Keyword: Algeria

Investigators arrive in Algeria to probe 1996 murder of seven French monks

Judge Marc Trévidic and his team will oversee exhumation of the monks' heads, buried at their monastery in Tibhirine, 80km south of Algiers.

Algeria claims five jihadists killed in hunt for French tourist’s executioners

Soldiers killed the five gunmen during hunt for the killers of French tourist Hervé Gourdel who was beheaded in Algeria last month.

Islamic State's battle with al-Qaeda for jihadist hearts and minds

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The brutal execution of French climber Hervé Gourdel by a little-known terrorist group in Algeria has thrown the spotlight on attempts by Islamic State (IS) to extend its network of influence across North Africa and beyond. The Algerian group Jund al-Khilafa kidnapped and beheaded the French mountaineer as a gruesome and public sign of allegiance to the Iraq and Syria-based group. But so far Islamic State has failed to win the allegiance of any other group in Africa as it competes with al-Qaeda for dominance among the jihadist groups of the world. As Pierre Puchot reports, its attempt to be the global leader in jihadism may depend on lasting control of Iraqi oil wealth.

Algeria 'identifies suspects' behind Frenchman’s beheading

Algeria's justice minister says initial investigation has identified 'certain members' of terror group who murdered Hervé Gourdel.

Thousands turn out in Nice in homage to executed French hostage

The rally in the hometown of the hostage beheaded by Algerian Islamists, came as flags were lowered to halfmast across France in mourning.

Paris confirms execution of French hostage

France has authenticated a video of the beheading of Hervé Gourdel, which President Hollande said was a 'cruel and cowardly' act.

Video released of French hostage beheading

An Algerian Islamist group captured the 55 year-old tourist on Sunday and threatened to execute him unless France halted strikes against IS.

France vows to continue fighting IS despite hostage crisis

The French Prime Minister said French action against IS will go on despite Algerian Islamist group's threat to kill a French hostage.

French hostage taken by Islamists in Algeria

A splinter group from al-Qaida's North African branch says it will kill the 55-year-old unless France ends air strikes against IS in Iraq.

Anger as Algerian soldiers confirmed for France’s Bastille Day parade

Planned presence of three representatives of Algerian military on July 14th causes dismay in Algeria and among far-right groups in France.

French city of Nice bans foreign flags before Algeria match

The right-wing mayor Christian Estrosi announced ban until end of tournament following riots after the last two Algerian games.

France’s Le Pen calls for end of dual nationality in Algeria World Cup row

Far-right leader says disturbances in France after Algeria's win show immigration policy had 'failed' and that dual-nationals refuse to 'assimilate'.

Jubilation and arrests on France’s streets as Algeria progress in World Cup

Algerians in France celebrated their team's achievement in reaching knockout stages; there were 74 arrests as some fans clashed with police.

Hollande quip about Algeria sparks diplomatic row

French president offered his 'sincere regrets' for causing any offence over a joke that his interior minister had survived a trip to Algeria this month.

Disgraced French general and Algeria torturer dies

General Paul Aussaresses was convicted in 2003 for defending torture after admitting his role at the head of “death squad” during the Algerian War.