ALGERIA

  • French tourist beheaded by Algerian jihadist group after France joins US against ISIS September 25, 2014

    Two days after France joined the United States in launching airstrikes on the ISIS militants, an Algerian jihadist group has released a video that appears to show the beheading of a French tourist. ...
  • Algerian extremists allied with ISIS behead French hostage September 24, 2014

    Rabat: Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video obtained on Wednesday by a US-based terrorism watchdog. A group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, had said they would...
  • Algerian footballer dies after being hit by an object thrown from the crowd August 24, 2014

    Cairo: A footballer has died after being hit in the head by an object thrown from the crowd at a topflight league game in Algeria. The Confederation of African Football said Cameroonian striker Albert Ebosse died in hospital Saturday night after he was struck at the match between JS Kabylie and...
  • Identifying Mali air crash victims 'could take years' July 31, 2014

    Algiers: Identifying the victims from last week's Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria's chief of police said on Thursday. An Air Algerie McDonnell Douglas 83 flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers crashed in northern Mali last Thursday, killing all 118 people on board. "It is...
  • Air Algerie plane with 116 on board crashed, debris found in North Mali July 24, 2014

    Algiers: The remains of Air Algerie flight AH 5017 en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers which crashed on Thursday have been found at Tilemsi, 70km from Gao in northern Mali. The plane had 116 people on board of which 110 were passengers and 6 were cabin crew...
  • Missing Air Algerie plane with 116 on board has crashed: Algerian official July 24, 2014

    Algiers: An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 116 people on board, an Algerian aviation official said. 110 passengers and 6 cabin crew members were on board the flight. The plane had taken off from Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou. Air...
  • Algeria loses contact with Air Algerie aircraft with 116 people on board July 24, 2014

    Algiers: Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday. APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took...
  • World Cup 2014: Mueller admits botched free kick was trick that failed July 2, 2014

    Santo Andre Brazil: Germany's Thomas Mueller admitted that his bizarre stumble while running towards the ball for a free kick late in the World Cup last 16 match against Algeria was a ploy. "Is this interview going to be broadcast worldwide or only in Germany?" Mueller asked a German television reporter...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany and France end African hopes, Suarez sorry July 1, 2014

    Brasilia: Germany and France snuffed out African hopes and reached the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday with hardwon victories over Algeria and Nigeria, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke his silence to apologise for biting. Both European powerhouses struggled for their wins, France needing late goals to see off African champions...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany into quarters with 21 win over Algeria in extra time July 1, 2014

    Porto Alegre: Germany were pushed all the way by an inspired Algeria on Monday before Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil eventually secured them a 21 extratime victory to send them into a mouthwatering World Cup quarterfinal meeting with France. The north African outsiders played with energy and confidence to regularly expose...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Germany vs Algeria, Round of 16 July 1, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from match six of round of 16 played between Germany and Algeria at Estadio BeiraRio in Porto Alegre. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) If revenge is a plate best served cold, Algeria will hope to dish it out to Germany in their World Cup...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria fight for glory, revenge against powerful Germany June 29, 2014

    If revenge is a plate best served cold, Algeria will hope to dish it out to Germany in their World Cup Round of 16 match on Monday 32 years after one of the most shameful games in the tournament's history. In all likelihood, however, a powerful Germany side will bring the...
  • World Cup 2014: Don't want this dream to end, says Algeria's Slimani June 28, 2014

    Algerian striker Islam Slimani gushed over his team's advance to the FIFA World Cup Round of 16, saying "it was a dream come true" and hopes that the journey of the 'Desert Warriors' does not end at this stage of the tournament. Algeria will take on threetime champions Germany in Porto...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria hold Russia to 11 draw, enter last 16 June 27, 2014

    Curitiba: Algeria have qualified for the World Cup knockout stages for the first time, with Islam Slimani's headed equaliser giving his team a 11 draw against Russia on Thursday and enough competition points to reach the second round. Algeria placed second in Group H behind Belgium with four points, meaning they...
  • As it happened: Korea vs Belgium, Algeria vs Russia June 27, 2014

