Algeria


Police disperse protesters in Algerian capital

2020-01-10 19:17

Baton-wielding police have broken up a protest in Algiers, cracking down on demonstrators vowing to keep up the anti-regime movement that has rocked Algeria for nearly a year.

Algeria's presidency unveils new government

2020-01-03 11:49

Newly-elected Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune formed his government on Thursday, two weeks after he took office following a controversial election, his spokesman said.

Algeria's richest man walks free on time served after receiving 6-month sentence

2020-01-01 14:20

Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has walked free on time served after a court sentenced him to six months for tax, banking and customs offences.

Algeria reviews security as Turkey readies Libya intervention

2019-12-27 22:03

Algeria's newly elected President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has chaired a rare meeting of the country's top security body to discuss contingency plans for a threatened Turkish military intervention in neighbouring Libya.

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.

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.

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.

Algeria registers 22 candidates for presidential vote

2019-10-27 14:49

Algeria's election authority has registered 22 candidates for a December presidential election, including two former prime ministers under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the official APS agency reported on Sunday.

 

Algerian president calls Libya's Tripoli a 'red line'

2020-01-07 17:30

The head of Libya's internationally recognised government has met the Algerian president during an official visit to discuss the heightened tensions in his country.

Algeria frees prominent war veteran

2020-01-03 06:18

Algeria released on Thursday well-known independence war veteran Lakhdar Bouregaa, who was detained last June for allegedly insulting the army, one of his lawyers told AFP.

Algeria's richest man stands trial in graft probe

2019-12-31 21:00

Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab, who heads its biggest privately-owned conglomerate Cevital, has gone on trial accused of tax, banking and customs offences.

New president sworn in to lead protest-hit Algeria

2019-12-19 14:08

Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was sworn in as the new president of protest-hit Algeria on Thursday, a week after winning a widely boycotted election.

Algeria declares ex-PM Tebboune winner of presidential election

2019-12-13 14:22

Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who served as PM under former President Bouteflika, wins election rejected by protesters.

Algeria: a year rocked by anti-regime protests

2019-12-12 13:22

Algeria has been in political turmoil for most of the year, with mass protests against the government continuing even after the resignation of long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April.

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.

Algeria jails 22 protesters over Berber flags

2019-11-12 22:03

Twenty-two Algerian demonstrators have been handed one-year jail sentences for "undermining national unity" by bearing the Berber minority's flag during anti-regime protests, 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.

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