Assassins mounted on Vespas gun down two secular politicians. Roadside bombs cripple soldiers in the mountains. An ambush this week leaves eight soldiers dead — five with slit throats.Full story
The White House announced Friday that it would send two prisoners to Algeria. This is the first major action to close the prison in years. Full story
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria has identified drug trafficking as a top national security threat linked to militancy in the region and put its powerful army in charge of fighting it, interior minister Daho Ould Kablia said. Full story
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In a first account of the hostage situation, the Algerian prime minister said Monday that the Islamic militants who attacked a BP facility in the Algerian desert were prepared to blow it up. At least 37 hostages and 29 militants are dead after Algerian special forces waged a counter-attack. NBC’s Ja
It’s believed that two of the dead militants in the Algerian crisis are Canadian, driving the total number of people killed to 23 in a siege where extremists used rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports that there are still an unknown number of Americans among the victims.
Surviving hostages from the stand-off in Algeria describe the extreme brutality of their captors as fears persist that more terrorists may still be hiding. NBC’s Annabel Roberts reports.
The hostage standoff in Algeria is proving frustrating as both media and governments struggle for information. The Washington Post’s Joby Warrick discusses the situation with MSNBC’s Alex Witt.
Algerians break their fast at a charity food distribution centre by humanitarian association Ihcene on the outskirts of Algiers July 30, 2013. Ihcene launched a charity food distribution centre during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: RELIGION
A distressed soldier is seen in Kasserine Hospital after the deaths of eight colleagues following an attack by a jihadist group in the western region of Mount Chaambi, on July 29, 2013. Nine Tunisian soldiers were killed and stripped of their weapons Monday near the Algerian border, where the army
Newly graduated police officers take part in a ceremony to commemorate Algeria's 51st national police day in Algiers July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY CRIME LAW)
A member of Algeria's special police force takes part in a ceremony to commemorate Algeria's 51st national police day in Algiers July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY CRIME LAW)