Algeria army kills suspect in Frenchman`s beheading: Minister

Algerian Justice Minister Tayeb Louh said on Wednesday that the army last month killed a jihadist suspected of taking part in the beheading of Frenchman Herve Gourdel.

All victims identified in Air Algeria crash

The identification of victims from a mysterious Air Algeria crash in Mali in July has been completed, allowing the remains to be returned to their families, the French foreign ministry said on Friday.

Algeria`s Bouteflika, clinging to power despite ill health

 Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, admitted to hospital in France for the second time in two years, has a long history of illness and has hardly appeared publicly since his reelection.

Algerian army arrest senior AQMI militant

The Algerian army Sunday arrested a senior member of the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and killed three of his companions on the border between Algeria and Mali, a security source said.

Algerian killed, Frenchman wounded in Yemen shooting: Source

 An Algerian was killed and a Frenchman was wounded Wednesday in a shooting by Shiite rebels who have overrun the Yemeni capital, a security source said.

60 years on, independence war defines modern Algeria

Sixty years on, the war of independence from France remains a defining moment for Algeria and its elite, like 79-year-old Zohra Drif, a senator who once set off a bomb that left three people dead. 

Jihadists flock to Libya's remote south to train

Libya's remote desert south has become a haven for north African jihadists who have set up training camps in what has traditionally been a hotbed of arms smuggling, experts say.

Two dead in Algeria military plane crash

An Algerian air force plane crashed Monday in the south of the country during a training exercise, killing the two soldiers on board, the defence ministry said.

Sudan stun African champions Nigeria
Sudan stun African champions Nigeria

Sudan stunned Africa Cup of Nations title-holders Nigeria 1-0 Saturday in a 2015 qualifier while Algeria, Ivory Coast and South Africa achieved impressive away victories.

Travel warnings, Jihadists, changing French holiday plans

With France`s autumn school holiday approaching, a time when many leave to soak up foreign sun, travel companies are complaining that bookings are in free-fall after the beheading of a Frenchman in Algeria.

Algerian army kills five suspected militants

Algerian soldiers killed five gunmen during anti-militant operations, the defence ministry and army said today, a day after raiding the suspected hideout of jihadists who beheaded a French hostage.

Algerian troops kill foreign ''criminals'' near border with Niger

The Algerian army Thursday killed five foreign individuals near the border with Niger, Algeria`s defence ministry said Friday.

Islamist gunmen kill two soldiers in western Algeria

Islamist gunmen have killed two soldiers in western Algeria less than a week after jihadist-linked militants beheaded a French hostage they abducted east of the capital, press reports said Monday.

France widens vigilance alert to 40 countries

Paris said Thursday it had widened its vigilance alert for nationals abroad from 31 to 40 countries including Asian nations, after a French hostage was beheaded in Algeria by jihadists linked to the Islamic State group.

Hours after tourist killed, France says does not rule out Syria strikes

France said on Thursday it did not rule out joining U.S.-led air strikes on Syria, just hours after an Algerian Islamist group beheaded a French tourist in retaliation for French military action against Islamic State militants in Iraq. 

France to increase security over terrorism threat

 France said on Thursday it would increase security on transport and in public places after a French tourist was killed in Algeria, and said it was ready to support all states that requested its help to fight terror. 

French PM Hollande calls crisis meeting after `cowardly` beheading

 President Francois Hollande was to convene an emergency meeting of his defence council Thursday with renewed determination to fight Islamic State extremists after the "cowardly" beheading of a French hostage in Algeria.

France's Hollande denounces 'cowardly' hostage murder

French President Francois Hollande today denounced as "cruel and cowardly" the murder of a French hostage abducted in Algeria by jihadists linked to the Islamic State group.

Jihadists claim beheading of Frenchman seized in Algeria
Jihadists claim beheading of Frenchman seized in Algeria

Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group claimed to have beheaded a Frenchman abducted in Algeria in a video posted online on Wednesday, after Paris rejected their demand to halt strikes in Iraq.

French hostage family voices hope for his freedom

The family of a French hostage held by jihadists in Algeria on Tuesday said they hoped he would be released, and spoke of their anguish at his kidnapping.