January 31, 2013
The UK's prime minister jets over to the North African nation, following the BP hostage debacle this month.
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.
January 20, 2013
Al-Qaeda-linked militants, who kidnapped hundreds of workers at a gas plant in the Algerian desert, said they were after “crusaders” and not Algerian nationals, one of the released hostages told Al Arabiya in an interview on Saturday.
Libyan officials have said that Libyan oil and gas installations are extremely secure and played down any threats of similar attacks such as that happened in Algeria during the last four days.
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.
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.
Seven Americans were among those abducted on Wednesday when Islamist militants attacked a gas field in Algeria.
January 16, 2013
Staff at the British Petroleum site in the town of Amenas, near the Libyan border, have reportedly been kidnapped,
January 14, 2013
The five nations of the Arab Maghreb Union have created an investment bank with capital of $100 million to finance infrastructure projects in the region, Mauritania's central bank governor said on Wednesday.
January 8, 2013
Algeria will export gas to Turkey for another ten years, El Moudjahid has reported.