Algeria

Algeria's Third Premier This Year Signals Turmoil in OPEC State

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika fired the nation’s prime minister only appointed in May, replacing him with a veteran politician who had …

Business

Huge pipes wash up on British beach after ship accident

LONDON/OSLO (Reuters) - Four gigantic Norwegian-made plastic pipes up to 480 metres (1575 ft) long were discovered washed up on the English coast …

Container Ship

Algeria resumes repatriations to Niger amid migration row | Reuters

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Niger

Algeria resumes repatriations to Niger amid migration row

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria has resumed the repatriation of migrants from Niger who have no legal right to reside in Algeria after a break of several weeks, a Red Crescent official said on Wednesday.<p>Algeria periodically repatriates migrants from sub-Saharan African countries including Mali, Niger …

World News

Morocco and Algeria keep building more barriers

HAD Algeria and Morocco honoured their agreement back in 1989 to form an economic union, along with Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania, they would be …

Africa

Report: Hamas asked Algeria to take in its leaders

Hamas reportedly asks Algeria to take in some of its leaders who were forced to leave Qatar.

Israel

Mauritania declares border with Algeria, Mali no-go zones

Mauritania has declared its northeastern border with Algeria and Mali as a military zone over security threats by traffickers.<p>The defense ministry …

Africa

Saudi ambassador to Algeria: Hamas is a terrorist group

Envoy’s comments mark the second time a senior Saudi official has referred to Hamas as either a terrorist or extremist group in the past two …

Middle East

Algeria to grant legal status to African migrants amid worker shortages, racism | Reuters

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Racism

Algeria to give legal status to African migrants

Prime minister launches plan to grant residency rights and job permits to undocumented migrants after surge in racism.<p>Algeria plans to grant residency rights and job permits to illegal African migrants amid a shortage of workers in farming and construction and after a surge in racist sentiment …

Africa

Algeria: reviving the land of the living dead

EVERY 15 seconds out pops a washing machine, a television and an air-conditioner from the modern production lines in Setif, 270km (170 miles) east of …

Africa

France's Macron makes suggestions to Algeria to unblock Mali impasse

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron contacted his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday over finding ways to restart a stalled peace process for Mali, said a source from Macron's camp.<p>The accord, brokered by Algeria in 2015, was meant to draw a line under a …

Emmanuel Macron

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 …

Social Media

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 …

News

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 a baby out of a window in order to attract "likes" on Facebook.</b><p>The man 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 other …

Crime

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)

Tunisia, Algeria Also Ban "Wonder Woman" Movie

Tunisia and Algeria have joined Lebanon in banning the new film Wonder Woman due to actress Gal Gadot's prior service in the Israeli Defense Forces. …

Wonder Woman

Algeria arrests three suspected Islamists after blast

Algiers - Algeria announced on Sunday the arrest of three suspected Islamists who confessed to planting a home-made bomb that reportedly killed two …

News (South Africa)

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 …

World News

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 …

World News

As oil prices languish, signs emerge of Algeria changing its energy ways

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Less than a year ago, Algeria was ready for a legal battle with French oil giant Total (TOTF.PA); it looked like business as usual for a country known for bureaucracy, tough contracts and often testy relations with foreign energy groups.<p>Yet, within months Total had dropped its …

Oil

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

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

Economy

Voters keep Algeria’s legislative leaders in power despite economy, unemployment

Islamists gained some influence in Algeria’s recent parliamentary elections, but the ruling party retained its position.

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

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

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