Algeria

Algeria ruling party asks ailing president to run for fifth term

Analysts say the country's decision-makers are looking to exploit the president's popularity to maintain the status quo.

Algeria ruling party asks ailing president to run for fifth term

Sport

Algeria endorses Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid

Decades-long rivalry put on hold as Algeria's sports minister declares his country's unequivocal support for neighbour.

Algeria vows official support of Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

Algeria

Violent dispersal of Algerian doctors' sit-in decried

Several resident doctors injured after police violently disperse protest sit-in at hospital in the capital Algiers.

Algerian police violently disperse doctors' protest

Saudi Arabia

Algeria football club banner angers Saudi Arabia

'Appropriate response' vowed to show of Trump-King Salman composite image at pro-Palestine rally by football club fans.

Trump-Salman image in Algeria angers Saudi Arabia

Algeria

Algeria's Berbers protest for language rights

Protesters have rallied in Algeria over the rejection of a measure that would have formalised Berber language teaching.

Algeria's Berbers protest for Tamazight language rights

Middle East

Morocco recalls envoy over Algeria FM's cannabis claims

Morocco's foreign ministry calls Abdelkader Messahel's remarks 'very serious' and 'false'.

Morocco recalls envoy over Algeria FM's drug accusation

Middle East

Return of 'Mr Dirty Work' spurs questions in Algeria

Surprising comeback of Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia could herald the start of a deep austerity programme, analysts say.

Return of 'Mr Dirty Work' spurs questions in Algeria

Africa

Algeria to give legal status to African migrants

Prime minister launches plan to grant residency rights and job permits to undocumented migrants after surge in racism.

Algeria to give legal status to African migrants

Literature

Assia Djebar: Algeria's 'immortal' literary hero

Google celebrates one of North Africa’s most influential writers on what would be her 81st birthday.

Assia Djebar: Algeria's 'immortal' literary hero

Politics

Algeria and Morocco urged to assist Syrian refugees

UN urges both countries to take action to assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border for weeks.

Algeria and Morocco urged to assist Syrian refugees

Algeria

Algeria’s NLF wins majority in parliamentary elections

Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front (NLF) and its allies have won a majority of seats in Thursday's parliamentary election. The government tried hard to get people to vote. but most Algerians did not share its enthusiasm.

Middle East

Algeria ruling coalition wins parliamentary elections

National Liberation Front secures majority in national assembly, but loses quarter of seats in Thursday's vote.

Algeria ruling coalition wins parliamentary elections

Politics

Widespread apathy as Algeria polls close

FLN and ally widely expected to win but many voters seem disillusioned amid soaring unemployment and a financial crisis.

Algerians vote in parliamentary poll marked by apathy

Middle East

Algeria votes as opposition calls for boycott

Despite fierce government campaign, many Algerians are more worried about rising costs of living than by poll outcome.