Latest Algeria government News

The Latest: UK rejects Iran's 'tit for tat' view of tanker

Jul. 21, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The U.K.'s foreign secretary says the seizing of a British-flagged tanker by Iran's Revolutionary Guard "raises very serious questions about the security of British shipping and indeed...

Algerian senator arrested in anti-corruption sweep

Jul. 7, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian senator close to ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been jailed on accusations of corruption. State television announced that a Supreme Court judge ordered Djamel Ould Abbas incarcerated in Algiers on Sunday after several hours of questioning for alleged wrongdoing...

Algeria's divided democracy uprising seeks end to impasse

Jul. 6, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Prominent Algerians from various walks of life tried Saturday to craft a plan to pull their country out of political crisis and prepare for a presidential election — but faced pressure from authorities and divisions within the country's democratic movement. The participants...