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

Algeria tightens state control over independent online media

Algeria has announced tighter state controls over online media, sparking alarm in the North African country whose pro-democracy movement is under heightened pressure from the government. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's government, already accused of stifling free speech, this month published a n

Algerians Impatient for Change with President Still out Sick

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's first appearance since being hospitalized in Germany with COVID-19 in October was intended to reassure a country where big political decisions are long overdue. But on the streets of Algiers people voiced growing impatience after the five-minute video mes

Algeria president makes first appearance since hospitalisation

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune made his first appearance on Sunday since being flown to a hospital in Germany 47 days ago after testing positive for coronavirus, saying he is recovering and will be back home soon. Tebboune, 75, appeared in a video posted on Twitter and broadcast on state

‘Foreign maneuvers’ in West Sahara destablizing Algeria: PM

Algeria’s prime minister on Saturday criticized “foreign maneuvers” he said were aimed to destabilize it, after Washington recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara in exchange for Rabat normalizing ties with Israel.“There are foreign maneuvers which aim to

Algeria PM slams reported ransoms to ‘terror groups’

Algeria’s prime minister has sounded the alarm over reported ransoms paid to “terrorist groups” for the freeing of hostages, weeks after the liberation of a French aid worker in Mali.“Algeria notes, with great concern, continued transfers to terrorist groups of huge sums of

Algeria criticises French role in EU resolution

Algeria's Minister of Communication and government spokesman Ammar Belhimer has denounced the French role in the European Parliament's resolution on the "Situation of freedom in Algeria", describing it as "foolish, deviant, reckless and insolent". Belhimer said that Algeria is paying the price for

Algerian Lawmakers Protest EU Parliament’s Resolution

Algerian parliamentarians have announced their intention to hand over a written protest to the head of the European Union’s mission in the country. This comes in response to an urgency resolution adopted by the European Parliament on Nov.26, highlighting the “deteriorating human right

Uncertainty as Virus-Hit Algerian President Marks Month in German Hospital

A month after Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was hospitalized in Germany and tested positive for coronavirus, uncertainty about his health is fueling questions about the country's leadership. Tebboune, who is 75 and a heavy smoker, was admitted to hospital in Germany on October 28 to und