Hundreds dead in Algerian military plane disaster
Videos and images posted on social media show thick black smoke billowing from the site.
Algeria blocks social media to stop students from cheating on test
The country has imposed a digital blackout after questions from the 2016 International Baccalaureate exam were leaked on Facebook earlier this month.
Stunning Algerian Electronic Music from the 1970s Has Been Discovered
Some electronic music by Ahmed Malek, "the Algerian Ennio Morricone" was found by label Habibi Funk.
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Aziza Brahim's Music Explores the Western Sahara's Sad Legacy with Beautiful Songs
The Sahrawi singer discusses the process and motivations behind her new album 'Abbar el Hamada,' which addresses 40 years of Western Sahara occupation.
Morocco Boots UN Diplomats Over Western Sahara Spat
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has managed to anger Moroccan officials by visiting a refugee camp filled with refugees from Western Sahara and referring to Morocco's presence in the territory as an "occupation."
'From Here to Eternity' Drawings Kiss Censorship Goodbye
The governmental practice of editing-out sensual contact from films takes center stage in Adel Abdessemed's new drawing series.
terror in paris
French Police Reportedly Make Arrests During Overnight Raids Around the Country
At least three people were reportedly arrested during several coordinated raids that took place early Monday morning involving hundreds of police officers.
'God of Algeria' Spy Chief Axed as President Moves to Restructure Intel Services
General Mohamed Mediene had been running the country's intelligence service since November 1990, and was one of the last serving generals who fomented the coup to annul the January 1992 general election, which led to civil war.
defense & security
How the US Periodically Reveals the Locations of Special Operations Missions
Armed with nothing more than a mobile device and an internet connection, bad guys can potentially track, predict, and avoid US airstrikes and reconnaissance missions.
This Old Man Is Making the Best Illegal Pastis in France
In Provence, one former horse smith is making some of the most delicious and illegal pastis in France, and it's not exactly the easiest process to pull off.
A (Silicon) Valley Grows in Algeria
Young entrepreneurs are hoping to break Algeria's tenuous dependence on oil by starting new businesses and expanding the Algerian marketplace.
22 Killed as Arab and Berber Communities Clash in Algerian Town
After centuries of peaceful cohabitation, violence has erupted between the region’s rival Arab and Berber communities.