Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted Algerian president, dies aged 84

Algeria’s longest-serving president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was ousted in 2019 amid pro-democracy protests after two decades in power, has died aged 84. The state television announcement on Friday, citing a statement from the office of the current president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune,...


US-led meeting to set out framework for Taliban cooperation

The US is convening an expanded group of western nations to set a framework for cooperation with the new Taliban government, amid fears that isolating the militant group could backfire. The meeting on Wednesday, chaired by the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken,...


Afghanistan: US concerned by new Taliban government

The US has said it is concerned after the Taliban unveiled Afghanistan's new all-male government with figures linked to attacks on American forces. The interim cabinet is led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, who is on a UN blacklist. Another...

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