Algeria is the second largest country in Africa. Four-fifths of its territory is covered by the Sahara Desert. Its inhabitants are concentrated in oases surrounded by desert. The Algerian government is a parliamentary republic, and the official language is Arabic. Algeria is the sixth largest gas exporter and ranks 16th in oil reserves. Since 1991 Algerian politics have been dominated by violence between the military and Islamic militants. In January 2013, militants seized dozens of hostages from an Algerian oil field. Algerian forces launched a raid that led to the release of some hostages and the death of others.
Eyewitness Says He Will Consider Moving Back to Algeria After Paris Attacks
ABC News' Alex Marquardt interviews an eyewitness of the police raids.
Black Box Recovered in Algerian Plane Crash
New information reveals that 118 were on board when the plane crashed in one piece during a storm.
Exclusive: Wife of Algeria Crisis Survivor Speaks Out
Thank you, bill. Now, to the latest, harrowing details coming out about the hostage crisis in north africa. We have an exclusive interview with the wife of one american who narrowly escaped death, hiding from the terrorists for more than two days. Abc's brian ross has the story. And brian is with
New Details From Inside Algerian Hostage Crisis
And now we turn to the new video out of algeria, hostages huddled together, held captive by extremists with links to al qaeda. Today, we learned that more americans than we previously knew have been killed. Abc's brian ross tracking it for us again tonight. Reporter: It was four days of terror.
Algerian Hostage Crisis: Fate of the Americans
Now, to the hostage crisis in north africa. New and chilling details emerging about that raid and standoff at a natural gas complex in algeria. Several americans did manage to escape. Abc's brian ross has the story of their terrifying ordeal. Reporter: During the four-day siege, authorities say
Algeria Hostage Crisis: Tape of Terrorists Emerges
We're going to turn overseas now to the aftermath of that terror attack in north africa. Today bomb squads making sure the facility is now safe. But they also made a grim discovery. Dozens more bodies. The death toll now at 81. As we hear from those who survived, word of a chilling message from the
Algerian Special Forces Raid Leaves Militants, Hostages Dead
But first new details are emerging about how the deadly stand off in algeria ended. A raid by special forces with dozens dead including militants and hostages at least one of whom we know is an american. Brian ross has been working his sources and what do we know? Reporter: Good morning. Of the ten
Algeria Hostage Crisis: 1 American Dead, Fate of 2 Uncertain
More loss of life as Algerian military retakes gas facility from terrorists.
Algerian Hostage Crisis, Survivors Share Stories
hearing more of the portrait of the terror inside from those who managed to flee. Those workers who had to walked passed the dead. Many have been flown to italy, at the island of sicily. Where abc's nick schifrin is tonight. Reporter: David, u.S. Officials tell us about a dozen survivors are
Algerian Hostage Crisis: American Killed by Islamic Militants
Brian Ross reports the latest news on the hostage situation at natural gas plant.