The U.S. Embassy in Algeria has received "threat information," the State Department said Friday, noting that al Qaeda and its affiliates continue to pose a "significant terrorist threat."
In a growing toll, 18 officers and two civilians were killed in an attack on a military academy in Algeria, the country's ministry of defense said Saturday.
An Algerian activist said police and thugs attacked protesters in the nation's capital during anti-government demonstrations on Saturday, wounding dozens in the crowd.
Police block an entrance to the capital in Algiers, Algeria, as the revolutionary ripple effect in the region spreads.
A 20-year state of emergency in Algeria will be lifted in the "coming days," authorities said Monday, days after protesters took to the streets to demand government reform.
Protesters in Algiers defy 20-year ban, taking to the streets to demand political reform.
Baton-wielding Algerian security forces clashed Saturday with protesters who defied a ban and took to the streets of the capital demanding political reform.
The overthrow of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia on Friday -- following weeks of demonstrations, riots, and killings -- highlights a broader uprising or intifada taking place throughout North Africa.