Doha-based Al Jazeera to resume broadcasting from Algeria after 20-year hiatus

Qatari news network, Al Jazeera, will soon resume operating in Algeria 20 years after authorities shut down the office of the Doha-media. Algerian authorities reportedly early this week validated a license application from the media. They however rebuffed the renewal Read more

Algeria: Frail President flies to Switzerland for medical checkup

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has arrived in the Swiss city of Geneva Monday for medical ‘routine’ checkup which he has been regularly going through since suffering a stroke in 2013. The checkup announced by the state-run APS takes place Read more

KSA: Muslim leaders invited to join Salman’s meeting with Trump

Islam-dominated countries including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Niger have been invited to attend an Arab-Islamic-American summit planned in Riyadh during US President Donald Trump’s next week visit to Saudi Arabia, reports say. King Salman has invited King Mohammed VI of Read more

Algeria: Bouteflika Makes TV Appearance for First Time in Months

Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika Sunday appeared on state-run television, after rumors about his health and his ability to rule mounted since he failed to receive German Chancellor Angela Merkel last month. The 80-year old ailing leader was seen receiving the Read more

Angela Merkel’s visit to Algeria postponed over Bouteflika’s health deterioration

The Algerian presidency announced Monday the cancellation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Algeria because President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was suffering from a bronchitis and could not receive the German leader. Algerian and German authorities have mutually agreed to postpone Read more

Algerian Journalist Dies after Hunger Strike, Prompting Worldwide Indignation

Algerian journalist Mohamed Tamalt has died after staging a hunger strike in protest against a two-year jail term sentence he was handed for offending Algeria’s president in a poem posted online. The news of the death the Algerian journalist prompted Read more