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Betraying new anxiety about the threat of Islamic militant groups in West Africa, Washington is for the first time offering rewards totalling $23m (£15m) for information leading to the capture of their top leaders in the region including Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, based in Nigeria.
BP's response following a gas plant terror attack which left six Britons dead has been “inhumane to the extreme”, a widow of one of the victim's has claimed.
Letter also denounces Belmoktar for failing to commit a single 'spectacular' terror attack in the Sahara desert
Ali Kafi, who died on 16 April at the age of 84, led Algeria for two years after the 1992 military coup that aimed to stop Islamists from winning a national election. Kafi led the High Committee of State from 1992-94 during the opening years of Algeria's bloody civil war with Islamic extremists. His rule followed the assassination of Mohammed Boudiaf, who was briefly president after generals forced Chadli Benjedid to resign. The civil war lasted more than a decade and cost 200,000 lives.
Islamists have waged a guerilla war in the region for over a year
Britain must be prepared to share intelligence with foreign governments that could prevent a terrorist attack in this country or abroad even if those countries have questionable human rights records, the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said today.
David Cameron to propose 'strengthened security partnership' as intelligence chiefs join him on historic visit
Our Middle East Correspondent on the Bouteflika regime, Pentagon folly, the many faces of Assad, and precious lessons from and old handbook in his Beirut briefcase
Families of British gas workers killed in the Algerian hostage crisis have criticised the UK authorities for not providing them with enough information about their loved ones - with one man revealing he found out about his brother’s death via a co-worker online.
PM argued that al-Qa'ida allies operating across a vast tract of lawless territory had to be taken on and defeated
Cameron will make the speech in central London ahead of Prime Minister’s Question Time
Alarming as the hostage crisis in Algeria is, memories of Iraq teach us that this is no reason to make an already volatile area more unstable
No 10 source: 'At least they haven't done anything silly for 24 hours'
Government dismay after Algerian forces attack Islamists at BP gas plant
Islamist militants were holding up to 41 Western gas engineers at a remote BP site in Algeria today, deepening fears that the conflict in Mali could unleash an anti-Western war across the deserts of northern Africa.
It's been two years since the Arab Spring uprising, yet tourists have failed to return to Tunisia in any numbers. All the more reason to pay a visit