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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Algeria

Last year
# Mistaken Identity
Algeria sentences scores to death over forest fire lynching
A group of people killed Djamel Ben Ismail in a case of mistaken identity.
# All Square
Algeria begin Africa Cup of Nations title defence with underwhelming draw
The champions played out a 0-0 stalemate with Sierra Leone.
All time
# Champions
Bizarre deflected early goal enough for Algeria to claim AFCON glory in scrappy final
On the back foot for the majority of the game, Algeria defended their early lead against Senagal to lift the title for the second time.
# Late Late Show
Man City's Mahrez hits late winner to send Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final
Senegal await in the decider which will take place on Friday.
# Winning
One of the favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations seal quarter-final spot
Algeria will face either Ivory Coast or Mali in the last eight after seeing off Guinea.
# Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Algerian president to drop bid for fifth term in office following weeks of protests against his candidacy
Thousands have taken to the streets in recent weeks against the 82 year-old’s bid for another term in office.
# compensation
Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race'
The man said he was seen as suspicious “because of the colour of his skin and his beard”.
# promise
PSG youngster eclipses Ronaldo on star's 150th outing
Goncalo Guedes was the star of the show as Portugal eased past Algeria.
# Algeria
More than 250 killed as military plane crashes in Algeria
The plane went down near an airbase soon after taking off.
# Courts
Minister refuses to revoke deportation order for man with links to Islamic terrorism
The Supreme Court had ordered the Minister for Justice to reconsider the decision not to revoke the man’s deportation order.
# extreme measures
Algeria blocks social networks throughout the country to prevent cheating in exams
Over 500,000 high school students were required to resit exams after exam papers were leaked.
# Algeria
'Sometimes, I take my veil off and only put it back on when I leave'
Young North Africans are discovering their local shopping centres against a new backdrop of massive carparks, shiny floors, benches and fountains.
# trail of blood
Police capture terror suspect after he accidentally shoots himself
The 24-year-old Algerian man was arrested after shooting himself and calling an ambulance.
# Terrorism
The militant behind the Tunisia museum massacre has been killed
21 tourists were killed in the attack on the Bardo Museum.
# Algeria
Hunt for 15 suspects over beheading of French tourist
Herve Gourdel was kidnapped and beheaded by fugitives last week.
# Terrorism
New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants
Herve Gourdel, a French hiker, was abducted at the weekend.
# islamic state
Frenchman kidnapped by terrorists in Algeria
It is unclear which group is behind the latest kidnapping.
# Algeria
Seven killed as Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in Sahara
The Antonov 12, which had come from Glasgow, came down near Tamanrasset airport around 2,000km south of Algiers.
# Brazil 2014
Glenn Hoddle just called Algeria 'Al Jazeera' on ITV
Nearly, Glenn.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about phone bugging, Shirley Temple’s death and today’s snow.
# Air Disaster
Lone survivor found after Algeria military plane crash kills 77
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced three days of national mourning to begin tomorrow, praising the soldiers who perished in the crash as “martyrs.”
# Brazil 2014
FIFA announces pots for World Cup 2014 draw
Sepp Blatter was in Brazil today to unveil the format for Friday’s draw.
# anticipation
Make-or-break qualifier sees Algeria fans fill stadium... SIX HOURS before kick-off
You can’t question their commitment.
# Dublin
Racist graffiti scrawled on walls during Halal store ransacking
The wholesale food store was trashed on 2 November.
# Mali
Chadian army claims mastermind of Algerian gas plant attack killed in Mali
The army said he was killed during an operation that also “neutralised” at least 15 Islamist rebels.
# David Cameron
Britain to use chairmanship of G8 to focus on terror threat
British Prime Minister David Cameron said that he would put the topic to the “top of the agenda where it belongs.”
# Hostages
Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege
The Algerian PM said some of the hostages had been executed “with a bullet to the head” as the four-day crisis ended in a bloodbath.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Algeria
Algeria: Irish hostage Stephen McFaul returns home to family
In a statement, McFaul said he wanted time to reflect on what had happened to him and his colleagues in Algeria.
# Algeria
'They were brutally executed' - Hostages describe Algeria siege ordeal
Survivors of the four-day crisis say they were strapped to explosives while some describe finding bodies riddled with bullets, their heads half blown away by the impact.
# Hostage
Algeria hostage 'arrives home to Ireland'
Stephen McFaul arrived back home to Northern Ireland yesterday evening, latest reports say.
# hostage crisis
Death toll climbs past 80 in siege in Algerian hostage crisis
As many as 48 hostages are believed to have been killed in the crisis.
# Algeria
Algeria: Details sought on missing hostages as Britain confirms deaths
British prime minister David Cameron has confirmed that three Britons are dead and another three are presumed dead as other governments scramble for information on their citizens.
# Prime Numbers
Gas, Gardaí and Tiny Dancers: The week in numbers
Just how popular IS the DublinBikes system? And how many spheres does a sex toy need to win approval from the ECJ?
# Algeria
Algeria: 18 killed - including seven hostages - in 'final assault'
Algerian security forces are now thought to be sweeping the gas plant to remove landmines planted around it.
# Algeria
Fate of foreign hostages in Algeria hangs in balance
It is believed that there are still around 10 hostages, but more workers remain unaccounted for, including 10 Japanese and eight Norwegians.