Algeria

June 9, 2014

Goalkeeper Raïs M'Bolhi plays for the Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia. As the first choice custodian for the country during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, he will likely be the first choice during the World Cup as well.
14:02 GMT

Passionate fans in the region are used to supporting European and South American sides during the world cup - but there’s always at least one of our own to get behind on the group stage. This time it’s all eyes on the land of a million martyrs...

June 1, 2014

Members of the opposition party were displeased when President Bouteflika was reelected for a fourth term. (AFP/File)
13:29 GMT

Algeria's transition to democracy is fettered by the many divisions in the opposition movement.

May 31, 2014

Algeria 3-1 Armenia: Ghilas on target in morale-boosting friendly win
20:48 GMT

The Porto man scored in between strikes from Essaid Belkalem and Islam Slimani to cap a strong performance from Vahid Halilhodzic's men in Switzerland

May 18, 2014

The project will bring on stream 26 wells from four fields in the Reggane basin, the company said.
12:31 GMT

UK-based oil and gas services group Petrofac, which slashed its 2014 profit forecast by 11 percent this month, said on Friday it was awarded a contract worth $970 million in Algeria.

May 12, 2014

Feghouli and Taider headline Algeria preliminary World Cup squad
21:35 GMT

Tottenham youngster Nabil Bentaleb has earned a place in the initial 30-man party while Napoli's Faouzi Ghoulam is also included, but Ishak Belfodil misses out

May 1, 2014

From what it seems, Fulla is only in love with her piano! (Image: www.cheri3elfan.com)
05:30 GMT

Fulla has been gushing about her latest "love interest."

April 28, 2014

President Bouteflika recently won reelection. (AFP/File)
14:59 GMT

A growing number of Algerians are visibly tired with the old political system and the same old leaders.

Bouteflika had a stroke last year that left him hospitalized for several months and has only made rare public appearances since his discharge (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
13:19 GMT

Algeria's incumbent leader president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sworn in for a fourth term Monday after winning the April 17 poll earlier this month.

April 20, 2014

Many Algerians in Kabylie took to the streets last Thursday in protest of Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term as president (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
13:05 GMT

At least eleven soldiers were killed in the south of Algeria at the hands of Islamist militants Sunday.

April 19, 2014

Many Algerians believe that the election was already rigged in favor of the country’s incumbent 77-year old leader, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. (photo courtesy: theguardian.com)
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Bouteflika won his fourth term with over 80% of the vote.

April 17, 2014

One long legacy: Bouteflika is now considered Algeria’s longest serving (not to mention oldest!) president, surpassing former leader Houari Bouemdienne’s record as of November 2012. Bouteflika has been serving as head of state since 1999 and is the first president in the country’s history who has sought a fourth term!
09:26 GMT

77 years old and running for president of Algeria for the fourth time, this is a look into everything you didn't know about Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Algerian youth represent 80 percent of the country's population (File Archive/AFP)
07:29 GMT

Many Algerian youth will not be participating in the presidential polls scheduled to take place nationwide today. Rather, they are boycotting what they see as an unfair election process that is being used to maintain Algeria's status quo.

April 15, 2014

Jameel prizewinner and Turkish fashion label Dice Kayek (by sisters Ece and Ayşe Ege) evoked Istanbul’s rich architecture with lamé brocade Caftan (recalling luxurious Ottoman robes); Hagia Sophia (a beaded and embroidered satin coat inspired by Byzantine mosaics); and Dome 2 (a sheer cotton blouse folded like the ribs of Istanbul’s roofs).
11:44 GMT

An Arab art competition sponsored by architect Zaha Hadid is exhibited in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

April 13, 2014

Ghardaia Province has been the scene of sectarian violence since last December (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT

Two people and dozens others - including two policemen - were injured during clashes in Algeria's northern province of Ghardaia.

Over 90,000 Algerians in France cast their vote on the opening day of the polls (Bertrand Langlois/AFP)
08:18 GMT

France's Algerians population headed to the polls this weekend to vote in their home country's presidential election which is set to take place nationally April 17.