Latest Algeria News

Catholic monks killed in Algeria's civil war are beatified

Dec. 8, 2018 3:02 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A cardinal dispatched by the Vatican to Algeria held an unusual beatification ceremony on Saturday for 19 monks, nuns and other Catholics who were killed during Algeria's civil war in the 1990s. It was the first such ceremony in the Muslim world, according to Algeria's religious...

UN hosts meeting of regional envoys over Western Sahara

Dec. 5, 2018 11:21 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general's envoy for Western Sahara is meeting with foreign ministers from Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania plus leaders of the Polisario Front over the future of the Morocco-annexed territory. U.N. envoy Horst Koehler, a former German president, hosted a "round-table"...

Bouteflika, citing flu, scraps talks with Saudi crown prince

Dec. 3, 2018 12:34 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's planned meeting with Abdelaziz Bouteflika was canceled on Monday because the Algerian president is sick. Bouteflika's office said in a statement that the ailing 81-year-old was confined to bed with an "acute flu" as the Saudi prince arrived...

Saudi prince starts Sunday a two-day visit to Algeria

Dec. 1, 2018 2:53 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Algeria's presidency says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will start a two-day visit to Algeria Sunday with a focus on economic ties between the two countries. The visit aims to consolidate boosting bilateral cooperation, the statement said. A diplomatic official told The Associated...

Search on for 8 missing Algerian migrants near Sardinia

Nov. 17, 2018 11:54 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy's coast guard is searching for eight Algerian migrants who apparently tried to swim to shore when the motor of their boat failed off Sardinia's southwest coast. The coast guard said in a statement Saturday that three people who decided to stay aboard the stranded boat and were rescued...

Algeria: Online rights group says news site creator arrested

Oct. 25, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A French association of digital freedom and anti-censorship groups says its correspondent in Algeria has been arrested. Internet Without Borders said Abdou Semmar was detained Wednesday evening along with Merouane Boudiab, the associate director of an online news site Semmar...

5 Algerian major-generals face corruption charges, jailed

Oct. 14, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian television station close to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's family reports that five senior Algerian army officers have been jailed after appearing before a magistrate on corruption charges. Ennahar TV says the major-generals — three former military region heads,...