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  1. News - World - ALGERIA

    Hostages die in Algerian desert rescue attempt

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... military operation in neighbouring Mali, has unfolded into one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades. An Algerian security source said 25 foreign hostages had escaped alive. ... storming the gas pumping station. The attackers have demanded an end to the French military campaign in Mali, where hundreds of French paratroopers and marines are launching a ground offensive ...

  2. News - World - ALGERIA

    Algerian army frees 650 hostages, including 70 foreigners

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 02:03pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... taken the site as retaliation for French intervention against Islamists in neighbouring Mali. The crisis represents a serious escalation of unrest in North Africa, where French forces have been in Mali since last week to fight an Islamist takeover of the north, and strikes a heavy blow to Algeria’s vital oil industry, just recovering from years of civil war. Fourteen Japanese were among ...


    Algeria desert siege death toll may rise as missing sought

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

    ... to French military intervention in Mali. “But the safety of the remaining 10 Japanese and seven foreign workers is yet to be confirmed,” a JGC spokesman said in Tokyo. British Prime Minister David ... the foreigners’.” Hollande said French troops would stay in neighbouring Mali as long as was needed “to defeat terrorism” in the West African country and its neighbours. Malian and French troops patrolled ...

  4. News - World

    Algeria army kills 34 hostages, 15 kidnappers: news agency

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 10:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nouakchott An Algerian air strike killed 34 hostages, some of them Westerners, and 15 of their Islamist kidnappers at a desert gas field on Thursday, the ANI news agency quoted a spokesman for the kidnappers as saying. “Thirty-four ...

  5. News - World - ALGERIA

    Algerian gas field kidnappers demand prisoner swap

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... siege Hostages still held at gas site after siege Islamist hostage-takers at a remote Algerian gas field yesterday demanded a prisoner swap and an end to the French military campaign in Mali ... in neighbouring Mali. The kidnappers said 34 captives were killed in the army assault, but an Algerian security source called that "fantasy", saying 18 of more than 30 Islamist gunmen were ...

  6. News - World - ALGERIA

    Algeria vows to fight al-Qaeda after 38 workers killed

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

    ... Claimed by an Algerian al-Qaeda leader as a riposte to France’s attack on his allies in neighbouring Mali the previous week, the four-day siege drew global attention to Islamists in the Sahara ... to Algeria’s intelligence and security forces and might do more for France in Mali, though he ruled out sending many of its stretched armed forces to Africa. Noting a shift in the source of threats ...

  7. News - World - ALGERIA

    Foreigners still trapped in Sahara hostage crisis

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 10:35am by Reuters in Algiers and In Amenas

    ... the heavily fortified compound when it was seized before dawn on Wednesday by Islamist fighters who said they wanted a halt to a French military operation in neighbouring Mali. Hundreds escaped ... forces have been in Mali since last week fighting an Islamist takeover of Timbuktu and other towns. “We are still dealing with a fluid and dangerous situation where a part of the terrorist threat ...

  8. News - World

    Algeria hostage crisis ends in bloodshed

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:44am by AFP

    ... an end to French intervention against Islamists in neighbouring Mali, ANI reported earlier. Belmokhtar also wanted to exchange American hostages for the blind Egyptian sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman ... France, which said on Saturday that 2,000 of the 2,500 troops it had pledged were now on the ground in Mali, said that no more of its citizens were being held. President Francois Hollande said ...


    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

    ... intervention against jihadists in neighbouring Mali. The apparent leader of the commando group warned in a recording broadcast Saturday that he would blow up the factory if the army got too close. ... that 2,000 of the 2,500 troops it had pledged were now on the ground in Mali, said that no more of its citizens were being held. President Hollande said French troops would stay in Mali as long ...

  10. News - World - ALGERIA

    Gunmen 'kill 7 hostages' amid final shoot-out

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 03:50am by AFP

    ... Islamists in neighbouring Mali, ANI reported earlier. Belmokhtar also wanted to exchange American hostages for the blind Egyptian sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman and Pakistani Aafia Siddiqui, jailed ...



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