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French hostage 'executed' in Mali
Man claiming to be spokesman for al-Qaeda says Philippe Verdon beheaded "in response" to French intervention in Mali.
Last updated: 20 Mar 2013 07:58 GMT
Algeria hostage crisis comes to deadly end
Ministry says 23 captives and 32 kidnappers killed over three days as special forces storm gas complex in the Sahara.
Last updated: 20 Jan 2013 05:29 GMT
Storming of Algerian gas plant claims lives
Reports say seven hostages among the dead as special forces raid installation in the desert to end hostage crisis.
Last updated: 19 Jan 2013 15:13 GMT
Algeria launches second rescue effort
State media report more than 650 hostages are freed as second round of search for 30 foreigners still missing begins.
Last updated: 18 Jan 2013 19:34 GMT
Uncertainty over missing Algeria hostages
Fate of hostages unclear after reports that at least 30 were killed in military operation that ended a 36-hour standoff.
Last updated: 18 Jan 2013 12:30 GMT
Algerian army surrounds hostage-takers
Troops surround gas facility where dozens of workers are held by fighters demanding an end to French operations in Mali.
Last updated: 17 Jan 2013 12:47 GMT
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