Latest Algerian Civil War Stories

2008-08-20 03:00:18

A suicide bombing outside a police academy in Algeria left at least 43 people dead Tuesday, authorities said. Dozens more people were reported injured and the death toll could wind up higher, The Daily Telegraph reported.

2006-06-28 05:45:28

ALGIERS (Reuters) - About 200 Algerian Islamist fighters have so far surrendered under an amnesty aimed at ending years of violence, Interior Minister Noureddine Yazid Zerhouni said in remarks published on Wednesday.

2006-06-26 06:07:57

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian government forces killed 19 Islamist militants in attacks on mountain hideouts of rebels who have rejected an amnesty aimed at ending years of strife, newspapers reported on Monday.

2006-06-02 10:34:50

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritanian security services have rounded up dozens of suspected members and supporters of an al Qaeda-linked Islamic rebel group who were plotting attacks, security sources said on Friday.

2006-05-12 08:47:52

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian rebels have threatened to strike U.S. military bases in north Africa and the Sub-Sahara region. "There are U.S. military bases in Mali, Niger and two others are to be constructed respectively in Mauritania and Algeria ...

2006-05-10 14:34:00

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian troops stormed an Islamic rebel hideout on Wednesday and killed 10 guerrillas, the largest number shot dead by government forces since the country began an amnesty to end violence, state news agency APS said.

2006-03-28 12:00:48

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A group of Algerian officials have travelled to Guantanamo Bay to inspect conditions for 26 Algerian prisoners, in a rare visit by an Arab government, el Watan daily reported on Tuesday.

2006-03-04 23:20:07

By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria began releasing former Islamist fighters from prison on Saturday, witnesses said, fulfilling an amnesty aimed at promoting national reconciliation after more than a decade of conflict.

2006-03-01 15:06:30

By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria will release more than 2,000 Islamist ex-fighters soon under an amnesty to promote reconciliation after years of conflict in the oil-exporting country, an official said on Wednesday.

2006-03-01 13:48:20

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria will free more than 2,000 former Islamist fighters soon under an amnesty aimed at promoting national reconciliation after years of conflict, an official told state radio on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.