ALGIERS, Algeria— The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation— or indeed whether he's still doing so.
*France rejected negotiation over Iraq intervention. ALGIERS, Sept 24- Algerian militants have beheaded French tourist Herve Gourdel, who was kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday in what the group said was a response to France's action against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
*France rejected negotiation over Iraq intervention. ALGIERS, Sept 24- Algerian militants have released a video that appears to show them beheading Frenchman Herve Gourdel, who was kidnapped on Sunday, in what the group said was a response to France's action against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
ALGIERS, July 24- An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters on Thursday.
DOHA, July 2- Al Jazeera, the Qatari-funded television station whose reporting of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings won it millions of viewers in the Middle East, is defiant following a backlash by Arab governments that accuse it of supporting Islamists.
*Western governments fear chaos in Libya could spread to neighbors. ALGIERS/ TRIPOLI, May 20- When a dispute erupted over dissolving Libya's parliament last February, a former general dressed in full army uniform made a surprise television broadcast calling on the military to "rescue" the country.
ALGIERS, April 16- Cramped with his young wife and three infants in a shack in Algiers' Citi Hofra slum, Amin Kerchach could be forgiven for being angry at missing out on Algeria's gas wealth.
Thanks to social media women all over the Middle East are finding ways to help one another start businesses. It's a movement that is about more than economics.
OPEC oil exporters agreed on Friday to leave output policy unchanged on Friday as oil held around the group's preferred level of $100 a barrel.
Oil traders should not lose too much sleep worrying about what OPEC, often unpredictable and quarrelsome in the past, will do when it meets next week.
Torgrim Reitan, CFO of Statoil, tells CNBC that earnings and production are growing significantly and 2012 was the best exploration year for the company since 1997.
Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, tells CNBC that a general sense of instability post the Arab Spring has already been factored in to the oil price but there has been no direct impact from the Algerian hostage attack.
A consortium that deals with security issues is warning about possible threats to oil installations in Libya.
Neil Atkinson, director of Energy Research & Analysis at Datamonitor, tells CNBC that BP are talking about suspending drilling activities in Libya following the terrorist attack in Algeria.
Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS discusses the ground level risks that energy firms face. He says companies are taking a more disciplined and methodological approach to risk.
The biggest mistake the energy industry makes is to ignore regional and geopolitical dynamics. It's complicated, and the corporate world doesn't have the patience for it.
Lord Malloch-Brown, EMEA chairman of FTI Consulting, tells CNBC that the revival of the centrist vote in Israel is 'good news' but a weaker Netanyahu may become a 'prisoner' of the right.
Brent crude rose above $112 a barrel on Tuesday, after Japan pledged to pump in more money to boost its economy.
Andrew Su, CEO, Compass Global Markets says the economic picture in the U.S. and Europe will worsen, which will lead WTI prices to retreat drastically in the next few months.
Algerian special forces have found the bodies of two Canadian Islamist fighters after a bloody siege at a desert gas plant, a security source said on Monday, as the death toll reached at least 80 after troops stormed the complex to end the hostage crisis.