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Stories with place: Algeria
  • Algeria: 63 of its citizens with Islamic State 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 1:47 pm

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Algeria's minister of religious affairs says only 63 of the country's citizens have joined the extremist Islamic State group, in stark contrast to its neighbors.

  • Uncertainty over US strike against al-Qaida leader in Libya story has photos
    Updated: Jun-15-15 5:15 pm

    CAIRO - Pentagon officials say they believe they hit their target - the one-eyed, al-Qaida-linked commander who led a deadly attack on an Algerian gas facility in 2013. But uncertainty still surrounds the U.S. airstrike in eastern Libya, and whether Mokhtar Belmokhtar was actually among the militants said to have been killed in the bombing.

  • French president in Algeria discusses terrorism, economy 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 1:39 pm

    ALGIERS, Algeria - French President Francois Hollande made a seven-hour visit to Algeria on Monday for talks on security issues, calling the fight against terrorism a "common battle."

  • US airstrike targets al-Qaida-linked militant in Libya story has photos
    Updated: Jun-14-15 9:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S military launched weekend airstrikes targeting and likely killing an al-Qaida-linked militant leader in eastern Libya who has been charged with leading the attack on a gas plant in Algeria in 2013 that killed at least 35 hostages, including three Americans.

  • Algerians volunteer clean up historic Casbah amid neglect 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 10:06 am

    ALGIERS, Algeria - The white buildings of the Casbah spill down the steep hillside overlooking the curved Mediterranean bay of Algiers. Barbary pirates had their headquarters here in the 16th century, preying on European shipping and imprisoning many, including Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes.