ALGIERS/DUBAI Some OPEC ministers had a conference call on Tuesday to discuss the oil price rout and possible extra measures to support the market but it took place without the core Gulf nations, highlighting a growing split inside the organisation.
ALGIERS Algerians are watching the collapse of oil prices with alarm as the energy markets on which the North African nation relies for most of its export revenues have been plunged into turmoil by the coronavirus crisis.
ALGIERS An Algerian court has sentenced one of the most prominent figures in the protest movement that toppled longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to a year in prison, leading rights lawyers said on Tuesday.
ALGIERS Algerian protesters heeded a presidential order over the coronavirus, and the pleas of some of their own leaders, by not staging their weekly demonstration against the ruling elite on Friday for the first time in over a year.
ALGIERS Algerians are watching to see whether a global epidemic will do what the ruling authorities they describe as le pouvoir - the powers that be - have failed to achieve, and quell a year of mass protests.
ALGIERS Algeria's government has cancelled political gatherings because of the coronavirus, it said on Tuesday, though it was not immediately clear if this would entail a ban on the mass protests that have convulsed the state for more than a year.
ALGIERS Plunging oil prices have increased the urgency for Algeria to reform its economy, politicians and business leaders said on Monday.
ALGIERS, March 9 Plunging oil prices have
increased the urgency for Algeria to reform its economy,
politicians and business leaders said on Monday.
ALGIERS While uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East have been quelled by deadly force, Algerian authorities are on the way to becalming a powerful protest movement without a shot fired - at least for now.
ALGIERS The body of Algeria's powerful army chief - the former independence fighter who became his country's de facto ruler - was carried to his grave on a tank on Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of mourners looked on.