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  • Sep 3, 2014
  • Updated: 3:46pm


Gaddafi's wife and three children 'flee Algeria'

Officials confirmed the late dictator's second wife, Safia, daughter Aisha, and sons Hannibal and Muhammad had fled the upmarket coastal region of Staoueli, close to Algiers, where they had lived since escaping from Libya in 2011.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 3:27am

Algeria vows to fight al-Qaeda after 38 workers killed

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.

22 Jan 2013 - 11:32am

Algeria desert siege death toll may rise as missing sought

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 at least 23 foreigners and Algerians, mostly hostages, as Algiers feared the toll may rise.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Philippine hostages fly home after Algerian crisis

The Philippines said on Sunday that 52 of its nationals had been accounted for in Algeria following the hostage crisis at a remote gas plant, but it was still not known whether any Filipinos had died.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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

Algerian troops stormed a remote gas plant Saturday to end a hostage crisis that killed 23 foreigners and Algerians, seven of them executed by their Islamist captors in a final military assault.

20 Jan 2013 - 4:23pm

Gunmen 'kill 7 hostages' amid final shoot-out

Islamist gunmen killed seven foreign hostages in Algeria yesterday before being gunned down by special forces in a final assault on a remote desert gas complex, state television said.

20 Jan 2013 - 7:13am

Algeria hostage crisis ends in bloodshed

Islamists killed all seven of their remaining foreign captives on Saturday before being gunned down at a gas plant in the Algerian desert, state media said, ending one of the bloodiest international hostage crises in years.

20 Jan 2013 - 12:44am

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

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, not to save lives, analysts said.

20 Jan 2013 - 4:43am

15 burned bodies found at Algeria gas plant:source

Algerian special forces on Saturday found 15 burned bodies at the desert gas plant attacked by al Qaeda-linked fighters, a source familiar with the unfolding hostage crisis there said.

An investigation was in progress to try and identify the bodies, which were found after the Algerian army launched an operation to free dozens of foreign and Algerian workers at the gas plant.

19 Jan 2013 - 8:02pm

Foreigners still trapped in Sahara hostage crisis

More than 20 foreigners were captive or missing inside a desert gas plant on Saturday, nearly two days after the Algerian army launched an assault to free them that saw many hostages killed.

19 Jan 2013 - 10:43am