Voters in Algeria went to the polls Thursday to choose members of parliament.
Ahmed Ben Bella, Algeria's first president after the country became independent from France in 1962, has died at the age of 96, Algeria's state-run news agency said Wednesday.
Turkey's fraught relationship with France is set to erode further after the French Senate passed controversial legislation criminalizing any public denial of what the bill calls the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 -- a description Turkey has rejected.
Ten days ago the vanguard of rebel forces streamed into the Libyan capital. Moammar Gadhafi's forces put up virtually no resistance, and it seemed that the end of Libya's six-month conflict was imminent.
The EU's move toward lifting sanctions against Libya signifies the country's re-entry into the international community.
The Algerian foreign minister on Thursday shot down assertions that Moammar Gadhafi is in his country, saying that was never an option.
Disturbed by the news that Moammar Gadhafi's wife and three children, along with some grandchildren, were able to flee over the Libyan border to Algeria in spite of a U.N. travel ban, the U.S. State Department nonetheless is taking a low-key approach.
Libyan rebels on the frontlines near Sirte wait for orders to march onto the city. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.
Moammar Gadhafi's daughter, a former U.N. goodwill ambassador who has kept a low profile during Libya's violent uprising, has given birth in Algeria, sources close to her family told CNN.
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on the pregnancy of Moammar's only daughter, Aisha Gadhafi.
The wife of fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, three of his children and some of his grandchildren arrived in Algeria on Monday morning, Algerian diplomats said.
The wife of Moammar Gadhafi, three of his children and some of his grandchildren arrived in Algeria on Monday morning.
In a growing toll, 18 officers and two civilians were killed in an attack on a military academy in Algeria, the country's ministry of defense said Saturday.
CNN's Becky Anderson talks to Guma El-Gamaty of the National Transitional Council on the transition of power.
While the rebels in eastern Libya appeared divided and have struggled to make gains, their counterparts in the western Nafusa Mountains have enjoyed much greater success.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced In a nationally televised address Friday that a commission that will include experts in constitutional law will revise the country's constitution.
Algeria has officially lifted its 19-year-old state of emergency, according to the national Algerian Press Service.
Algeria's government declared an end to a nearly two-decade state of emergency Tuesday, its state news agency announced, lifting restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly imposed to combat an Islamist insurgency.
An Algerian activist said police and thugs attacked protesters in the nation's capital during anti-government demonstrations on Saturday, wounding dozens in the crowd.
Tensions erupted in another restive North African nation as security forces in Algeria on Saturday clashed with anti-government protesters who chanted, "Change the power."
Police block an entrance to the capital in Algiers, Algeria, as the revolutionary ripple effect in the region spreads.
A 20-year state of emergency in Algeria will be lifted in the "coming days," authorities said Monday, days after protesters took to the streets to demand government reform.
Protesters in Algiers defy 20-year ban, taking to the streets to demand political reform.
Baton-wielding Algerian security forces clashed Saturday with protesters who defied a ban and took to the streets of the capital demanding political reform.
The ouster of Tunisia's longtime ruler has cast a shadow over the surrounding region, but few analysts were willing to predict Tuesday that the revolt would spread to other countries.
Two Egyptians allegedly tried to set themselves on fire but security guards stopped them from carrying out the acts, an Egyptian Interior Ministry official confirmed to CNN Wednesday.
CNN's Rima Maktabi speaks to leading opposition figures in Tunisia and ask what they want for the future.
The popular protests in Tunisia that have caused upheaval in the government were sparked by Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old unemployed college graduate, who set himself on fire in protest. He later died. Now, reports are coming in from other countries in the region -- Egypt, Algeria, and Mauritania -- that other demonstrators are turning to self-immolation.
At least three people have been killed and 300 others injured in riots that erupted across Algeria amid rising food prices and a housing crisis, according to state-run media.
At least two people have been killed and 300 others injured in riots that erupted across Algeria amid rising food prices and a housing crisis, state-run media said Saturday.
