Algerian authorities on Thursday banned women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work, citing reasons of identification for the decision.
Three Algerians are on the run in Italy after sliding down the emergency exits of a plane while it was preparing for take-off at Rome airport. The three men forced open the emergency exit of an Alitalia passenger plane at the city's main Fiumicino airport late on Wednesday night. 'The plane was taxi-ing towards the runway when the passengers forced open a door and slid down the slides that were activated, and escaped,' an Alitalia spokesman said. The men are still missing.