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Algeria jails 28 protesters over Berber flags

Alger - Twenty-eight Algerian demonstrators were handed one-year jail sentences Tuesday for "undermining national unity" by bearing the Berber minority's flag during anti-regime protests, a prisoners' rights group said.

Five candidates running to replace ousted Algerian president Bouteflika

Alger - Five candidates, including two former prime ministers, will run to replace ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the country's election authority said Saturday, amid widespread protests against the vote.

Algeria protesters call for 'new independence' on revolution anniversary

Alger - Demonstrators converged on Algiers in their thousands for a massive anti-government rally called to coincide with official celebrations of the anniversary of the war that won Algeria's independence from France.

Algeria registers 22 candidates for presidential vote

Alger - Algeria's election authority has registered 22 candidates for a December presidential election, including two former prime ministers under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the official APS agency reported Sunday.

Bouteflika-era figure makes Algeria presidential run

Alger - The head of an Algerian political party that was part of the ruling coalition under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday became the first candidate to register for presidential polls.

Algeria court sentences Bouteflika brother to 15 years

Alger - An Algerian military court on Wednesday sentenced the brother of deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and three co-defendants to 15 years in prison in a swift verdict delivered out of sight of the media.

Eight babies killed in Algeria hospital fire: emergency services

Alger - Eight babies were killed when a fire ripped through a maternity hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn on Tuesday, emergency services said.

Eight babies killed in Algeria hospital fire: emergency services

Alger - Eight babies were killed when a fire ripped through a maternity hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn on Tuesday, emergency services said.

Algeria army toughens line with ban on protesters entering capital

Alger - Algeria's military has ordered police to block protesters from outside the capital entering Algiers, the army chief said Wednesday, taking a tougher line after months of mass anti-regime rallies and ahead of December elections to fill a presidential va...

Algeria army orders police to bar protesters from capital

Alger - Algeria's military has ordered police to block protesters from outside the capital from entering Algiers, the army chief said Wednesday, after months of mass rallies.

Algerians protest against planned presidential vote

Alger - Protesters massed in the Algerian capital on Tuesday to demand the cancellation of a controversial presidential election planned for December 12.

Algerians mix protest and football with eyes on Africa cup

Alger - Protesters took to the streets of Algiers Friday for a rally boosted by hopes that their national team would beat Senegal to win the Africa Cup of Nations.

Algeria to probe video of police beating protesters

Alger - Algerian police said Sunday they had opened an investigation after a video circulated online appeared to show protesters being beaten by security forces.

Thousands protest in Algeria capital, break police cordon

Alger - Thousands of people protested for a twentieth consecutive week in Algeria's capital on Friday, defying a major police presence and after the interim president renewed a plea for dialogue. "Go, liberate Algeria!

Thousands protest in Algeria capital, break police cordon

Alger - Around 2,000 people protested in the Algerian capital against the interim government Friday, defying a significant police presence just days before the mandate of its president expires, witnesses said.

Algeria's interim president proposes talks without 'state' role

Alger - Algeria's interim President Abdelkader Bensalah pledged in a speech Wednesday to hold talks without the involvement of the state or the military to pave the way for elections. "This dialogue...

Algerians brave heavy police presence to demand transition

Alger - Protesters thronged the heart of Algeria's capital on Friday despite a heavy police presence, vowing to push their demands for transition after the ouster of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Algerian protesters rally despite arrests

Alger - Huge numbers of Algerians protested Friday in the capital, keeping up their push for a political overhaul despite a spate of arrests ahead of the latest weekly rally.

Algerians rally even after ex-premiers detained

Alger - Demonstrators rallied in the Algerian capital Friday to keep up their demands for the ouster of all officials linked to the former president, unappeased by the detention of two ex-premiers.

Second Algeria ex-PM detained in graft probe: state media

Alger - Algeria's former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal was remanded in custody Thursday after appearing before a judge as part of an anti-corruption investigation, state media reported.
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