Middle East

Algeria risks further political unrest as protests persist

Many oppose President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to stay in power beyond end of his term.

Algeria

Huge protests in Algeria as allies turn on Bouteflika

Crowds gather at capital Algiers' landmark Grand Poste square, demanding the president step down.

Huge protests in Algeria as allies turn on Bouteflika

Algeria

Algeria's Bouteflika warns against 'chaos' amid ongoing protests

President welcomes peaceful protests but cautions against foreign, domestic attempts to 'stir sedition, spread chaos'.

Algeria's Bouteflika warns against 'chaos' amid ongoing protests

Algeria

Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

It is yet unclear whether 81-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999, will stand for fifth consecutive term.

Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

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