EU cookie consent script

Algeria - Latest News & Opinions

Algeria, Ghana win in Nations Cup qualifying, Egypt lose

standardmedia.co.ke

Algeria, Ghana win in Nations Cup qualifying, Egypt lose

- Heavyweights Algeria and Ghana recorded victories in their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday but Egypt, runners-up in Gabon earlier this year, were beaten 1-0 in Tunisia. Ghana, who have reached the semi-final stage at the last six tournaments, began in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 home victory over Ethiopia in Group F. Captain Asamoah Gyan put them ahead after 10 minutes before John Boye and Ebenezer Ofori made it 3-0 at half-time in Kumasi

Places: Kenya |  Algeria |  Ghana | 

Algeria, Ghana win in Nations Cup qualifying, Egypt lose

channelnewsasia.com

Algeria, Ghana win in Nations Cup qualifying, Egypt lose

- CAPE TOWN: Heavyweights Algeria and Ghana recorded victories in their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday but Egypt, runners-up in Gabon earlier this year, were beaten 1-0 in Tunisia. Ghana, who have reached the semi-final stage at the last six tournaments, began in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 home victory over Ethiopia in Group F. Captain Asamoah Gyan put them ahead after 10 minutes before John Boye and Ebenezer Ofori made it 3-0 at half-time in Kumasi

Categories: Sports | 
Places: Algeria |  Singapore |  Ghana | 

Algerian man with suspected terror links wins injunction preventing deportation

independent.ie

Algerian man with suspected terror links wins injunction preventing deportation

- The man who has been living in Ireland since 2012 has challenged the deportation made against him over fears he may be tortured and subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment contrary to Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights if returned to Algeria due to his "imputed political opinion." The man was tried and acquitted of a terrorist offence in Algeria in 2009

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Terror |  Terrorism |  Wars | 
Places: Algeria |  Maghreb |  N Africa |  Africa |  Ireland |  N.W. Europe |  Europe | 

As oil prices languish, signs emerge of Algeria changing its energy ways

reuters.com

As oil prices languish, signs emerge of Algeria changing its energy ways

- ALGIERS Less than a year ago, Algeria was ready for a legal battle with French oil giant Total; it looked like business as usual for a country known for bureaucracy, tough contracts and often testy relations with foreign energy groups. Yet, within months Total had dropped its action with international arbitrators, and signed a new gas deal with state energy conglomerate Sonatrach on improved terms

Places: Algeria |  United States | 

Algerians vote for new parliament in ballot marked by apathy

the-star.co.ke

Algerians vote for new parliament in ballot marked by apathy

- Algerians vote on Thursday for a new parliament likely to hand a majority to the ruling FLN party and its allies, though turnout is traditionally low for elections to a National Assembly many voters dismiss as weak. The ballot comes at a sensitive time for Algeria as the OPEC member tackles the economic impact of low global oil prices and a potential transition from President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who has been seen rarely since a 2013 stroke

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Elections |  Ballots |  Votes | 
Places: Kenya |  Algeria | 

Algeria praises UN vote on disputed Western Sahara

independent.co.ug

Algeria praises UN vote on disputed Western Sahara

- Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria on Saturday hailed a UN Security Council resolution endorsing a new peace initiative on the disputed territory of Western Sahara as a “diplomatic success”. Friday’s vote came as UN military observers confirmed that Polisario Front forces, fighting for independence in Western Sahara, had withdrawn from the Guerguerat area near the Mauritanian border. The resolution “is a diplomatic success for the Sahrawi issue because the (peace) process will be back on track”, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra said in a statement

Places: Uganda |  Algeria |  Western Sahara | 

‘Faceless’ female election posters cause upset in Algeria

gulfnews.com

‘Faceless’ female election posters cause upset in Algeria

- Algiers: Two Islamist opposition parties in Algeria have posted faceless portraits of female candidates for May’s legislative election, upsetting state authorities which have ordered them to show the faces or be barred from the ballot. The dispute reflects fear among many Algerians of any revival of political Islam in a country that balances religious conservatism with searing memories of its 1990s war against armed Islamist groups that killed 200,000 people

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections | 
Places: Algeria |  United Arab Emirates | 

Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters

the-star.co.ke

Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters

- Algerian political parties have agreed to show female candidates' faces after some posters displayed blank avatars instead, the state news agency says. Parties in Bordj Bou Arreridj Province had been showing hijabs surrounding blank spaces alongside photos of male candidates. On Tuesday the election authorities gave parties two days to display photos or be removed from the vote. An official said the practice was illegal

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Kenya |  Algeria | 

Yanga boosted for Alger tie

thecitizen.co.tz

Yanga boosted for Alger tie

- Dar es Salaam. Young Africans have received a huge boost ahead of their Caf Confederation Cup playoff, first leg match against MC Alger of Algeria on Saturday. Burundian Amissi Tambwe and his Zimbabwean strike partner Donald Ngoma have returned to fitness and are in contention for a starting slot against the Algerian outfit at the National Stadium. The two strikers have been struggling with injuries of late, but the new development will leave the Jangwani Street side supporters smiling broadly

Places: Tanzania |  Algeria |  Dar es Salaam |  Dar | 

Africa: Algeria president makes video appearance after month of health rumours

standardmedia.co.ke

Africa: Algeria president makes video appearance after month of health rumours

- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared in a video on Sunday for the first time in a month since his abrupt cancellation of a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Algiers triggered speculation over his health. Since a stroke in 2013, Bouteflika, 80, has appeared rarely in public and usually only in state news images with visiting dignitaries, leaving questions over whether the leader in power for nearly two decades will finish his term

Categories: Life & Style |  Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Algeria | 

Switzerland extradites member of Algerian rebel group to France

thelocal.ch

Switzerland extradites member of Algerian rebel group to France

- Merouane Benahmed, who was arrested in Switzerland six months ago after he skipped out on his house arrest in northwestern France, "was handed over to French authorities at the Thonex-Vallard border crossing," justice ministry spokesman Folco Galli said in an email. Benahmed, who had been living under house arrest in the French town of Evron since 2015, had failed to show up for one his mandated meetings with local police on September 8th, triggering his arrest warrant

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Rebels |  Extradition |  Wars |  Arrests |  Law Enforcement | 
Places: Switzerland |  W. Europe |  Europe |  France |  Algeria | 

Algeria women footballers wave red card at stigma

gulfnews.com

Algeria women footballers wave red card at stigma

- Algiers: When Fathia was seven years old, she would wait each day for classes to end, throw down her schoolbag and rush to play football with the boys from her neighbourhood. Now in her twenties, Algerian international Fathia plays for all-female club Afak Relizane, where love for “the beautiful game” has trumped gender stereotypes and even militant threats in the conservative yet football-mad North African nation. Coach Sid Ahmed Mouaz helped to launch Afak in 1997 in the middle of Algeria’s blood-soaked civil war at a time when armed Islamists prohibited all women’s sport

Categories: Sports | 
Places: Algeria |  United Arab Emirates | 

Police foil Algeria suicide attack

nst.com.my

Police foil Algeria suicide attack

- ALGIERS: A policeman managed to foil an attempted suicide attack in eastern Algeria on Sunday, opening fire on the bomber and triggering the explosives belt he was wearing, officials said. “An officer who was in front of the police headquarters, underneath a building that is home to a dozen families, responded energetically and heroically after several warnings, targeting with precision the explosive belt worn by a terrorist,” police said in

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Algeria |  Malaysia | 

France's Macron seeks to end controversy over Algeria comments

reuters.com

France's Macron seeks to end controversy over Algeria comments

- TOULON, France French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron attempted on Saturday to end the controversy triggered by his comments condemning France's colonial past in Algeria. Macron, a pro-European independent centrist who several recent polls have shown to be a frontrunner, was hit by a wave of criticism this week from his right-wing opponents after he said France's history in Algeria was a "crime against humanity." Algerians lived under French rule for

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections | 
Places: Algeria |  Americas |  North America |  United States |  France | 

14 killed in Algerian army anti-extremist operation

news24.com

14 killed in Algerian army anti-extremist operation

- Algiers - Algeria's government says military forces have killed 14 suspected extremists in an ongoing operation in one of the country's last Islamic militant holdouts. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that nine were killed on Friday and five others on Wednesday around Bouira, 100km east of the capital, Algiers. Security forces found three semi-automatic rifles, five pistols and munitions in accompanying raids. It said the operation was still

