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.
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
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..
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...
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,..
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..
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
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
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
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'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'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'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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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