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.

Air Algerie flight with 116 people onboard crashes, wreckage found in Mali

An Air Algerie flight that had taken off from Burkina Faso`s capital Ouagadougou went missing on Thursday.

Egypt`s Sisi arrives in Algiers on first state visit

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Algiers on Wednesday for his first trip abroad since being elected in May, official media reported.

Nine `terrorists` killed near Algeria-Mali border

Algerian armed forces killed nine armed Islamists near the Malian border, the defence ministry said.

Polls open in Algeria presidential election

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 dead as tensions rise in Algerian desert city

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.

Two dead as tensions rise in Algerian desert city

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.

First photos of Algeria`s Bouteflika since mini-stroke

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.

Algerian forces kill two Islamist insurgents

Algeria has been fighting a years-long battle with Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which uses the Kabyle region as its headquarters.

Algerian vote touted as fair, but voters apathetic

A coalition of Islamist parties is hoping to replicate the election successes of other Islamists across North Africa.

First president of independent Algeria dies

When France relinquished control of Algeria in 1962, Ahmed Ben Bella became president.

19 killed in Algerian bus crash: Report

Algerian news reports say
at least 19 people were killed when a bus plunged into a
ravine.

Algeria floods kill 10; homes damaged

Algeria`s meteorological service had warned about strong thunderstorms across the country from Saturday into Sunday.