The North African country has formally notified the Economic Community of West African States that it wants to join their, signalling a further diplomatic realignment with African nations.
Arab governments have been listed among the biggest arms purchasers during 2012-2016, according to a new study by the Stockholm Institutional Peace Research Institute.
A Jordanian civil servant has attempted to burn himself alive in an anti-government protest amid calls for demonstrations against a failing economy.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was forced to call off her visit to Algeria at the last minute on Monday due to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s ill health.
Algeria said Friday that its security forces have killed 14 suspected militants in an ongoing operation in one of the country's last strongholds of militant Islamists.
Security forces continue crackdown on Islamist insurgents as Tunisia extends its 2015 state of emergency.
French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron drew a storm of criticism on Wednesday after calling France's colonisation of Algeria a "crime against humanity".
The German chancellor is pushing Youssef Chahed to speed up repatriation of Tunisians, with the issue taking on greater urgency since an attack on a Berlin Christmas market in December.
Some Sahrawis are hopeful that the long-running dispute surrounding the Western Sahara may be tackled by President Trump.
Samira Mouaki, a journalist with Algerian daily Echourouk was shot in the head on Sunday while embedded with Popular Mobilisation Units in Tal Afar close to Mosul.