Latest Algeria News

Even when Africans want to visit Europe legally, rejection rates are high. Algeria is one example

Jun. 13, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — France has twice rejected visa applications from Nabil Tabarout, a 29-year-old web developer from Algeria who hopes this year to visit his sister there. He's among the many people navigating the often arduous visa process throughout Africa, which faces...

Riots erupt in drought-stricken central Algeria over months of water shortages

Jun. 11, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

TIARET, Algeria (AP) — Violent riots erupted in a drought-stricken Algerian desert city last weekend after months of water shortages left taps running dry and forced residents to queue to access water for their households. In Tiaret — a central Algerian city of less than 200,000...

US calls Algeria's proposed UN resolution demanding Israel halt offensive in Rafah not helpful

May. 29, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Wednesday a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and halt to Israel’s military operation in the southern city of Rafah “is not going to be helpful.” Algeria, the Arab representative on...

Ex-Venezuelan diplomat 'never' considered being president but will launch campaign this month

May. 10, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A few weeks ago, Edmundo González Urrutia was just another grandfather visiting his daughter and grandchildren, who live abroad, enjoying two months of family time in retirement. But the leisurely pace - and the anonymity - will have to wait as he now campaigns to...

Algeria's leader demands justice over French colonial-era wrongdoing

May. 08, 2024 14:48 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — While France celebrated the anniversary of victory over the Nazis on Wednesday, Algeria commemorated a more somber anniversary: The crackdown by French colonial forces on Algerian independence activists the same day 79 years ago. Both events took place on...

Algerian journalist says he was expelled from his country without explanation

Apr. 16, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian journalist was expelled from the country after flying in from France and not being allowed to leave the airport as journalists continue to face challenges reporting in Algeria. Farid Alilat, a writer for the French-language magazine Jeune...

10,000 miles and 352 days later, a UK man reaches his goal of running the length of Africa

Apr. 07, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

RAS ANGELA, Tunisia (AP) — Sore and sandblasted but triumphant, runner Russ Cook reached the northernmost point of Africa on Sunday, almost a year after he set off from its southern tip on a quest to run the length of the continent. Dozens of supporters gathered on a rocky outcrop...

Algerians question president for calling an early election without announcing his own campaign

Apr. 04, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Like many of the elections in more than 50 countries voting this year, the upcoming presidential race in Algeria was supposed to be a sleepy affair. With few viable opposition candidates capable of mounting a serious challenge, President Abdelmadjid...

Algeria's government pushes staples to subsidized markets to stave off Ramadan shortages

Mar. 28, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's government has flooded newly opened markets selling subsidized goods with pantry staples to stave off shortages during Islam's holy month of Ramadan, when demand typically increases in Muslim-majority countries and prices tend to rise. Authorities...

3 people are dead, several missing after migrant boat runs into trouble off southeastern Spain

Mar. 22, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A boat carrying a group of migrants ran into trouble off the coast of southeastern Spain killing at least three people and several others were believed missing, authorities said Friday. Spain's Maritime Rescue Service said in a statement that two survivors and three...