Algeria

August 21, 2014

Souad Massi (Image: Still from Massi's live performance uploaded on YouTube)
14:23 GMT

Ahram Online's sister French paper Ahram Hebdo talks to the renowned Algerian singer Souad Massi, who explains why she refuses to sing in Israel, and reflects on her recent concerts in Cordoba and Morocco.

August 17, 2014

Djémila is a UNESCO world heritage site and plays hosts to an annual music festival. (Image courtesy of UNESCO website)
05:00 GMT

"Artists have always represented (...) a vibrant conscience and the best expression of the people's emotions, their pains and hopes," Algerian president Abdelaziz Boutefika read on Thursday evening at the opening of a festival.

August 12, 2014

Carole Samaha screams out her love for Algeria at the Kazif Festival. (Image: Facebook)
04:08 GMT

Going #Crazy on #Stage unforgettable Night #Kazif #Festival #Algeria #Passion for #Music Amazing #Audience

August 4, 2014

Investigators gather evidence at the crash site of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Mali's Gossi region, on July 29, 2014. (AFP/Sia Kambou)
05:00 GMT

A Lebanese delegation sent to Mali to investigate the crash of the Air Algerie flight arrived back in Beirut Sunday, saying that efforts to transport the victim’s remains and test DNA samples were far from over.

August 2, 2014

(AFP)
06:59 GMT

Lebanon has handed over DNA samples from relatives of 20 citizens killed in a July 24 Air Algerie plane crash in Mali, a foreign ministry source told Agence France-Presse on Friday.

July 29, 2014

A tribute for one of the Lebanese victims of the Air Algerie crash at Ouagadougou Airport in Mali (Sia Kambou /AFP).
11:26 GMT

French authorities have asked for Lebanon's permission to transfer the Lebanese deceased from the Air Algerie plane crash to Paris to conduct DNA testing and compare remains with sample´s taken from victims´ families.

July 27, 2014

The death toll in Gaza has passed over 1000, (77% are civilians, 33% are under age 18).  Up to 120,000 people (of approximately 1.8 million) have been displaced. The world is once again turning a blind eye to Israeli aggression, and in some cases, actively supporting it. Why is it that the abused always turn into abusers?  Will we make it stop?
13:24 GMT

An uptick in regional sadness dampens celebrations for Eid-al-Fitr 2014

The Tunisian government is struggling to combat militants in the Chaambi region. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT

At least two Tunisian soldiers have been killed and six others wounded in a gun battle with militants near the border with Algeria.

July 26, 2014

French soldiers stand by the wreckage of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 which crashed in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 24, 2014. (AFP)
16:41 GMT

The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from the Air Algerie flight that crashed in the West African country of Mali earlier this week.

July 24, 2014

Air Algerie lost contact with the plane about an hour after takeoff. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT

The missing Air Algerie plane has crashed in Niger.

The flight should have landed 5am Thursday. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT

Algeria's national airline says it has lost contact with a passenger plane carrying 116 people.

July 17, 2014

Tunisian security forces have been struggling to extricate militants from the Chaambi Mountains. (AFP/File)
09:21 GMT

Fourteen Tunisian soldiers were killed in an attack by militants at a military checkpoint near the Algerian border.

July 13, 2014

At least seven Algerian soldiers were killed Sunday (File Archive/AFP)
13:34 GMT

At least three Algerian soldiers and their four auxiliaries were killed by roadside bombs Sunday.

July 7, 2014

Vahid Halilhodzic
15:31 GMT

The Bosnian made history by leading the north African nation into the last 16 of the World Cup but says his work was "stigmatised" in some sections of the press

July 5, 2014

Bouteflika has made very few public appearances since strokes left him hospitalized in France last summer (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made his first public appearance Saturday since he was sworn in for his fourth term as head of state in April.