Algeria


Coronavirus lockdowns cause more than 1 000 Algerian passengers to be stranded at an Istanbul airport

2020-03-24 22:51

More than 1 000 Algerian passengers are stranded at Istanbul airport because of the new coronavirus pandemic.

Algeria seeks 4-year prison term for protest leader

2020-03-05 21:47

Algeria's state prosecutor has requested four years in prison for Karim Tabbou, a key figure of anti-government protests, and the verdict has been set for March 11.

Algeria reports first case of coronavirus

2020-02-26 13:05

Algerian authorities have announced the country's first case of the novel coronavirus, in an Italian citizen who arrived in the country on February 17.

Algerians mobilise to mark protest movement's first birthday

2020-02-21 16:00

Algeria this weekend marks a year since the birth of an unprecedented protest movement known as "Hirak" - one that quickly forced an ailing president from power and is now looking to maintain momentum.

Algeria president pardons thousands but not protesters

2020-02-06 21:02

Algeria's president HAS pardoned almost 6 300 prisoners, but scores detained as part of an anti-government protest movement will not benefit from the move, a support group says.

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.

 

Algerian streets empty but protesters vow to 'keep flame burning'

2020-03-23 17:09

The coronavirus pandemic has done what the Algerian regime had failed to achieve for more than a year - clear the streets of massive anti-government protests.

Algeria registers first coronavirus death

2020-03-12 20:38

Algeria has registered its first death from the novel coronavirus, the health ministry has announced, as schools were closed for three weeks.

Algerian president's son acquitted in high-profile corruption case

2020-02-27 18:32

The son of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has been acquitted in a high-profile corruption case in which a prominent businessman was sentenced to prison, the national radio reports.

Algeria court seeks prison sentence for protest leader

2020-02-24 22:51

An Algerian prosecutor is seeking a year's prison sentence for Fodil Boumala, a leading figure in the country's protest movement, an advocacy group said Monday.

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.

Libya neighbours to meet in Algiers

2020-01-22 22:04

Foreign ministers of states neighbouring Libya are set to meet in Algiers as part of international efforts to reach a political settlement to the country's conflict, the foreign ministry has announced.

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.

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