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'Gates of Hell': Mali Conflict Opens New Front in War on Terror

Belmokhtar claims Algerian raid, slaying of hostages for al Qaeda

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar-Sahara-Media.jpg"We in al Qaeda announce that we carried out the blessed commando operation," Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the emir of the Those who sign with Blood Brigade, said in a video.

Terror Threat Prompts US Rethink on Africa

In London, US Defense Secretary Panetta and UK Defence Secretary Hammond refused to criticize the Algerian government's handling of the hostage crisis at In Amenas gas field. Panetta and Hammond said their governments do not intend to send ground troops into Mali but would work with regional partners to defeat Islamist militants. Panetta said the US cannot allow al Qaeda to establish a base of operations anywhere in the world.

Jihadists' Surge in North Africa Reveals Grim Side of Arab Spring

CIA drone strikes will get pass in counterterrorism 'playbook,' officials say

Outgoing Defense Secretary Panetta urged NATO to keep "relentless" pressure on al Qaeda and to become more innovative and flexible. Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Canadian citizen residing in Chicago, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his roles in the 2008 Mumbai attack and a planned attack in Denmark. Terrorism charges against a young Ft. Lauderdale imam were dismissed; his father, Miami imam Hafiz Khan, faces charges for funneling $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban.

US won't drop conspiracy charge against 9/11 plot suspects

Karzai government accused of Taliban's return to power

The White House said it had cautioned Algerian officials about the hostage situation at the Algerian gas facility but was not given advance warning of the launch of the rescue attempt. US officials think five to seven Americans were among the hostages. The US deployed a Predator drone over the area, but it did not capture images of the hostages. The White House said it could not confirm whether militants with links to al Qaeda instigated the attack, but that it was trying to find out.

US Sees Hazy Threat From Mali Militants

US general says Britain risks 'special relationship' if it cuts military

Sahara hostage siege turns Mali war global

The French Intervention in Mali Could Take Longer than First Thought

African troops bound for Mali as France battles militants

Agent: Car-bomb suspect sincere, spelled out plan

Central Government Takes Over Pakistan Province

Turkey and the PKK: The Kurdish women who take up arms

Computer malware targets Europe agencies

President Obama notified Congress that US warplanes "briefly" entered Somali airspace on Jan. 11 to assist the botched French rescue mission in Somalia. The fighter jets were based out of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.