Algeria Hostages

'Stop Handing Ransoms To Terrorists'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron is to urge all G8 leaders to commit their countries not to pay terror ransoms in an international effort to cut off extremists' funding....

Tony Blair Backs David Cameron's 'Generational Struggle' Against Terror

Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has given his backing to David Cameron's warning of a "generational" struggle against terrorism, in the wake of the Algerian hostage crisis...

Brother Of Dead Algerian Hostage Learnt Of His Fate On Facebook

PA | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

The brother of one of the hostages killed in Algeria said he learnt of his brother's death on Facebook. Kenneth Whiteside was executed by terrorist...

'A Bloody Good Job'

PA | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

The Algerian military did a "bloody good job", a survivor of the Sahara hostage crisis has said. Peter Hunter, 53, from Durham, was reunited with w...

Were French And Canadian 'Jihadists' Among In Amenas Hostage-Takers?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

French and Canadian militants could have been among those who stormed an Algerian gas field, taking hundreds hostage and killing dozens, according to ...

Hague: Libya Intervention Stopped North Africa Terror 'From Being Worse'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The threat of extremism in North Africa could be "much worse" if the West had not intervened in Libya, William Hague has warned. The Foreign Secret...

Algerian Hostage Crisis Raises Foreign Policy Questions

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Britain's foreign policy will need fresh assessment in the wake of the Algerian hostage crisis a number of senior political figures have said. Shad...

British Survivor Of Hostage Crisis Relives Daring Escape

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

A survivor of the Algerian hostage crisis has relieved his daring escape from a terrorist attack on a BP compound, describing the ordeal as "something...

Algerian Hostage Crisis: Cameron Confirms Deaths Of Three Britons

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

David Cameron has confirmed that three British nationals have been killed in Algeria, a further three are believed to be dead and a British resident h...

The Week That Was: In Those We Trust

Carla Buzasi | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

The Algerian hostage crisis, which has unsurprisingly dominated the news agenda this week, might now be over, but there will be very few able to extract anything positive from the four-day standoff and its eventual messy, bloody and violent end. As I write, British officials are still desperately trying to establish the fate of the remaining UK hostages at the Algerian gas plant. Facts are still few and far between. The only absolute truth: lives have been lost, and no side is able to claim victory.

Six Britons Dead Or Missing In Algerian Hostage Crisis

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

UPDATE: As many as 20 Britons caught up in Algerian hostage crisis have returned to UK, with a further four expected home by lunchtime, Sky News has r...

British Officials Still Trying To Locate UK Hostages

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

British officials were trying frantically to establish the fate of the remaining UK hostages at the Algerian gas plant on Saturday evening as the four...

Ten Britons' Fates Unknown As Algeria Hostage Crisis Reaches Climax

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK

The fate of "fewer than ten" British nationals caught up in the Algerian hostage crisis remains unknown as the four-day stand-off in the desert came t...

Algerian Army Launches 'Final Assault' On Gas Plant

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK

The Algerian army has launched a "final assault" on the remote Saharan gas plant, scene of the four-day hostage crisis in North Africa. According to A...

Jessica Elgot

Was Algeria Hostage Crisis 'Inside Job' Gone Wrong?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK

A leading expert in Sahara militants has questioned whether the Algerian hostage crisis could have been a planned 'inside job', approved by the Algeri...

Hague: Algeria Crisis Is 'Top Priority' Until All Accounted For

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK

The Algerian hostage crisis will remain the Government's "top priority" until every British national at the BP gas plant is accounted for, Foreign Sec...

Freed Britons Fear For Their Colleagues In Algeria

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Algerian special forces were continuing to hunt Islamist militants on Friday night who overran a BP gas plant, as freed British hostages spoke of thei...

'It Was Exciting.. I Enjoyed It'

Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

Two British workers who escaped the hostage crisis in Algeria described their period of captivity as "exciting" in an interview with Algerian state TV...

Algeria Hostage-Takers 'Demanding US Release 9/11 Mastermind'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

At least 10 British citizens are understood to be among 60 foreign hostages still "at risk" as an Algerian mission to rescue hostages from a remote de...

British Hostage Returns From Algeria

PA | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

Family and friends of a Northern Ireland man who escaped the Algerian hostage crisis are today preparing to welcome him home. Father-of-two Stephen...

Does France Know What It's Doing In Mali?

Robin Lustig | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK
Robin Lustig

So what have the French got themselves into? And even more importantly, do they have any idea how they're going to get themselves out again?

'Prepare For The Worst'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

The hostage crisis in Algeria is still not over, the Foreign Office has confirmed, with Britain is braced for news of more casualties amid confusion o...

Cameron Warns Public To Prepare For The Worst

PA | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron said tonight the country should be "prepared for the possibility of further bad news" in the hostage crisis in Algeria as...

Irish Man Escapes Algerian Hostage Drama

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

An Irishman caught up in the Algerian hostage crisis has been freed. Stephen McFaul, 36, from west Belfast, made contact with his family at around ...

Hostages Reported Killed By Algerian Army Air Strikes On Militants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

More than 30 hostages and 15 Islamist militants may have been killed in an air strike by the Algerian armed forces, with kidnappers warning more would...