Anyone hoping to hear from President Obama a more overarching foreign policy vision in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night went home disappointed.
MOPTI, Mali — Bawba Mint Baba Ahmed’s sewing teacher singled her out in front of the class, telling her: “You look like a rebel.” Others threatened to slit her throat, she says, drawing a finger across her neck. Now the 29-year-old has dropped out of school and spends her days hiding inside her mud-walled home
The United States State Department says traveling to Algeria is dangerous. The warning says there are credible threats of the kidnapping of Western nationals. The department also authorized the departure from Algeria of staff members’ families if they choose to leave.
Algerian officials continue to scour a gas refinery after a bloody raid that ended a four-day standoff and left 23 capitves dead as well as 32 militants. Algerian TV said Sunday that 25 bodies had been found inside the gas facility.
President Barack Obama offered on Saturday to provide any assistance the Algerian government needs in the aftermath of a deadly hostage siege at a desert gas plant and said it was seeking from Algerian authorities a “fuller understanding” of what took place there.
Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert on Saturday in a “final assault” that ended a four-day-old hostage crisis, according to the state news agency and two foreign governments. At least 19 hostages and 29 Islamist militants have been killed.
As the hostage situation at an Algerian gas plant nears the end of its third day, a number of dramatic accounts from survivors and escapees have emerged.< An al Qaeda-linked group raided the BP joint venture facility on Wednesday, taking an undetermined number of hostages
Algeria’s state news service says about 60 foreign hostages are unaccounted for in the standoff with Islamist militants now entering its third day. The news service said more than half the 132 foreign hostages had been freed, but
The United States has eliminated more than 20 of al Qaeda’s top 30 leaders based in Afghanistan and Pakistan from the battlefield since Barack Obama became president, a top US government security official said on Tuesday. Daniel Benjamin, head of the State Department’s counterterrorism bureau, said
The United States has formally designated the Al Nusra Front, the militant Syrian rebel group, as a foreign terrorist organization. The move, which was expected, is aimed at building Western support for the rebellion against the government of President Bashar al-Assad