Algeria

April 6, 2014

Ali Benflis hopes to defeat President Bouteflika, who is seeking his fourth term, in the upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Presidential hopeful Ali Benflis condemned violence that broke out at a campaign rally for his rival, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

April 5, 2014

The U.S. has pledged military assistance to help Algeria battle al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. will provide "security assistance" to Algeria to help them combat al Qaeda linked-militants.

April 3, 2014

Many Algerians believe that the elections are  rigged (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
08:15 GMT

Algeria's presidential elections are fast-approaching, but does the Algerian populace care--or have reason to?

March 25, 2014

Ali Benflis is credited with establishing the most influential human rights organization in the country. (AFP/File)
08:45 GMT

Ali Benflis, a former prime minister and candidate in the upcoming presidential elections, recently slammed current president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's record.

March 20, 2014

Bouteflika's health has been deteriorating rapidly since his stroke in 2013 (File Archive)
11:48 GMT

The former president of Algeria issued Thursday what has been described as a "big hint" that he thinks that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika should not run for another term in office due to the leader's ailing health.

March 17, 2014

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is a growing threat in Tunisia. (AFP/File)
18:08 GMT

Tunisian policemen killed three men believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda on Monday.

March 15, 2014

Algerian citizens normally are not allowed to peacefully protest. (AFP/File)
13:31 GMT

Approximately 100 Algerians gathered to protest President Bouteflika in a rare demonstration. Protests are usually violently dispersed by security forces.

March 13, 2014

Pascale looked very pretty as an elegant Gypsy. (Image: Facebook)
10:03 GMT

Pascale Machaalani is no longer a redhead; she's now a beautiful brunette Gypsy Queen!

March 12, 2014

Algerians, whose shirts are reading "no to a fourth term" demonstrate in Algiers on March 6, 2014, against the bid by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for a fourth term in the up coming April 17 national elections. (AFP)
18:16 GMT

Algerian security forces on Wednesday prevented opposition leaders from marching to demand a boycott of next month’s election, in which long-reigning President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth term in office.

March 10, 2014

Amel is more interested in working on more than one project rather than just working on Amr's "Fame." (Image: Facebook)
09:58 GMT

Why exactly did Amel Bouchoucha turn down a starring role in Amr Diab's "Fame"?

Many Algerians have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protests President Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term in office (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
06:57 GMT

International observers will be sent to Algeria to monitor the upcoming presidential elections set to be held in April, according to reports this week.

March 5, 2014

Former prime minister Ali Benflis is considered Bouteflika's main challenger for the presidency (Courtesy of Afraze)
10:49 GMT

Ten individuals have registered thus far to participate in Algeria's presidential elections that are set for April 17.

March 2, 2014

Protestors chanted "no to a fourth term" and "15 years is enough" during the demonstrations in Algiers this weekend (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
09:20 GMT

Demonstrators in Algeria's capital were dispersed by police Saturday for conducting protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's re-election bid.

February 25, 2014

President Bouteflika registered his election bid for a fourth term with the interior ministry this week (File Archive/AFP)
13:34 GMT

Opposition parties in Algeria have called for a boycott against tentative presidential elections that are scheduled for April after the current president announced his bid for a fourth term earlier this week.

February 23, 2014

Abdelaziz Bouteflika has ruled Algeria since 1999 and is seeking to be reelected. (AFP/File)
06:55 GMT

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will run for a fourth term in an election in April, a government source said Saturday. Bouteflika suffered a stroke last year.