The latest news on Algeria
Western leaders must recognize the threat of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in North Africa.
The situation in Mali illustrates the complex, evolving nature of the struggle against violent extremism.
The worst case scenario is that the hostage crisis drags out.
Western powers still determining size and scope as Algeria boxes them out.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A deadly Algerian military raid to free hostages from at least 10 countries and wipe out their Islamist militant captors moved closer to the heart of the natural gas complex on Friday, the government news service said.
International news reports conflict on how many killed, how many remain captive.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's government searched desperately Thursday for a way to end a desert standoff with Islamic militants who have taken dozens of foreigners hostage at a natural gas complex, turning to tribal leaders among Algerian Tuaregs and contemplating an international force.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist militants attacked and occupied a natural gas field partly operated by BP in southern Algeria early Wednesday, killing two people and holding foreigners hostage while surrounded by Algerian forces.
New details are coming out that waterboarding—a controversial interrogation technique that many deem as torture—was used on a top al Qaeda official and approved by top levels of the U.S. government. This information comes as CIA Director Michael Hayden prepares for two days of questioning by House and Senate intelligence panels about the destruction of videotaped interrogations.