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Algeria jails top figures of Bouteflika era

26 Sep 2019

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.

Algeria's one-time kingmaker goes on trial

23 Sep 2019

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.

Algerian PM to resign, paving way for vote after protracted protests

10 Sep 2019

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.

In Algeria, conservatives weigh in against pressure for Western-style democracy

17 Jun 2019

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.

Algerian council scraps July 4 presidential election

02 Jun 2019

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.

Algeria to take months to make final Total deal decision

29 May 2019

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.

Algeria to block Total from buying Anadarko's Algerian assets - minister

26 May 2019

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.

Algeria's army chief says he has no political ambitions

22 May 2019

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.

Algeria election may be postponed, protests continue

17 May 2019

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.

Algerian police arrest brother of former president, two former intelligence chiefs - sources

04 May 2019

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.

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