North Africa http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24279/all en Tunisia frees man held over attack on US consulate in Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tunisia-frees-man-held-over-attack-us-consulate-libya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Tunis, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Tunisia has freed, for lack of<br /> evidence, a Tunisian man who had been suspected of involvement<br /> in an Islamist militant attack in Libya last year in which the<br /> U.S. ambassador was killed, his lawyer said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Ali Harzi was one of two Tunisians named in October by the<br /> Daily Beast website as having been detained in Turkey over the<br /> violence in which Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to<br /> Libya, and three other American officials were killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tunisia-frees-man-held-over-attack-us-consulate-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa International relations Libya Member states of the African Union Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations North Africa Person Career Person Travel Political geography Quotation Technology Tunisia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:08:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731591 at http://www.globalpost.com Armed men abduct four Chinese workers in Sudan's Darfur http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/armed-men-abduct-four-chinese-workers-sudans-darfur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KHARTOUM, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Unknown armed men have kidnapped four Chinese workers in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the state news agency SUNA said on Sunday.</p> <p>The assailants abducted the Chinese - one engineer and three drivers - together with five Sudanese colleagues late on Saturday near al-Fasher in North Darfur, SUNA said, adding that all had been working for a Chinese road company.</p> <p>Authorities were chasing the kidnappers with 18 military vehicles, SUNA said, without giving further details.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/armed-men-abduct-four-chinese-workers-sudans-darfur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa North Africa Political geography Politics Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:00:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733904 at http://www.globalpost.com Fighting in Sudan's Darfur kills more than 100 - U.N. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/fighting-sudans-darfur-kills-more-100-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Weeks of clashes force 100,000 to flee</p> <p>* Numbers sharply higher than previous estimates</p> <p>* Dozens of villages burned in gold mine dispute</p> <p>KHARTOUM, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A surge in violence in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region has killed more than 100 people and forced 100,000 to flee, the United Nations said on Wednesday, sharply increasing its estimates after weeks of clashes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/fighting-sudans-darfur-kills-more-100-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa North Africa Political geography Politics United Nations Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:26:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735178 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 9-Foreigners still caught in Sahara hostage crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/wrapup-2-algeria-ends-desert-siege-dozens-killed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Thirty hostages, at least seven foreign, killed - source</p> <p>* More than 20 foreigners still held or missing on Friday</p> <p>* Western governments not consulted, Algiers faces questions</p> <p>* 10 Japanese, 8 Norwegians, "less than 30" Britons at risk</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi and Abdelaziz Boumzar</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/wrapup-2-algeria-ends-desert-siege-dozens-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Business Disaster Hostage taking International relations Labor Law North Africa Political geography Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735946 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 8-Algeria accuses Canadian, puts hostage toll at 38 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/wrapup-1-algeria-toll-rises-attack-claimed-al-qaeda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Algerian PM: 38 dead civilians, 29 militants killed</p> <p>* Dead Canadian named as "Chedad" coordinated attack -PM</p> <p>* Of hostages, 37 foreigners killed; five more still missing</p> <p>* Three Islamist assailants taken into custody</p> <p>* Japanese, Filipinos, British, Norwegians among the dead</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/wrapup-1-algeria-toll-rises-attack-claimed-al-qaeda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdelaziz Bouteflika Africa Business Disaster International relations Labor Law North Africa Political geography Politics Technology War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:16:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737024 at http://www.globalpost.com INSIGHT-Algeria gas plant gives up its grisly secrets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/insight-algeria-gas-plant-gives-its-grisly-secrets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p>ALGIERS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The gas plant at In Amenas is giving up its secrets as Algerian special forces picking their way through the vast complex find dozens of bodies, some charred beyond recognition in the bloody end-game to one of the worst hostage crises in years.</p> <p>Five days after 40 jihadist fighters raided the desert facility not far from the Libyan border and Algeria responded with a full-on military operation to kill or capture them, a picture of what happened is beginning to emerge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/insight-algeria-gas-plant-gives-its-grisly-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law North Africa Politics Religion Social Issues War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:45:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737264 at http://www.globalpost.com INSIGHT-Mystery Canadian coordinated Algeria gas field attack, premier says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/insight-mystery-canadian-coordinated-algeria-gas-field-attack-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p>ALGIERS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The Islamist attack on the sprawling desert gas complex in southern Algeria that triggered one of the worst hostage crises in years was conceived in Mali and coordinated by a mystery Canadian named only as Chedad, the Algerian prime minister said.</p> <p>Five days after about 40 jihadist fighters raided the facility not far from the Libyan border and Algeria responded with a full-on military operation to kill or capture them, a picture of what happened is emerging.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/insight-mystery-canadian-coordinated-algeria-gas-field-attack-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law North Africa Politics Religion Social Issues War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:00:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737373 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt says Mali intervention will inflame conflict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/egypt-says-mali-intervention-will-inflame-conflict <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RIYADH, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Military intervention in Mali will aggravate strife in Africa and risk alienating the rest of the continent from its Arab north, Middle East power Egypt said on Monday.</p> <p>France and several African states have sent troops to combat Islamist fighters who control northern Mali, responding to a request from the Malian government and fears that the vast desert country could become a launchpad for attacks by religious militants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/egypt-says-mali-intervention-will-inflame-conflict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world North Africa Political geography Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737430 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Algeria vows to fight Qaeda after 38 workers killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/wrapup-1-algeria-vows-fight-qaeda-after-38-workers-killed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Algerian PM: 38 dead civilians, 29 militants killed</p> <p>* Dead Canadian named as "Chedad" coordinated attack -PM</p> <p>* Of hostages, 37 foreigners killed; five more still missing</p> <p>* Three Islamist assailants taken into custody</p> <p>* Japanese, Filipinos, Britons, Norwegians, Americans dead</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/wrapup-1-algeria-vows-fight-qaeda-after-38-workers-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Labor Law North Africa Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:15:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737512 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt beating victim accuses police in about-face http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/egypt-beating-victim-accuses-police-about-face <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A man whose beating was broadcast on live television, enraging the Egyptian opposition, on Sunday blamed police for the abuse after initially having claimed they saved him from protesters.</p> <p>The presidency described the footage of police dragging and abusing the naked man during deadly clashes outside the presidential palace on Friday as "shocking" and prompted the interior ministry to order a rare investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/egypt-beating-victim-accuses-police-about-face" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world Entertainment Law Middle East North Africa Social Issues AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744683 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Egypt beating victim accuses police in about-face http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/corrected-egypt-beating-victim-accuses-police-about-face <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A man whose beating was broadcast on live television, enraging the Egyptian opposition, on Sunday blamed police for the abuse after initially having claimed they saved him from protesters.</p> <p>The presidency described the footage of police dragging and abusing the naked man during deadly clashes outside the presidential palace on Friday as "shocking" and prompted the interior ministry to order a rare investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/corrected-egypt-beating-victim-accuses-police-about-face" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world Entertainment Law Middle East North Africa Social Issues AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:46:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744697 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Sudan accuses Sudan of deadly attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/s-sudan-accuses-sudan-deadly-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The South Sudanese army on Sunday accused Sudan of launching an air assault along its border, killing one South Sudanese soldier and wounding two others.</p> <p>"Khartoum sent two helicopter gunships that attacked the area at 10:30 am (0730 GMT), wounding three SPLA soldiers and killing one," military spokesman Philip Aguer told AFP.</p> <p>hmc-aud/wat/txw</p> Africa North Africa Political geography AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 06:16:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746041 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan says to release five South Sudanese soldiers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/sudan-says-release-five-south-sudanese-soldiers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KHARTOUM, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Sudan is to free five South Sudanese soldiers it captured trying to cross the poorly-defined border last year as a sign of goodwill, state news agency SUNA said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The African neighbours came close to war in April over territory and oil payments, the worst violence since South Sudan seceded under a 2011 peace deal which ended decades of civil war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/sudan-says-release-five-south-sudanese-soldiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa North Africa States of Sudan Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:01:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748188 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Tunisian Islamists disown PM over move to defuse crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-islamists-disown-pm-over-move-end-tunisian-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Tunisian unions to stage general strike on Friday</p> <p>* Protests over killing of opposition leader resume</p> <p>* Ruling Islamist party split over move to dismiss cabinet</p> <p>* Secular opposition demands consultations</p> <p>* Analysts say prolonged uncertainty could deepen upheaval (Adds analyst on escalation risk, paragraphs 12-13)</p> <p>By Tarek Amara</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-islamists-disown-pm-over-move-end-tunisian-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Ennahda Entertainment North Africa Political geography Politics Tunisia War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748666 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 7-Tunisian Islamists disown PM over move to defuse crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-7-tunisian-islamists-disown-pm-over-move-defuse-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Tunisian unions to stage general strike on Friday</p> <p>* Protests over killing of opposition leader resume</p> <p>* Ruling Islamist party split over move to dismiss cabinet</p> <p>* Secular opposition demands consultations</p> <p>* Analysts say prolonged uncertainty could deepen upheaval (Adds police station attack)</p> <p>By Tarek Amara</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-7-tunisian-islamists-disown-pm-over-move-defuse-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world North Africa Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749320 at http://www.globalpost.com