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It is no revelation to say that regime change is often messy, whether the impetus comes from outside, as in Iraq, or from within, as in Egypt. Blowing the lid off a seething cauldron only exposes the myriad currents competing beneath. To count on a calm and uncontested transition in such circumstances is foolhardy.

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"The Uncatchable One", "Mr Marlboro", "One-Eyed Jack": Khaled Abu al-Abbas aka Mokhtar Belmokhtar isn't short of colourful name tags. Considering the fact that this battle-hardened jihadist cum smuggling don has been the southern Sahara's public enemy number one for the past decade or more, that's hardly surprising.

Algeria crisis is UK's 'top priority' says Hague

The Algerian hostage crisis will remain the Government's “top priority” until every British national at the BP gas plant is accounted for, Foreign Secretary William Hague vowed today.

Algeria’s Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, backed the raid

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No 10 source: 'At least they haven't done anything silly for 24 hours'

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