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Algerian Attack Was 'Well-Coordinated And Heavily Armed Assault'

The news blackout that Algeria has imposed on the hostage crisis at a gas plant was agonizing for some families with loved ones in danger.
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Netanyahu Competing Against His Own Right In Upcoming Election

Robert Siegel talks to Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and columnist for Bloomberg View, about the stir his column caused regarding Obama's private comment, "Israel doesn't know what its own best interests are."
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With Aid Of French Troops, Malian Fighters Halt Advance By Islamist Militants

In Mali, French-backed government forces said they retook a town from Islamist militants intent on pushing south toward the nation's capital.
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Last Polls Before Israeli Election Show Netanyahu's Lead Shrinking

Israeli voters will elect a new parliament on Tuesday. While Benjamin Netanyahu will likely return to the premiership, analysts wonder what sort of coalition he will form. Polls indicate he may be pushed strongly to the right, which would complicate any efforts to resume peace talks with the Palestinians
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Algeria's Quick Response To Hostage Crisis Brings Quiet Relief To Some

The hostage-taking drama at an oil and gas facility in the Algerian desert continued for a second day on Friday. It remained fast moving, chaotic and confusing. According to the French and Algerian media, a stand-off between the last remaining jihadists, their hostages, and the Algerian army is said to be continuing.
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When To Act? The Dilemma In Every Hostage Crisis

The Algerian authorities moved quickly after hostages were taken at a gas plant in the Sahara desert. While details of that operation are still fuzzy, such actions are inherently risky.

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