Latest Algeria News

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announces reelection campaign

Jul. 11, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's president announced on Thursday that he intends to run for a second term in office, five years after ascending to power as the military and establishment-backed candidate during widespread pro-democracy protests. The 78-year-old political veteran,...

2 Algerian journalists arrested for publishing video showing businesswomen protesting

Jul. 01, 2024 03:37 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities arrested two journalists for publishing a video showing businesswomen protesting how they were treated at a government-sponsored event. Journalists in Algeria have faced mounting repression since President Abdelmadjid Tebboune came to...

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...