Categories: Law & Crime |  Society & Culture | 
Tags: Death & Dying |  Extremists |  Extremism |  Army |  Military |  Wars |  Social Issues | 
Places: South Africa |  Algeria |  Africa | 

Macron causes uproar by saying France's colonisation of Algeria was 'crime against humanity'

thelocal.fr

Macron causes uproar by saying France's colonisation of Algeria was 'crime against humanity'

- In a TV interview in Algiers this week, the centrist said French actions in Algeria, which achieved independence in 1962 after eight years of war, were "genuinely barbaric, and constitute a part of our past that we have to confront by apologising". His visit also included a stop at the Martyrs' Memorial in Algiers, saying he wanted to promote a "reconciliation of memories" between the two countries. The violent history

Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Social Issues |  Colonialism | 
Places: Algeria |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Iberia |  France | 

Sundowns confirm signing of Algerian defender Fares Hachi from Setif

timeslive.co.za

Sundowns confirm signing of Algerian defender Fares Hachi from Setif

- TMG Sport exclusively revealed two weeks ago that the 26-year old Hachi was training with the Brazilians at their mini-training camp in Rustenburg and the news of his signing shows that he has done enough to convince Mosimane to give him a long-term contract. “We like him‚ we like the player and what is important is that he also wants to play here in South Africa and wants to play

Categories: Sports | 
Places: Rustenburg |  South Africa |  S Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  Algeria |  Rustenburg |  Bojanala |  North-West | 

