Algiers (Arabic:الجزائر, al-Jazā’er; Algerian Arabic pronunciation: دزاير Dzayer, Berber: Dzayer tamaneɣt, French:Alger) is the capital and largest city of Algeria. In 2011, the city's population was estimated to be around 3,500,000. An estimate puts the population of the larger metropolitan city to be around 5,000,000. Algiers is located on the Mediterranean Sea and in the north-central portion of Algeria.
Sometimes nicknamed El-Behdja (البهجة) or alternatively Alger la Blanche ("Algiers the White") for the glistening white of its buildings as seen rising up from the sea, Algiers is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea. The modern part of the city is built on the level ground by the seashore; the old part, the ancient city of the deys, climbs the steep hill behind the modern town and is crowned by the casbah or citadel, 122 metres (400ft) above the sea. The casbah and the two quays form a triangle.
The city name is derived (via FrenchAlger and CatalanAlger) from the Arabic name الجزائر al-Jazā’ir, which translates as "The Islands", referring to the four islands which lay off the city's coast until becoming part of the mainland in 1525. Al-Jazā’ir is itself a truncated form of the city's older name جزائر بني مزغانة Jaza'ir Bani Mazghana, "The Islands of the Sons of Mazghana", used by early medieval geographers such as al-Idrisi and Yaqut al-Hamawi.
Algiers is an American experimental band from Atlanta, Georgia. The band is composed of vocalist/guitarist Franklin James Fisher, bassist Ryan Mahan and guitarist Lee Tesche. Algiers pulls from a divergent number of musical (and nonmusical) influences; the most notable of which being post-punk, gospel music, Southern Gothic literature and the concept of the Other. Their sound has been described as "dystopian soul" due to its somber mood, afrofolk inspired vocal approach, and heavy emphasis on atonal textures.
The band met and grew up playing music together in Atlanta, Georgia but was officially formed in London in 2007. Their name evokes the anti-colonial struggle in general, symbolizing a contested space where violence, racism, resistance, and religion commingle.
The group released their first single “Blood” in January 2012 via Atlanta based label Double Phantom. Byron Coley for The Wire wrote “Although the fusion may have been touched upon in recordings related to both The Birthday Party and The Gun Club, Algiers are dedicated to grafting gospel music onto post-punk guitar-cuzz...this record is mesmerising and really sucks you in with its weird power.”
On January 7, Senate Minority LeaderDennis Algiere filed the paperwork to hire Bell as a $4,500 a month legal counsel for the five-member SenateGOP... Algiere filed the paperwork with the interim personnel director for the Joint Committee on Legislative Services, which has not met in more than a decade ... Algiere, R-Westerly, said.
READ MORE ... Benbrika’s legal team is currently appealing his continued detention ... Algiers has not yet commented on the recent developments. Australia previously used its legal ability to revoke citizenship in 2019, stripping it from Neil Prakash, who is imprisoned in Turkey and accused of being an Islamic State recruiter ... .
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian journalist who played a prominent role in covering the country's pro-democracy movement last year was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for inciting unauthorized demonstrations and attacking national unity ... Algeria North AfricaAfricaAlgiers.
El Melali’s legal counsel, SandraChirac Kollarik, provided the following statement ... We heard the player apologise ... In May, it was reported El Melali’s lawyers would argue he was unaware anybody could see him as part of their legal defence. Melali has represented Angers for two seasons, having joined from Algiers-based Paradou AC in 2018 ... .
The AlgiersMotel incident – the focus of the new movie – represented something of a microcosm of those divisions and how they sometimes had deadly consequences ...Hersey published The Algiers Motel Incident in late 1968, deliberately releasing the book before all of the legal proceedings surrounding the incident were concluded.
ALGIERS - Dozens of Algerians linked to the country's anti-government protest movement remain "forgotten" in pre-trial detention during the coronavirus crisis, with little or no legal support ... But the Hirak protests made this legal tactic more visible.
LOS ANGELES - Dorothea Morefield was sipping coffee at her kitchen counter when a call came in. Iranian students protesting outside the U.S. Embassy in Tehran had stormed the building, a State Department official told her ... Nov ... The Algiers Accords contained a provision, however, that barred the hostages from taking legal action against Iran in U.S ... .