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Algeria

 

 

Algeria, officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country located in North Africa. In terms of land area, it is the largest country on the Mediterranean Sea, the second largest on the African continent after Sudan, and the eleventh-largest country in the world.

Algeria is bordered in the northeast by Tunisia, in the east by Libya, in the west by Morocco, in the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, in the southeast by Niger, and in the north by the Mediterranean Sea. Its size is almost 2,400,000 square kilometres (930,000 sq mi), and it has an estimated population of about 35,700,000 as of January 2010. The capital of Algeria is Algiers. Read More

Articles About Algeria

New Zealand Scientist Mary Quin to Serve as Star Witness to Terrorism Trial in New York

By IBTimes AU

A leading scientist in New Zealand is expected to take the stand in New York as a key witness to a major terrorism trial. Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza who has a metal hook instead of his right hand, is facing terrorism charges. (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, COURT, FBI, LONDON

Al Qaeda Kills 14 Algerian Soldiers in Ambush (Representational Image)
Al Qaeda Kills 14 Algerian Soldiers in Ambush

By Reuters

Islamist militants killed at least 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush in mountains east of the capital Algiers at the weekend in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AFGHANISTAN, ELECTIONS, LIBYA, OPEC

African militants (representational photo, Reuters file)
Militants Kill 11 Algerian Soldiers in Ambush

By Reuters

Islamic militants killed at least 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security source said on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, ELECTIONS, LIBYA, OPEC, AGING

World Cup 2014: A Guide to Belo Horizonte

By IBTimes AU

The Mineirão stadium in Belo Horizonte got its facelift to host the upcoming matches of FIFA World Cup 2014. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: ARGENTINA

Palestine
Israel Scraps Palestinian Prisoner Release, Seeks Review of Talks

By Reuters

Israel has called off a planned release of Palestinian prisoners meant to advance the U.S.-sponsored peace process and called for a review of how the troubled negotiations can make progress, an official briefed on the talks said on Thursday. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, UNITED NATIONS

Arab Summit Struggles to Heal Rifts, Kuwait Warns of Peril
Arab Summit Struggles to Heal Rifts, Kuwait Warns of Peril

By Reuters

Warning of "enormous" dangers, Kuwait urged fellow Arab leaders on Tuesday to resolve disputes complicating crises such as Syria's war and unrest in Egypt, but diplomats said tensions bubbled behind the scenes at their annual summit. (Mar 26)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, EGYPT

Algerian Military Plane Crashes into Mountain, 77 Killed
Algerian Military Plane Crashes into Mountain, 77 Killed

By Reuters

A military transport plane carrying members of the Algerian armed forces and their relatives crashed into a mountain on Tuesday, killing 77 people, the worst air disaster in the North African country in a decade. (Feb 12)

Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria
Algerian Plane Crash Latest Update: Conflicting Reports on Death Toll; President Declares National 3-Day Mourning

By IBTimes IN Special

More than 100 people were feared dead as an Algerian military transport plane carrying 103 people slammed into a mountainous area on Tuesday. Reports said that 102 people were killed in the crash. President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has declared a national three-day mourning. (Feb 12)

Bubonic Plague Kills 20 in Madagascar in Return of Black Death

By IBTimes UK

Tests confirm 20 people died after contracting the Black Death in African island state. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, MADAGASCAR

RIP Nelson Mandela: Top Celebrity Tweets Paid 'Respects' To the Late Prominent Political Leader

By IBTimes AU

Nelson Mandela, a great freedom fighter, has passed away at age 95. It was the South African government who confirmed the death of the global icon which sparked numerous Twitter reactions of celebrities and normal social media users as a tribute to the popular political leader. (Dec 07)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, JACOB ZUMA, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, INFECTION