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 ...

France's second-largest airline, Aigle Azur, goes into receivership

Business Sep 3, 2019

France's second-largest airline, Aigle Azur, goes into receivership

France's second-largest airline, Aigle Azur, went into receivership after filing for bankruptcy Monday, following years of losing millions of euros, France's civil aviation authority (DGAC) said. "The Aigle Azur airline was today placed in receivership," the authority said in a statement, citing "several months of ...

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 ...