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.

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.


Conflicting claims on Algerian raid

2013-01-17 21:46

There are hugely conflicting reports on the military assault by Algerian forces in an attempt to free dozens of foreign hostages.

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.

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