SAHARA DESERT

  • Algeria: 37 foreigners die in siege led by Canadian January 21, 2013

    Algiers: A total of 37 foreign workers died at an Algerian desert gas plant and seven are still missing after a hostage crisis coordinated by a Canadian, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Monday. Sellal also said that 29 Islamists had been killed in the siege, which Algerian forces...
  • Algeria: Death toll climbs past 80 in siege in the Sahara January 21, 2013

    Algiers: The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara climbed past 80 on Sunday as Algerian forces searching the refinery for explosives found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured it was unclear whether they were hostages or militants, a security official said. Algerian...
  • Algeria hostage crisis ends, 23 people killed January 20, 2013

    Algiers: In a bloody finale, Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with Islamist extremists that left at least 23 hostages dead and killed all 32 militants involved, the Algerian government said. With few details emerging from the remote site...
  • Algerian attack reminder of threat by al Qaeda: Obama January 20, 2013

    Washington: Condemning the terrorist attack in Algeria, US President Barack Obama has blamed terrorists for the tragedy and said attack is another reminder of the threat posed by al Qaeda and other violent extremist groups in North Africa. "Today, the thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the families...
  • Algeria: Hostage crisis continues in Sahara desert January 19, 2013

    Algiers: The hostage crisis in the Sahara desert continued on Saturday with 12 hostages and 18 kidnappers dead since the Algerian army launched an assault. The militants are suspected alQaeda operatives. 650 workers, including 100 foreign nationals were rescued, but at least 60 foreign workers are still missing. An American aircraft...
  • New carnivorous dinosaurs identified in Sahara February 14, 2008

    London: Scientists have identified two previously unknown types of carnivorous dinosaurs from fossils found in the Sahara desert in Niger. According to the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, one of the dinosaurs probably scavenged its prey like a hyena, the other probably hunted live animals. "They are the earliest records of both...
  • Blind pilot to fly halfway around world March 28, 2007

    Bhopal: He has scaled Mount Kilimanjaro and run marathons in the Sahara and Gobi deserts. And now 58yearold Miles Hilton Barber is in Bhopal, making a stopover in his attempt to fly halfway around the world in a microlight plane. Flying is not easy for the 58yearold man given the...