Algerians stranded for 3 weeks in Paris airport

 Twenty-six Algerians returning home from the UK have been trapped in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for three weeks because of COVID-19 measures. The 26 people, including two young girls and a 75-year-old woman, have appealed to Algeria’s president to help them get home. Their

Algeria starts exceptional review of electoral lists

The Algerian authorities on Tuesday initiated an exceptional review of electoral lists in preparation for early legislative election scheduled for June. The announcement follows an earlier decision by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to dissolve parliament. According to the National Independent Aut

Thousands protest in Algiers after election date announced

Thousands demonstrated in Algiers on Friday, rejecting early legislative elections announced the day before, as weekly rallies by the resurgent Hirak pro-democracy movement gain momentum.Protesters defied a coronavirus-related ban on gatherings to rally from different parts of the capital, converg

Algeria prepares law to withdraw nationality of people threatening state

Algeria plans for the first time to deprive of nationality citizens who commit acts abroad that are liable to "seriously damage the interests of the state or harm the national unity", the prime minister's office said yesterday, Reuters reports. The measure will apply to people who join,

Algeria anti-govt protesters hit streets after year-long hiatus

Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Algeria’s capital on Friday as the Hirak pro-democracy movement gathers renewed momentum after a year-long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.Despite a ban on gatherings over the pandemic, crowds gathered in several neighborh

Thousands march through Algiers on anniversary of Hirak protests

ALGIERS: Thousands of Algerians marched through Algiers and other cities on Monday to mark the second anniversary of the Hirak protests that forced Abdelaziz Bouteflika from power.Protesters urged the removal of a new government they see as little different from the one Bouteflika led for two deca

Algerian President Tebboune dissolves Parliament and calls for elections

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Thursday called for Parliament to be dissolved and early elections after expressing dissatisfaction with the government. In an address to the nation, Mr Tebboune said he would carry out a government reshuffle within 48 hours and issued a pardon for dozen

Algeria newspaper: President Tebboune will dissolve parliament

Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, is preparing to dissolve parliament soon and call for early legislative elections, Echorouk newspaper reported a party leader and former candidate in the last presidential election saying. Abdelaziz Belaid, head of the Future Front Party, explai

Algerian president denounces the killing of 5 citizens in the Tebessa bombing, describing it as a cowardly act

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune denounced the bombing that killed 5 citizens in the Tebessa region, near the border with Tunisia, and described it in a tweet on Twitter as "cowardly action." Tebboune said in his tweet that what happened in this area was "an act of cowardice and barbarism,

Five civilians killed in Algeria home-made bomb blast: ministry

ALGIERS: A homemade bomb blast killed five civilians and wounded three others in eastern Algeria on Thursday, the defense ministry said.The roadside bomb went off as a car drove by in the region of Tebessa, the ministry said in a statement.It added that a militant was killed by security forces in

Algerian president returns to Germany to be treated for COVID-19 complications

 Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune flew back to Germany on Sunday for treatment in hospital of complications in his foot resulting from a coronavirus infection, the presidency said.Tebboune, 75, had returned home two weeks ago from Germany after two months of treatment for COVID-19.The

Al Qaeda holdouts put Algerian army on the offensive

Algerian government forces are hunting down the remnants of a decades-long insurgency in remote rural areas. But analysts do not believe extremists have been able to exploit a protest movement that gripped the country from February 2019, until it faded during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. F

Ex-Algeria PM sentenced to 7 years in prison

An Algerian court yesterday sentenced former Prime Minister in ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's government, Ahmed Ouyahia, to seven years in prison on corruption charges. Local media reported that the Sidi M'hamed court in the capital Algiers also sentenced the former ministers of tourism

Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with extremists

ALGIERS: Two Algerian soldiers were killed on Saturday in a clash with extremists, four of whom were also killed, the defense ministry said.“During a search operation... a detachment of the People’s National Armed Forces shot dead four terrorists” west of the capital, a ministry

Algerian president signs new constitution into law

ALGIERS: Algeria's president Friday signed the country's new constitution into law, his office said, after the document was approved in a November referendum on record low turnout as its leader received treatment abroad for Covid-19.President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who returned to Algeria this week

Algerian Health: 16 states have not reported any new cases of Corona

Today, Friday, the Algerian Ministry of Health revealed that 16 states have not registered any new cases of the emerging coronavirus. According to the ministry's latest statistics, 26 states recorded fewer than 9 cases, while 6 states recorded more than 10 injuries. The ministry added that 287 n

Algeria president Tebboune returns from COVID-19 treatment in Germany

ALGIERS: President Abdelmadjid Tebboune returned to Algeria Tuesday after a two-month absence in Germany, where he received treatment for Covid-19, ending a period of uncertainty in a country facing a health, political and economic crises.“It is hard to be far from one's country an

Speaker of Algerian Parliament: 'Our stance on Western Sahara is not subject to revision or negotiation'

Speaker of the Algerian People's National Assembly Slimane Chenine reaffirmed his country's firm position on the Western Sahara issue and "the people's right to determine their fate." Chenine pointed out: "The right to self-determination is guaranteed in the Charter of the United Nations and