Algeria

Militants in Mali take hostages in Algeria

The ongoing unrest in northern Mali is raising concerns that the militants could move into neighboring countries. And with the latest jihadist retaliation and taking of hostages, some say it's time for an increased focus on the Maghreb region and the militants who rule it.

Libyans wage battle over last holdout of Muammar Gaddafi supporters

Bani Walid, in western Libya, is the last holdout of deposed and killed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. In the revolution that deposed him, Bani Walid never fell to the rebels, and has since openly continued to profess allegiance to the dead dictator. But now, a conflict has erupted between the Libyan government on one side, and Bani Walid leaders.

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