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Algeria’s Bouteflika names new government, may resign this week

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika might resign this week, the private Ennahar and El Bilad TV channels said on Sunday, after mass protests and pressure from the army demanding he end his 20-year rule.

UN Sec. General wants democratic transition in Algeria

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that he welcomed efforts towards a peaceful and democratic transition in Algeria, where weeks of protests have pushed for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to end his 20-year rule. 

Algeria police battle thousands calling on Bouteflika to step down

Algerian police used water cannons on Friday as they tried to disperse hundreds of thousands of protesters in the capital calling on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.They Danced, blew horns while...

Algeria awaits constitutional signal on Bouteflika’s fate

Algerians waited on Wednesday for a decision by the constitutional council on whether ailing President Bouteflika is fit for office, after the top army officer called for his removal in a bid to defuse mass protests.

Algerians press Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step aside

Thousands demonstrated in Algeria on Tuesday, demanding immediate political changes a day after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power but stopped short of stepping down. Huge...

Algeria beauty queen Khadija Ben Hamou condemns racial attacks

The newly crowned winner of Miss Algeria beauty pageant has hit back at critics who have hurled racial abuse at her because of her skin colour. "I will not back down because of...

Algeria bans wearing of full-face veils at work

Algerian authorities on Thursday banned women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work, citing reasons of identification for the decision. The country has been split between moderate and more radical forms of...

Algeria’s Bouteflika flown to Geneva for medical tests

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika left on Monday for Geneva for regular medical tests, the presidency said in a statement.Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is in Geneva for a routine medical checkup, the...

9 Tunisian security forces killed in attack near Algeria border

Nine officers from the Northeastern Ghardimaou region were ambushed and killed by "terrorists" between the Al-Fawja Reserve and Al-Suraya area, close to the border with Algeria, state news agency TAP reported on Sunday. Militants present in rural parts of Tunisia occasionally target security forces,...

Algeria says no pressure to send troops to Mali, Niger

Algerian official on Thursday denied the existence of external pressure to force the country to militarily interfere beyond its border, including in Mali and Niger, to track down terrorism. In an interview with the Algerian national radio, Minister of Foreign...
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