Latest Algiers News

Algerians hold anti-government protest, jump on police vans

May. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Protesters flooded the streets of Algeria for the 13th straight Friday, climbing atop police vans that were blocking the main demonstration site in the capital in a bold show of defiance. Security forces earlier fired tear gas into the crowd in Algiers to keep them out of the...

Algerians march for 12th week seeking broad political change

May. 10, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Protesters filled the streets of the Algerian capital and other cities on Friday for the 12th consecutive week, and the country's army chief was the prime target of their opposition. In Algiers, people gathered by the hundreds at the landmark Grande Poste building and crowded into a...

Algerian military jails prominent politician, raising worry

May. 9, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian military court has detained a prominent left-wing politician as it investigates an alleged plot against the country's leadership. A statement from the Workers Party says its general secretary Louisa Hanoune was ordered held in custody Thursday at the military court in...

Algeria military court jails ex-leader's brother, 2 generals

May. 5, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The influential brother of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two generals once in charge of intelligence have been jailed while under investigation for plotting against the state, a military tribunal said Sunday. A statement from the tribunal in Blida, south of...

An Algerian military court says the ex-president's brother, two generals have been jailed in probe of plot against state

May. 5, 2019 11:37 AM EDT
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian military court says the ex-president's brother, two generals have been jailed in probe of plot against state.

Brother of Algeria's ex-president reported detained

May. 4, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The influential younger brother of Algeria's former longtime president was detained Saturday for questioning along with two generals who previously ran state security agencies, a security official said. The official confirmed Algerian news media reports of Said Bouteflika's...

A security official says Said Bouteflika, brother of Algeria's former president, has been detained for questioning.

May. 4, 2019 1:02 PM EDT
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A security official says Said Bouteflika, brother of Algeria's former president, has been detained for questioning.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 3, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: __ CLAIM: "Elijah Cummings wrote a bill to keep all of Obama's records sealed,...

Algerians rally for 11th week to remove elite from power

May. 3, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Tens of thousands of Algerians rallied for an 11th straight week Friday to maintain pressure on the old guard in government to leave office a month after the country's president of two decades was forced to resign. Demonstrators waving or wrapped in Algeria's national flag repeated...

Algerian ex-prime minister summoned in corruption probe

Apr. 30, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian ex-Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia went before a prosecutor Tuesday as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation that has targeted figures in the entourage of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, forced to resign after two decades in office. Ouyahia was questioned on...