ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's prime minister, reacting to reports that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seriously ill, said the 76-year-old was recovering in France but had been ordered by his doctors to rest.Full story
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Three weeks after being rushed to hospital in Paris, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has disappeared from sight, leaving behind a country preparing for a successor who for the first time will come from a generation too young to have fought in Algeria's war of independence Full story
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In a first account of the hostage situation, the Algerian prime minister said Monday that the Islamic militants who attacked a BP facility in the Algerian desert were prepared to blow it up. At least 37 hostages and 29 militants are dead after Algerian special forces waged a counter-attack. NBC’s Ja
It’s believed that two of the dead militants in the Algerian crisis are Canadian, driving the total number of people killed to 23 in a siege where extremists used rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports that there are still an unknown number of Americans among the victims.
Surviving hostages from the stand-off in Algeria describe the extreme brutality of their captors as fears persist that more terrorists may still be hiding. NBC’s Annabel Roberts reports.
The hostage standoff in Algeria is proving frustrating as both media and governments struggle for information. The Washington Post’s Joby Warrick discusses the situation with MSNBC’s Alex Witt.
Algerian cartoonist Ali Dilem poses during a photocall for the event 'Cartooning for Peace' at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 20, 2013. The Festival de Cannes is hosting an auction of original cartoons from various cartoonists on Monday to support the Cartooning for Peace Association.
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika smiles during a ballot for the regional and municipal elections at a polling station in Algiers November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle smiles during a news conference with his Algerian counterpart Mourad Medelci in Algiers May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: POLITICS)
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle speaks during a news conference with his Algerian counterpart Mourad Medelci in Algiers May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: POLITICS)