Algeria builds giant mosque as `blow` to Islamists

Algeria is building one of the world`s largest mosques which officials say will serve as a buffer against radical Islam and crown the legacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

France PM visits Algeria amid French media boycott

France`s Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Saturday he had "deep regrets" over Algeria`s refusal to issue visas to two French journalists in a row over the so-called Panama Papers revelations.

Algerian army kills 4 Islamists near Tunisia border: Govt

A brutal civil war in the 1990s between the government and Islamists claimed the lives of some 200,000 people.

Dutch anti-terrorism police arrest suspect at France's request

Dutch anti-terrorism police on Sunday arrested a 32-year-old man in Rotterdam on suspicion of preparing an attack on France and also detained three other people, national prosecutors said.

Italy arrests Algerian suspect wanted by Belgium in terror probe: Reports

An Algerian national wanted by Belgium over a probe into fake ID documents used by the Paris and Brussels attackers was arrested in Italy on Saturday, local media reported, citing police sources.

Suspects in Islamic State plot `lived in refugee shelters`: German police

Suspects in Islamic State plot `lived in refugee shelters`: German police

Algerians targeted in raids on Thursday over suspected links to the Islamic State group lived in refugee shelters, the German Police said.

Berlin to list Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia as `safe countries of origin`: Vice chancellor

Germany will place Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia on the list of "safe countries of origin", Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced Thursday, in a move that will make it easier to reject asylum requests from those nationals.

Paris attacks suspects held in Austria `not French`: Report

 Two men held in Austria for suspected links to the Paris attacks are not French, a source close to the investigation told AFP on Thursday, denying media reports about their nationality.

Algeria ex-spymaster demands justice for jailed aide

The general regarded as Algeria`s behind-the-scenes kingmaker for 25 years until his sidelining in September has slammed as an "injustice" a five-year jail sentence handed down to one of his top lieutenants.

Former Algeria counterterrorism chief jailed for 5 years

Algeria's former counterterrorism chief was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for destroying documents and disobeying military orders, his lawyer said.

Algeria ex-counterterrorism chief sentenced to 5 years in jail

 Algeria's former counterterrorism chief was sentenced to five years in prison today for destroying documents and disobeying military orders, his lawyer said.

Four killed in factory blast in Algeria

At least four people were killed in a factory explosion in Algeria, according to a statement from the defence ministry.

The spoils of peace undermining stability in Mali

Three months after the completion of a peace deal to end decades of conflict in northern Mali, stability remains an elusive dream undermined by tribal rivalries and internecine power struggles.

Algeria leader replaces powerful intelligence chief

 Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has replaced his powerful intelligence chief, the presidency said on Sunday, in the latest move in a shake-up of the country`s security forces.

Militants attack Tunisian customs officers near Algerian border, one killed: Report

Islamist militant gunmen opened fire on a Tunisian customs team near the Algerian border, killing one customs agent and wounding three more, a security source said on Monday. 

`Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed` by migrant traffickers

Knife-wielding traffickers sealed migrants into the hull of a boat which sank off Libya, condemning them to drown after slashing or thrashing them depending on their ethnicity, according to survivor testimony reported on Friday.

Algeria vows 'relentless' hunt for killers of ambushed troops

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has pledged a "relentless" hunt for the killers of at least nine soldiers caught in an ambush claimed by al-Qaeda's North Africa branch.

Islamic State video threatens Algeria, Spain

A new video purportedly by the Islamic State extremist group has warned Algerians "will pay a heavy price" for a crackdown against jihadis in the North African country, and it also threatens Spain.

22 dead in Arab-Berber unrest in Algeria: Media

At least 22 people have died in fighting between Berbers and Arabs in southern Algeria, the bloodiest toll in two years of frequent clashes between the communities, national news agency APS reported Wednesday.

At least 18 killed in Algerian ethnic clashes: Medical sources

At least 18 people have been killed in clashes between Arabs and Berbers in Algeria`s desert town of Ghrdaia, with several businesses burned down, medical sources and state media said on Wednesday.