Latest Algeria News

Algeria's army chief on discreet 1st-ever visit to France

Jan. 24, 2023 10:38 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Algeria’s powerful army chief is on a discreet but extraordinary official visit to Paris, the first by a top-ranked Algerian general since independence from France more than six decades ago. Gen. Said Chanegriha met Monday with President Emmanuel Macron, the Elysee...

Algeria, Italy look to broaden ties beyond coveted energy

Jan. 23, 2023 12:25 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Italy and Algeria moved to broaden ties through a series of memorandums signed Monday during a two-day visit by Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni, who said the two countries are in the process of building “an extraordinary bridge” that would hopefully transform Italy into...

Italy's Meloni eyes boost in strong energy ties with Algeria

Jan. 22, 2023 14:35 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni arrived Sunday in Algeria for a low-key two-day visit as the two nations look to build up a strategic partnership and Italy works to further wean itself off Russian energy with help from the gas-rich North African country. ...

France's African ex-soldiers win last battle - over pensions

Jan. 04, 2023 13:04 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Some of the last survivors in France from a colonial-era infantry corps that recruited tens of thousands of African soldiers to fight in French wars around the world will be able to live out their final days with family members back in Africa after a French government U-turn on their...

Algerian journalist jailed and his media offices shut down

Dec. 30, 2022 04:59 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A prominent Algerian journalist is behind bars and the offices of his website and radio station were shut down based on accusations that they threaten state security, according to a defense lawyer. Ihsane El-Kadi was detained Dec. 23 at his home and held in...

Morocco threatens to skip African soccer tournament

Dec. 28, 2022 14:02 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — After its sensational World Cup performance, Morocco's national soccer team might boycott the African Nations Championship next month because of a diplomatic dispute with tournament host Algeria. The Moroccan Football Federation said its team will only compete...

France ends visa dispute with Algeria linked to migration

Dec. 18, 2022 15:39 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — France on Sunday announced the end to a visa dispute with Algeria, amid efforts to mend relations with North African neighbors. After meeting Algerian officials on a visit to Algeria, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said consular relations will...

Algeria sentences 49 to death for mob killing amid wildfires

Nov. 24, 2022 23:08 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian court sentenced 49 people to death Thursday for the brutal mob killing of a painter who had been suspected of starting devastating wildfires -- but had actually come to help fight them, according to defense lawyers and the state news agency. The...