Middle East

Algeria elections: Four candidates claim victory

Four of the five candidates running for president claimed victory or said they were going through to the runoff.

Algeria

Polls close in Algeria election denounced by protesters as 'sham'

Extremely low turnout reported in presidential vote as demonstrators in Algiers say deep reforms needed before polls.

Polls close in Algeria election denounced by protesters as 'sham'

Algeria

Algeria holds presidential vote despite push for boycott

Turnout expected to be low with protesters saying election is designed to preserve the status quo.

Algeria holds presidential vote despite push for boycott

Algeria

Algeria election: Four questions answered

Everything you need to know about Thursday's presidential runoff.

Algeria election: Four questions answered

Algeria

Infographic: Algeria's presidential election at a glance

A look at Algeria's presidential election, the voting system and the main contenders.

Infographic: Algeria's presidential election at a glance

Algeria

'Total fiasco': Algeria student protesters rally against election

Demonstrators demand sweeping, systemic political change before any presidential vote takes place.

'Total fiasco': Algeria student protesters rally against election

Algeria

Algeria presses ahead with election amid protests

Demonstrators want root-and-branch political reform and the departure of the country's ruling elite.

Algeria presses ahead with election amid protests

Algeria

Two days before election, Algeria jails two ex-leaders

Both served under longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika who was pushed out by protesters earlier this year.

Algerian court convicts 2 former prime ministers of corruption

Algeria

Algeria seeks heavy sentences for ex-PMs accused of corruption

First trial resulting from sweeping investigations launched after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped down in April.

Algeria seeks heavy sentences for ex-PMs accused of corruption

Algeria

Algerians seeking old guard's exit protest upcoming poll

All five candidates in next week's vote are considered part of the political elite, linked to Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Algerians seeking old guard's exit protest upcoming poll

Algeria

Two former prime ministers go on trial for corruption in Algeria

Exceptional trial, which is being televised, comes at a time of renewed political tensions in the oil rich country.

Two former prime ministers go on trial for corruption in Algeria

Algeria

Algerian artist detained over critical cartoons before polls

Young cartoonist had in recent weeks posted caricatures critical of the country's military before December 12 vote.

Algerian artist detained over critical cartoons before polls

Opinion

Are the Arab revolutions back?

This latest wave of protests in the Middle East shows the revolutionary momentum of 2011 never died out.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

The Listening Post

Distract, deflect, disinform: Israeli politics in spin cycle

How Israeli politicians are demonising Palestinians and using Gaza to score points. Plus, Algeria's viral stars.

Algeria

Defiant Algerian protesters reject December presidential vote

Demonstrators take to the streets for the 40th consecutive week, demanding cancellation of December 12 election.

Defiant Algerian protesters reject December presidential vote
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