Monday 21 January, 2013 16:52:58The Islamic militants in the Algerian gas plant massacre had inside help for what was an organised, carefully planned attack, it was confirmed today.
Sunday 20 January, 2013 13:39:57Irishman Stephen McFaul, who escaped the Algerian hostage crisis, has arrived in the UK, it has been confirmed
Sunday 20 January, 2013 13:32:36An Algerian security official said de-mining squads searching for explosives have found “numerous” bodies at a gas refinery where Islamic militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage.
Sunday 20 January, 2013 12:12:40Algeria’s state news service has said de-mining teams are going through the gas refinery that was the scene of a four-day hostage stand-off, searching for explosives left by the Islamic militants who seized dozens of foreigners.
Sunday 20 January, 2013 09:58:57Three British nationals have died and three more are feared dead following the Algerian hostage crisis, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said today.
Saturday 19 January, 2013 19:10:01The Algerian government says 32 militants and 23 captives were killed during the three-day military operation to end the hostage crisis at a natural gas plant in the Sahara.
Saturday 19 January, 2013 14:59:15Algeria’s four-day hostage stand-off came to a bloody end today when the country’s special forces stormed the remote desert gas plant and killed 11 militants, but not before they in turn executed seven hostages, Algerian state news agency APS reported.
Saturday 19 January, 2013 13:53:48Eleven militants have been killed in a final assault by Algerian special forces on a desert gas facility where workers were being held captive, the state news agency said today.
Saturday 19 January, 2013 10:23:15Algerian security forces are trying to bring to an end a four-day stand-off with Islamist extremists holding foreign hostages at a remote gas plant, a drama that has left at least 12 dead and horrified governments around the world.
Saturday 19 January, 2013 09:34:03A Scottish man held hostage in Algeria has spoken of his relief at being rescued.
Saturday 19 January, 2013 08:47:58An Irish man held hostage in Algeria is expected to be reunited with his family today.
Saturday 19 January, 2013 08:30:37Algerian special forces are continuing to hunt Islamist militants who overran a BP gas plant as freed hostages headed home.
Friday 18 January, 2013 12:10:32The military assault to free hostages held by Islamic militants is continuing at a remote desert gas installation, and the plant’s living quarters have been secured, Algeria’s state news agency says.
Friday 18 January, 2013 11:21:36British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised the UK will do everything it can to hunt down the terrorists responsible for the "brutal and savage" attack in Algeria.
Friday 18 January, 2013 09:10:50Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to cut short his first foreign visit since taking office to focus on the Algerian hostage crisis.
Thursday 17 January, 2013 20:48:01There has been reports that the hostage crisis in Algeria has ended - but it is not yet known if there are any casualties.
Thursday 17 January, 2013 19:51:49The family of an Irishman held in the Algerian hostage crisis have described their delight at his release after two days of anguish.
Thursday 17 January, 2013 17:28:23The sister of an Irishman freed in the Algerian hostage crisis has described the family's joy.
Thursday 17 January, 2013 15:20:33The Department of Foreign Affairs has said the Irish man held captive in Algeria has contacted his family to tell them he is “safe and well” and is no longer a hostage.
Thursday 17 January, 2013 14:48:33Seven hostages are alive in Algeria, including three Belgians, two Americans, a Briton and a Japanese citizen, according to Islamist militants.
Thursday 17 January, 2013 13:43:44Fears are growing today for the safety of western hostages seized by Islamic militants in Algeria amid reports that as many as 35 have been killed during an Algerian helicopter attack.
Thursday 17 January, 2013 12:09:26The Taoiseach has called for the immediate release of a married 36-year-old Antrim man being held captive by Islamic militants in Algeria, as news of a successful escape bid by some of the hostages begins to come through.
Thursday 17 January, 2013 10:27:19Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said EU Ministers are concerned about a possible al-Qaida attack in Europe after Islamist terrorists kidnapped 41 people in Algeria.
Thursday 17 January, 2013 08:41:37Troops from Nigeria are expected in Mali today nearly a week after French forces began a military operation to oust radical Islamists from power, according to an official with the West African regional bloc.
Thursday 17 January, 2013 07:19:46Security forces in Algeria have surrounded Islamist fighters who killed two people and have taken 41 foreign hostages, including one Irishman.