Jul 25, 2014

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Burkina Faso and the French presidency said. “We have found the Algerian plane. The ...

Air Algerie plane latest to crash; 110 feared dead

Jul 25, 2014

Air Algerie plane latest to crash; 110 feared dead

An Air Algerie flight crashed Thursday while en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. There were few clear indications of what might have happened to the aircraft, or whether there were casualties, ...

Jul 4, 2014

U.S. Embassy in Algeria warns of possible attack

The United States Embassy in Algeria has warned about a possible attack by a “terrorist group” on targets in Algiers, possibly near a U.S.-branded hotel in the capital. A statement on the embassy website told embassy employees to avoid hotels owned or operated by ...

Germany prevails against Algeria in extra-time battle

Jul 1, 2014

Germany prevails against Algeria in extra-time battle

Germany had to battle all the way into extra time to beat Algeria 2-1 in their World Cup second-round clash on Monday, crushing the North Africans’ dream of revenge and setting up a quarterfinal duel against fellow former champion France. The Germans were pushed ...

Algeria beats South Korea

Jun 23, 2014

Algeria beats South Korea

Islam Slimani scored one goal and made two more as Algeria swept to a 4-2 victory over South Korea on Sunday to become the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match. The result gives Algeria a first World Cup ...

Ailing Algerian leader re-elected

Apr 19, 2014

Ailing Algerian leader re-elected

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the independence veteran in power for 15 years, won re-election Friday with more than 80 percent of a vote that opponents dismissed as fraud to keep an ailing leader in power. Bouteflika had cast his vote sitting in a wheelchair ...

Lone survivor: One man lives, 77 die in Algerian plane crash

Feb 12, 2014

Lone survivor: One man lives, 77 die in Algerian plane crash

An Algerian military transport plane slammed into a mountain in the country’s rugged eastern region on Tuesday, killing 77 people and leaving just one survivor, the Defense Ministry said. Air traffic controllers lost radio and radar contact with the U.S.-built C-130 Hercules turboprop just ...

Kin, colleagues mark Algeria hostage killings

Jan 16, 2014

Kin, colleagues mark Algeria hostage killings

Colleagues and family members of those killed in the hostage crisis in Algeria marked the first anniversary Thursday, while the government vowed to improve its crisis management. The national and company flags were hoisted at half-staff at the headquarters of engineering firm JGC Corp. ...

Oct 27, 2013

Defense Ministry to expand military attaches in Africa to nine

Japan plans to more than quadruple its defense attaches in Africa to nine from two in fiscal 2014 to expand its coverage to nine countries on the continent. The Defense Ministry wants to strengthen its military intelligence on Africa after a hostage crisis at ...