Algiers, May 5 (IANS) Algerian security services have arrested a suspected Al Qaeda-linked militant carrying an explosive belt in Chlef province, a media report said. Citing Ennahar TV, Xinhua said the 23-year-old militant was intercepted near a bus station, and had likely planned to blow himself off. A security official said the suspect hails from Relizene province and is believed to belong to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
Algiers, April 18 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs E.
Algiers, March 27 (IANS) The Algerian football team defeated Benin 3-1 in Group H qualifying matches for the World Cup 2014 to be held in Brazil. Feghouli (10th minute), Taider (60th), Slimani (90+2) scored for Algeria Tuesday while the sole goal of Benin was scored by Adeoti (26th). After beating Benin, the Desert Foxes share the top spot of Group H with Mali, who beat Rwanda 2-1 Sunday, reports Xinhua.
Algiers, March 6 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has met Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and held talks on enhancing bilateral relations. Gen. Sheikh Mohamed, also the deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, said the UAE was keen to take its relationship of cooperation with Algeria to new heights.
Algiers, Jan 31 (IANS) David Cameron Thursday wrapped up his two-day visit to Algeria, the first by a British prime minister since 1962, and headed for Tripoli on a surprise visit to Libya, Xinhua reported.
Algiers, Jan 21 (IANS) A total of 37 foreign hostages of eight countries were killed during the four-day standoff with militants at the In Amenas gas complex, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said Monday.
Algiers, Jan 20 (IANS) The Algerian Special Forces have discovered 25 bodies in the gas field facility attacked by militants in Tiguentourine in southern the country, a media report said Sunday. Earlier in the day, Algerian Communication Minister Mohamed Said said that the toll of the attack on the gas field was likely to rise, reported Xinhua citing Elgerian television Ennahar TV. "Unfortunately, I'm afraid that the death toll of the assault would increase," Mohamed said, adding that the final toll would be known "in the upcoming hours." On Wednesday, an armed group assaulted the gas field and seized a number of workers as hostages
Algiers, Jan 19 (IANS) As many as 31 workers, including 19 foreign nationals, who were taken hostage by an armed group in a gas field in Algeria, have been killed since the beginning of the Algerian army's rescue operation, Xinhua reported Saturday. A source told Xinhua that nine militants were also killed, while three were arrested alive, since the army's Special Forces launched the operation Thursday at the Tinguentourine gas field. The source said there were still a few hostages in the gas field complex, specifying that the Special Forces were advancing compartment by compartment in the facility
Algiers, Jan 18 (IANS) Around 650 hostages detained by an armed group at a gas field in Algeria have been freed, the official APS news agency reported Friday. The hostages were kept at the gas facility in Illizi province
Algiers, Jan 16 (IANS) A Briton and a Norwegian were killed Wednesday in an attack targeting an oil facility in Algeria's central province of Illizi, the official APS news agency reported. The Norwegian national, who was the first victim in the attack, worked with British Petroleum (BP), Xinhua reported citing Norway's Bergens Tidende newspaper
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