Algeria http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20016/all en Libya: ultimatum given to Gaddafi's loyalists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110830/libya-rebels-give-ultimatum-gaddafis-forces <p> National Transitional Council head Mustafa Abdul Jalil said the ultimatum is targeted at Gaddafi&#39;s loyalists in Sirte, Gaddafi&#39;s hometown, and other towns, BBC reports. The interim leaders are trying to consolidate their power and hold over the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110830/libya-rebels-give-ultimatum-gaddafis-forces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Libya Muammar Gaddafi Conflict Zones Middle East Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:38:00 +0000 News Desk 5674320 at http://www.globalpost.com Muammar Gaddafi "hiding near Algeria border": report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110928/muammar-gaddfi-hiding-desert-libya-ghadamis-algeria-border <p> International officials and aid agencies have expressed fears for the more than 200,000 civilians caught up in heavy fighting in Sirte and Bani Walid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110928/muammar-gaddfi-hiding-desert-libya-ghadamis-algeria-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Libya Muammar Gaddafi Conflict Zones Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:55:14 +0000 News Desk 5676364 at http://www.globalpost.com Algeria's subway system opens, finally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111031/algeria-metro-algiers-subway-system-opens <p> The subway system cost $1.2 billion to build, and is intended to reduce traffic congestion in Algiers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111031/algeria-metro-algiers-subway-system-opens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Travel/Tourism Business Tue, 01 Nov 2011 00:05:17 +0000 News Desk 5679837 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia jets attack arms traffickers near Libya frontier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120621/tunisian-jets-attack-arms-traffickers-near-libyan-frontier The smuggling of weapons has increased dramatically in the region since Libya’s Col Muammar Gaddafi and Tunisia’s Zine El Abidine Ben Ali were ousted last year in the Arab Spring revolts.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120621/tunisian-jets-attack-arms-traffickers-near-libyan-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Libya Tunisia Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:44:09 +0000 Luke Browne 5708802 at http://www.globalpost.com Western Sahara in geopolitical stalemate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/western-sahara-geopolitical-stalemate RABAT and WASHINGTON — Relative to large pockets of human suffering in sub-Saharan Africa in the form of widespread famine or civil wars, the fate of Western Sahara, a disputed desert territory and its 120,000 people, is easily overlooked. Yet this particular conflict undermines regional security in North Africa and perpetuates a troublesome humanitarian situation. Amid a changing climate colored by the Arab Spring and the ascent of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Western Sahara is an unfortunate liability.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/western-sahara-geopolitical-stalemate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Mauritania Morocco United Nations Morocco Commentary GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:17:00 +0000 Alison Lake 5709721 at http://www.globalpost.com Algeria: Hillary Clinton visits to discuss possible Mali intervention http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121029/algeria-hillary-clinton-visit-mali-intervention Al Qaeda’s African affiliate, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, seized control of much of northern Mali this spring after a March coup distracted the country’s military, Bloomberg News reported. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121029/algeria-hillary-clinton-visit-mali-intervention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Mali Diplomacy United States Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:48:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5724322 at http://www.globalpost.com Hostage crisis in Algeria as Mali offensive continues http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5734675 <p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: 1.2;">French President Francois Hollande said Thursday that events in Algeria support the France&#39;s ground offensive in neighboring Mali.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5734675" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Algerian hostage crisis Mali France Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:26:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5734675 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: Algeria hostage crisis threatens to send Mali conflict global http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-algeria-hostage-crisis-threatens-send-mali-conflict-glob It looks like the conflict in Mali has spread to Algeria, President Obama enters the fight for tougher gun control, and almost everyone is jumping ship on Boeing's Dreamliner.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-algeria-hostage-crisis-threatens-send-mali-conflict-glob" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Mali Conflict Zones France Chatter Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:07:05 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5735512 at http://www.globalpost.com Algeria hostage crisis: As many as 34 hostages killed (UPDATE) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130117/algeria-hostage-crisis-some-captives-escape-reports The captors in Algeria have demanded an end to France's campaign against Islamist insurgents in Mali, as well as the release of 100 Islamist prisoners.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130117/algeria-hostage-crisis-some-captives-escape-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Mali Conflict Zones Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:57:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5735552 at http://www.globalpost.com Algeria hostage crisis 'not over,' could bring 'bad news,' says Britain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130118/algeria-hostage-crisis-not-over-could-bring-bad-news-says-britai Algeria's hostage crisis at a gas plant deep in the Sahara desert has entered its third day with many questions still unanswered, including how many casualties were suffered in the chaos. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130118/algeria-hostage-crisis-not-over-could-bring-bad-news-says-britai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Conflict Zones United Kingdom United States Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:33:00 +0000 Talia Ralph 5736056 at http://www.globalpost.com Algeria: 7 hostages, 11 militants dead as conflict comes to an end http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130119/algeria-7-hostages-11-militants-dead-conflict-comes-end The nationalities of the hostages were not immediately known.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130119/algeria-7-hostages-11-militants-dead-conflict-comes-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Algerian hostage crisis Conflict Zones Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:07:20 +0000 Jill Langlois 5736585 at http://www.globalpost.com Bodies of 25 Algeria hostages found in gas facility after deadly raid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130120/bodies-25-algeria-hostages-found-gas-facility-after-deadly-raid The Algerian Army has found 25 bodies in the gas facility occupied by militants during the recent hostage crisis, and believes that they are the remains of the foreign hostages executed by their captors. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130120/bodies-25-algeria-hostages-found-gas-facility-after-deadly-raid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:46:20 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5736853 at http://www.globalpost.com 5 Algerian hostage kidnappers 'taken alive,' reports say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130120/algerian-kidnappers-taken-alive-reports Five of the kidnappers who took hostages in a seige at an Algerian gas plant this week have been found alive, according to reports.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130120/algerian-kidnappers-taken-alive-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Conflict Zones Politics Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:05:00 +0000 Talia Ralph 5736924 at http://www.globalpost.com UK-Algeria security partnership announced http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130130/uk-algeria-security-partnership-announced “Both Britain and Algeria are countries that have suffered from terrorism, and we understand each other’s suffering,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130130/uk-algeria-security-partnership-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Need to Know Conflict Zones United Kingdom Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:36:51 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5741706 at http://www.globalpost.com Leader of Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb reported killed in Mali airstrike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130228/reports-abu-zeid-leader-al-qaeda-islamic-maghreb-killed-airstrike <!--paging_filter--><p>ALGIERS, Algeria — <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/france">French</a> military forces have killed Abu Zeid, a field commander of the militant group Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb, Algerian television reported.</p> <p>Ennahar television said on Thursday that 40 militants, including Abu Zeid, were killed during airstrikes in the region of Tigargara in northern Mali three days ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130228/reports-abu-zeid-leader-al-qaeda-islamic-maghreb-killed-airstrike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Mali Need to Know Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:08:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham and Priyanka Boghani 5769872 at http://www.globalpost.com