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Al-Qaeda branch claim responsibility for French killings

Al-Qaeda's affiliate in North Africa has claimed responsibility for the killing of two French journalists in northern Mali.

U.S. charge militant leader for gas plant hostage taking

U.S. prosecutors have filed charges towards an Al-Qaeda linked commander, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, over the hostage taking of an Algerian gas plant earlier this year that left over 60 people dead.

Roadside bomb kills sixth French soldier in Mali

France’s Defence Ministry announced yesterday that a French soldier, Master Corporal Stéphane Duval, aged 32, a member of the 1st Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment, died yesterday afternoon in the north-east Mali between Tin Zaouaten and Boughessa.

Op-Ed: Syrian and Middle Eastern crisis, Should charity begin at home?

London - The United Kingdom contributes, financially, to humanitarian aid, and more, around the world. As the British government continue to preach 'austerity' to the UK, is it time to concentrate on matters at home?

Islamists claim 41 foreign hostages held in Algeria BP attack

Islamic militants that attacked a BP gas facility in Algeria on Wednesday now claim to hold 41 foreign nationals hostage, including British, US, Norwegian, French and Japanese nationals.

France acknowledges Mali Islamists well-armed and prepared

French troops deployed in Mali against the Islamists that have taken charge of great swathes of the country face a well armed and well prepared enemy, France has acknowledged.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb abduct foreign BP staff, Algeria

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has responded to French intervention in Mali by staging an attack on a BP gas facility in Algeria. Early reports indicate three people were killed and at least six foreign workers abducted.

Britain to provide assistance to France in Mali intervention

Britain has offered logistical help to assist the French operation against Islamic extremists in northern Mali. Two military transport planes are to be deployed though British personnel will not be used in a combat role.

Op-Ed: Islamic extremists confiscate televisions in Mali

As foreign Islamic extremists flock to Syria to engage in a spot of jihad, there are still plenty to spare to cause chaos in northern Mali.

Mali Islamists execute Algerian diplomat

Islamic militants in northern Mali have executed an Algerian diplomat, one of seven diplomats abducted from the Algerian consulate in April.

Algeria: Work begins on world's third largest mosque

Algiers - Algeria's ambition to host the world's third largest mosque was realised on Sunday when work commenced on the foundations. When completed the North-African mosque will be the largest outside Saudi Arabia.

New al-Qaeda branch demands €30 million to free aid workers

A relatively new branch of al-Qaeda has demanded a ransom of €30 million for the release of three European aid workers kidnapped from a refugee camp in Algeria on October 23.

Canada promises $10 million for Libyan weapons disarmament

Tripoli - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was in Libya today, where he met with Mustafa Abdul-Jalil. Baird promised Canada would give $10 million to the NTC to fund weapon recovery and disarmament.

Algeria recognizes Libya's National Transitional Council

In a surprise move Algeria yesterday issued a statement recognizing Libya's National Transitional Council as the legitimate representatives of the Libyan people.

The unconventional revenge of al-Qaida

Mounting setbacks and the loss of their leader, Osama bin Laden, has left al-Qaida rocked and reeling. But could a single attack involving Weapons of Mass Destruction settle it's score with the U.S. and return it once more to international prominence?

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