Senior Al Qaeda leader killed in Libya

A senior Al Qaeda member was killed in Libya by troops of General Khalifa Haftar, an Algerian security source said Saturday.

Algerian mayor shot dead, throat slit by 'terrorists'

The mayor of a town in Algeria was shot dead and had his throat slit by unidentified "terrorists" on Friday, police were quoted by the APS news agency as saying.

Algeria begins repatriating thousands to Niger

 Algeria has begun repatriating thousands of illegal workers to Niger in an operation likely to last several months, the Algerian Red Crescent (CRA) said on Monday.

Islamist militants kill Tunisian policeman near Algerian border

Islamist militants beheaded a Tunisian policeman after he was kidnapped near the Algerian border late on Sunday, officials said on Monday.

`Terrorists` behead off-duty Tunisia policeman: Reports

"Terrorists" in Tunisia have abducted and decapitated an off-duty policeman, media reports on Monday cited the interior ministry as saying.

Algeria: Two protesters killed, 20 hurt in clashes

Two young men were killed and about 20 other people wounded when Algerians demonstrating against delays in a government projects clashed with police, media said on Saturday.

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.