Latest Stories

Home / Africa / N Africa / Maghreb / Algeria
Dodsal group signs $1.1b project in Algeria
Abu Dhabi: The Dodsal Group, a Dubai-based business company currently operating in countries across Mena (Middle East and North Africa), East Africa and India, has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contract from Sonatrach, Algeria’s state energy producer, the company said on Monday. The group will execute a Separation and Compression Centre at the periphery area of South HGA-Hassi Messaoud   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Sectors | 
Places: N Africa |  Maghreb |  Algeria |  United Arab Emirates | 
Algeria's Bouteflika urges spending cuts, warns on foreign debt
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday ordered his government to keep reducing imports and to rationalise spending to cope with a sharp fall in oil and gas earnings, but warned against turning to foreign debt. Bouteflika, who has rarely been seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013, appeared on state television briefly presiding over a cabinet meeting with the new government put in place last month after legislative elections   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Money |  Expenditure |  Money Management | 
Places: Africa |  N Africa |  Maghreb |  Algeria |  India | 
Algeria, France urge political solution in Libya to halt terrorism
Algeria, France urge political solution in Libya to halt terrorism The foreign ministers of Algeria and France on Tuesday urged Libya’s rival armed factions to seek a political solution in the North African country to help stem the spread of militant groups there and potential spillover across its borders. Algeria has joined with North African neighbour Tunisia to seek support for an inclusive dialogue in Libya, where competing governments and armed supporters have struggled for control since a 2011 civil war ousted veteran leader Muammar Gaddafi   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Libya |  India | 
Algeria, France urge political solution in Libya to halt terrorism
The foreign ministers of Algeria and France on Tuesday urged Libya's rival armed factions to seek a political solution in the North African country to help stem the spread of militant groups there and potential spillover across its borders. Algeria has joined with North African neighbour Tunisia to seek support for an inclusive dialogue in Libya, where competing governments and armed supporters have struggled for control since a 2011 civil war ousted veteran leader Muammar Gaddafi   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Libya |  India | 
Algeria, Ghana win in Nations Cup qualifying, Egypt lose
Algeria, Ghana win in Nations Cup qualifying, Egypt lose Heavyweights Algeria and Ghana recorded victories in their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday but Egypt, runners-up in Gabon earlier this year, were beaten 1-0 in Tunisia. Ghana, who have reached the semi-final stage at the last six tournaments, began in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 home victory over Ethiopia in Group F. Captain Asamoah Gyan put them ahead after 10 minutes before John Boye and Ebenezer Ofori made it 3-0 at half-time in Kumasi   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Algeria |  Ghana | 
Algeria, Ghana win in Nations Cup qualifying, Egypt lose
Algeria, Ghana win in Nations Cup qualifying, Egypt lose CAPE TOWN: Heavyweights Algeria and Ghana recorded victories in their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday but Egypt, runners-up in Gabon earlier this year, were beaten 1-0 in Tunisia. Ghana, who have reached the semi-final stage at the last six tournaments, began in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 home victory over Ethiopia in Group F. Captain Asamoah Gyan put them ahead after 10 minutes before John Boye and Ebenezer Ofori made it 3-0 at half-time in Kumasi   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Algeria |  Singapore |  Ghana | 
Injunction halts deportation of Algerian terrorism suspect
Injunction halts deportation of Algerian terrorism suspect The man, who has been living in Ireland since 2012, has challenged the deportation made against him over fears he may be tortured and subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment in Algeria, due to his "imputed political opinion". This would be contrary to Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, it is claimed. The man was tried and acquitted of a terrorist offence in Algeria in 2009   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Ireland | 
Algerian man with suspected terror links wins injunction preventing deportation
Algerian man with suspected terror links wins injunction preventing deportation The man who has been living in Ireland since 2012 has challenged the deportation made against him over fears he may be tortured and subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment contrary to Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights if returned to Algeria due to his "imputed political opinion." The man was tried and acquitted of a terrorist offence in Algeria in 2009   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Terror |  Terrorism |  Wars | 
Places: Algeria |  Maghreb |  N Africa |  Africa |  Ireland |  N.W. Europe |  Europe | 
'Wonder Woman' suspended in Tunisia, pulled from film fest in Algeria following ban in Lebanon
“Wonder Woman,” starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, shattered box office records in the U.S. But the film isn’t getting as warm a reception from some countries due to Gadot’s Israeli heritage. Lebanon became the first country to outright ban the film last week, and now, according to the Jerusalem Post, it’s been removed from a film festival in Alegeria. Tunisia has also suspended showing the movie, the newspaper reports   Read More ...
Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
Tags: Film Festivals |  Film | 
Places: United States |  North America |  Americas |  Algeria |  Maghreb |  N Africa |  Africa |  Tunisia | 
Syria refugees still stuck between Morocco and Algeria: NGOS
