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...

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...

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, ...

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. ...

As Algerian leader ails, would-be challengers eye election

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A record number of candidates want to run for Algerian president in April's election, amid growing uncertainty about whether ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika is fit for a ...

Saudi prince starts Sunday a two-day visit to Algeria

PARIS (AP) — Algeria's presidency says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will start a two-day visit to Algeria Sunday with a focus on economic ties between the two countries. Th...

5 Algerian major-generals face corruption charges, jailed

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian television station close to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's family reports that five senior Algerian army officers have been jailed after appearing before a magist...

Algeria's president names new prime minister after poll win

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has named a new prime minister following the ruling coalition's victory in parliamentary elections earlier this month in the oil-rich N...

Algerian campaign haunted by money scandals, low oil prices

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian politicians have kicked off their campaign for parliamentary elections next month — and the biggest campaign issue is voter apathy, in a country where low oil prices a...

Wanted: Female candidates for Algeria's parliament quota

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian law requires the next parliament to be made up of 30 percent women — but political parties across the spectrum have struggled to come up with enough female candidates ...

Algeria approves divisive budget bill to offset fuel woes

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's government has passed a divisive austerity bill that includes tax hikes and salary freezes to offset a sharp fall in gas revenues. A majority of law...