| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:38 PM
CAIRO -- Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ended months of speculation about his political future by announcing Saturday that he would run for a fourth term in office, Algeria's state news agency, APS, reported.
The relatively weak...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:25 PM
CAIRO — An Algerian military transport plane carrying at least 78 people crashed Tuesday in eastern Algeria, and rescuers who rushed to the scene found one survivor but confirmed the deaths of dozens of others, the state news agency said.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:11 AM
CAIRO – A military transport plane carrying at least 77 people crashed in eastern Algeria, and rescuers who rushed to the scene found one survivor but confirmed the deaths of dozens of others, the state news agency said.
The aircraft, a C-130,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Two detainees were sent back to Algeria on Thursday after more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay, despite their lawyers' entreaties that they be sent elsewhere for their safety.
Djamel Ameziane, who had been imprisoned at the U.S. naval...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:39 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a long, arduous and well-worn route. Hopeful Africans travel north through Niger, Mali and Algeria, crossing the Sahara desert to reach Europe, find work and send money home to their families.
The exodus often goes...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:17 AM
I first met Albert Camus in the fall of 1980, when I was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. I say met because it felt that personal to me. His 1942 provocation “The Myth of Sisyphus” was the lead-off text in a course I was taking on...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments.
The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
| Dec 12, 2007
Two bombs that killed at least 26 people, including 11 United Nations workers, in the Algerian capital on Tuesday were orchestrated by a resurgent Al Qaeda-linked group seeking to overthrow North African governments, Algerian authorities said.
| Jun 14, 2009
A Life of Ignazio Silone
Stanislao G. Pugliese
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 426 pp., $35
"Fontamara" and "Bread and Wine," Ignazio Silone's passionate novels of peasant life and political awakening, are iconic works for anyone who...
| Mar 21, 2009
| 7:34 PM
You have to wonder whether it's a setup when you're in a Muslim country and someone asks, point-blank, "Are you lot drinkers?"
Despite the hooded djellaba he was wearing, John Horne, who was doing the asking, looked as though he had guzzled a few in...
| Feb 24, 2011
In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...