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  • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    July 24, 2014 6:11 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Officials say heavy rain has been reported in the area where a plane carrying 116 people disappeared from radar today over the African country of Mali. The Air Algerie flight was on its way from neighboring Burkina Faso to Algeria. France's transport minister says the crew's last... more »
  • State Dept: Americans still hostage in Algeria

    January 18, 2013 12:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says Americans are still held hostage in Algeria on the third day of a standoff with militants at a natural gas complex in the Sahara. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the U.S. is working with Algeria and other governments to try to secure their... more »
  • Americans escape Algerian standoff, others unaccounted for

    January 18, 2013 2:33 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - The fate of many captives held by an al-Qaida offshoot is uncertain in Algeria after military forces attempted a rescue. At least six people, and perhaps many more, were killed, including Britons and Filipinos. A U.S. official says some Americans escaped, but others remain either... more »
  • Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

    January 17, 2013 3:32 PM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert and freed foreign hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens. Militants claiming revenge for France's intervention against rebels in... more »
  • Militant: 35 hostages die in Algeria raid, 7 live

    January 17, 2013 6:28 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Islamic militants have told a Mauritanian news outlet that that 35 hostages were killed but seven are still alive after Algerian military helicopters strafed a gas complex deep in the Sahara. The spokesman for the Masked Brigade, which claimed responsibility for the attack Wednesday on the Algerian... more »
  • Southern "Funk Factory" returns from Africa

    March 3, 2011 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern University drum line recounted their ten day trip to Northern Africa earlier this year at a presentation on campus today. The group, affectionately known as the 'Funk Factory,' traveled through Algeria and Morocco playing music. "It showed me how to look at life differently and... more »
  • Guantanamo detainees sent to Algeria, Cape Verde

    July 19, 2010 5:33 PM

    Two Guantanamo detainees have left captivity, the Defense Department says. One is bound for the Atlantic island Cape Verde, but the other is headed for Algeria, where he fears he'll be tortured or killed. Inmate Aziz Abdul Naji fought his return to Algeria all the way to the U.S.... more »
  • Obama congratulates soccer team on World Cup win

    June 24, 2010 12:56 PM

    President Barack Obama called the U.S. World Cup soccer team Thursday to congratulate them on advancing to the next round of the World Cup. The U.S. team scored a last-minute goal Wednesday to beat Algeria and move on in the tournament. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on... more »
  • U.S. advances to second round of World Cup

    June 23, 2010 11:04 AM

    Landon Donovan scored in the first minute of stoppage time off a rebound, advancing the United States to the second round at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Algeria. With the U.S. perhaps three minutes from elimination, Jozy Altidore was stopped on a breakaway by goalkeeper Rais... more »
  • USA's next opponent gets win

    June 13, 2010 11:28 AM

    Robert Koren scored a late goal Sunday to give Slovenia a 1-0 win over 10-man Algeria and first place in Group C of the World Cup, ahead of the United States and England. The Slovenian captain struck a long-range shot that Algeria goalkeeper Fawzi Chaouchi misjudged and allowed... more »

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