The casualties are still being counted from last week's attack on an Algerian gas plant by Islamist militants. The four-day siege left dozens of people dead. The group warned of more such attacks against any country backing France's military intervention in neighboring Mali. For a perspective on Mali, Renee Montagne talks to Vickie Huddleston, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Mali from 2002 to 2005.
Host Rachel Martin talks with Aaron David Miller, Middle East analyst with the Woodrow Wilson Center, about the current state of relations between Israel and the United States, in the context of the upcoming election.
Israelis go to the polls Tuesday in parliamentary elections that are expected to propel Benjamin Netanyahu back to the premiership. NPR's Larry Abramson talks with host Rachel Martin about the issues at play in the election, from relations with Iran, to the economy.
NPR's Eleanor Beardsley has an update on the situation at an Algerian gas facility where Islamic extremists took western hostages four days ago. The Algerian government says the fates of all the workers at the facility will be known by the end of the day.
Algerian special forces stormed a gas installation where militants were holding several hostages on Saturday, according to Algeria's state media. The reports claim 11 militants and seven hostages were killed during a final assault to end the four-day crisis.
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