ALGIERS Algeria on Wednesday jailed its once-untouchable spy chief, its former de facto ruler and two other figureheads of the ruling elite, as the army seeks to quell mass protests demanding a purge of old power brokers.
ALGIERS Algeria's one-time kingmaker and intelligence chief went on trial on Monday along with his successor and a brother of the ousted president for "conspiring against the army", state radio reported.
ALGIERS Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui will resign soon to pave the way for elections this year that the army sees as the only way to end a standoff over months of protests, two senior sources told Reuters on Tuesday.
HAIZER, Algeria While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to rock the boat.
ALGIERS Algeria's constitutional council scrapped a presidential election planned for July 4 citing a lack of candidates, prolonging a period of political transition and risking more anger from protesters.
ALGIERS, May 29 Algeria could take months to
decide if Total can buy Anadarko's assets in the North African
country as officials focus on the political transition after
April's ousting of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, two Algerian
energy industry sources said.
ALGIERS Algeria will block Total from acquiring Anadarko's assets in Algeria, energy minister Mohamed Arkab told reporters on the sidelines of a conference on Sunday.
ALGIERS Algeria's army chief of staff said on Wednesday he had no political ambitions in response to democracy activists who say that he intends to copy the authoritarian model of Egypt.
ALGIERS Algeria's imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, a source said on Friday, as protesters returned to the streets for the 13th successive Friday to demand the removal of the nation's ruling elite.
ALGIERS Algerian police have arrested Said Bouteflika, the youngest brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and two former intelligence chiefs, Generals Bachir Athmane Tartag and Mohamed Mediene, security sources said on Saturday.