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Air Algeria plane lands safely after technical fault

An Air Algeria plane en route to Marseille has been forced to return to Algiers due to an unspecified technical failure.

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.

Algerian soldiers kill 2 Islamist militants: Ministry

 Algerian soldiers have killed two Islamist gunmen in an operation east of the capital, the defence ministry announced on Sunday.

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.

France`s Hollande boosts ties with former foe Algeria

 French President Francois Hollande arrived Monday in Algeria for a visit aimed at tackling the "common battle" of the once bitter foes against jihadists from Mali to Libya.

Algeria Army kills two armed Islamists: Ministry

Soldiers killed two armed Islamists during an ambush Tuesday southwest of Algeria`s capital, the government said, as media reported that four security personnel were slain in the east.

Libya talks in Algiers `great success:` UN envoy

Talks between Libya`s rival parliaments on forging a unity government for the violence-wracked country have been a "great success," the UN envoy said Tuesday, but there were no signs of a major breakthrough.

Algeria army kills four armed Islamists

Algerian troops killed four armed Islamists and recovered weapons and ammunition during an operation not far from the capital on Thursday, the defence ministry said.

Algeria arrests hundreds of illegal migrants

Algeria on Sunday said that about 500 illegal migrants from various African countries were intercepted by the government troops in Tamenrasset province.

Mali rebels meet in Algiers to discuss rejected peace deal

Tuareg-led rebels from north Mali said on Thursday they are meeting with Algerian mediators in Algiers to discuss the terms of preliminary peace deal they rejected last month.

Northern African cities lead the way as continent changes: Report

North African cities are leading the way as the continent and its growing middle class lay down "solid economic roots" which are very appealing to investors, according to a new report published Tuesday.

Eleven dead in Algeria bus crash

Eleven people were killed and 25 injured when a long-distance bus collided with a lorry on Algeria's Trans-Sahara Highway, emergency services said.

Mali government signs peace deal, Tuareg rebels delay

The Malian government signed a peace agreement with some northern rebel groups on Sunday but the main Tuareg armed coalition asked for more time to consult its grassroots.

Mali peace deal to be signed Sunday in Algiers: Ministry

 Mali`s government and six militant groups from the country`s violence-strewn north are to sign a peace accord in Algiers on Sunday, the Algerian foreign ministry announced.

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.

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.

One dead, 65 hurt as train derails in Algiers suburb

A passenger train derailed in an eastern suburb of Algiers on Wednesday, leaving one person dead and 65 injured, emergency services 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. 

Algeria says suspects identified in Frenchman beheading

Algerian investigators have identified some suspects in the kidnapping and beheading of French tourist Herve Gourdel, the justice minister said on Tuesday.

Six dead as earthquake stirs panic in Algiers

Six people were killed and hundreds injured as panic gripped areas of the Algerian capital when an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude struck offshore early today, an emergency official said.