ALGERIA Tag

The United Nations on Monday disputed claims by Morocco that the Polisario Front had carried out incursions in a buffer zone of Western Sahara, where a UN mission is monitoring a ceasefire.Read More
The UN Security Council on Wednesday told the peace envoy for Western Sahara to press on with talks on relaunching negotiations to settle the dispute over the North African territory.Read More
United Nations (United States) (AFP) The UN Security Council on Wednesday told the peace envoy for Western Sahara to press on with talks on relaunching negotiations to settle the dispute over the North African territory. Horst Koehler met with the council behind closed doors to report on his meetings with representatives from Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania as well as the Polisario Front seeking independence for Western Sahara. Council members expressed “their full support” for Koehler’s diplomatic efforts to “relaunch the negotiating process with a new dynamic and a new spirit,” saidRead More
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed the signing of trade deals with Algeria on Tuesday as he visited the country on the first leg of a tour of Africa.Read More
Some 1,000 striking trainee doctors took to the streets of Algeria's capital Monday to demand the scrapping of compulsory public service in defiance of a ban on protests in the city.Read More
Germany is to pay compensation to Jews persecuted in Algeria under the rule of Vichy France in World War II, a group which works for Nazi victims announced Monday.Read More
The Algerian army has killed a senior official of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in an operation in the northeast of the country, officials said Wednesday.Read More
A German court Wednesday cleared the second of three defendants in an alleged Islamic State group attack plot after a former suspect was released late last year.Read More
The Vatican on Saturday declared seven French Trappist monks beheaded by Islamists in Algeria in 1996 as martyrs, paving the way for their beatification -- the first step towards sainthood.Read More
Vatican City (AFP) The Vatican on Saturday declared seven French Trappist monks beheaded by Islamists in Algeria in 1996 as martyrs, paving the way for their beatification — the first step towards sainthood. On the night of March 26-27 1996, the monks were abducted from the Priory of Our Lady of Atlas in Tibehirine, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Algiers, by members of the insurgent Armed Islamic Group of Algeria (GIA). Their heads were discovered two months later and their death was announced by the GIA. The monksRead More