold presidential polls on July 4, seeing the vote as the only way out of the crisis that forced veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit after weeks of protests.

Brother of Algeria's Bouteflika, ex-spy bosses in custody

2019-05-06 05:33

An Algerian military judge remanded the powerful brother of deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs on charges including 'conspiring' against the state.

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