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US, UK defense chiefs bemoan deaths in Algeria

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 00:09

The US and British defence chiefs said on Saturday the hostage crisis in Algeria ended with more deaths, but that details remained unclear.

Algerian assault ends crisis, 19 hostages dead

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 20:22

Algerian special forces on Saturday stormed a natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert in a "final assault" that ended a four-day-old hostage crisis, according to the state news agency and two foreign governments.

650 hostages freed from Algeria gas field

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013, 09:36

Around 650 hostages detained by an armed group at a gas field in Algeria have been freed, the official APS news agency reported.

Algeria troops surround Islamists holding hostages

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 09:34

The Algerian Army on Thursday surrounded a natural gas complex where Islamist militants have taken dozens of people as hostage.