The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the pending appeal of an Algerian man who until this week was held at the Guantanamo military prison but was unilaterally transferred to his native country over his strong objections.
A national soccer league in Algeria has canceled matches scheduled for Friday and Saturday after riots in the capital and elsewhere this week.
Rising prices for food staples like milk and sugar have sparked protests in Algeria's capital and beyond, and some fear more violence will erupt as more people join the crowds on the streets.
It is a conflict fought in blistering heat, in some of the most inhospitable territory on earth. The frontline troops often wear scruffy T-shirts; most can't drive. But it is a struggle that the United States is taking ever more seriously, according to U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks.
The United States is transferring two detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the governments of Algeria and Cape Verde, the Defense Department said Monday.
The United States and England are through to the last 16 of the World Cup after a dramatic finale to Group C on Wednesday.
Fabio Capello's England were held to a disappointing goalless draw by Algeria in their World Cup Group C clash in Cape Town on Friday night.
Slovenia edged out 10-man Algeria 1-0 in Sunday's World Cup Group C match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death... I assure you it is much, much more important than that."
With billions spent on Africa's first World Cup, CNN's Nkepile Mabuse asks whether the host will benefit?
Five Algerian men accused of collaborating with Islamic terrorists and seeking to obtain bomb-making components for an alleged plot to attack a Madrid department store went on trial Tuesday in a high-security courtroom at Spain's National Court.
Hosni Mubarak isn't a man accustomed to defeat. The Egyptian president, after all, has been in charge for more than 30 years, outflanking regional and global rivals with consummate ease. Even Egypt's electoral process offers him scant chance of coming second: He romped during the 2005 elections with almost 90 percent of the vote.
Algeria sent a star-studded Ivory Coast side crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations with a dramatic 3-2 win in extra-time in their quarterfinal in Cabinda on Sunday night.
More than a few coaches will be finding it hard to believe Rafik Saïfi's transformation from bad boy to trusted international skipper and role model for younger teammates.
Angola and Algeria both advanced to the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup thanks to a 0-0 draw in Luanda, with Mali crashing out despite picking up their first win of the competition.
Goals from Manucho and Flavio gave hosts Angola a welcome boost as they moved top of Africa Cup of Nations Group A with a 2-0 victory over Malawi on Thursday.
Malawi stunned Algeria 3-0 at a near-deserted November 11 stadium in Luanda as the unpredictable start to the African Nations Cup continued.
The frightened look on the Algerian players' faces said it all.
A series of clashes between Egyptian and Algerian football fans has led to a diplomatic row between the two north African countries, with Egypt recalling its ambassador to Algiers.
Hundreds of angry demonstrators in Egypt's capital fought with police near the Algerian Embassy early Friday, the Interior Ministry said.
Egypt's Football Association faces punishment after FIFA decided to investigate an incident which saw Algeria's team bus pelted with stones before last Saturday's World Cup qualifier in Cairo.
A dramatic final night of World Cup qualifying has seen all of the 32 places decided with European powerhouses France and Portugal going through.
Algeria grabbed Africa's last qualification place for the 2010 World Cup by beating Egypt 1-0 in a tense deciding play off in Khartoum, Sudan on Wednesday, thanks to a first-half goal from Antar Yahia.
The final 32 for next summer's World Cup finals will become a bit clearer after this weekend's round of qualifying matches -- with four of the nine remaining places available for South Africa 2010 to be determined over the next 48 hours.
Football's world governing body FIFA has called for greater security to be provided after three players from Algeria's national football team were injured when Egyptian fans threw stones at the team bus as it arrived in Cairo on Thursday.
It's not often that you see a grown man cry; rarer still to watch a grown man cry at a press conference in front of a baying phalanx of African football journalists. But for Rabah Saadane, the pressure just got to be too much.
Algeria, Ghana and the Ivory Coast all celebrated victories in the third round of matches in African qualifying for the 2010 World Cup finals, FIFA.com report.
