Category: Algeria

11.01.2018

  The Algerian government issued its first official statement in the Amazigh language This is in preparation to declare Amazigh an official language alongside Arabic The president declared the Amazigh New Year a national and official holiday Plans to establish […]

02.06.2017

Algeria has agreed to take in the Syrian refugees trapped since mid-April in a desert area that borders neighboring Morocco, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday. In a statement carried by APS news agency, the ministry spokesman, Abdelaziz Benali […]

26.05.2017

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday appointed Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was housing minister, the new prime minister, replacing Abdelmalek Sellal in the wake of parliamentary elections. The president’s office, quoted by national news agency Algeria Press Service (APS), said the […]

05.05.2017

Algeria’s ruling National Liberation Front and its allies have retained their majority in the country’s parliamentary elections. The FLN lost considerable ground in the election, winning just 164 seats compared to 221 five years ago. While coalition allies, the National Rally for […]

20.04.2017

Algerian security forces have announced they foiled an Islamic State group suicide bomb plot on Wednesday, just weeks before the country goes to the polls for a parliamentary election. Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. read more

18.02.2017

Algeria said Friday that its security forces have killed 14 suspected militants in an ongoing operation in one of the country’s last strongholds of militant Islamists. According to a defence ministry statement, nine were killed on Friday and five others on […]

14.01.2017

Algerian security forces have reportedly disbanded an international espionage network working for the Israeli regime in the North African country. Algeria’s Annahar newspaper reported that the 10 members of the spy ring were arrested in Ghardaia Province on Friday over allegations of fueling chaos […]

04.01.2017

Algerian Minister of Interior Noureddine Badawi threatened to “strike with an iron fist whoever tries to destabilize the country’s security.” The Minister’s warnings came after protestors carried out serious acts of riot, burning and vandalism in many cities and streets […]

11.12.2016

An Algerian blogger who had been on hunger strike behind bars for three months has died, his lawyer says. “I can confirm the death of the journalist Mohamed Tamalt in Bab el-Oued hospital after a hunger strike of more than […]