    Catch all the updates from both the Group H matches as Korea take on Belgium whereas Algeria face Russia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Struggling South Korea will need to rediscover the magical spirit of 2002 as they fight to rescue their dismal World Cup campaign against unbeaten Belgium. Algeria can...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 15 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of 16. While most teams are either on their way home or preparing for the knockout stage, there's still everything to play...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria eye historic progress against Russia June 25, 2014

    Curitiba: Algeria can make history by qualifying for the second round of the World Cup for the first time in four appearances at the tournament when they face Russia on Thursday. The Desert Foxes will be assured of their place in the last 16 with a win, but should also progress...
  • World Cup 2014: African hopes slowly growing in the tournament June 24, 2014

    It looked like the same sad old story at the World Cup for Africa, the continent which still hasn't quite done it on the big stage. Africa has never had a semifinalist never mind a real contender for the title and initially appeared out of its depth again at...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #KOR versus #ALG June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: They might want to change Porto Alegre's name to Porto Algeria after the Desert Foxes' 42 victory over South Korea in the southern Brazilian city on Sunday. Algeria's four goals ended a 32year wait for a World Cup win and shot them into contention for a last 16...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria register record 42 win over South Korea June 23, 2014

    Porto Alegre: First half strikes by Islam Slimani and Rafik Halliche helped Algeria to beat South Korea 42 on Sunday and become the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match. Algeria led 30 at halftime, but withstood a stronger South Korean second half performance to claim...
  • As it happened: South Korea vs Algeria, World Cup 2014 June 22, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group H encounter between South Korea and Algeria at Estadio BieraRio in Porto Alegre. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) South Korea and Algeria have to put disappointing opening results behind them when they meet, each knowing a victory would leave them wellplaced to...
  • World Cup 2014: South Korea meet Algeria with all to play for June 21, 2014

    PORTO ALEGRE: South Korea and Algeria have to put disappointing opening results behind them when they meet on Sunday, each knowing a victory would leave them wellplaced to qualify from a World Cup group that remains wide open. The group standings will become clearer once Russia and Belgium play earlier in...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium with enough firepower to confirm contenders tag June 18, 2014

    Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Belgium breathed a sigh of relief after edging past Algeria 21 on Tuesday to get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start but the depth of their squad looks set to carry them well past the group stage. The Belgians, who breezed through the qualifiers unbeaten,...
  • World Cup 2014: Missed foul, unfit players behind Algeria defeat, says coach Halilhodzic June 18, 2014

    Algeria's coach conceded his inexperienced team were exposed by a much fitter Belgium on Tuesday but also complained a foul was missed in the runup to the deciding goal during the Africans' 21 defeat. Algeria scored their first World Cup goal in 28 years to take a surprise firsthalf lead against...
  • World Cup 2014: Fellaini shines for Belgium, buries awful Manchester United season June 18, 2014

    Lanky midfielder Marouane Fellaini had a dreadful season for Manchester United. It wouldn't be a huge surprise if the newly appointed club manager Louis van Gaal cuts his losses and sells the Belgian before the upcoming season. But Fellaini managed to prove his critics wrong. He put a miserable season for...
  • The Beautiful Game: Belgium beat Algeria 21 in Group H June 18, 2014

    They came into the game as dark horses, trailed for more than an hour but Belgium showed why they are rated so highly with a never say die performance to beat Algeria. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium come from behind to beat Algeria 21 June 17, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Belgium opened their World Cup campaign with a 21 comeback win over Algeria on Tuesday, relying on secondhalf goals from two substitutes after a tense start in Group H. Algeria opened the scoring with a penalty in the 25th minute and the surprising lead stood for 45 minutes until...
  • World Cup, Belgium vs Algeria: as it happened June 17, 2014

    Catch the Group H opener Live as Belgium take on Algeria. (Scroll down for live updates from the match) Belgium return to their first World Cup in 12 years brimming with confidence and determination. Belgium's best cluster of players in a generation is in fierce competition for a starting place on Tuesday...