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Algeria Hostage

Algerian Army Boosts Security Around Energy Sites

AP | AOMAR OUALI | Posted 02.01.2013 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria -- Algerian soldiers will start protecting sensitive hydrocarbon sites and electrical plants in this energy-rich country, officials t...

iPhone App Guides Terrified Hostages To Safety During Escape From Algerian Oil Field

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

A harrowing account of one group of Algerian hostages' desperate flight for freedom credited an unusual gadget for helping to save their lives. Liv...

Algeria Hostage Standoff Death Toll Climbs Past 80

AP | AOMAR OUALI and ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria — The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara climbed past 80 on Sunday as Algerian forces sea...

Algerian Terror Leader Wants Money, Not Just Death

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Moktar Belmoktar is known abroad as the man who orchestrated the abduction of scores of foreigners last week at a BP-operated pla...

Jihadist Leader Claims Hostage Attack Credit, Tells France To Pull Out Of Mali

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

(Adds details, background) NOUAKCHOTT, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Veteran jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility in the name o...

'Libya Will Not Allow Anyone To Threaten The Safety And Security Of Its Neighbors'

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Libyan authorities will not allow the country to be used as a launch pad for attacks that threaten the security of its n...

Rebel Leader Called 'A Cross Between Robin Hood And Bin Laden'

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

The rebel leader said to be behind the taking of more than 600 hostages at a natural gas plant in the Algerian desert Wednesday has more than two deca...

French Hostage In Algeria Killed In Rescue Operation

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

PARIS, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A Frenchman was killed when the Algerian army stormed a gas plant to free hostages held by Islamist militants, French Fore...

Algeria Kidnappers Offer Major Swap Deal

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

NOUAKCHOTT, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked kidnappers who took hundreds of people hostage at a gas plant in Algeria have offered to swap U.S. ca...

Dozens Killed, Many Still Missing At Algerian Gas Facility

AP | AOMAR OUALI and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria — The militants had filled five jeeps with hostages and begun to move when Algerian government attack helicopters opened up on ...

Panetta: Militants Will Be Hunted Down

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday militants who attacked the United States and its citizens will hunted ...

Algeria Hostage Holders Make New Threats

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS, Jan 18 (Reuters) - At least 18 foreign hostages were unaccounted for on Friday and their al-Qaeda-linked cap...

Algeria Rescue Operation Ends, Death Toll Unclear

AP | AOMAR OUALI and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria — Algerian helicopters and special forces stormed a gas plant in the stony plains of the Sahara on Thursday to wipe out Islamis...

Algeria Attack Leader Named Son After Bin Laden, Swears Allegiance To Al Qaeda

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

By Myra MacDonald LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Mokhtar Belmokhtar lost an eye fighting in Afghanistan, swears allegiance to al Qaeda and...

Hostage Standoff Delivers Big Blow To Army-Backed Oil Security

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

* In Amenas is first big attack on Algerian energy * Oil sites had benefited from military-style security * Fears rise a...

25 Hostages Freed, 6 Killed In Operation By Algerian Forces

Reuters | Lamine Chikhi | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Twenty-five foreign hostages escaped and six were killed on Thursday when Algeri...

Air Strikes Kill 35 Hostages, 15 Militants, Reports Say

Posted 01.17.2013 | World

The Associated Press reports that 35 hostages and 15 of their captors have been killed during an air raid by the Algerian military. Reuters re...

7 Americans Held Hostage By Al Qaeda-Linked Militants

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.17.2013 | World

Islamist militants attacked a gas field in Algeria on Wednesday, killing three and taking dozens hostage. Reuters reports that seven Americans are ...