Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.


Islamist under house arrest

The Algerian authorities put the radical Islamist leader Abassi Madani under house arrest. Mr Madani, founder of the outlawed Islamic Salvation Front, was banned from leaving his house, could only see family members and could be returned to jail if he made any more political comments.

Reuters -Paris