Jan 16, 2015

Algeria finds body of beheaded Frenchman

Algerian troops found the body of French tourist Herve Gourdel, security sources said Thursday, months after he was beheaded by jihadists demanding that France halt airstrikes against the Islamic State group. The body was found buried without its head in Akbil, where Gourdel was ...

Jan 15, 2015

Algeria announces arrest of 12 suspected terror cell members

Twelve suspected members of a “terrorist cell” planning attacks in Algeria have been arrested in the south of the country, the defense ministry announced Wednesday. It said the arrests were carried out during the past two weeks in army operations in Ghardaia, Laghouat and ...

Jan 12, 2015

Veteran Algerian militant hails Paris killings

Veteran Algerian militant and former al-Qaida fighter Mokhtar Belmokhtar praised a deadly assault on a French satirical newspaper and urged Muslims in the West to carry out similar attacks, a monitoring service said Monday. In a statement distributed on militant online forums, Belmokhtar said ...

Nov 10, 2014

Sahara's Polisario Front threatens new armed struggle

The Western Sahara’s Polisario Front independence movement threatened Sunday to take up arms again after Morocco’s king said his country will stay there “until the end of time.” Algeria’s APS news agency cited Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, the group’s designated foreign minister, as saying ...

Algerian extremists behead French hostage

Sep 25, 2014

Algerian extremists behead French hostage

Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video obtained Wednesday by a U.S.-based terrorism watchdog. A group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the ...

Algerian troops search for kidnapped Frenchman

Sep 24, 2014

Algerian troops search for kidnapped Frenchman

Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a security official said had been snatched by a former al-Qaida commander. Residents described roads choked with military trucks and helicopters clattering overhead as security forces ...

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 ...