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.
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
Deadly standoff with terrorist ends at BP natural gas plant in Algeria .
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.
Inside Algerian Hostage Crisis, One American Dead
Moments of chaos and fear as workers taken hostage by terrorists in gas plant.
Algeria Hostages: 5 Americans Escape, 5 Unaccounted For
It's still unclear what exactly happened when an Algerian rescue mission went wrong.
American Hostages Escape From Algeria Terrorists
ABC News' Martha Raddatz reports the latest on the dramatic rescue mission in the Middle East.
American Hostages Freed From Algerian Natural Gas Plant
Martha Raddatz reports the latest news on the hostage situation in Algeria .
Leon Panetta Condemns 'Terrorism' in Algeria : Exclusive
I want to start with Algeria and some of the statements you've made make it look like you are the US is weighing options on what to do. With that hostage situation. Well there's no question that. Win this kind of terrorist act takes place. And involves. Hostages who have some whom. Our American.
Algeria Hostage Situation: Military Operation Mounted
Top U.S. officials say as many as 100 hostages may be held at the natural gas facility.
Leon Panetta on Americans Held Hostage in Algeria
Martha Raddatz speaks to the secretary of defense about the hostage situation.
Rape Probe in Algeria ; Economic Stimulus
From the ABC news headquarters. Old news. Charles Gibson. Good evening has a new president makes an effort to reach out to the Muslim world it is not the kind of news He needs the CIA station chief in a Muslim nation Algeria. Is under investigation accused of rape thing Muslim women. The
11 Dead as Explosions Rock Algiers
story out of northern Africa more deadly explosions have ripped through Algeria. Killing at least eleven people twin car bombs went off this morning at a hotel and a military area. Making it the bloodiest week for a nation that nation in nearly a year these bombings followed Tuesday's suicide blast
Attack on the U.N. in Algeria
Al Qaeda claims responsibility for two truck bombs at U.N. housing agencies.
Explosions Rock Algerian Capital
Two car bombs kill dozens in upscale neighborhoods of Algiers .
Explosions in Algeria
Two bombs exploded in Algeria , targeting, but not injuring, the prime minister.