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The once-mighty presidential aide was long seen as the real power running the North African country after his brother suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013.

Algeria's supreme court announced a retrial for the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two ex-intelligence chiefs.

Algeria court upholds 15-year sentence for Bouteflika's brother

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria court upholds 15-year sentence for Bouteflika's brother

An Algerian military court on Monday upheld a 15-year prison term for the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two ex-intelligence chiefs convicted of conspiracy against the state.

Jailed brother of Algeria's ex-president launches appeal

The New Arab & agencies

Jailed brother of Algeria's ex-president launches appeal

Said Bouteflika, the brother of the former president, had long served as a key presidential aide and was seen as the real power behind the ...

Ousted autocrat Bouteflika's brother sentenced to 15 years imprisonment

The New Arab & agencies

Ousted autocrat Bouteflika's brother sentenced to 15 years imprisonment

Said Bouteflika, who allegedly propped up Algeria's ailing autocrat for years, was among four of the former president's inner circle put to ...

The New Arab

Thousands of Algerians protest in first Ramadan rally

Wearing national flags over their shoulders, crowds gathered around the post office of central Algiers which has become the focal point of demonstrations.

The New Arab

Former Algerian president’s brother Said may face death penalty

Algerian media have reported that Said Bouteflika, once seen as a likely successor to his brother, could face the death penalty for charges ...

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria TV shows arrest of ex-president's brother, ex-spy bosses

Algerian state television has aired footage of the arrest of the powerful brother of deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former ...

The New Arab & agencies

Powerful brother of deposed Algerian president Bouteflika arrested

Said Bouteflika was seen as the guiding hand behind the rule of his ailing brother Abdelaziz, who resigned on April 2 in the face of huge street ...

Algeria intelligence chief quits amid continuing protests

The New Arab

Algeria intelligence chief quits amid continuing protests

The head of Algeria's military intelligence has resigned days after the country's long-time president stepped down after weeks protests against ...

Othman Lahyani

Will Chakib Khelil replace Bouteflika as Algerian president?

Analysis: As President Bouteflika's health deteriorates, the establishment is worried he may not be able to serve the remainder of his term. The ...

Algeria: The return of the sovereign presidency

Yassine Temlali

Algeria: The return of the sovereign presidency

Comment: The political police have been sidelined as the ailing Bouteflika seeks to entrench civilian rule, but it is corporate supporters who ...

Algeria ex-spymaster demands justice for jailed aide

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Algeria ex-spymaster demands justice for jailed aide

Algeria's 'kingmaker' General Mohamed Mediene has written an open letter slamming the five-year jail sentence handed down to ...

Algeria's former counter-terrorism chief jailed in landmark ruling

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Algeria's former counter-terrorism chief jailed in landmark ruling

General Hassan, the Algeria former spymaster, went on trial behind closed doors in a military court on Thursday in the country's first ever ...

Algeria's latest change is a two-sided story

Massinissa Benlakehal

Algeria's latest change is a two-sided story

Analysis: Separating the military from political governance is a delicate task, reports Massinissa Benlakehal.

AAAJ and agencies

Firing of Algeria spy chief 'victory for president'

The removal of longstanding intelligence chief Mohamed Mediene will allow President Bouteflika to hand over to the successor of his choice, analysts say.

AAAJ and agencies

Algeria arrests reveal intensifying power struggle

The arrest of Algeria's anti-terrorism chief and the sacking of top officials in recent weeks have revealed an intensifying behind-the-scenes ...

Jean-Pierre Sereni

Bouteflika, back with a vengeance

Comment: Six years ago, Algeria's president was pronounced "over" by French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy. Then came the Arab Spring, and a new ...

George Joffe

Algeria under Bouteflika is at a tipping point

Recent reshuffling within Algeria's top ranks signifies a power contest among the presidential clan as ailing President Bouteflika holds on, ...

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