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Thousands of Algerian activists mark second year of protest

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of protesters marking the second anniversary of Algeria’s pro-democracy movement took to the streets Monday in the Algerian capital where a wall of security forces st...

Algeria orders investigation into student police abuse claim

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — In an unprecedent move, the prosecutor's office in the Algerian capital has ordered a preliminary investigation into torture and sexual abuse that a student protester claimed d...

Algeria's PM to inaugurate landmark mosque in Algiers

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s prime minister was set to inaugurate a landmark mosque Wednesday that was completed last year but shuttered because of coronavirus. Abdelaziz Djerad...

Algerians are choosing a new president in contentious poll

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Five candidates have their eyes on becoming the next president of Algeria — without a leader since April — as voting began in Thursday's contentious election boycotted by a mas...

Algeria election may bring new era or continued protests

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s powerful army chief promises that a presidential election on Thursday will define the contours of a new era for a nation where the highest office has stood vacant f...

Algeria's presidential debate falls flat, as anger simmers

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's first-ever presidential debate seems to have failed to persuade the country's pro-democracy protesters to take part in next week's election. The fiv...

Eggs, protests, apathy mar Algeria’s presidential campaign

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s presidential campaign is in trouble. Candidates are struggling to fill rally venues, campaign managers have quit, voters have pelted campaign headquarters with tomato...

Top Algerian figures go on military trial for alleged plot

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian military tribunal has opened the high-profile trial of a brother of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two ex-intelligence chiefs. Heavy se...

Algerian army chief wants new election; protesters want more

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is at a harrowing political impasse. Africa's largest country hasn't had an elected president for five months, and the powerful army chief wants to change that by holdi...

Algeria jails second ex-prime minister in corruption sweep

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has been jailed in an anti-corruption sweep — the second former head of government in two days to be sent to prison while his c...

Brother of Algeria's ex-president reported detained

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A security official in Algeria says the influential brother of the country's former longtime president has been detained for questioning. The official on Satu...

Algeria takes action against corruption, questions tycoons

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities are embarking on a "Clean Hands" campaign aimed at rooting out corruption that has been linked to top tycoons and current and former government officials. ...

Algeria's tidy revolutionaries: Cleanup after mass protests

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's protesters roam the streets picking up bottles, papers and other detritus left behind, after massive pro-democracy demonstrations conclude every week, ...

Algeria's president: From freedom fighter to public enemy

PARIS (AP) — He fought to free Algeria from colonizer France, he reconciled his war-ravaged nation and he negotiated with a famed terrorist. But Abdelaziz Bouteflika couldn't overcome mass discontent ...

Algerian army holds emergency meeting as tensions mount

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's army chief summoned top military brass for an emergency meeting Saturday as he pushes for declaring President Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office. ...