Death sentence for 11 in Algeria

Algeria's Interior Minister, Mohammed Hardi, yesterday pledged no mercy for 'terrorists and criminals' after a special court sentenced 11 Muslim extremists to death for terrorist attacks, AFP reports from Algiers. 'There will never be clemency for terrorists and criminals,' Mr Hardi said in his first statement after a week of attacks and clashes which have left three political figures and at least 17 Muslim extremists and two policemen dead.