Algeria

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.

April 30, 2013

The price of OPEC's daily basket edged upward in Monday's trading
11:35 GMT

The price of OPEC basket of twelve crudes stood at US$100.91 dollars a barrel on Monday, up slightly from Friday's trading.

April 23, 2013

Spanish police outside the courthouse during the trial of the Madrid bombing suspects in 2005 (Getty)
13:29 GMT

An Algerian and a Moroccan were arrested by Spanish police on Tuesday

April 15, 2013

The IMF has revised down Algerian unemployment, but youths with out work remains a big issue
13:37 GMT

The International Monetary Fund has revised downwards ALgerian unemployment, according the the north Africa country's Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Tayeb Louh.

March 4, 2013

Yema, the movie.
09:05 GMT

Djamila Sahraoui's film, 'Yema', is a big hit at the African film festival in Ouagadougou.

March 3, 2013

Mokhtar Belmokhtar, commander of al-Qaeda in North Africa.
09:08 GMT

Al Qaeda in North Africa commander, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, is killed by Chadian soldiers in Mali.

February 26, 2013

Arab tourists from the Maghreb wil no longer require tourist visas to enter Egypt
03:24 GMT

Tourists coming to Egypt from the Arab Maghreb countries (Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria) will no longer have to obtain tourist visas, German news agency DPA reported on Monday.

February 20, 2013

The gas facility at the centre of the Algeria hostage crisis is set to restart production on February 24
07:49 GMT

The gas facility at the centre of the Algerian hostage crisis in January will resume production by February 24, state media reported on Monday.

February 5, 2013

The hostage crisis in Algeria could see Maghreb economies diversifying away from hydrocarbons
09:32 GMT

The gas field attack in Algeria and the war against terror in northern Mali are forcing the countries to take a new look at economic policies.

January 31, 2013

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (R) greets British Prime Minister David Cameron upon his arival at the People's Palace in the capital Algiers on Thursday. (AFP PHOTO/ FAROUK BATICHE)
08:33 GMT

The UK's prime minister jets over to the North African nation, following the BP hostage debacle this month.

January 21, 2013

The death toll according to Salal was 37 hostages who were killed by the militants.
22:53 GMT

A convoy of about 30 armored vehicles transporting some 200 Malian and French troops moved into Diabaly, 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of the capital Bamako.

January 20, 2013

Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri reportedly lead the hostage-taking operation at the BP oil facility in In Aménas, Algeria (AFP PHOTO / SITE INTELLIGENCE GROUP / ANI)
13:23 GMT

Al-Qaeda-linked militants, who kidnapped hundreds of workers at a gas plant in the Algerian desert, said they were after “crusaders” and not Algerian nationals, one of the released hostages told Al Arabiya in an interview on Saturday.

Libyan  officials have beefed up security at their oil and gas plants following the deadly hostage situation in neighbouring Algeria
08:16 GMT

Libyan officials have said that Libyan oil and gas installations are extremely secure and played down any threats of similar attacks such as that happened in Algeria during the last four days.

January 19, 2013

Mauritania's leader
16:06 GMT

Mauritanians are not toeing the North African line in inviting the French intervention against Mali. Mauritania still sees France as the colonial enemy with ulterior motives in the region.