At least 2 Norwegians killed in Algeria

2013-01-25 21:19

Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has confirmed the deaths of two of its Norwegian employees at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria, which was attacked by Islamist militants.

Al-Qaeda ally suspect in Algeria attack

2013-01-22 22:46

The Pentagon has stopped short of saying al-Qaeda's North Africa affiliate is to blame for the Algeria terrorist attack, but it has said there is reason to believe the group had a leading role.

Japan reels after Algeria deaths

2013-01-22 10:01

Japan has been left reeling after the deaths of at least seven nationals in the Algerian desert siege, with the realisation that its citizens are not immune from terrorism.

Hostage-takers from 7 countries

2013-01-21 21:26

Eleven of the 32 Islamist gunmen who attacked a remote desert gas complex in southeastern Algeria seizing hundreds of hostages were Tunisian.

France defends Algeria

2013-01-20 21:22

France's foreign minister has defended Algeria's handling of a hostage crisis at a desert gas plant, saying the death toll in an assault on the hostage-takers was "very high" but authorities had faced an "intolerable situation".

Algeria hostage crisis ends in bloodshed

2013-01-19 18:57

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

Escaped hostage says captors 'foreign'

2013-01-19 14:51

An Algerian man who escaped from Islamists holding foreign hostages at a gas plant in the Sahara desert says his captors spoke in different Arabic dialects and also in English.

2 Norwegians found alive in Algeria

2013-01-19 13:15

Two Norwegians have been found alive but six others remain unaccounted for in the hostage crisis at a gas field in Algeria, Norway's Statoil says.

Survivors describe horrors of Algeria siege

2013-01-19 11:21

The siege of a natural gas plant deep in the remote Sahara desert of Algeria is not yet over, but the stories of survivors so far contain tales of shattering trauma.

UN council slams 'heinous' Algeria attacks

2013-01-19 07:23

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous" attack and hostage-taking at an Algerian gas complex by al-Qaeda linked militants.

Algeria hostage rescue operation over

2013-01-17 22:35

An Algerian army operation launched to rescue national and foreign hostages seized by Islamist gunmen at a desert gas plant, which reportedly left dozens dead, reportedly is over.

Algerian forces break desert siege

2013-01-17 18:21

Twenty-five foreign hostages escaped and six were killed when Algerian forces launched an operation to free them at a remote desert gas plant.

Many dead in strike on gas plant - claim

2013-01-17 15:51

Many people have died after Algerian forces opened fire on a vehicle at a remote gas plant where gunmen are holding dozens of Western hostages.

Algerian govt can end crisis – France

2013-01-17 14:19

France has total confidence in the Algerian government to resolve a standoff at a desert gas facility where dozens of western and Algerian hostages are being held, an official says.

Kidnappers: Algerian army must pull out

2013-01-17 13:53

Islamists holding 41 foreigners at an Algerian gas field have demanded the arm withdraw from the location so that negotiations can begin, a report says.

Hostage siege: Mali war turning global

2013-01-17 11:34

Islamist fighters have opened an international front in Mali's civil war by taking dozens of Western hostages at a gas plant in the Algerian desert, a situation described by the UK as "dangerous".

Algerian troops surround hostage-takers

2013-01-17 07:07

Algerian troops have surrounded Islamist gunmen who seized 41 hostages and killed two people, including a Briton, in a raid on a gas field - apparently in retaliation for French intervention in Mali.

US monitoring Algeria hostage situation

2013-01-16 21:02

The White House says it is closely monitoring the situation in Algeria after armed Islamists seized 41 Western hostages including seven Americans in an attack on a gas field.


South African rescued from Algeria

2013-01-24 16:16

A South African has been rescued from Algeria after a terrorist attack at the Tigantourine gas complex, Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim says.

5 missing in Algeria hostage crisis

2013-01-22 18:26

Algerian authorities have been searching for five foreigners, who are still missing from a bloody hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas plant.

Stubborn nurse escapes terror attack

2013-01-21 22:20

A French nurse caught up in the Algeria hostage crisis has revealed how the fear of being raped and an overwhelming determination "not to submit to terrorists" had ensured she survived.

Hostage crisis - 37 foreigners killed

2013-01-21 16:51

Thirty-seven foreigners of eight different nationalities were killed during the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant that was overrun by Islamist gunmen.

In Amenas - horror and savagery revealed

2013-01-20 19:59

As they prowled the In Amenas gas complex for hostages, the gunmen who attacked the Algerian site discovered a brutal but effective tactic to persuade foreign workers to come out of hiding.

7 foreigners dead in final Algeria push

2013-01-19 16:05

Seven foreign hostages and 11 of their kidnappers have died as Algerian special forces launched a final assault on the besieged In Amenas gas complex.

15 bodies found in Algeria - source

2013-01-19 13:46

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

Algeria: Day 4 of hostage standoff

2013-01-19 12:05

Algerian security forces are facing day four of a standoff with an international band of extremists still holding foreign hostages at a remote gas plant.

Algeria: Fate of hostages uncertain

2013-01-19 10:44

The fate of foreign hostages seized in the Algerian desert hangs in the balance, as their captors demand a prisoner swap and an end to French military action in Mali.

Several hostages killed in Algeria assault

2013-01-17 23:08

Algeria says several hostages were killed when its forces stormed a remote desert gas plant occupied by Islamist militants.

US wants 'clarity' about Algeria hostages

2013-01-17 20:37

The United States is seeking "clarity" about reports American hostages may have been killed in an Algerian military raid on a gas field seized by Islamists.

UK confirms operation at Algeria gas plant

2013-01-17 16:36

Algerian authorities have confirmed to Britain there is an "ongoing operation" at the Algerian gas plant where Islamist gunmen were holding dozens of foreign hostages.

Hostages: Algeria mulls international force

2013-01-17 15:24

Algeria's government is searching for a way to end a desert standoff with Islamic militants who have taken dozens of foreigners hostage at a natural gas complex, contemplating an international force.

15 foreigners flee kidnappers in Algeria

2013-01-17 14:00

Officials say 15 foreigners, including a French couple, and 30 Algerians being held hostage by Islamist extremists at a gas field in Algeria have managed to escape from their kidnappers, a report says.

30 Algerian hostages escape Islamists

2013-01-17 12:46

Thirty Algerian workers have managed to escape from a gas facility in Algeria where they were being held by Islamist extremists along with dozens of Westerners, a report says.

Algeria hostages 'made to wear explosives'

2013-01-17 10:26

Islamist militants holding dozens of Western hostages at a gas plant in Algeria have forced some to wear belts strapped with explosives, a report says, quoting one of the hostages.

Kidnappers demand release of Islamists

2013-01-16 22:12

The armed group that took Western hostages in a deadly dawn attack in southern Algeria is demanding the release of 100 Islamists held in the country.

Algeria: 8 kidnapped at gas plant

2013-01-16 20:02

Islamists from Mali have kidnapped 8 foreigners from a BP oil installation deep in Algeria.

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