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Former Algerian leader Bouteflika buried with quiet honors

Sep. 19, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was laid to rest on Sunday in the martyrs section of the capital’s main cemetery, quietly honored despite his fall from grace, forced from office after two decades. A flowered tank with a military...

Algeria gives disgraced ex-leader Bouteflika 3-days mourning

Sep. 18, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s leader declared a three-day period of mourning starting Saturday for former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose 20-year-long rule, riddled with corruption, ended in disgrace as he was pushed from power amid huge street protests when he decided to seek a...

Ex-Algerian president Bouteflika, ousted amid protests, dies

Sep. 17, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France, reconciled his conflict-ravaged nation and was then ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after two decades in power, has died at age 84, state television announced Friday....

Algerian state television says ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted amid pro-democracy protests, dies at 84

Sep. 17, 2021 19:21 PM EDT
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian state television says ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted amid pro-democracy protests, dies at 84.

Algerian journalist, others detained in growing crackdown

Sep. 15, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities arrested a prominent journalist and a Berber linguist this week as part of what appears to be a growing crackdown on dissent in the Kabylie region. Both are accused of belonging to the Kabyle Autonomy Movement, a group...

Libya's neighbors meet, urge foreign fighters to leave

Aug. 31, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Countries neighboring Libya wrapped up their meeting Tuesday in Algeria, with calls for foreign fighters and mercenaries to be pulled out from the conflict-stricken North African nation. The two-day meeting also urged Libyan parties to stick to a...

Morocco 'regrets' Algeria's decision to cut diplomatic ties

Aug. 25, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco regrets the “completely unjustified" decision of neighboring Algeria to break off diplomatic relations, the country's Foreign Affairs Ministry said Wednesday, calling some of Algeria's reasons “absurd.” Algeria cited a series of...

Algeria breaks off diplomatic ties with neighboring Morocco

Aug. 24, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria formally broke off diplomatic relations with neighboring Morocco on Tuesday, with the foreign minister citing a series of alleged hostile acts. The move culminates a period of growing tension between the North African countries which are...

Foreign minister announces Algeria is breaking diplomatic ties with Morocco 'starting today' due to alleged hostile acts

Aug. 24, 2021 13:12 PM EDT
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Foreign minister announces Algeria is breaking diplomatic ties with Morocco 'starting today' due to alleged hostile acts.

Death toll up to 65 in Algeria wildfires; nation to mourn

Aug. 11, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The death toll in fires ravaging mountain forests and villages in Algeria’s Berber region climbed Wednesday to 65 people, including 28 soldiers, as the president declared a three-day mourning period to honor the lives lost. The Civil Protection...