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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...

Newly elected Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune speaks during a press conference Friday, Dec.13, 2019 in Algiers. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a former prime minister and loyalist of the influential army chief, was declared the oil-rich nation's new president in an election boycotted by members of the vibrant pro-democracy movement. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum,)

Ex-PM elected Algeria's new president, to protesters' dismay

Dec. 13, 2019 3:17 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria newly-elected president Abdelmadjid Tebboune vowed after his victory was announced Friday to reach out to pro-democracy protesters, who massively took to the streets to challenge his election at the head of the oil-rich nation crippled by rampant corruption. Tebboune, a...

Presidential candidate Abdelaziz Belaid casts his ballot inside a polling station, in Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Five candidates have their eyes on becoming the next president of Algeria - without a leader since April - in Thursday's contentious election boycotted by a massive pro-democracy movement. (AP Photo)

Algerians choose leader as pro-democracy movement boycotts

Dec. 12, 2019 8:11 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians — without a leader since April — voted on Thursday for a new president in an election marked by protests, scattered violence and a boycott by the massive pro-democracy movement that ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Thousands of protesters filled the...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019 file photo, people demonstrate with anti-election posters in Algiers. Algeria's powerful army chief promises that a presidential election on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 will define the contours of a new era for a nation where the highest office has stood vacant for eight months. The tenacious pro-democracy movement which forced leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign after 20 years in power doesn't trust the confident claim and is boycotting the vote. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum, File)

Algeria election may bring new era or continued protests

Dec. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s powerful army chief promises that a presidential election on Thursday will chart a new era for a nation where the highest office has stood vacant for eight months. The tenacious pro-democracy movement which forced leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign after 20 years...