Algeria

Today

Algerian men protest against President Abdulaziz Bouteflika's decision to run office for a forth term. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

While the political situation in Algeria remains tense, the EU held talks with numerous opposition groups, angering President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's government. Will there be stability or turmoil?

November 17, 2014

Jordan’s only golf course is a 9-hole gem just a short drive south of Amman (play off 18 tees to gain a different perspective on the second time around!). The Bisharat Golf Course offers challenging hillside terrain with putting “browns” sited within forested wadis. Enjoy a cold beer and spectacular views from its cozy clubhouse patios.
09:34 GMT

Golf in the Middle East: eat, pray, golf! 17 Middle East golf courses to grip it and rip it!

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.

November 13, 2014

Ex-couple for sure: Nabilla with her BF Thomas Vergara! (Image: Public.fr)
09:00 GMT

Nabilla Benattia, known as France's Kim Kardashian, has been charged with the attempted murder of her reality TV star boyfriend Thomas Vergara.

November 2, 2014

Setif crowned African Champions
10:33 GMT

A one-all draw in the second leg was all Algerian side, ES Setif needed to claim the 2014 Orange CFA Champions League title.

October 28, 2014

UN chief Ban Ki-moon paid a surprise visit to Libya this month urging an end to perpetual turmoil. “Let me be clear: if violent confrontations do not cease immediately... prosperity and a better life will be a distant dream”, said Ban. However, as head of a "toothless tiger" organization, how much impact can Ban's urging have?
10:47 GMT

Is Libya becoming a failed state? With so much focus on the Islamic State, it's easy to forget about Libya within the region. Here are 19 things you need to know about Libya’s forgotten conflict.

October 1, 2014

Terrorists seized Gourdel while he was hiking in a national park in eastern Algeria. (AFP/File)
08:49 GMT

Algerian officials say they have identified suspects in the abduction and decapitation of French tourist Herve Gourdel.

September 24, 2014

Demonstrators hold posters reading "Supporting Herve Gourdel", a French mountain guide who was seized on September 21 evening while trekking in Algeria's rugged, heavily forested Kabylie area, where Al-Qaeda is active (Jean Christophe Magnenet/ AFP).
08:22 GMT

The French government says will do all it can to free hostages, but will not change its position in fighting terrorism.

September 17, 2014

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra expressed his willingness to work towards peace in Libya. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Algeria has officially expressed readiness to host negotiations between rival Libyan parties.

September 10, 2014

Khaled Salim, normally so happy, burst into tears when he remembered the legendary Algerian singer Wardah (Courtesy of Facebook).
09:29 GMT

Egyptian singer Khaled Salim cried upon remembering the late Algerian singer Wardah.

August 31, 2014

As of yet, says Emirates NBD, there are few details on which projects will be included in the new investment plan, or which sectors Algiers intends to target.
15:18 GMT

The Algerian government announced a new five-year investment programme last week, and is aiming to spend $262 billion between 2015-2019 in an effort to diversify its economy.

August 27, 2014

Albert Ebosse
14:54 GMT

The Algerian Ligue Professionnelle (LFP) and the Disciplinary Committee of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) convened a meeting on Monday...

August 25, 2014

Albert Ebosse
13:16 GMT

The player was struck on the head by a projectile thrown by the crowd and died on the way to the hospital and all games across the country have been postponed in homage to him

August 24, 2014

Albert Ebosse
10:13 GMT

JS Kabylie striker Albert Ebosse was struck on the head by a stone after a 2-1 defeat to USM Alger and died on the way to the hospital

August 21, 2014

Souad Massi (Image: Still from Massi's live performance uploaded on YouTube)
14:23 GMT

Ahram Online's sister French paper Ahram Hebdo talks to the renowned Algerian singer Souad Massi, who explains why she refuses to sing in Israel, and reflects on her recent concerts in Cordoba and Morocco.