Algeria arrests thirty people over involvement in wildfires

Algeria has detained 30 people, including seven members of a separatist group that the government has declared a terrorist organisation, for involvement in wildfires that killed at least 65 people, the paramilitary police said on Wednesday. They have been placed in custody after appearing before a court following investigations over the wildfires that erupted last… Read More Algeria arrests thirty people over involvement in wildfires

Forty-two dead as wildfire rips through northern Algeria

Forest fires in Algeria killed 42 people on Tuesday, including 25 soldiers deployed to help put out the blaze, the government said, as thick clouds of smoke covered much of the mountainous Kabylie region east of the capital. Dozens of separate fires have raged through forest areas across northern Algeria since Monday night and Interior… Read More Forty-two dead as wildfire rips through northern Algeria