October 18, 2000
During the final days of 1999, President Abdulaziz Bouteflika appointed Ahmed Benbitour as Algeria's new Prime Minister. Benbitour chose a group of technocrats to head the important oil, finance, and
October 12, 2000
OPEC could increase production by 500,000 barrels per day from October 27 if the price of crude oil remains above 28 dollars per barrel for 20 successive valuations, Algerian Energy Minister Chakib Kh
October 11, 2000
Algerian authorities implicitly barred a planned demonstration in support of the Palestinians by issuing a "reminder" that all marches are banned in t
Twenty-four people have been killed in Algeria in fresh attacks blamed on Islamic extremists or in security forces operations against them, according
October 9, 2000
Algeria and Argentina signed an accord Thursday aimed at boosting and protecting investments, Algerian officials said. The accord was signed by Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem and his Ar
October 5, 2000
Islamic extremists killed 12 soldiers and injured six others in separate attacks, according to local press reports.
October 2, 2000
The finance ministers of Algeria and the Czech Republic have reached agreement according to which Algeria will pay $60 million in outstanding debts over the coming three years. The debts result from l
September 28, 2000
Algeria\'s currency reserves stood at $7.8 billion at the end of July, up from $7.5 billion the previous month, the central bank reported. The foreign currency reserves were $6.5 billion at the end of
In the opening speech of the heads of state summit in Caracas Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika called for OPEC nations to show more solidarity with other less developed nations. OPEC policy sho
September 27, 2000
The Algerian army has destroyed an important base of a terrorist group near Blida, 50 km western Algier, according to Elkhabar daily. The base is tho
Algeria has begun expelling a group of about two thousand illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa who have been stranded on the border with Morocco
Algeria's local "mafia" is regularly denounced by the president and the media, but is unwilling to relinquish its grip on the nation's lucrative trade sector.
September 24, 2000
Thirteen people have been killed and three injured in attacks around Algiers, blamed on armed Islamists.
September 23, 2000
In the latest attacks by Moslem extremist gangs in Algeria, a farmer is killed and a police officer is wounded.
September 22, 2000
South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki and a senior ministerial delegation arrive in Algiers for a three-day visit aimed at boosting bilateral relations