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Algeria: Country in North Africa
Algeria, officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, the world's largest Arab country, and the largest in Africa. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by the Western Saharan territory, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes (counties). It has the highest human development index of all non-island African countries.

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Algerian military considering all options to end crisis

Algeria's army chief said on Tuesday the military was considering all options to resolve the national political crisis and warned "time is running out", after weeks of anti-government protests.
Reuters - Published

Algeria's army chief says looking at all options to find a solution to the crisis

Algeria's army chief said on Tuesday the military was looking at all options to find a solution to end the country's political crisis as soon as possible.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Algeria

Algeria transition: Constitutional council head Belaiz resigns [Video]Algeria transition: Constitutional council head Belaiz resigns

It is the country's highest judicial body, which oversees presidential and parliamentary elections.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Eighty police officers injured as Algeria protests continue [Video]Eighty police officers injured as Algeria protests continue

Eighty police officers injured and hundreds arrested in the latest anti-government protests in Algeria

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:45Published

Algerians take to the streets as anger mounts at interim leader [Video]Algerians take to the streets as anger mounts at interim leader

Police in Algiers try to disperse protesters angry at alleged attempts by Bouteflika allies to stay in power.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published

Algeria sets presidential election for July 4 [Video]Algeria sets presidential election for July 4

Announcement comes a day after Abdelkader Bensalah replaced Abdelaziz Bouteflika who quit in face of mass rallies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:42Published

'Out with system': Algeria protesters reject interim president [Video]'Out with system': Algeria protesters reject interim president

Thousands rally in Algiers to denounce appointment of establishment insider Abdelkader Bensalah as acting head of state.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Algeria's parliament confirms Bensalah as interim president [Video]Algeria's parliament confirms Bensalah as interim president

The legislature made the announcement live on TV confirming the Senate president will replace Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 10:39Published

Algerian Parliament Names Interim President After Protests [Video]Algerian Parliament Names Interim President After Protests

Algeria's parliament tapped Senate President Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president for the next 90 days until new elections are held.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Algeria's intelligence chief Athmane Tartag fired: Reports [Video]Algeria's intelligence chief Athmane Tartag fired: Reports

This is seen as a move to sideline former President Bouteflika's allies as demanded by protesters.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Algeria: Mass celebrations after president resigns [Video]Algeria: Mass celebrations after president resigns

Protesters demand everyone linked to Bouteflika step down, but some are concerned military will influence politics.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Algeria: How will Bouteflika’s 20-year rule be remembered? [Video]Algeria: How will Bouteflika’s 20-year rule be remembered?

A review of his presidency after he announced his resignation following a mass protest movement.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:26Published

Algeria's 82-year-old president resigns following mass protests [Video]Algeria's 82-year-old president resigns following mass protests

Hundreds of Algerians took to the streets of the capital Algiers on Tuesday (April 2) to celebrate the departure of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after 20 years of power. Anna Bevan reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns after mass protests [Video]Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns after mass protests

Longtime president says he quit to let citizens 'take Algeria to the better future they aspire to'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

Algeria's President Steps Down Amid Widespread Protests [Video]Algeria's President Steps Down Amid Widespread Protests

​President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had previously announced plans to run for a fifth term.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Algeria's President Resigns [Video]Algeria's President Resigns

According to a short statement published on Tuesday by the state-run Algeria Press Agency, Algeria's ailing 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned. CNN reports that it's an about-face..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Algerians Take To Streets To Celebrate Longtime Leader's Departure [Video]Algerians Take To Streets To Celebrate Longtime Leader's Departure

Reuters reports masses of Algerians took to the streets of Algiers, the capital, late on Tuesday to celebrate the departure of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Bouteflika was in power for twenty years...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Liamine Zeroual 'asked to lead' Algeria's transitional government [Video]Liamine Zeroual 'asked to lead' Algeria's transitional government

The former president of Algeria says he was offered position a day after Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his resignation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published

Algerian President to resign before mandate ends - media [Video]Algerian President to resign before mandate ends - media

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has faced mass protests and pressure from the army demanding he end his 20-year rule, will resign before his mandate ends on April 28, state news agency..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Algerian President Bouteflika 'will step down before April 28' [Video]Algerian President Bouteflika 'will step down before April 28'

Algeria's 82-year-old president has agreed to step down by the end of the month, bowing to weeks of protests and pressure.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Algeria's Bouteflika will resign by April 28: State media [Video]Algeria's Bouteflika will resign by April 28: State media

Millions of Algerians have taken to the streets calling for the 82-year-old to step down after about 20 years in office.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:33Published

Algeria's Bouteflika names new government amid ongoing protests [Video]Algeria's Bouteflika names new government amid ongoing protests

Caretaker government headed by newly appointed PM Noureddine Bedoui will be tasked with overseeing transition process.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

U.N. Chief Wants Democratic Transition In Algeria [Video]U.N. Chief Wants Democratic Transition In Algeria

According to Reuters, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that he welcomed efforts towards a peaceful and democratic transition in Algeria. Addressing an Arab League summit in Tunis,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Algeria protests: Army chief backs call for president's exit [Video]Algeria protests: Army chief backs call for president's exit

Algeria's army chief has repeated his call to apply article 102 of the constitution to remove President Bouteflika from office.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

