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    Algeria desert siege death toll may rise as missing sought

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 05:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in In Amenas, Algeria Governments scrambled on Sunday to track down missing nationals after the bloody end to a gas plant siege in the Sahara that saw Islamists kill ... and it is now clear that  this appalling terrorist incident in Algeria is now over,” he said in a  statement. “Tragically, we now know that three British nationals have been killed, and  a further three ...

  2. News - World - LIBYA

    Gaddafi's wife and three children 'flee Algeria'

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Benghazi, Libya Gaddafi's wife and three children 'flee Algeria' Libyan officials are trying to locate Muammar Gaddafi's wife and three of his children who are missing from their refuge in neighbouring Algeria. Officials confirmed the late dictator's second wife, Safia, daughter Aisha, and sons Hannibal and Muhammad had fled the upmarket ...

  3. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    France considers training for religious teachers to counter radicalisation

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:24pm by GDN

    ... in the country, with fewer than 30 per cent holding French nationality. Of the 1,800, only about 800 are paid part-time or full-time, and almost all of those receiving a salary are from Turkey, Algeria ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Seventh Filipino confirmed killed in Algeria

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 05:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A seventh worker from the Philippines has been confirmed killed in last week’s siege by Islamic militants of a remote natural gas plant in Algeria ... security forces, Hernandez said. Algeria has said 37 foreigners of eight different nationalities and an Algerian were killed in the four-day siege, which ended on Saturday in a rescue operation ...

  5. News - World - ALGERIA

    Algeria finds dead Canadian militants as hostage toll rises

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 09:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in In Amenas, Algeria Algeria hostage toll rises with report of Japanese deaths Algerian forces have found the bodies of two Canadian Islamist fighters after a bloody ... in Afghanistan and Algeria’s civil war of the 1990s when the secular government fought Islamists- tied the desert attack to France’s intervention across the Sahara against Islamist rebels in Mali. “We ...

  6. News - World - ALGERIA

    Algeria vows to fight al-Qaeda after 38 workers killed

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 11:23am by Reuters in Algiers

    ... Reuters in Algiers Algeria’s prime minister accused a Canadian of co-ordinating last week’s raid on a desert gas plant and, praising the storming of the complex where 38 mostly foreign hostages were killed, he pledged to resist the rise of Islamists in the Sahara. Algeria will never succumb to terrorism or allow al-Qaeda to establish “Sahelistan”, an Afghan-style power base ...

  7. News - Asia

    Japan’s Algeria toll hits 10 as survivors head home

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... struggling to come to terms with the loss of her son less than two years after the March 2011 tsunami swept her husband to his death. The plane carrying survivors and bodies left Algeria on Thursday, ... of the last week awaits the seven Japanese survivors of the siege, some of whom had the grisly task of identifying dead colleagues before they left Algeria. Japan was among the more forthright ...


    Algeria's deadly raid aimed to crush Islamists, not save hostages

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Criticism pours in over bloody military assault in which Algeria wanted to avoid long stand-off with militants; saving hostages not first goal Raid aimed at crushing Islamists Hardened by its decades-old struggle with Islamists, Algeria's paramount concern in launching its deadly mission against al-Qaeda-linked hostage-takers was to crush them, ...


    Algeria hostage crisis comes to an end, dozens killed in final assault

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 10:18am by Agence France-Presse in In Amenas

    ... as hasty. But US President Barack Obama, his French counterpart Francois Hollande and US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta refused to blame Algeria and said responsibility for the deaths lay ... days, we will remain in close touch with the government of Algeria to gain a fuller understanding of what took place so that we can work together to prevent tragedies like this,” Obama added. ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Algeria survivors and dead arrive in Tokyo

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Algeria siege survivors and dead arrive in Tokyo The seven Japanese survivors of the Algerian hostage crisis, and nine of the 10 dead, arrived back in a shell-shocked Japan yesterday as the prime minister spoke of the nation's "deepest grief". Haneda Airport officials used black umbrellas to shield those getting off the government plane ...




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