Algiers

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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(...)

Protesters face riot police during a massive anti-regime demonstration in Algiers on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding radical change marched through Algiers for a seventh successive Friday, as Algeria’s spy chief was repo(...)

 Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned as Algeria’s president on Tuesday after weeks of mass protests against his 20-year rule. Photograph: Mohamed Messara

Algeria’s president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a groundswell of public pressure after weeks of mass protests against his (...)

Algerian flag flutters as people protest at  President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to postpone elections in Algiers, on March 15th. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra

Hundreds of thousands of people protested in central Algiers on Friday in the biggest demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year r(...)

People take part in a protest in Algiers on Tuesday demanding immediate political change. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s attempt to quell public anger in Algeria has failed as thousands of people took to the streets on Tuesday to declare (...)

Hundreds of students gather to protest the decision of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika (82) to run for a fifth term, in Algiers, earlier this week. Photograph:  Anis Belghoul/AP Photo

The 250,000 US diplomatic cables dumped online by Wikileaks in 2010 – a vast compendium of intelligence, insight, gossip and idle speculation – remain(...)

Algerians gather for a demonstration in Algiers on  Friday against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s hold on power. Photograph: Fateh Guidoum/AP

Tens of thousands of Algerians packed central Algiers to capacity on Friday to challenge President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year-old rule in the bigg(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Algeria’s energy minister Mustapha Guitouni speaks to the media at the Opec meeting in Algiers on Sunday.

Opec’s leader Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, ruled out on Sunday any immediate, additional increase in crud(...)

Algerians forced to the ground by the  French military in 1955 in Kabylia, Algeria: the Algerian war poisons relations between Paris and Algiers to this day.  Photograph: Michel Desjardins/Gamma-Rapho via Getty

Every war is fought twice: once for supremacy on the battlefield, then for control of its memory. The Algerian war lasted eight years, from 1954 to 19(...)

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