Algeria

Algerian President Resigns After 20 Years in Power, Protests Continue

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday after months of turmoil, street demonstrations demanding his ouster, and finally the military taking steps to force him out by questioning the sick and reclusive 82-year-old president’s fitness for office. The question of what comes next is on the minds of both international observers and Algerians, who continued demonstrating in the streets after Bouteflika’s announcement, demanding the rest of the corrupt political elite depart as well.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Protesters Continue Demanding Algerian President Bouteflika Resign

The political situation in Algeria remained at a stalemate on Tuesday, as thousands of protesters once again packed the streets and called for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign. A new activist group asked the military to stay out of the fight and “play its constitutional role without interfering in the people’s choice.”

Restive Algeria awaits decisive move from returned president

Algeria Releases Blogger Jailed for Interviewing Israeli Official

TEL AVIV – The Algerian government on Monday released blogger Marzoug Touati after he embarked on a hunger strike last summer in protest over the seven-year prison term he received for interviewing an Israeli Foreign Ministry official.

An unidentified female Colombian suspect in handcuffs is presented to the press after her Monday arrest in connection with seized cocaine at a police base in Lima, Peru, Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011. According to police, about one ton of cocaine was seized during two operations, on Aug. 11 and Aug. …