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European countries like Denmark, France, Belgium, Bulgaria and Latvia have also banned wearing certain types of face-covering clothing, such as the burqa and niqab in public areas.

On October 18, Algerian authorities published a document called "The duties of employees and public servants in dress codes," that forbids women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs at work.

The document has also listed instructions to be strictly adhered to, saying that any clothes preventing...

Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun. Some never make it out alive.

The expelled migrants and refugees can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds, appearing at first as specks in the distance under temperatures of up to 48 degrees Celsius.

In Niger, where the majority...

Algeria has renewed calls for the return of the skulls belonging to Algerian independence fighters which are currently being displayed in a French museum. “We are working in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to relaunch the commission responsible for monitoring and review of the case,” Mujahedeen Minister Tayeb Zitouni told El Moudjahid on the eve of the celebration of the 63rd anniversary of the outbreak of the war of liberation. “The negotiations on this issue, suspended at...