Algeria

Catholic monks beatified in Algeria, first in a Muslim nation

The Catholic Church has beatified 19 clergymen and women killed in Algeria during the country's 1990s civil war.

Catholic monks beatified in Algeria, first in a Muslim nation

Western Sahara

UN envoy: 'Peaceful solution' to Western Sahara conflict possible

UN envoy Horst Koehler says he expects another round of talks to take place in the first quarter of 2019.

UN envoy: 'Peaceful solution' to Western Sahara conflict possible

Morocco

Morocco's king invites Algeria for 'frank, direct dialogue'

King Mohammed VI says Rabat is willing to consider initiatives brought forth by Algiers to break political stalemate.

Morocco's king invites Algeria for 'frank, direct dialogue'

Middle East

Algeria's frail president 'to seek re-election'

The 81-year-old longtime president has last addressed his nation six years ago.

Algeria's Bouteflika to seek re-election next year: party chief

Middle East

Overpopulation and neglect threatens iconic Algiers Casbah

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but why is the future of Algeria's famous Casbah not looking so rosy?

Inside Story

Can France heal the wounds of its colonial past?

A French president admits, for the first time, the widespread use of torture during Algeria's war of independence.

France

France admits torture during Algeria's war of independence

More than 1.5 million Algerians died during the 1954-62 war of independence against colonial-ruler France.

France admits torture during Algeria's war of independence

Football

Iraqi football club quits Algeria game after 'sectarian' chants

Air Force club leaves stadium after fans of host team USMA sang slogans in praise of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Iraqi football club quits Algeria game after 'sectarian' chants

Algeria

Anger in Algeria over comment on deadly scorpion sting

Health minister criticised for suggesting woman who was fatally stung by scorpion must have provoked the arachnid.

Algeria minister slammed for comment on deadly scorpion sting

Algeria

Algeria's Bouteflika in Geneva for 'periodic medical checks'

President Bouteflika has made similar trips in the past, including to the Val-de-Grace hospital in Paris, for treatment.

Algeria's Bouteflika in Geneva for 'periodic medical checks'

Algeria

Algeria says second person dies in cholera outbreak

Authorities say the disease's rapid spread is linked to poor hygiene but many believe government's reaction was slow.

Algeria says second person dies in cholera outbreak

Human Rights

Algeria halts refugee expulsions to Sahara after outrage

Suspension comes after Associated Press report alleged Algeria abandoned 13,000 migrants and refugees in the Sahara.

Algeria halts refugee expulsions to Sahara after outrage

Weather

Records tumble as temperatures soar across the globe

Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America endure hottest weather ever observed.

Records tumble as temperatures soar across the globe

Algeria

Algeria mulls joint 2030 FIFA World Cup bid with Morocco, Tunisia

Officials in Algeria say they are open to hosting the tournament alongside neighbouring Morocco, Tunisia.

Algeria mulls joint 2030 FIFA World Cup bid with Morocco, Tunisia

Middle East

Deported by Algeria, migrants abandoned in the Sahara Desert

UN migration agency accuses Algiers of neglecting over 13,000 migrants forced to walk long distances without food or water.