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article 31 October 2013 World, Algeria
The Sahara desert has claimed its latest migrant victims
Graveyard of migrants: Sahara claims latest victims

The 92 migrants found dead in Niger were just a handful of people among thousands each year who brave dehydration and starvation to escape across the Sahara desert.

article 03 March 2013 World, Algeria
The al-Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who shot to prominence after the bloody Algerian gas plant hostage crisis, has reportedly been killed by Chadian soldiers in Mali.
'Mokhtar Belmokhtar killed' by soldiers in Mali

The al-Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who shot to prominence after the bloody Algerian gas plant hostage crisis, has reportedly been killed by Chadian soldiers in Mali.

article 30 January 2013 World, Algeria
Cameron heads to Algeria to talk terror threats (R)
Cameron heads to Algeria to discuss terror threats

David Cameron is travelling to Algeria to step up efforts to tackle the growing terrorist threat in northern Africa after a BP oil plant was seized by Islamist militants and six British hostages died.

post 30 January 2013
Less mission creep, more mission fatigue

For all the talk of "mission creep" in north Africa and comparisons to Tony Blair, this Prime Minister does not have the stomach for foreign wars of any scale.

article 26 January 2013 Algeria
The name of Mokhtar Belmokhtar went global when it was associated with the Algerian hostage crisis. But just how serious a threat does he pose?
Mokhtar Belmokhtar - is the media falling for him?

The name of Mokhtar Belmokhtar went global when it was associated with the Algerian hostage crisis at a remote gas plant. But just how much of a true jihadi is he?

article 24 January 2013 World, Algeria
burnt out US embassy building in Benghazi after September 2012 attack (Getty)
Libya terror fears: westerners urged to leave Benghazi

The Foreign Office advises Britons to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi immediately because of a "specific and imminent terrorist threat".

article 23 January 2013 UK, Algeria
BP fears for four missing staff in Algeria
BP 'fears worst' for four missing staff in Algeria

Work continues today to identify the British victims of the Algerian siege and to repatriate their bodies as BP confirm 14 of their 18 staff are now safe.

video 22 January 2013 World, Algeria

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Algeria hostage taking: new footage emerges - video

New footage emerges of the bloody aftermath of the hostage taking at an Algerian natural gas facility, in which nearly 40 hostages were killed. Paraic O'Brien reports.

article 22 January 2013 World, Algeria
Up to 5,300 soldiers are being made redundant from the army in the summer as part of the latest round of cuts to the armed forces, the Government announces today.
MoD army cuts: new round will hit 5,300

Up to 5,300 soldiers are being made redundant from the army in the summer as part of the latest round of cuts to the armed forces, the government announces today.