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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.

IS-linked group threatens to kill French hostage in Algeria

Algiers - An Algerian group linked to Islamic State jihadists on Monday claimed the kidnapping of a French national and threatened to kill the hostage within 24 hours unless Paris halts air strikes on the IS in Iraq.

Identifying Mali air crash victims 'could take years'

Algiers - Identifying the victims from last week's Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria's chief of police said on Thursday.

Missing Air Algerian plane AH5017 reportedly crashed in Sahara

Algiers - An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people onboard reportedly crashed July 24 en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers.

Air Algerie Flight AH5017 reportedly crashes with 110 passengers, 6 crew

Air Algerie Flight AH5017, which had 116 people on board, has crashed, according to airline officials. The flight lost radio contact en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers.

Algeria's World Cup team will donate $9m salary to Gaza

The Algerian national football team has announced that it will donate the salary earned from the World Cup to the people of the Gaza Strip.

Mali armed groups say they agree to peace talks

Algiers - Three armed groups from northern Mali announced in Algiers on Sunday that they have agreed to begin talks with the Bamako government aimed at resolving long-standing disputes.

Qaeda group claims Algeria attack that killed 11 soldiers

Algiers - Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility Thursday for an April ambush in Algeria's restive Kabylie region that killed 11 soldiers."On the night of April 19, mujahedeen ambushed an army convoy in the Iboudrarene region...

Op-Ed: Do Algerian government crackdowns make fair elections impossible?

To the group of 100 anti-government protestors gathered in the mid-March sun, the sight of police is nothing new. They have taken the name “Barakat,” which means “enough,” and the message is that change is coming.

Algeria army hunts Islamists behind deadly attack

Algiers - Algeria's army was hunting on Monday for an armed Islamist group linked to an attack in the rugged Kabylie region in which 11 soldiers were killed, a security official said.

Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush

Algiers - Gunmen killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush overnight, the defence ministry said on Sunday, in the first attack of its kind since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term.

Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

Algiers - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term on Friday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival alleging fraud.
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