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Algeria moves forward with disputed constitutional reforms

Alger - Algeria's parliament meets from Wednesday to consider a package of constitutional reforms that authorities say will strengthen democracy but critics have denounced as window dressing.

Crowds flood Algeria independence figure's hometown for burial

Alger - Tens of thousands gathered in an Algerian village Friday for the burial of Hocine Ait-Ahmed, one of the fathers of the country's struggle for independence and a key opposition figure.Ait-Ahmed died last week in Switzerland aged 89.

Fire kills 18 migrants at Algeria camp

Alger - A fire sparked by an electrical fault killed 18 African migrants and injured 43 others Tuesday at a camp in Algeria, emergency services and the Red Crescent said.

In Algeria, heavy metal bangs up against tradition

Constantine - They came from all over conservative Algeria, clad in black leather, studded bracelets and even the traditional Muslim veil to revel in a rare heavy metal concert.

Iranian dissidents mourn death of those killed in missile attack

Paris - Following a brutal attack on a de facto refugee camp in Iraq, world leaders and Iranian dissidents gathered in Paris on Sunday to mourn the casualties.

Algeria leader replaces powerful intelligence chief

Alger - Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has replaced his powerful intelligence chief, the presidency announced Sunday, confirming his domination over the armed forces after a security shake-up.

Qaeda claims killing of at least nine Algerian soldiers

Alger - Al-Qaeda's North African branch claimed an ambush of an Algerian army patrol that killed at least nine soldiers, in one of the deadliest such attacks in years.

22 dead in Arab-Berber unrest in Algeria: Media

Alger - At least 22 people have died in fighting between Berbers and Arabs in southern Algeria, the bloodiest toll in two years of frequent clashes between the communities, national news agency APS reported.

France's Hollande boosts ties with former foe Algeria

Alger - French President Francois Hollande arrived Monday in Algeria for a visit aimed at tackling the "common battle" of the once bitter foes against jihadists from Mali to Libya.

Mali's main Tuareg-led rebels to sign peace deal June 20

Alger - The head of Mali's main Tuareg-led rebel groups said on Friday that his movement will sign a final deal to end the conflict in the west African nation on June 20.

Mali rebels to initial peace deal

Alger - Mali's Tuareg-led rebel alliance will Thursday initial a peace accord that was drawn up with the government to bring stability to the conflict-hit west African nation, Algerian mediators and the rebels said.

40 Algerian police wounded in anti-shale gas protest

Alger - Forty police officers were wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara, the Interior Ministry announced.

Mali government signs peace deal, Tuareg rebels delay

Alger - The Malian government signed a peace agreement with some northern armed groups on Sunday in Algiers but the main Tuareg rebel alliance asked for more time to consult its grassroots.

Charlie Hebdo contributor scoops top cartoonist award

Paris - Riad Sattouf, half-French, half-Syrian and who’s regularly contributed to Charlie Hebdo, picked up the prestigious Fauve d’Or award at one of the world’s biggest cartoon festivals, held in France, last weekend.

Body of slain French hostage to be flown home from Algeria

Algiers - The body of a French tourist who was kidnapped and beheaded by jihadists in Algeria last September is to be flown home on Monday, a source close to the case told AFP.

Algeria finds body of beheaded Frenchman

Algiers - Algerian troops found the body Thursday of French tourist Herve Gourdel, security sources said, months after he was beheaded by jihadists demanding that France halt air strikes against the Islamic State group.

Algeria kills jihadist chief behind Frenchman's murder

Algiers - The Algerian army said on Tuesday it had killed the head of a militant group that beheaded a French tourist after it had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Algeria kills leader of jihadists behind Frenchman's beheading: TV

Algiers - An Algerian television network reported on Tuesday that the army has killed the leader of the Jund al-Khilafa jihadist group behind the beheading of a Frenchman in September.

Algeria's Bouteflika, clinging to power despite ill health

Algiers - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, admitted to hospital in France for the second time in two years, has a long history of illness and has hardly appeared publicly since his reelection.

Algeria identifies suspects in Frenchman's beheading

Algiers - Algeria has identified suspects in the kidnapping and beheading of French tourist Herve Gourdel, the justice minister said Tuesday, as the North Africa country widened its probe into the brutal execution.
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