Algeria

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Nadir Dendoune and his mother, Messaouda. Figs in April, an hour-long profile of  Messaouda,   is being shown this summer in festivals, prisons and public parks. Photograph: Camille Millerand

As you pass the Porte de Châtillon on the Paris ring road, you might catch a glimpse of a giant wall painting. “Chibani”, it says, next to a portrait(...)

In his 1872 poetry collection The Terrible Year, the great French writer Victor Hugo wrote, “Je voudrais n’être pas Français pour pouvoir dire/ Q(...)

Massage in the Hammam, by Édouard Debat-Ponsan. Photograph: Musée des Augustins

The concept of orientalism is the legacy of the great Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said. Throughout their imperial, colonial and then neocoloni(...)

Swimmers  dive off rocks at the Forty-Foot in Dublin.  Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

A plume of hot air which may bring record temperatures to parts of continental Europe next week will also boost temperatures in Ireland. Temperatures(...)

Protesting students demand the removal of the ruling elite in Algiers. Photograph: Ramzi Boudina/Reuters

While Sudan’s civilian uprising is crushed in a bloody crackdown, Algeria’s peaceful protest movement continues unabated and might even yield results (...)

Members of Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces patrol Nile street in the capital Khartoum on Monday.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A violent counter-revolution is under way in Sudan. In a pattern reminiscent of events in Egypt in 2013 and in Algeria just this year, the overthrow o(...)

The man denies being involved in groups including al-Qaeda and claims he is at risk of being tortured at secret facilities in Algeria due to his political views.

The European Court of Human Rights has asked the Irish Government not to deport an Algerian man with alleged links to Islamic terrorism until it has c(...)

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who swept to power in a coup in 2013. Photograph: Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images

Egypt’s parliament is set to vote on a bill of sweeping constitutional changes this week that would increase president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s power and(...)

A Sudanese demonstrator protests against the army’s announcement of a military-led transitional council, in Khartoum on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Sudan’s ruling military council on Friday promised a new civilian government, a day after the armed forces overthrew President Omar al-Bashir, but mis(...)

Algerian riot police use water cannon to disperse  anti-government protesters in Algiers on Tuesday. Photograph: Ryad  Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images

Algeria’s interim president was immediately rejected by thousands of protesters on Tuesday after he was named by parliament to take charge during a v(...)

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