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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...

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...

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,...