Syria refugees still stuck between Morocco and Algeria: NGOS Algiers - Dozens of Syrian refugees remained stranded in no-man's land between Morocco and Algeria on Tuesday, non-governmental groups said, despite an Algerian offer to help. Algiers said last week it would take in the refugees after the United Nations urged both sides to help the Syrians, who include a pregnant woman and have been stranded in the desert area since April 17   Read More ...
Places: South Africa |  Algeria |  Morocco |  Syria | 
Algeria arrests three suspected Islamists after blast
Algeria arrests three suspected Islamists after blast Algiers - Algeria announced on Sunday the arrest of three suspected Islamists who confessed to planting a home-made bomb that reportedly killed two soldiers patrolling near the border with Tunisia. "Members of the National Guard arrested three backers of terrorist groups on June 3 at Tebessa," about 550km southeast of Algiers, the defence ministry said. "They admitted to having planted the home-made bomb which exploded as a military patrol passed by" near Bir el-Ater, about 100km south of Tebessa and some 15km from the border   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Law Enforcement |  Wars |  Jihadists |  Arrests | 
Places: South Africa |  N Africa |  Maghreb |  Algeria | 
Tunisia militants behead shepherd near Algeria border - sources
Islamist militants kidnapped and beheaded a young shepherd in Tunisian mountains near the border with Algeria, less than two years after his brother was killed in the same way, security sources and residents told TAP state news agency on Saturday. Troops found the body of Khelifa Soltani near Sidi Bouzid after he had been snatched by militants on Friday, sources told Reuters   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Militants |  Wars | 
Places: Algeria |  Maghreb |  N Africa |  Africa |  Tunisia |  India | 
Tunisia militants behead shepherd near Algeria border: sources
TUNIS Islamist militants kidnapped and beheaded a young shepherd in Tunisian mountains near the border with Algeria, less than two years after his brother was killed in the same way, security sources and residents told TAP state news agency on Saturday. Tunisian forces are carrying out operations in Sidi Bouzid, Kasserine and the Chaambi mountain range bordering Algeria to flush out Okba Ibn Nafaa, an al Qaeda-affiliated group, as well as a small number of rival fighters allied to Islamic State   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Militants |  Wars | 
Places: United States |  Algeria |  Maghreb |  N Africa |  Africa |  Tunisia | 
Algeria to take in Syrian refugees stranded at border
Algiers: Algeria has agreed to take in 41 Syrian refugees trapped since mid-April in a desert area that borders neighbouring Morocco, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. The decision comes two days after the UN refugee agency said the plight of the refugees - who include a pregnant woman - was “untenable”, urging Algeria and Morocco to work for a solution   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Syria |  United Arab Emirates | 
Algeria to take in Syrian refugees stranded at border
Algeria to take in Syrian refugees stranded at border Algiers - Algeria has agreed to take in 41 Syrian refugees trapped since mid-April in a desert area that borders neighbouring Morocco, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. The decision comes two days after the UN refugee agency said the plight of the refugees - who include a pregnant woman - was "untenable", urging Algeria and Morocco to work for a solution   Read More ...
Places: South Africa |  Algeria |  Syria | 
Militants attack Algeria gendarmerie patrol, four wounded – ministry
Militants attack Algeria gendarmerie patrol, four wounded – ministry Related News Islamist gunmen attacked an Algerian government patrol in an area south of the capital, slightly wounding four gendarmes, the ministry of defence said on Thursday. Attacks are rare in Algeria since the end of the country’s 1990s civil war with Islamist militants, but al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and small brigades allied to Islamic State are active in remote areas   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Militants |  Wars |  Jihadists | 
Places: Algeria |  Maghreb |  N Africa |  Africa |  India | 
Algeria to take in Syrian refugees stranded at border
Algeria to take in Syrian refugees stranded at border Algeria has agreed to take in 41 Syrian refugees trapped since mid-April in a desert area that borders neighboring Morocco, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.The decision comes two days after the UN refugee agency said the plight of the refugees -- who include a pregnant woman -- was "untenable", urging Algeria and Morocco to work for a solution.In a statement carried by APS news agency, the foreign ministry said Algeria would take in the refugees as an "exceptional humanitarian gesture"   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Syria |  Lebanon | 
Algeria accepts Syrians trapped on Morocco border - ministry
Algeria has agreed to allow 41 Syrian refugees stranded on its frontier with Morocco to stay in the country as a humanitarian gesture, the foreign ministry said. Earlier this week the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR urged Morocco and Algeria to allow the group safe passage after they had been trapped for weeks in a dispute between the North African neighbours   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Morocco |  India |  Syria | 
Militants attack Algeria gendarmerie patrol, four wounded - ministry
Islamist gunmen attacked an Algerian government patrol in an area south of the capital, slightly wounding four gendarmes, the ministry of defence said on Thursday. Attacks are rare in Algeria since the end of the country's 1990s civil war with Islamist militants, but al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and small brigades allied to Islamic State are active in remote areas   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Wars |  Jihadists |  Militants | 
Places: Africa |  N Africa |  Maghreb |  Algeria |  India | 
Algeria accepts Syrians trapped on Morocco border: ministry
