Former Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has been jailed in an anti-corruption sweep — the second former head of government in two days to be sent to prison while his case is investigated.
A security official in Algeria says the influential brother of the country's former longtime president has been detained for questioning.
Tens of thousands of Algerians rallied for an 11th straight week Friday to maintain pressure on the old guard in government to leave office a month after the country's president of two decades was forced to resign.
A record number of candidates want to run for Algerian president in April's election, amid growing uncertainty about whether ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika is fit for a fifth term.
A cardinal dispatched by the Vatican to Algeria held an unusual beatification ceremony on Saturday for 19 monks, nuns and other Catholics who were killed during Algeria's civil war in the 1990s.