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Al Qaeda

  • US issues global travel alert over al-Qaeda threat Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    The alert is issued because of an al-Qaeda terrorist threat. The State Department says the potential for terrorism is particularly strong in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    A consortium that deals with security issues is warning about possible threats to oil installations in Libya.

  • Brent Tops $111 on Algeria Crisis, US Data Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    Oil rose on Thursday as financial markets got a boost from improving U.S. economic data showing jobless claims fell to a five-year low and housing starts rose sharply.

  • Algerian Forces Launch Operation to Break Siege Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 8:37 AM ET
    In Amenas gas plant in Algeria.

    Twenty-five foreign hostages escaped and six were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces launched an operation to free them at a remote desert gas plant, Algerian sources said, as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades unfolded.

  • Algeria Attack 'Wake-Up' Call for Oil Markets Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 11:51 PM ET
    The Amenas natural gas field in the eastern central region of Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages on January 16, 2013

    Global oil markets, under pressure from increased North American production, are facing the return of a familiar upside risk - the threat of supply disruption from North Africa after an attack on an Algerian gas field swiftly escalated into an international hostage crisis.

  • France Turns to Algeria in Quest for Growth Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 4:36 PM ET
    French President Francois Hollande.

    President Francois Hollande travels to Algeria on Wednesday to try to heal wounds left by a bloody war half a century ago and to seek greater access to the former colony's oil wealth.

  • Kudlow: Make No Mistake, al-Qaeda Has Not Been Decimated Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 7:47 PM ET
    New York Federal Reserve Bank

    “Al Qaeda is more dangerous now than ever before,” said Rep Peter King, on The Kudlow Report. “Al Qaeda has not been decimated.”