ALGIERS Algeria has agreed to allow 41 Syrian refugees stranded on its frontier with Morocco to stay in the country as a humanitarian gesture, the foreign ministry said. Earlier this week the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR urged Morocco and Algeria to allow the group safe passage after they had been trapped for weeks in a dispute between the North African neighbors   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Morocco |  United States |  Syria | 
U.N. urges Algeria, Morocco to release Syrians
U.N. urges Algeria, Morocco to release Syrians Algeria and Morocco should to take action to assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries for weeks, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday.Last month, Morocco said the Syrians attempted to enter Morocco through the border town of Figuig, an area surrounded by mountains, between April 17 and 19 . It accused Algeria of forcing them to cross into Morocco   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Morocco |  Syria |  Lebanon | 
UN Urges Algeria, Morocco to Release Trapped Syrian Refugees
UN Urges Algeria, Morocco to Release Trapped Syrian Refugees RABAT, MOROCCO — Algeria and Morocco should to take action to assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries for weeks, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)said on Tuesday. The Syrian refugees, including babies and a pregnant woman in need of medical care, have been stuck on the border since April 17, with Morocco and Algeria trading blame in what resulted in a diplomatic row last month   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Morocco |  United States | 
Algeria and Morocco urged to assist Syrian refugees
Algeria and Morocco urged to assist Syrian refugees Algeria and Morocco should to take action to assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries for weeks, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. The Syrian refugees, including babies and a pregnant woman in need of medical care, have been stuck on the border since April 17, with Morocco and Algeria trading blame in what resulted in a diplomatic row last month   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Morocco |  Qatar |  Syria | 
UN urges Algeria, Morocco to release trapped Syrian refugees
UN urges Algeria, Morocco to release trapped Syrian refugees RABAT: Algeria and Morocco should to take action to assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries for weeks, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)said on Tuesday. The Syrian refugees, including babies and a pregnant woman in need of medical care, have been stuck on the border since April 17, with Morocco and Algeria trading blame in what resulted in a diplomatic row last month   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Morocco |  Singapore | 
U.N. urges Algeria, Morocco to release trapped Syrian refugees
Algeria and Morocco should to take action to assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries for weeks, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)said on Tuesday. The Syrian refugees, including babies and a pregnant woman in need of medical care, have been stuck on the border since April 17, with Morocco and Algeria trading blame in what resulted in a diplomatic row last month   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Morocco |  India | 
Algerian minister sacked three days after appointment
Algerian minister sacked three days after appointment Algiers - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked his tourism minister on Sunday days after he was appointed to the post, the presidency said, with one television channel claiming he had a criminal record. A terse statement from the presidency, carried by the APS news agency, did not say why Bouteflika had fired Messaoud Benagoun, who became minister of tourism and crafts just three days earlier   Read More ...
Places: South Africa |  Algeria | 
Algerian minister sacked three days after appointment
Algerian minister sacked three days after appointment ALGIERS: Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked his tourism minister Sunday days after he was appointed to the post, the presidency said, with one television channel claiming he had a criminal record. A terse statement from the presidency, carried by the APS news agency, did not say why Bouteflika had fired Messaoud Benagoun, who became minister of tourism and crafts just three days earlier   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Malaysia | 
Algerian minister sacked three days after appointment
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked his tourism minister today days after he was appointed to the post, the presidency said, with one television channel claiming he had a criminal record. A terse statement from the presidency, carried by the APS news agency, did not say why Bouteflika had fired Messaoud Benagoun, who became minister of tourism and crafts just three days earlier   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  India | 
Algerians fast longest hours in the Arab world
Manama: Algerians will have the longest fasting day in the Arab world this Ramadan with abstention from food and drink for up to 16 hours and 44 minutes. The shortest fasting day will be in Somalia with 13 hours, Kuwaiti daily Al Rai has calculated. In the Arabian Gulf, Muslims will be fasting for an average of 15 hours a day throughout the month that will last 29 or 30 days   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  United Arab Emirates | 
Syria refugees stuck between Morocco and Algeria: NGOs
Syria refugees stuck between Morocco and Algeria: NGOs Rabat - A group of around 50 Syrian refugees trapped between Morocco and Algeria face a "catastrophic situation" as they are unable to move in either direction, rights watchdogs warned Wednesday. "We denounce the catastrophic situation in which entire Syrian families survive in the zone between the two borders around the area of Figuig (in Morocco) and Beni Ounif (in Algeria)," they said in a statement   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Places: South Africa |  N Africa |  Maghreb |  Algeria |  Morocco |  Asia |  Mideast |  Syria | 
Algeria president replaces PM in wake of polls
