January 20, 2013
Two men are hanged after posting the footage of themselves robbing and assaulting a man with a machete.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem on Saturday called on rebels fighting against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to lay down their arms.
The number of CIA targeted assassinations using drones in Yemen has risen sharply in 2012.
Four people were killed on Saturday morning in Iraq in bombings and a driveby shooting in the latest round of violence.
Calls to “reassess and engage” in the Syria crisis are among the pieces of public advice that have been offered recently to President Barack Obama by American experts, along with the dire warning, “Is it too late?”
January 19, 2013
Mauritanians are not toeing the North African line in inviting the French intervention against Mali. Mauritania still sees France as the colonial enemy with ulterior motives in the region.
The U.N. Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the “heinous” attack and hostage-taking at an Algerian gas complex by Al-Qaeda linked militants.
January 18, 2013
Belgian soldier-turned-war correspondent Yves Debay was killed while covering fighting between Syrian opposition forces and the regime's army in Syria's economic hub city of Aleppo.
650 people have been rescued on Friday from an Algerian gas facility in a rescue mission by the military.
The Libyan authorities declared Thursday a curfew on the restive eastern city of Benghazi from midnight to 8 in the morning.
January 17, 2013
Thirty-four hostages and 14 of their captors were reportedly killed in an air raid on Thursday afternoon by the Algerian armed forces.
Algerian helicopters have attacked the gas complex where Islamists seized dozens of hostages on Thursday.
A Syrian army assault reportedly killed more than 100 civilians on the outskirts of Homs on Tuesday.
30 local workers escaped from the desert gas facility where scores of hostages are being held.
Hostages held by Islamist militants at a gas field in Algeria have reportedly been forced to wear belts strapped with explosives.