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By Tom Fitton
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Topic - Algeria
The White House announced Thursday it was transferring two Guantanamo Bay inmates — one who's accused of plotting to bomb a U.S. Embassy, and the other of fighting against U.S. troops — back to Algeria, an apparent step in the direction of achieving President Obama's promise to close the detention facility.
Algerian army helicopters killed a top al Qaeda leader and four associates as they sped through the southern Algerian desert, a local official said Thursday.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI arrives in Washington this Thursday, and since he has made clear his interest in deepening the U.S.-Moroccan relationship, he will likely be received by President Obama.
The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick as Portugal qualified for the 2014 World Cup finals at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden on Tuesday, while France advanced by conjuring a remarkable turnaround against Ukraine.
China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Vietnam and Algeria on Tuesday won seats at the Human Rights Council, the U.N.'s highest rights monitoring body.
A Saharan stand-off may become a U.S. problem. A nasty spat between Algeria and Morocco over the disputed region of Western Sahara has boiled over anew, as Morocco recalled its ambassador, angry protesters tore down an Algerian flag, and a Moroccan magazine called for land grabs.
In the decades after World War II, much of the world feared a calamitous nuclear confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. Ultimately, the Cold War remained cold, and the peace was disturbed primarily by a succession of brush-fire wars that often were irrelevant to the superpowers' rivalry.
Last month, a Spanish forensics team called in to examine the remains of six adults and two children found in a mass grave in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara raised anew charges that in seizing the area in the 1970s, the Moroccans had captured or arrested and killed hundreds of Western Saharan civilians.
EXCLUSIVE — As President Obama ran to election victory last fall with claims that al Qaeda was “decimated” and “on the run,” his intelligence team was privately offering an assessment that the terror network was shifting resources to emerging spinoff groups in Africa that posed fresh threats.
The Pentagon announced the transfer of two Guantanamo Bay detainees, Nabil Said Hadjarab and Mutia Sadiq Ahmad Sayyab, to Algeria.
The Muslim Brotherhood — battered in Egypt and losing popularity in some Arab countries — remains a political force across the Middle East and North Africa where the Islamist group is the main beneficiary of Arab Spring protests that have toppled entrenched dictatorships since 2010.
John R. Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said it's time for the United States to step up to the plate and choose sides in the Egyptian conflict — and that side should be the military.
American al Qaeda propagandist Adam Y. Gadahn has released an audio message calling for the assassinations of U.S. diplomats across the Middle East, highlighting how the terrorist network is trying to capitalize on the deteriorating security situation in the region as post-revolutionary chaos tightens its grip on Libya.
If the bald eagle weren't our "national animal," what would be the most popular choice for the role? The bison wins, according to a YouGov poll released Sunday, cited by 22 percent of the respondents.