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.
An Air Algerie flight that had taken off from Burkina Faso`s capital Ouagadougou went missing on Thursday.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Algiers on Wednesday for his first trip abroad since being elected in May, official media reported.
Algerian armed forces killed nine armed Islamists near the Malian border, the defence ministry said.
The polls opened in Algeria`s presidential election on Thursday with the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeking a fourth term despite his chronic health problems.
Two men are dead in an Algerian desert city best by ethnic tensions and poverty, and local elders say the area is reaching a breaking point.
The first pictures to emerge of Algeria`s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since he was hospitalised in France in April were published by a news agency.
Algeria has been fighting a years-long battle with Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which uses the Kabyle region as its headquarters.
A coalition of Islamist parties is hoping to replicate the election successes of other Islamists across North Africa.
When France relinquished control of Algeria in 1962, Ahmed Ben Bella became president.
Algerian news reports say
at least 19 people were killed when a bus plunged into a
Algeria`s meteorological service had warned about strong thunderstorms across the country from Saturday into Sunday.
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