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Algeria's leader: Freedom fighter, peacemaker, enigma

PARIS (AP) — Algeria's longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been known as a wily political survivor ever since he fought for independence from France in the 1950s and 1960s. And his crafty concess...

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...

Algerian generals, others fired without explanation

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Heads have been rolling in the Algerian army, the North African nation's most respected institution, and in other security services, with generals in top posts fired — without ...

Turkish plane is rerouted to Algiers after false bomb alert

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A senior Algerian aviation official says a Turkish Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Algiers airport after a false bomb alert on board. ...

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...

Fundamentalists gain ground in Algeria as war memory fades

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Mosques are going up, women are covering up, and shops selling alcoholic beverages are shutting down in a changing Algeria where, slowly but surely, Muslim fundamentalists are...