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Algeria's Bouteflika languishes at home a year after his fall

Alger - A year after the unexpected downfall of Algeria's longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing octogenarian remains holed up in his plush and medically adapted home, with his detractors still demanding justice.

Algeria city recalls protest that morphed into uprising

Bordj Bou Arreridj - When a group of young people took to the streets of an Algerian industrial city a year ago, they had no idea their protest would be part of a thousands-strong movement that would topple their veteran president.

Libya's neighbours reject foreign interference in crisis-hit country

Alger - Libya's neighbours on Thursday denounced foreign interference in the conflict-hit North African country, at talks in Algiers to seek a political solution to a crisis they say threatens regional stability.

Europe, N. Africa in diplomatic flurry to avoid 'second Syria' in Libya

Tripoli - Europe and North Africa have launched a diplomatic offensive to try to prevent Libya, with the increased involvement of international players in its conflict, from turning into a "second Syria".

Huge protest days ahead of contentious Algeria vote

Alger - A vast crowd rallied in Algiers on the final Friday before a contentious presidential election many see as an elite attempt to cling to power despite months of protests, an AFP journalist said. "No to voting, we swear we will not stop!

Two shops near Champs-Elysees looted after Algeria football win

Paris - Two stores near the Champs-Elysees in Paris were looted on Thursday night, on the sidelines of celebrations marking Algeria's latest win in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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.

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 for change despite dozens detained

Alger - Large crowds of Algerians on Friday took to the streets of the capital, where dozens were detained ahead of the latest protest two months after leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned.

Algeria protesters keep up pressure after resignations, arrests

Alger - Algerian protesters vowed Friday to keep up the pressure on the regime left behind by Abdelaziz Bouteflika, staging a tenth consecutive weekly mass rally after a string of people close to the toppled president were sacked or arrested over alleged graft...

Algerian students back on the streets despite police deployment

Alger - Thousands of Algerian students chanting "peaceful" rallied Tuesday in the capital as they defiantly faced police officers who barred them from reaching the focal point of weeks of protests.

Protests keep up pressure on Algeria regime despite new president

Alger - Algerian demonstrators kept up protests Wednesday against the ruling elite despite a pledge from the interim head of state to hold "transparent" presidential elections following veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation.

Algeria's new president, a seasoned regime insider

Alger - Algeria's interim president Abdelkader Bensalah is a seasoned establishment insider who has a track record of stepping in for his veteran predecessor.

Huge rallies in Algiers despite loyalist calls for president to quit

Alger - Anti-government protesters thronged the streets of Algeria's capital and other cities on Friday, saying moves by top loyalists to abandon ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika were not enough.

A thousand lawyers demonstrate for 'change' in Algeria

Alger - Around a thousand Algerian lawyers demonstrated Saturday in the capital calling for regime change in the North African country, where veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid to stay in power has sparked weeks of protests.

Hundreds of thousands rally in Algeria against Bouteflika's rule

Alger - Hundreds of thousands of Algerians demonstrated Friday a month after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term sparked a protest movement that shows little sign of abating.

Algerian students protest against Bouteflika 'tricks'

Alger - Hundreds of students protested in the Algerian capital on Tuesday, accusing ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of seeking to prolong his two-decade rule despite abandoning his bid for a fifth term.

Thousands protest in Algeria as Bouteflika stays defiant

Alger - Thousands of Algerians gathered on Friday chanting slogans against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, despite the defiant leader's warning of the risk of "chaos".

Algeria faces prospect of president seeking fifth term

Alger - With no clear successor to longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerians may well see their frail leader who rarely appears in public cling on for a fifth term in office.

France expels 'mentor' of 2015 jihadist attackers to Algeria

Paris - France on Monday expelled a radical Islamic preacher to Algeria after his release from prison, where he became a mentor to at least two jihadis who carried out deadly attacks on a satirical newspaper and a Jewish supermarket in January 2015, officials ...

Algeria showcases migrant expulsion in face of criticism

Tamanrasset - Accused of dumping thousands of migrants at the border in the desert, Algeria has opened up the doors of its air-conditioned expulsion buses to try to allay criticism of its treatment of deportees.

France deports Salafist preacher accused of hate speech

Marseille - France on Friday deported an influential Islamic preacher whose mosque in the southern city of Marseille was shut down last year over accusations of hate speech.

Algerian migrant held in jail in Spain found dead

Madrid - Spanish authorities said Friday they have opened an investigation into the death of an Algerian migrant found dead in a jail where hundreds of migrants are being held pending asylum claims.
 

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