Algeria

Five Places Backpackers Have to Visit Before the Crowds Descend

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

For as long as those with backpacks have travelled, the most enticing places to visit have been those that remain untouched by mass tourism. The places where the locals are intrigued by visitors and are happy to chat away and share their knowledge of their country and find out why you are there.

Tributes To 'Easy-Go Fella' David Morganm, Brit Killed In Air Algerie Crash

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

Tributes have been paid to a British teacher killed when an Air Algerie flight crashed in Mali on Thursday. David Morgan, reportedly from Liverpool...

British Man Confirmed Dead In Air Algerie Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

A British man died onboard Air Algerie flight AH 5107 which crashed in northern Mali killing least 116 people, the Foreign Office has confirmed. "I...

Four Countries Whose Footballing Stock Has Drastically Improved This World Cup

Joe Difford | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has been thrilling right from the first whistle ... Here are the top four countries whose reputation and status on the international stage has experienced a drastic improvement.

Preview: Belgium vs Algeria

Daniel Tannenbaum | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Sport
Daniel Tannenbaum

Belgium go into this match as firm favourites. With the depth in their squad and their current run of form, the Belgium boys will be hungry for their first competitive match in a major tournament in over a decade.

Algeria's Election: A Date With Destiny

Neil Durkin | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

You might say 17 April is a date with destiny for Algeria. Under pressure to secure the Maghreb and important oil and gas fields, surely Algeria in 2014 won't be tempted to swerve toward Egypt's current draconian behaviour. Will it?

The Algerian Presidential Elections: The Burlesque, the Tragicomic and the Farcical

Hamza Hamouchene | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Hamza Hamouchene

Algeria's next Presidential elections will be held on 17th April 2014 and for the last few months; this important electoral rendezvous showed all the hallmarks of a masquerade, consistent with almost all the elections in the history of the Algerian state since independence in 1962.

Britain Is Getting Cosy With Another Authoritarian Regime in North Africa

Hamza Hamouchene | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics
Hamza Hamouchene

Lord Risby, David Cameron's Special Trade Envoy to Algeria will be leading an important trade delegation to the country next week. UK foreign policy aims to lock North African natural gas into the European and British grid and is heavily influenced by arms and fossil fuel corporate interests.

Tunisia's Militant Struggle: Elusive Militants of Chaambi Mountains Could be Linked to Algeria

Tam Hussein | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

The Tunisian army is currently fighting militants on the Algerian border in the governorate of Kasserine. The military operation in the Chaambi Mountains is being conducted in close collaboration with their Algerian counterparts. In spite of this, the militants have inflicted considerable damage on the Tunisian army.

'Stop Handing Ransoms To Terrorists'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron is to urge all G8 leaders to commit their countries not to pay terror ransoms in an international effort to cut off extremists' funding....

Middle Eastern and North African Women Need to Challenge Prevailing Restrictive and Legal Practices Not from the West, But From the Islamic Tradition Itself

Naila Missous | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Naila Missous

Muslim women, just as women off all religious affiliations and backgrounds, struggle against various forms of gender discrimination. What is important, is to distinguish between constraints imposed by Islam as a religion and the Patriarchal cultural norms that predate Islam. Legal restrictions on women's autonomy are often an amalgamation of the two.

Algerian Hostage Mastermind 'Killed In Mali'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK

The former al-Qaeda leader believed to have been behind the Algerian hostage attack has reportedly been killed. Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed by Ch...

Mali: Why the Hardest Part Is Yet to Come

Imad Mesdoua | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Imad Mesdoua

As Mali's northern provinces become more secure, Islamist militants will increasingly engage in targeted attacks, using asymmetric warfare to test international troops and regain the upper hand.

Mali, Algeria, Libya and the New Front Line In 'Energy Diplomacy'

Patrick Kane | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Kane

The military cooperation agreements announced last month with Algeria and Libya are part of UK 'energy diplomacy' aimed at securing access to strategic resources in North Africa. Both countries are identified in the UK Energy Security Strategy as producers of gas and oil which are important trading partners and hence countries which are important to the UK's energy security.

Hague To Announce Human Rights Programme As Part Of Fight Against Terrorism

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Politics

Britain is to mount an ambitious programme of support for human rights amongst key allies as part of the ongoing war on terrorism, Foreign Secretary W...

A Safer Future Is Within Our Grasp - We Will Not Rest Until We Have Secured It

William Hague | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Politics
William Hague

On average a man, women or child dies every minute as a result of armed violence.Two thirds die in countries that are not officially in conflict. Violence fuelled by illegal arms diverts resources away from schools, healthcare and critical infrastructure. It undermines sustainable development, eats away at stability and robs millions of their future.

A Mother's Journey to Save Her Son

Claire Blackburn | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK
Claire Blackburn

Fatoumata Zahara looks down at her son on the bed beside her. Two-year-old Salim is in a bad way and she is scared to touch him as it causes him pain. His body is swollen all over and his stretched skin has burst in painful bruise-coloured lesions.

Mind the AQIM Hype: Facts and Public Fears Are at Odds Over a Changing Al Qaeda

Joel Faulkner Rogers | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Joel Faulkner Rogers

The Al Qaeda movement doubtless remains lethal, virulent and wholly requiring of the coordinated international response that just prevented Mali from collapse and subjugation. But it is also being incrementally pushed into an age more like the 1990s...

Britain Is Slipping Deeper Into the Sands of Mali

Robin Lustig | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Inch by inch and day by day, Britain seems to be sliding ever deeper into the shifting sands of the Malian desert. It is, in my view, a military adventure that's unnecessary, ill-advised and fraught with danger.

Cameron and Blair Share Similar Rhetoric Over Foreign Policy

Emily Stacey | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

Both have been Prime Minister, both know how hard the job can be. Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show this morning, Tony Blair highlighted why he and David Cameron aren't so different after all.

Ned Simons

MPs Denied Vote On Mali Intervention, Amid Fears Of 'Mission Creep'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The government has rejected calls for MPs to be given a vote on the deployment of armed forces personel to Mali and west Africa, amid fears Britain co...

PM Unveils British-Algerian Security Deal

PA | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Britain and Algeria could work together to respond to any future hostage crisis, under a deal unveiled by David Cameron. The prime minister said a ...

Prime Minister Makes Algeria Security Pledge

PA | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

David Cameron arrived in Algeria on Wednesday pledging closer security co-operation in the wake of the hostage crisis that claimed the lives of six Br...

Just Another Night on Channel 4 News

Adrian Millar | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Politics
Adrian Millar

Call me an idealist, but people need to reflect upon their motivation, on where they get their kicks, on what is really driving them in conflict before they embark on violence with all its negative consequences for themselves and others.

David Cameron To Visit Algeria In Wake Of Hostage Crisis

PA | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron is to visit Algeria in the wake of the hostage crisis that left six Britons dead, it was revealed tonight. Downing Street confirmed t...