January 22, 2013
French and Malian troops recaptured Tuesday two key towns from al-Qaeda-linked Islamists holding the country’s north, as Egypt warned the Paris-led offensive could spark regional conflict.
January 21, 2013
A convoy of about 30 armored vehicles transporting some 200 Malian and French troops moved into Diabaly, 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of the capital Bamako.
A group of soldiers may have taken over the government, forcing state TV off air.
Fighting erupted in Alexandria on Sunday after presiding judges in the slain protesters case stepped down before delivering a final verdict.
Twenty-five Algerian and foreign hostages were announced dead Sunday after Algerian special forces staged a final assault against Islamist hostage-takers Saturday at the Saharan gas plant of In Amenas, Algeria.
January 20, 2013
Clashes between police and residents in north Cairo have left four people dead.
The number of CIA targeted assassinations using drones in Yemen has risen sharply in 2012.
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
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.
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.