Algeria is the second largest country in Africa. Four-fifths of its territory is covered by the Sahara Desert. Its inhabitants are concentrated in oases surrounded by desert. The Algerian government is a parliamentary republic, and the official language is Arabic. Algeria is the sixth largest gas exporter and ranks 16th in oil reserves. Since 1991 Algerian politics have been dominated by violence between the military and Islamic militants. In January 2013, militants seized dozens of hostages from an Algerian oil field. Algerian forces launched a raid that led to the release of some hostages and the death of others.
Merkel's Algeria visit canceled because president falls ill
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called off a trip to Algeria at the last minute because long-ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is too sick to meet her
French candidate Macron sparks protests over Algeria remarks
A few dozen protesters have urged French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron to apologize after he called France's colonization of Algeria a "crime against humanity."
14 killed in Algerian army anti-extremist operation
Algerian military forces have killed 14 suspected Islamic extremists in an ongoing operation in one of the country's last militant holdouts
French candidate Macron visits Algeria , sees cyberattacks
Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron boosted his international stature with a visit Monday to Algeria, the country's former colony
Eyewitness Says He Will Consider Moving Back to Algeria After Paris Attacks
I'm going to ask an eyewitness who we have just Max to come on and and join me here to tell us what. What he saw and what he heard. And I understand it he speaks French and so I'm going to be there isn't translating it was a pickles they did not been citizen Nabil. They can schools that don't don't
Black Box Recovered in Algerian Plane Crash
New information reveals that 118 were on board when the plane crashed in one piece during a storm.
Wreckage From Algerian Jetliner Found in Mali, Says Office of French President
Editor's Note: An earlier report cited the Facebook page of the Ouagadougou airport identifying one of the passengers as Mariela Castro, the niece of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. ABC News has confirmed that she was not on that flight. The wreckage of an Algerian airliner that disappeared from
Belgium vs. South Korea and Algeria vs. Russia: 2014 FIFA World Cup Live Updates
Earlier Today, the USA Lost 1-0 to Germany, Still Advanced to the Round of 16
Belgium vs. Algeria : World Cup Live Updates
Belgium takes on Algeria today to start play in Group H on Day 6 of the 2014 World Cup . Also today, hosts Brazil play Mexico, where both teams will try to get another three points to clinch a spot into the knockout round. Both Brazil and Mexico have three points. In the nightcap, South Korea and