Spanish police arrested 12 Algerians and an Iraqi early Wednesday on suspicion of using money from common criminal activities to fund Islamic terrorism in Algeria, Spain's Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Incumbent leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a third term in office after a landslide victory in Algeria's presidential election, media reports said Friday.
The U.S. government is investigating a former CIA officer in Algeria who has been accused of drugging and raping two women while he held the post, according to an affidavit released by the Justice Department.
A former CIA station chief in Algeria is under investigation by the State and Justice departments after being accused of raping at least two women while he held the post, a source confirmed to CNN on Wednesday.
Two car bombings in eastern Algeria killed at least 11 people Wednesday -- a day after a blast near a military school in a neighboring region claimed 43 lives.
The worst yet in a spate of suicide bombings stokes fears of more attacks during the coming holy month
An attack on a military school in Algeria killed 43 people and wounded another 38 on Tuesday, the interior ministry said.
Two bombs exploded Sunday at a train station in Algeria, killing at least 13 people
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake shook northern Algeria on Friday, knocking houses to the ground and injuring 15 people.
Austrian officials are seeking to secure the release of two Austrian nationals who were kidnapped by an al Qaeda group while vacationing in North Africa ahead of a midnight Sunday deadline.
A car bomb attack in Algeria has killed three people and wounded 23, the Algerian Press Service reported.
Al Qaeda claimed responsibility Thursday for a bombing a day earlier in Algeria that killed four police officers and wounded 20 people at a building housing security forces.
Two explosions rip through Algeria's capital leaving at dozens dead. CNN's Paula Newton explains.
Today's seeds of terrorism in Algeria were planted a long time ago. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
Two bombs, apparently targeting government and U.N. buildings, exploded in Algeria's capital. Paula Newton reports.
More than 24 hours after twin bombings killed dozens in the Algerian capital, rescue workers continued to search for nearly a dozen people trapped beneath the debris of a partially collapsed United Nations building.
Terror experts in Europe fear the bombings in Algeria offer a prime example of how jihad could spread to Europe
International leaders Tuesday rushed to condemn deadly twin bombings in the Algerian capital, which appeared to target government and United Nations buildings. Here is some of the reaction.
France's President is expected to finalize a series of big business deals on his visit -- but he'll hope to quell rising tensions between the former colonial possession too
A militant Islamic group that recently renamed itself al Qaeda Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks that killed dozens in Algeria -- including an assassination attempt on the country's president.
Gas prices rose 6.5 cents over the past two weeks to $2.81 per gallon of self-serve regular, the first increase at the pump since early July, a national survey said Sunday.
The death toll kept rising in Algeria on Saturday after a car bomb attack near a coast guard barracks about 50 miles from Algiers.
At least 14 people were killed and 60 others wounded Thursday when a bomb ripped through a crowd waiting to see Algeria's president in Batna, east of the capital of Algiers, the Algerie Presse Service reported.
Algerian security forces have stepped up their presence on the streets of the capital, Algiers, one day after the city was shaken by two deadly bomb blasts and amid fears of a renewed insurgency in the north African country.
An al Qaeda-affiliated group has claimed responsibility for Wednesday's two bomb blasts in Algiers that the state-run news agency Algerie Presse Service said killed at least 24 people and wounded 222.
Algeria have axed France-based striker Abdelmalek Cherrad, accusing him of severe indiscipline, after he walked out before last weekend's African Nations Cup qualifier in Algiers.
Christian Chukwu was effectively sacked as coach by the Nigerian FA on Tuesday because of disappointing results in the 2006 World Cup qualifiers.
Polling is under way in Algeria in a closely-watched presidential election in Africa's second-largest country.
Holders Cameroon and Algeria sneaked into the Nations Cup quarterfinals at the expense of four-times winners Egypt, whose coach Mohsen Salah quit.
Cameroon, winners of the last two African Nations Cups, were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by outsiders Algeria as they began the defence of their crown on Sunday.
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