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The New Arab Staff

Yaqin Husamuddin


Algerian Presidential office director has defended President Bouteflika's brother against allegations he is planning to stage a coup and said the opposition is inciting the street against the president's family.

07 July, 2015

Analysis: The spontaneous wave of protests against the government's decision to drill for shale gas has galvanised Algeria and poses a serious challenge to the country's political elite.

09 March, 2015

Analysis: Government officials have been criticised after a crackdown on those protesting against fracking and the marginalisation of southern Algeria.

03 March, 2015

Three of six main Azawadi groups refuse to sign deal to end decades of fighting with central government, and call for a regional assembly and special status.

02 March, 2015

Analysis: The government's decision to begin exploratory drilling for shale gas in the south of Algeria has kicked off mass protests across the recently quiet country.

23 February, 2015

Analysis: The bombing of Islamic State group positions leaves Algiers in a quandary, having previously pushed for a political settlement in Libya.

18 February, 2015

Feature: As Algeria marks the 55th anniversary of France's first nuclear test, Paris has only recently agreed to pay compensation for those affected.

16 February, 2015

The government is trying to find and reintegrate hundreds of children born to Islamist fighters in the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.

28 January, 2015

Forensics is testing DNA samples to ascertain whether decapitated body is that of French climber. Authorities also claim Jund al-Khilafah is nearly eradicated.

17 January, 2015