Category Archives: ALGIERS, Algeria

Algerians hold anti-government protest, jump on police vans

Protesters flooded the streets of Algeria for the 13th straight Friday, climbing atop police vans that were blocking the main demonstration site in the capital in a bold show of defiance. Continue reading

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Algerians march for 12th week seeking broad political change

Protesters are filling the streets of Algeria’s capital for a 12th consecutive week, and the country’s army chief is a prime target of their opposition. Continue reading

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Algerian military jails prominent politician, raising worry

An Algerian military court has detained a prominent left-wing politician as it investigates an alleged plot against the country’s leadership. Continue reading

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Algeria military court jails ex-leader’s brother, 2 generals

The influential brother of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two generals once in charge of intelligence have been jailed while under investigation for plotting against the state, a military tribunal said Sunday. Continue reading

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Young Algerian protester dies of injuries; police accused

A young Algerian protester has died from head injuries that his family and friends believe were caused by a police beating. Continue reading

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Victorious Algerian protesters want other officials out

Algerian protesters who succeeded in pushing out longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika now want other key officials to leave too. Continue reading

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Algeria president Bouteflika steps down after weeks of protests, army pressure

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped down on Tuesday after 20 years in office, and six weeks of massive nationwide protests. Continue reading

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The Latest: Defense ministry urges Algeria’s leader to quit

The Latest on political upheaval in Algeria (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Algerian Defense Ministry has called for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit “immediately” after two decades in office. Continue reading

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Algeria: Skepticism greets president’s planned exit

Algerian protesters and opposition leaders are cautiously welcoming President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s planned departure, but say it doesn’t go far enough. Continue reading

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Algeria’s president says he will step down before April 28

Embattled Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he will step down before his fourth term ends on April 28. Continue reading

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Algerian president names new government, keeps army chief

Algeria’s powerful army chief has retained his post in a newly-named government despite his call to have ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared unfit for office. Continue reading

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Top Algerian businessman is arrested at Tunisian border

Algerian media say a top Algerian businessman, Ali Haddad, has been arrested at an Algerian border post as he was apparently trying to go to Tunisia amid political crisis in the country. Continue reading

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