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Algeria Hostages

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...

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 mi...

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

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Officials: Algeria Attack Planned Before Mali Intervention

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON Jan 17 (Reuters) - Algerian militants planned their hostage-taking attack on a remote desert gas plant we...

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...

David Wood

In Algeria And Mali, Al Qaeda-Tied Terrorists Pose Challenge For U.S. Forces | David Wood | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Sharpened by combat over more than a decade of intense counter-terrorist operations across Afghanistan and Iraq, U.S. special operations...

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 Algerian forces...

Algerian Gas Installation Home To Kidnapped Foreign Workers

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

By Andrew Callus LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The gas installation where dozens of foreign gas industry workers were being held hostage ...

State Dept: Americans Among Kidnapped In Algeria

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday that U.S. citizens were among the hostages taken when Islamists raided a gas faci...