Huge rallies as Algerians seek departure of Bouteflika, old guard [Video]Huge rallies as Algerians seek departure of Bouteflika, old guard

Protesters reject army bid to remove president on health reasons, call it attempt by old guard to maintain status quo.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published

Algeria ruling party backs army call to remove president [Video]Algeria ruling party backs army call to remove president

Algeria's ruling FLN party has backed an army call to remove the president from office.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:26Published

Algeria Army Chief Calls On President To Quit [Video]Algeria Army Chief Calls On President To Quit

CNN reports Algeria's army chief has demanded the country's ailing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, step down following months of mass protest calling for his removal. In a speech broadcast by private..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

 

Head of Algeria's constitutional council resigns as students protest

The chairman of Algeria's Constitutional Council Tayib Belaiz quit his post on Tuesday, state news agency APS said, following calls for his resignation by pro-democracy protesters who say he is part of..
Reuters - Published

Arab Spring comes later in Sudan and Algeria

The armed forces of Algeria and Sudan, which pushed out the long-serving rulers of those countries after mass protests, are following a script that has failed millions of Arabs since the 2011..
Reuters - Published

With Bouteflika gone, protesters in Algeria demand more change

Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied in Algiers for an eighth successive Friday to demand the departure of the ruling elite, witnesses said, as Algeria prepares for a presidential election in..
Reuters - Published

Algiers police arrest 108 in Friday's protests: police statement

Algerian police arrested 108 people in protests on Friday after clashes with "infiltrators" that injured 27 policemen, police said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Thousands protests again in Algeria to demand political change

Thousands of protesters gathered in Algiers for an eighth successive Friday to demand the departure of the ruling elite as Algeria prepares for a presidential election in July.
Reuters - Published

Algeria to hold July 4 presidential election after mass protests

Algeria will hold a presidential election on July 4, the interim presidency said on Wednesday after weeks of mass protests led to the resignation of long-serving leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Reuters - Published

Algeria sets presidential election for July 4

Algeria will hold a presidential election on Thursday July 4, a statement from the presidency said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Algerian army chief wants ruling 'gang' prosecuted, backs route to elections

Algeria's army chief said on Monday he expects to see members of the ruling elite prosecuted for corruption and will support a transition toward elections after mass protests ousted the long-serving..
Reuters - Published

Algeria army chief backs interim leader, vows to tackle 'corrupt' ruling elite

Algeria's army chief of staff said he expects the judiciary to prosecute what protesters call the corrupt ruling elite and he pledged to support a transition expected to lead to elections, state..
Reuters - Published

Algeria army chief wants judiciary to prosecute members of ruling elite

Algeria's army chief of staff said he expects the judiciary to prosecute some of what protesters call the corrupt ruling elite and he pledged to support a transition expected to lead to elections,..
Reuters - Published

Algerian army chief says judiciary will reopen Sonatrach investigation: state tv

Algeria's army chief said on Wednesday the judiciary will reopen old corruption investigations including a case related to state energy firm Sonatrach.
Reuters - Published

Algerian army chief says judiciary to start prosecuting 'the gang': Ennahar TV

Algeria's army chief said on Wednesday he expected the judiciary in prosecuting what he called "the gang" - an apparent reference to the ruling elite, Ennahar TV reported.
Reuters - Published

Algerian army chief says will support transitional period: Ennahar

Algeria's army chief said on Wednesday the military will support the transition period in the North African country but that period requires the people's patience, Ennahar TV reported.
Reuters - Published

Algeria's interior ministry allows 10 new political parties: Ennahar TV

Algeria's interior ministry has issued licenses for 10 new political parties, Ennahar TV channel reported on Wednesday, after an interim president took office following the resignation of Abdelaziz..
Reuters - Published

France expresses regret over expulsion of AFP's Algeria bureau chief

The French foreign ministry said on Wednesday it regretted a decision by Algerian authorities to expel Agence France-Presse's bureau chief in the country.
Reuters - Published

Algerian authorities expel AFP bureau chief, news agency says

Algerian authorities have expelled Agence France-Presse's bureau chief from the country, the French news agency said on Tuesday, as the North African country is rocked by weeks of protests against its..
Reuters - Published

Algerian interim president promises free elections

Algeria's interim president, in a televised speech to the nation, promised on Tuesday to organize free elections within 90 days after weeks of protests that led to the resignation of leader Abdelaziz..
Reuters - Published

Algeria's interim president rejected by protesters

Algeria's interim president was quickly rejected by thousands of protesters on Tuesday after he was named by parliament to take charge during a volatile transition period after decades of autocratic..
Reuters - Published

Algerian army says it will do more to ensure peace: APS news agency

The Algerian army chief said on Tuesday the military will do more to ensure peace for the Algerian people, the state news agency APS reported, as the North African country embarks on a political..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of protesters reject Algerian interim president

Thousands of protesters rejected the Algerian parliament's choice of an interim president on Tuesday after the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, demanding radical change after decades of domination..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of Algerian students protest after interim president appointed: witness

Thousands of students protested in downtown Algiers after parliament appointed upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said.
Reuters - Published

Algeria's parliament appoints interim president, students protest

Algeria's parliament appointed on Tuesday its upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president following the resignation of ailing Abdelaziz Bouteflika after weeks of mass demonstrations..
Reuters - Published

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