Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Algeria's capital on Friday in the biggest protest yet to call on 82-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to step down after two decades in power
"He has given in on the presidential (election) but not on power," independent newspaper El Watan wrote in an editorial titled "Bouteflika's last trick".
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Algeria's Bouteflika says he will not run for fifth term, postpones presidential elections
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President Bouteflika arrives back in Algiers amid protests
Algeria's presidential plane landed at a military airport south west of Algiers on Sunday afternoon after leaving Geneva earlier in the day. It is not clear if Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was on board.
Some of the museum's artifacts were looted - the culture ministry said criminals and not the protesters were to blame.
The Higher Education Ministry's decision came a day after tens of thousands of demonstrators packed central Algiers.
Bouteflika's decision to run for a fifth term in office has sparked widespread protests in the North African country.
Thousands of people in cities across Algeria called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to leave office on Friday (March 1) in the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations since the Arab Spring eight years ago.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika responded to recent mass protests against his leadership with a list of commitments, including a promise to stand down after the country's next election
All candidates in the Algerian presidential election must submit their candidacy papers in person, Abdelwahab Derbal, the head of the election commission said on Sunday.
Thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets in protest another Abdelaziz Bouteflika presidential bid. The ailing, 81-year-old president recently announced he will seek a fifth five-year term but remains under care at a Swiss hospital.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika has made a rare public appearance at a mosque in Algiers.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, aged 77, has won a fourth term in office as president of Algeria, re-elected after already serving for 15 years, and having a
Algerians find themselves divided once again after their president announced he would run for a fourth term, in April. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 76, has