Algeria http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26472/all en UPDATE 1-France says has faith Algerian govt can end crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-france-says-has-faith-algerian-govt-can-end-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>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - 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, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.</p> <p>Le Drian said he would travel to Berlin in the next few hours, however, to talk to his German counterpart about France's military campaign against Islamist rebels in Mali, which the hostage-takers in Algeria say must end.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-france-says-has-faith-algerian-govt-can-end-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria International relations Republics Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:30:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735545 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-34 hostages killed in air strike by Algerian forces-ANI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-34-hostages-killed-air-strike-algerian-forces-ani <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>NOUAKCHOTT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Thirty-four hostages and 15 of their al Qaeda-linked kidnappers were killed on Thursday in an air strike by the Algerian armed forces, Mauritania's ANI news agency reported, citing one of the kidnappers holding captives at a desert gas field.</p> <p>The news agency, which has close contact with the group which has claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping, said the army's attack came as kidnappers were trying to move their hostages in vehicles to a new location.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-34-hostages-killed-air-strike-algerian-forces-ani" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria Hostage taking War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735613 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Algeria crisis forces British PM to delay Europe speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-crisis-forces-british-pm-delay-europe-speech <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>* Cameron warns Britons to expect "bad news"</p> <p>* Not told in advance of Algerian swoop on hostage-takers</p> <p>* PM calls off long-awaited speech on Europe</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron postponed on Thursday a much-anticipated speech on Britain's future role in the European Union because of the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant where Britons are believed to be among those held.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-crisis-forces-british-pm-delay-europe-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria David Cameron David Cameron Government Hostage taking International relations Republics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735798 at http://www.globalpost.com Hostage's family says Algerian army attacked hostage jeeps http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/hostages-family-says-algerian-army-attacked-hostage-jeeps <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 Eamonn Mallie</p> <p>BELFAST, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A hostage who escaped unharmed from Islamist militants in Algeria on Thursday said the Algerian army bombed four jeeps carrying fellow captives and probably killed many of them, his brother told Reuters.</p> <p>Irishman Stephen McFaul, who was among dozens of Western and local captives seized by militants at an Algerian natural gas plant on Wednesday, told his family that he survived because he was on the only one of five jeeps not hit by Algerian bombs, according to his brother Brian.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/hostages-family-says-algerian-army-attacked-hostage-jeeps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria Hostage taking International relations War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735892 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Algeria ends desert siege, but dozens killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/wrapup-1-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>* Algeria says at least 11 militants dead, only 2 Algerian</p> <p>* Western governments not consulted, Algiers faces questions</p> <p>* Irish hostage says army blew up for jeeps of hostages</p> <p>* Fourteen Japanese among foreigners unaccounted for</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/wrapup-1-algeria-ends-desert-siege-dozens-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Business Disaster Labor Law Political geography Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735903 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 UPDATE 2-Two French hostages leave Algerian gas site -govt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-two-french-hostages-leave-algerian-gas-site-minister <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>* French minister says no news on two other hostages</p> <p>* Cannot say if hostage crisis over, information patchy</p> <p>* Catering worker hid for 40 hours away from kidnappers</p> <p>* 150 Algerian catering employees safe, company says</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 18 (Reuters) - French authorities are in contact with two French hostages who have left the desert gas facility in Algeria where they were being held by Islamist militants, France's Interior Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-two-french-hostages-leave-algerian-gas-site-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria Business Hostage taking International relations Labor Law Republics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:00:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736006 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-UK's Cameron says Britons still at risk in Algeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-less-30-britons-at-risk-algeria-uks-cameron <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>* Cameron "disappointed" Algeria gave no warning of rescue</p> <p>* Britons at risk, but number much lower than 30 people</p> <p>* Cameron condemns "savage attack", offers support</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday he was disappointed Algeria gave him no advance warning of an operation to rescue hostages held in a desert gas facility and warned that Britons caught up in the crisis were still at risk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-less-30-britons-at-risk-algeria-uks-cameron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria David Cameron Disaster International relations Republics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736132 at http://www.globalpost.com Survivors describe horrors of Algeria desert siege http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/survivors-describe-horrors-algeria-desert-siege <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>* Recall two-day ordeal at isolated natural gas plant</p> <p>* Witnessed killings, hid in fear from Islamist militants</p> <p>* Fate of many hostages remains unknown</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p>ALGIERS, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A Frenchman spent a day and two nights in terror, boarded up under his bed, certain he would be found and killed. An Algerian radio operator saw his French supervisor's corpse. A Northern Irish engineer saw four truckloads of other hostages blasted to pieces in an Algerian military strike.