Algeria president replaces PM in wake of polls Algiers - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday appointed a new prime minister, replacing his confidant Abdelmalek Sellal in the wake of parliamentary elections. Bouteflika's National Liberation Front (FLN) and its ruling coalition won a clear majority in the May 4 polls, but turnout was low amid public disillusionment over a tepid economy and allegations of political corruption. The president's office, quoted by national news agency APS, said the move to appoint a new premier came after Sellal submitted his government's resignation to Bouteflika following the sitting of a new national assembly on Tuesday   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections | 
Places: South Africa |  N Africa |  Maghreb |  Algeria | 
As oil prices languish, signs emerge of Algeria changing its energy ways
As oil prices languish, signs emerge of Algeria changing its energy ways ALGIERS Less than a year ago, Algeria was ready for a legal battle with French oil giant Total; it looked like business as usual for a country known for bureaucracy, tough contracts and often testy relations with foreign energy groups. Yet, within months Total had dropped its action with international arbitrators, and signed a new gas deal with state energy conglomerate Sonatrach on improved terms   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  United States | 
Algeria president replaces PM Sellal in wake of polls
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika today appointed a new prime minister, replacing his confidant Abdelmalek Sellal with housing minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune in the wake of parliamentary elections. The president's office, quoted by national news agency APS, said the move came after Sellal submitted his government's resignation to Bouteflika following the sitting of a new national assembly yesterday. In parliamentary elections on May 4, Bouteflika's National Liberation Front (FLN) and its ruling coalition won a clear majority, amid public disillusionment over a tepid economy and allegations of political corruption   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  President |  Parliament |  Elections | 
Places: Africa |  N Africa |  Maghreb |  Algeria |  India | 
3 dead in Algeria military helicopter crash
3 dead in Algeria military helicopter crash Algiers - Three Algerian naval officers were killed when their helicopter crashed after striking power lines during a night patrol southwest of Algiers, the defence ministry said on Monday. The navy rescue helicopter went down on Sunday night in Tipaza province, 70km from the capital, it said. The aircraft "hit high-voltage electricity lines" in the Hamr el-Ain area, killing three officers as it crashed   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime |  Society & Culture | 
Places: South Africa |  Algeria |  Maghreb |  N Africa | 
Algeria to form new cabinet soon after installation of new parliament
ALGIERS - Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Friday that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will form a new cabinet soon after the installation of the new parliament. "The formation of the cabinet falls under the authority of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and it is to be announced after the installation of the new National People's Council (lower house of parliament) following elections of May 4," Sellal told reporters at a ceremony in the capital Algiers   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Africa |  N Africa |  Maghreb |  Algeria |  China | 
Algeria says most nations in Opec deal back nine-month extension
Algiers: Algeria, the African oil producer that was instrumental in crafting Opec’s historic output deal last year, said most participating nations back a nine-month extension of the cuts. “Most of the countries support the proposition of Russia and Saudi Arabia to extend,” Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Boutarfa said on Thursday in Moscow after talks with his Russian counterpart, Alexander Novak. Algeria also favours that course of action, and is “optimistic for an agreement,” he said   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Sectors | 
Places: N Africa |  Maghreb |  Algeria |  Asia |  Mideast |  Saudi Arabia |  United Arab Emirates |  Europe |  E. Europe |  Russia | 
Algeria stresses counterterrorism requires joint action
Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal arrives for the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 31, 2017. [Photo/Agencies] ALGIERS - Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal on Sunday stressed the fight against terrorism and various forms of criminality require joint action between international security services and strong commitment of the international community   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  Prime Minister | 
Places: N Africa |  Maghreb |  Algeria |  China | 
Saudi Arabia handball team beats Algeria at Baku 2017
Saudi Arabia handball team beats Algeria at Baku 2017 Handball competitions are taking place May 9 in Baku as part of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games. The national team of Saudi Arabia faced the Algerian national team in Group A.   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Saudi Arabia |  Azerbaijan | 
Libya's neighbors, U.N. voice support for its new move for talks
Libya's neighbors, U.N. voice support for its new move for talks ALGIERS Libya's neighbors and the United Nations on Monday voiced their support for a meeting held last week between the North African country's main rival figures, the head of the U.N.-backed government, Fayez Seraj, and eastern commander Khalifa Haftar. The two men had held talks in Abu Dhabi, their first in more than a year and a half, over a U   Read More ...
Places: Algeria |  Libya |  United States | 
Baku 2017: Algeria national football team defeats Turkey squad
Baku 2017: Algeria national football team defeats Turkey squad Baku, Azerbaijan, May 8. Algerian national football team defeated Turkish squad 2:1 in the first match of Group B as part of the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games.   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Algeria |  Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan |