French forces kill leader of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb

World Jun 6, 2020

French forces kill leader of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb

French forces have killed the leader of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel, in northern Mali, French officials said Friday. Droukdel was killed on Thursday near the Algerian border, where the group has bases it uses to carry out attacks and abductions of ...

World Mar 29, 2020

Mideast anti-virus measures spark worries of setback in liberties

Armored vehicles in the streets, hundreds arrested, smartphone surveillance — sweeping measures to fight the coronavirus have raised concerns in the Middle East over the erosion of already threatened human rights. As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 3 billion people are now ...

Hundreds of thousands march against Algerian leader Bouteflika

World / Politics Mar 30, 2019

Hundreds of thousands march against Algerian leader Bouteflika

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Algiers on Friday to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in the biggest demonstration since unrest erupted six weeks ago. In at least one location, a Reuters correspondent saw police opening fire with tear ...

World / Social Issues Nov 20, 2017

Algeria plucks 286 boat migrants en route to Europe

Algeria's coast guard has picked up 286 illegal migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe by boat, the Defense Ministry has said. The migrants were detained on several boats between Thursday and Saturday, according to a ministry statement carried on Sunday by the state news ...