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/survivors-describe-horrors-algeria-desert-siege" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria Hostage taking International relations War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736409 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Obama seeks "fuller understanding" of what happened in Algeria siege http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-obama-seeks-fuller-understanding-what-happened-algeria <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>(Adds quotes, details)</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama offered on Saturday to provide any assistance the Algerian government needs after a deadly hostage siege at a desert gas plant and said the United States was seeking a "fuller understanding" from Algerian authorities of what took place there.</p> <p>"The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the families of all those who were killed and injured in the terrorist attack in Algeria," Obama said in his first comments on the hostage crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-obama-seeks-fuller-understanding-what-happened-algeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health International relations Politics Republics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736752 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 6-Algeria hostage crisis death toll hits 80, could rise further http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/wrapup-1-algeria-ends-desert-siege-23-hostages-dead <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>* Six militants captured alive</p> <p>* Hostage death toll rises to 48</p> <p>* France, Britain defend Algerian response</p> <p>* Algeria says gas plant to restart in two days</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p>ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Algerian troops found 25 bodies of hostages at a bomb-littered gas plant deep in the Sahara desert on Sunday, a day after ending a four-day siege, a security source said, raising the death toll of militants and their captives to at least 80.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/wrapup-1-algeria-ends-desert-siege-23-hostages-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Disaster International relations Political geography Politics Technology War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:00:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736754 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Up to six Britons killed in Algeria, Cameron says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-six-britons-killed-algeria-cameron-says <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>LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Three British nationals have been confirmed killed during a hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria, and a further three Britons along with a resident of Britain are believed to have died, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday.</p> <p>Islamist militants seized the remote compound in the Sahara desert before dawn on Wednesday, taking a large number of hostages. Details are still emerging of what happened when the Algerian army launched an assault to end the siege on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-six-britons-killed-algeria-cameron-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria David Cameron International relations Republics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:31:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736814 at http://www.globalpost.com Briton recounts terrifying escape from Algeria siege http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/briton-recounts-terrifying-escape-algeria-siege <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>LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A British survivor of the Algerian gas plant siege described on Sunday a nerve-racking escape across a stretch of desert and a moment of terror when he feared he had fallen into the hands of the hostage takers.</p> <p>The Algerian authorities say at least 23 hostages and 32 militants were killed in the four-day siege, a preliminary death toll they expect will rise when they have finished clearing out the remote gas plant deep in the Sahara. Hundreds of Algerian workers and scores of foreigners escaped.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/briton-recounts-terrifying-escape-algeria-siege" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alan Wright Algeria Business International relations Labor Law Republics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:45:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736915 at http://www.globalpost.com Algeria hostage-takers threaten more attacks - SITE http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/algeria-hostage-takers-threaten-more-attacks-site <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>DUBAI, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The Mulathameen Brigade that claimed the mass hostage-taking in Algeria threatened to carry out more attacks unless Western powers ended what it called an assault on Muslims in neighbouring Mali, according to the SITE monitoring service.</p> <p>In a statement on Monday, the al Qaeda linked group, whose name means "The Masked Ones", said the hostage-takers had offered negotiations on freeing the captives seized at a gas plant in Algeria but the Algerian authorities used military force, SITE reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/algeria-hostage-takers-threaten-more-attacks-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria International relations Republics War Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:45:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737144 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian police in Algeria to investigate gas plant attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/canadian-police-algeria-investigate-gas-plant-attack <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>OTTAWA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Canadian police are in Algeria looking for evidence that Canadian citizens were involved in last week's attack and hostage-taking at a desert gas plant, a government official said on Thursday.</p> <p>Around 70 people died when Algerian troops stormed the plant and ended the siege on Sunday. Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said a Canadian gunman, identified only as "Chedad," had coordinated the operation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/canadian-police-algeria-investigate-gas-plant-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algeria War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:45:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739047 at http://www.globalpost.com