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

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.

November 18, 2012

Death for Sale. 2011. Morocco/Belgium/France. Directed by Faouzi Bensaïdi. Photo: MoMA.
12:53 GMT

The New York museum hosts a range of Arab films from the 1960s right up to the present.

Egypt to increase gas supply from Algeria
12:31 GMT

The Egyptian government has negotiated with Algerian petroleum company SONATRACH to increase its butane gas imports from the country to one million tonnes per year, state-run daily Al-Ahram reported on Thursday.

November 13, 2012

A team from the IMF has just finished a series of meetings in Algeria
11:56 GMT

The International Monetary Fund has just finished a visit to Algeria to asses the economy and hold discussions on the short and medium term policies that are being put in place in the context of a weakened global economic recovery.

November 7, 2012

International Air Transport Association (IATA).
10:07 GMT

International Air Transport Association (IATA), on Tuesday said there are immense opportunities to further develop aviation in the Mena region.

October 29, 2012

Maghreb Summit
05:54 GMT

Is North Africa trying to mount a Moorish re-awakening, uniting a traditional alliance, emboldened by the Arab Spring? This year revived the cycle of the Maghreb Summit and put the Moorish or Maghrabi question on the Arab table. It looks unlikely to be a force to reckon with, and more a redundant alliance of North Africa's Arab Belt.