Amnesty International has warned the Algerian government against the use of excessive force ahead of the massive anti-government protests. Citizens of Algeria have been calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to renounce his plans to extend his 20-year presidency.
The announcement by the President of Algeria, Abdelazizi Bouteflika, to run for a fifth term in the upcoming elections has caused hundreds of demonstrators to take to the streets to protest this decision.
OPEC and its allies unlikely to agree official output increase but will feel the pressure to avoid a spike in crude oil prices ahead of US sanctions on Iran taking effect. The organisation's members will meet this weekend in Algeria.
Due to the massive waste problems that many cities in the Middle East face, some entrepreneurs have began upcycling, a term used to describe using waste products to make useful recycled items. Arab Upcycling start-ups often stress the social good that comes of supporting them.
As part of the 'Youth of Mercy' campaign, Algerian youth volunteer their time to make food for the needy in the country's capital this Ramadan. This is the fifth year that the group is carrying out this initiative.
Algeria exported 27.2 million tonnes of crude oil in the first quarter of 2018 as part of strategy to slash costs on imported petroleum goods. The costs of imports dropped from 188.2 million to 51.3 million after the shift.