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Algeria Hostages

The Terrorist Al Qaeda Could Not Control

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — After years of trying to discipline him, the leaders of al-Qaida's North African branch sent one final letter to their most dif...

Canadian Suspects In Algerian Hostage Crisis Identified

AP | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

TORONTO -- The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. says two Canadians involved in the terror attack on a gas plant in Algeria were from Ontario and had been h...

Why Are There So Many French Hostages In Africa?

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 02.22.2013 | World

PARIS -- The red warning zones expand along with the numbers of French men, women and now children who have become the largest group of nationals held...

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...

Puerto Rican Survived Terrorist Takeover in Algeria

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 01.23.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A Puerto Rican gas worker who survived a deadly terrorist takeover at a natural gas plant in Algeria by hiding under a mattre...

Can World Leaders Please Listen to Barack Obama's Words About War?

Christina Patterson | Posted 03.25.2013 | World
Christina Patterson

It would be nice if we could stop bad people from doing bad things, but we can't. It would be nice if we could crush "poisonous ideologies" in other countries around the world, but we can't do that either.

Algeria: Canadian Led Bloody Siege

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A total of 37 foreign workers died at an Algerian desert gas plant and seven are still m...

7 Japanese Confirmed Dead In Algeria Hostage Crisis

AP | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

TOKYO — Seven Japanese workers are confirmed to have died during a hostage crisis at an Algerian oil field and three others remain missing, Japa...

Algeria: 37 Foreigners Killed In Hostage Crisis, Canadians Among Attackers

AP | AOMAR OUALI and KARIM KEBIR | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria — The hostage-taking at a remote Algerian gas plant was carried out by 30 militants from across the northern swath of Africa an...

Tell Obama What Dr. King Told LBJ: "God Didn't Choose America"

Coleen Rowley | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Celebration of Obama's second inauguration is already being dampened by news of his mulling the commencement of more drone bombing of Mali, destabilized and engulfed in violence, in no small part due to spillover of the violence from U.S.-NATO bombing of Libya

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...

Death Toll Rising In Algeria Hostage Tragedy

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

By Lamine Chikhi and Abdelaziz Boumzar ALGIERS/IN AMENAS, Algeria, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties a...

Report: 7 Hostages Dead After Algeria Forces Storm Gas Plant

AP | PAUL SCHEMM and KARIM KEBIR | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria — In a bloody finale, Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff ...

International Hostage Crisis Enters 4th Day

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

* Thirty hostages, at least seven foreign, killed - source * U.S. evacuates wounded from many countries * More than 20 f...

France in Mali, Chasing Roadrunner Over the Abyss?

Barry Lando | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Barry Lando

President Hollande said the menace of a radical Islamic takeover was so imminent that he had no choice but to intervene to save Mali. But despite the supposed urgency of the situation, France has had precious little luck in convincing its European partners to contribute their own troops.

Ron Paul Rails Against 'King Of The World' Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Retired Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) called in to Fox News on Friday, championing his well-known stance of non-interventionism to argue against getting inv...

One American Dead In Algerian Hostage Crisis

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — One American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead, U.S. officials said Friday as the Obama administration...

State Dept: Still Americans In Captivity

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is telling Algeria to do everything possible to protect hostages as it seeks to free them from...

JSOC: Heads Up!

David Wood | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
David Wood

I wrote yesterday about the developing opportunity for new SOF missions in Mali and perhaps Algeria, if the Algerians and French would stand aside. To...

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: Keep Pressure On Al Qaeda

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

LONDON — As international military operations continued in Algeria and Mali, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged NATO Friday to be more innovat...

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 ...