Algeria

January 17, 2013

At least three Japanese were among the 41 foreigners kidnapped by heavily armed Islamist gunmen attacked a gas complex in Algeria. (AFP Photo/Jiji Press)
13:46 GMT

Thirty-four hostages and 14 of their captors were reportedly killed in an air raid on Thursday afternoon by the Algerian armed forces.

Reports indicate two Japanese workers were injured in the attack. (AFP)
12:41 GMT

Algerian helicopters have attacked the gas complex where Islamists seized dozens of hostages on Thursday.

Militants have threatened to blow up the gas field if the Algerian army intervenes.
10:53 GMT

30 local workers escaped from the desert gas facility where scores of hostages are being held.

A road sign near the In Amenas gas field, in eastern Algeria near the Libyan border, Algerian troops surrounded Islamists holding foreign hostages at the gas field on Thursday. (AFP Photo/Statoil/Kjetil Alsvik)
10:03 GMT

Hostages held by Islamist militants at a gas field in Algeria have reportedly been forced to wear belts strapped with explosives.

An undated handout picture released by BP on Wednesday shows their operation at the In Amenas field in the Sahara desert, 1,300 kilometres (810 miles) southeast of Algiers, close to the Libyan border (Photo: BP PETROLEUM COMPANY / AFP)
05:41 GMT

Seven Americans were among those abducted on Wednesday when Islamist militants attacked a gas field in Algeria.

January 16, 2013

Screen shot posted on jihadist forums by a group calling itself "al-Sahara Media Foundation" reportedly shows al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) fighters preparing for war in northern Mali. (AFP PHOTO / SITE Monitoring Service)
12:45 GMT

Staff at the British Petroleum site in the town of Amenas, near the Libyan border, have reportedly been kidnapped,

January 14, 2013

An investment bank for the Arab Maghreb has been created with $100m and support from the IMF
11:13 GMT

The five nations of the Arab Maghreb Union have created an investment bank with capital of $100 million to finance infrastructure projects in the region, Mauritania's central bank governor said on Wednesday.

January 8, 2013

Algeria has signed a deal to export gas to Turkey for another ten years
12:19 GMT

Algeria will export gas to Turkey for another ten years, El Moudjahid has reported.

December 24, 2012

A new light of female Arab cinema.
07:55 GMT

The Oran Arab Film Festival has given the award for best feature film to Hala Lutfi's 'Khoroug Lel Nahar'.

December 20, 2012

Countries in the Maghreb area of North Africa are set for closer cooperation
11:55 GMT

The European Union has adopted a report which calls for greater cooperation and deeper regional ties between countries in the Maghreb.

December 10, 2012

Warda
06:53 GMT

The Algerian singing legend's biopic is lurching from drama to drama but only off-screen!

December 3, 2012

Tunisia and Algeria are discussing improving bilateral relations
08:44 GMT

Tunisia and Algeria are holding meetings to strengthen bilateral relations, with the Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali heading a large delegation to Algiers.

November 29, 2012

Algerian prime minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, casts his vote at a polling station in Algiers, during local elections on Thursday. (AFP PHOTO/FAROUK BATICHE)
14:11 GMT

Local elections kick off in Algeria, a country that has not felt the same effects of the Arab Spring as its neighbors.

November 25, 2012

Algeria is planning a growth pact to restore credibility in the economy
08:49 GMT

The Algerian government is resolutely committed to establishing a genuine "growth pact" with both public and private enterprises as it seeks to boost economic growth.

November 19, 2012

It's Egypt versus Algeria in a legal battle over telecoms
13:01 GMT

In a battle of the two North African states, Weather Investments, chaired by Egyptian telecoms magnate Naguib Sawiris, launched its $5 billion claim on Monday against Algeria for allegedly inflicting damages to stakes it owned in the Egyptian Orascom Telecom Algerie.