Algeria

Baby dangled from 15th-floor apartment window so relative could get 1,000 'likes' on Facebook

A man in Algeria was handed a two-year jail term after posting '1,000 likes or I will drop him'.<p>An Algerian man has been handed a two-year jail term …

Facebook

Father dangles infant son out of window for Facebook 'likes'

A father in Algeria will be spending two years behind bars for risking the life of his infant son for a few "likes" on social media.

Crime

Calgarian acquitted of terrorism charges after being held in Algeria for 13 months

A Calgary man accused of belonging to a terrorist organization has been acquitted by an Algerian court after spending more than a year in prison in …

Canadian News

Man jailed for dangling baby from window in Algeria

<b>A court in Algeria has sentenced a man to two years in prison for dangling his baby out of a window in order to attract "likes" on Facebook.</b><p>The father posted a picture of himself holding the baby out of a window in a high-rise building with the caption: "1,000 likes or I will drop him."<p>It prompted …

Africa

Algerian man with suspected terror links wins injunction preventing deportation

An Algerian man who was recently arrested by Gardai on suspicion of being involved in terrorism has secured a temporary High Court preventing his …

News (Ireland)

Algeria accepts Syrians trapped on Morocco border: ministry

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria has agreed to allow 41 Syrian refugees stranded on its frontier with Morocco to stay in the country as a humanitarian gesture, the foreign ministry said.<p>Earlier this week the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR urged Morocco and Algeria to allow the group safe passage …

Refugees

U.N. urges Algeria, Morocco to release trapped Syrian refugees

RABAT (Reuters) - Algeria and Morocco should to take action to assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries for weeks, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)said on Tuesday.<p>The Syrian refugees, including babies and a pregnant woman in need of medical …

Refugees

Algeria's presidency names new prime minister: state media

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's presidency has named former housing minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune as the new prime minister, replacing Abdelmalek Sellal in a cabinet reshuffle, APS state news agency reported on Wednesday.<p>APS and state radio gave no further details on the new cabinet positions, but …

World News

Algeria Becomes the Next Casualty of OPEC's Oil Price War

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Oil

Another Oil Exporter Plans to Curb Subsidies as Budget Suffers - Bloomberg

Algeria is working on proposals to further curb energy subsidies and introduce cash transfers for those most in need, according to its finance …

Arab Spring

Crude settles higher after Iraq and Algeria lift hopes for further cuts

Investing.com – Crude futures settled higher on Thursday, as investor sentiment remained positive amid a large drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles …

Oil

Train to link Algeria, Tunisia

The Algerian National Transportation Company (SNTF) and the Tunisian National Railways (SNCFT) will start operating six trips by train a week, a …

Middle East

Libya's neighbors, U.N. voice support for its new move for talks

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Libya's neighbors and the United Nations on Monday voiced their support for a meeting held last week between the North African country's main rival figures, the head of the U.N.-backed government, Fayez Seraj, and eastern commander Khalifa Haftar.<p>The two men had held talks in …

North Africa

Libya body close to Haftar condemns visit by Algeria FM

The House of Representatives Committee of Defence and National Security, which has close links to Khalifa Haftar, has denounced the visit of the …

North Africa

Tunisian Minister creates diplomatic crisis with Algeria

A Tunisian Minister caused uproar, last week, when he sought to distance his country from its Arab neighbours and align it, instead, with …

Middle East

Algeria summons Tunisia envoy over 'communist state' remark

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria on Sunday summoned Tunisia's ambassador in Algiers a few days after a Tunisian minister described Algeria as a communist state, state news agency APS said.<p>The North African neighbors usually have strong security and economic ties with Algeria coordinating with Tunisia to …

Tunisia

Algeria/Morocco: Syrians Stranded at Border

(Tunis) – Algerian and Moroccan border authorities appear to be blocking two groups of Syrian asylum seekers from leaving the border area near the …

Refugees

Algeria's ruling FLN, allies win majority after vote marked by apathy

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front party and allies won a majority in a parliamentary election overshadowed by questions over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's health and reforms to tackle the financial crunch from lower oil prices.<p>Government officials and party leaders …

Africa

'Hit them with a stick': Algeria PM urges wives to force men to vote

Amid concerns over low turnout and a jaded electorate, the Algerian prime minister has urged women to hit their husbands with a stick to get them to …

Middle East

Algeria election: Governing coalition wins parliamentary vote

<b>Algeria's governing coalition has retained its majority in parliamentary elections, official results show.</b><p>The National Liberation Front (FNL) won 164 seats in the 462-seat lower house with its ally, the National Democratic Rally (RND), on 97.<p>Turnout was just over 38%, the interior ministry said, …

Elections

Algerians vote for new parliament in ballot marked by apathy

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian voters looked set to hand the ruling FLN and its allies another five-year mandate in a parliamentary election on Thursday overshadowed by low oil prices and concerns over the health of the country's elderly president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.<p>Turnout is often low in …

Democracy

Algeria parliament poll looms, but voters busy watching France

Algeria is holding legislative elections on May 4, but voters are far more curious about France’s presidential race. Algerians worry that a victory for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen could be disastrous for family members living abroad.<p>Both Algeria and France will hold election this week. Voters …

France

Algeria: Voter apathy key challenge in parliamentary poll

Early voting is underway in Algeria’s parliamentary poll.<p>Desert-dwellers have cast their ballots first but it is far from sure that their compatriots will follow in vast numbers, with voter apathy a key challenge for politicians seeking election this Thursday.<p>There is little suspense.<p>The ruling FLN …

Elections

Algeria and Morocco urged to assist Syrian refugees

UN urges both countries to take action to assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border for weeks.<p>Algeria and Morocco should to take action to assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries for weeks, the United Nations refugee …

Refugees

Algeria Closes Land Borders ahead of Elections - ASHARQ AL

Algeria- The Algerian government has urged voters to head to the ballot boxes next week as the parliamentary elections campaign concludes on Sunday …

Middle East

Algeria defends Ahmadiyah sect arrests, community says vilified

| ALGIERS<p>Algeria's government has rejected accusations from rights groups that it persecuted the Ahmadiyah religious sect during a recent spate of arrests, saying those detained were targeted for breaking the law not for their beliefs.<p>International rights groups have expressed concern in Algeria …

World News

Algeria minister calls Macron a 'friend' after colonialism comments

Algeria's foreign minister has called French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron a "friend" of the country, after the centrist candidate called …

France

Saudi Arabia, Russia to Meet to Discuss Extending Oil Cuts - Bloomberg

Saudi Minister of Energy and Industry Khalid Al-Falih will discuss extending oil-output cuts with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak amid a …

Oil

Algerian Discontent from Moroccan Accusations

From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English.Algeria – The Algerian government has expressed discontent from the Moroccan accusations on manipulating the agony of …

Middle East

GE Power nears $3B deal in Algeria

GE Power (NYSE:GE) is close to signing a services deal with a subsidiary of Algerian utility Sonelgaz valued at more than $3B, likely the largest …

Business