Jan 29, 2013 03:39 EST
Tokyo said Tuesday it would give $120 million in new aid to help stabilise the Islamist-infested Sahel region, as resource-poor Japan looks to shore up North Africa after the death of 10 Japanese in the Algerian gas plant siege.
Jan 28, 2013 08:07 EST
Two security guards protecting a gas pipeline have been killed and seven others wounded in an attack by Islamists southeast of the Algerian capital, local residents said on Monday.
Jan 27, 2013 23:33 EST
Iran hostage crisis drama "Argo" won the best film drama prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards, in yet another boost for its prospects at next month's all-important Oscars.
Jan 27, 2013 22:35 EST
Iran hostage crisis drama "Argo" won the best film drama prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards, in yet another boost for its prospects at next month's Oscars.
Jan 26, 2013 02:19 EST
The body of the last of 10 Japanese nationals killed in the Algerian hostage crisis arrived in Japan Saturday as the prime minister proposed setting up a security council to deal with future threats.
Jan 26, 2013 01:24 EST
The death of a second Malaysian worker in the Algerian hostage crisis has been confirmed after his body was identified by his dental records and a tattoo, the Malaysian foreign ministry said on Saturday.
Jan 25, 2013 08:13 EST
The seven Japanese survivors of the Algerian hostage crisis, and nine of the ten dead, arrived back in a shell-shocked Japan Friday as the prime minister spoke of the nation's "deepest grief".
Jan 24, 2013 22:23 EST
The seven Japanese survivors of the Algerian hostage crisis, and nine of the ten dead, arrived back in a shell-shocked Japan on Friday as the prime minister spoke of the nation's "deepest grief".
Jan 24, 2013 18:09 EST
Canadian federal police on Thursday launched an investigation into claims that two Canadians were among the slain captors at a desert gas plant in Algeria.
Jan 24, 2013 15:04 EST
A shell-shocked country was Friday readying to welcome home the seven Japanese survivors of the Algerian hostage crisis on a plane that was also carrying nine of its ten dead citizens.
Jan 24, 2013 06:51 EST
Japan's government Thursday confirmed a tenth victim of the Algerian hostage crisis, the highest death toll of any nation, as friends and colleagues of those who perished paid tribute at a makeshift altar.
Jan 23, 2013 15:04 EST
The arms used by militants who seized an Algerian gas plant in a deadly hostage-taking drama came from Libyan rebels who last year overthrew Moamer Kadhafi, an Algerian daily reported on Wednesday.
Jan 23, 2013 09:41 EST
A senior Japanese official met Algeria's prime minister on Wednesday as Tokyo sought to learn why at least seven of its citizens were killed when Islamists overran a desert gas plant.
Jan 23, 2013 07:44 EST
An Islamist militant killed by special forces during the siege of Algeria's In Amenas gas complex used to be a driver at the desert facility, a security source told AFP on Wednesday.
Jan 23, 2013 06:26 EST
Last week's hostage-taking has rocked the image of Algeria's powerful security apparatus, raising questions about how gunmen could have overrun the key In Amenas gas field, with alarming implications for the energy sector.
Jan 23, 2013 03:37 EST
Japan said Wednesday it would shut its embassy in Mali and evacuate staff, and was urging other Japanese to leave because of the deteriorating security situation in the war-torn country.
Jan 22, 2013 23:19 EST
Algerian authorities searched for five foreigners still missing and tried to identify seven charred bodies, days after a bloody hostage crisis, a security source said.
Jan 22, 2013 21:54 EST
A Malaysian worker was killed in the Algerian hostage crisis and one of his colleagues at the north African desert oil gas complex is still unaccounted for, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.
Jan 22, 2013 17:38 EST
BP boss Bob Dudley on Tuesday warned that he "feared the worst" for four of its staff members still unaccounted for following the bloody In Amenas hostage crisis in Algeria.
Jan 22, 2013 17:16 EST
Senator John McCain, the US Navy veteran who was tortured during his years in a Vietnam prison, joked Tuesday about the prospect of a colleague being held hostage in Afghanistan and another being waterboarded.