Algeria

October 31, 2013

Algerian President Bouteflika called for a mechanism to protect Sahrawi rights and monitor human rights violations in the Moroccan-controlled territory Wednesday (Courtesy of Defence Web)
06:01 GMT

Morocco recalled its ambassador to Algeria Wednesday following Algerian president Bouteflika's comments that human rights violations in the Morocco annexed territory of Western Sahara need to be monitored "now more than ever."

October 27, 2013

Algeria's President Bouteflika, who announced intentions to run for another term, has become a major US partner in the "fight against terrorism" (Francois Lenoir/Reuters)
05:43 GMT

Algeria's 76-year-old ailing leader announced Saturday that he will be running for a fourth term in the country's next election cycle.

October 22, 2013

Fulla honored George Wassouf by remixing one of his biggest hits and recording it especially for him. (Image: Facebook)
08:45 GMT

Singer Fulla wanted to honor the legendary George Wassouf, and she did, with a remix of one of his greatest hits.

October 10, 2013

Asoui was arrested for posting a cartoon online that mocks Algerian President Bouteflika (AFP)
05:00 GMT

Algerian blogger Abdelghani Aloui, who was detained for "contempt" and "defending terrorism" after he posted cartoons online that mock the country's president Abdelaziz Boutelifka, is expected to file for bail Thursday.

September 25, 2013

Singer Cheb Khaled has insulted the citizens of his Algerian hometown Wahran by accepting the Moroccan citizenship. (Image: Facebook)
09:19 GMT

King of Rai Cheb Khaled has just accepted the Moroccan citizenship, but his hometown citizens are deeply insulted by his actions.

September 22, 2013

Cheb Khaled can kiss his cares away with Moroccan citizenship granted by royal decree! (Image: Facebook)
09:03 GMT

Wealth, fame, and now citizenship! The benefits of of being a big songster just keep rolling in for Cheb Khaled.

August 21, 2013

The European Commission has approved €20 million to go to Algeria.
12:32 GMT

The program comes in the framework of the Programme for the Support for Partnership, reforms and Inclusive Growth (SPRING).

July 22, 2013

The iconic Warda Al-Jazairia receives a Google Doodle. (Image: Google)
10:04 GMT

Warda Al-Jazairia is one of the Arab world's few icons. She has sadly passed away last year, but Google has doodled a young Warda in honor of her 73rd birthday today.

July 5, 2013

Belfodil signs five-year Inter deal
22:04 GMT

The Nerazzurri have bolstered their ranks with the signing of the French striker as they bid to strengthen on the back of a disappointing 2012/13 campaign

June 30, 2013

Reunited and it feels so good: Najwa Karam and Dalia Sheeh (Image: Facebook)
15:22 GMT

Singing, filming, and more singing: Najwa Karam does it all just in time before Ramadan!

June 29, 2013

A Polisario refugee camp in the Western Sahara (Source: Wikimedia)
07:48 GMT

Rakiya Eddarhem is a Sahrawi and a Member of Morocco’s Parliament. Here she tells her story about what has been called "Africa's last colony". A fundamental misconception, she argues.

June 4, 2013

Cheb Khaled performed on Arab Idol, shortly before his Dubai gig.
05:08 GMT

In Dubai last Saturday to perform a special gig at Cavalli Club, 'King of Rai' Cheb Khaled was interviewed about his world of music.

May 22, 2013

Yousra denies taking advantage of the "Algerian Rose"
09:29 GMT

Egyptian actress Yousra and her show's writer deny taking advantage of the late, beloved Algerian singer "Warda", even though she's using a verse from one of her songs for a Ramadan drama.

May 20, 2013

Algerian footballer clashes with an opponent on the field
12:12 GMT

The Arab nation has a rich history of football meshing with politics and the latest soccer-related protests could be a sign of things to come on the streets

May 15, 2013

Warda's "Eyyam" page description
12:13 GMT

The legend of the late, great Algerian singer Warda Al-Jazayria lives on with the recent release of a music video for her song “Eyyam” (Days) produced by her son Riyad AL Wassri.