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Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greet each other during a welcoming ceremony at the airport, in Algiers, Algeria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Erdogan is in Algeria as first step of his three-nation Africa tour.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)

Libya's neighbors propose tribal meeting to solve conflict

Feb. 2, 2020 5:41 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's president is proposing that Libya's tribal groups hold meetings in a neighboring country to find new solutions to the conflict tearing oil-rich Libya apart. Fighting among militias, arms and migrant trafficking and extremism in Libya are a big concern to neighboring...

Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greet each other during a welcoming ceremony at the airport, in Algiers, Algeria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Erdogan is in Algeria as first step of his three-nation Africa tour.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)

Visiting Turkey leader: Algeria key in region's stability

Jan. 26, 2020 1:19 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, greeted to a fanfare arrival Sunday in Algiers, said the North African nation is “important for the stability of the region,” an apparent bow to Algerian efforts to play a key role in unwinding chaos in neighboring Libya. Erdogan...

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, second left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and Antonio Guterres, second right, Secretary-General of the United Nations, attend a conference on Libya at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Kay Nietfeld/DPA via AP, Pool)

Libya's neighbors, global envoys seek solutions to conflict

Jan. 23, 2020 2:46 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Top diplomats from Libya's neighboring countries and beyond met in the Algerian capital on Thursday amid intensifying international efforts to end the conflict tearing apart the oil-rich North African country. The meeting brought together foreign ministers from Egypt, Sudan, Chad,...

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell answers a question during a news conference in Brussels, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Borrell met Tuesday with the Foreign Affairs Minister's of Britain, Italy, Germany and France where they were expected to hold talks about the current situation in Libya and Iran. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

EU seeks Libya ceasefire, end to Turkish 'interference'

Jan. 7, 2020 2:15 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Tuesday on Turkey to stop its “interference” in conflict-ravaged Libya and appealed to forces fighting in the northern African country to call a ceasefire around the capital, Tripoli. Speaking after talks with the foreign ministers of Britain, France,...

A woman wipes her face while carrying a national flag as protesters take to the streets in the capital Algiers to reject the presidential elections and protest against the government, in Algeria, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)

Neighbors Tunisia, Algeria both announce new governments

Jan. 2, 2020 4:53 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — North African neighbors Tunisia and Algeria both announced the make-up Thursday of new governments, with an unprecedentedly high number of women put forward by the Tunisian prime minister in waiting. Habib Jemli, nominated in November to put together a new Tunisian government,...

Protesters take to the streets in the capital Algiers to reject the presidential elections and protest against the government, in Algeria, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)

Algeria's newly elected president names a prime minister

Dec. 28, 2019 10:28 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's newly elected president reached beyond the political class Saturday to name educator and diplomat Abdelaziz Djerad as prime minister. Djerad said his top challenge is “recovering confidence in our society,” the official APS news agency reported. President...

People gather during the funeral Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah,  in Algiers, Algeria, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Algeria is holding an elaborate military funeral for the general who was the de facto ruler of the gas-rich country amid political turmoil throughout this year. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)

Algeria buries military chief, de facto ruler amid protests

Dec. 25, 2019 1:00 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria held an elaborate military funeral Wednesday for the general who was the gas-rich country's de facto ruler amid political turmoil throughout this year. Big crowds packed the route of the funeral cortege Wednesday to pay homage to Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah, chief of the armed...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 1, 2018 file picture Algeria's army chief Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah presides a military parade in Algiers. Algerian state media says the country's powerful military chief Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah has died. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul, File)

Algeria's military chief Gaid Salah dies amid protest crisis

Dec. 23, 2019 8:44 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's powerful military chief Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah, who was instrumental in pushing out the gas-rich country's long-serving president amid pro-democracy protests earlier this year, died unexpectedly Monday at age 79. Gaid Salah's death thrusts Algeria into new political...

Algerian state media says the country's powerful military chief Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah has died

Dec. 23, 2019 4:56 AM EST
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian state media says the country's powerful military chief Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah has died.
Algerian students take to the streets in the capital Algiers to reject the presidential elections and protest against the government, in Algiers, Algeria, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Algeria's Constitutional Council has confirmed Abdelkader Tebboune as the new president of Africa's largest country for the next five years — despite mass protests challenging his election. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)

Algeria inaugurates new president rejected by protesters

Dec. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's new president pledged Thursday to introduce presidential term limits and bring more young people into politics, as he tries to win over a pro-democracy movement that boycotted his election and forced out his long-serving predecessor. The gas-rich North African nation...