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Early Reports: 35 Hostages Killed in Algeria Crisis

Many had already escaped, according to earlier reports

(Newser) - Some 35 hostages and 15 Islamist militants in the Algerian crisis have reportedly been killed in a helicopter attack launched by the Algerian military, reports the AP . Those numbers, however, were released by the militants, who also announced that seven of the 41 hostages taken, including two Americans, are still... More »

Assad Outlines Peace Deal, Blasts 'Terrorists'

Rebels blast speech as intended to derail diplomatic solution

(Newser) - Bashar al-Assad today took to Syria's airwaves to outline a new peace initiative that wasn't terribly likely to result in peace of any kind. Staunchly refusing to step down, Assad said he's now ready to negotiate with those "who have not betrayed Syria," dismissing rebels... More »

Clinton to Israel: Those New Settlements Imperil Peace

PLO says it may fight them in court

(Newser) - Two allies of Israel are expressing concern over the nation's new plan to build 3,000 more homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, the Telegraph reports. Hillary Clinton and British Foreign Secretary William Hague both said the new settlements would jeopardize any attempt at a peace process... More »

UK Shuts Iran's Embassy, Kicks Out Diplomats

Iranian officials have 48 hours to leave London

(Newser) - The UK today announced "the immediate closure" of Iran's embassy in London following yesterday's invasion of the British embassy in Tehran—and it's not the only embassy to close. The AP reports that Norway has elected to shutter its embassy in the Iranian capital over security... More »

Britain Sending Supplies, Armor to Libyan Rebels

Meanwhile rebels gain ground in west

(Newser) - It’s not quite as dramatic as air-dropping assault rifles , but Britain is also supplying the Libyan rebels, Foreign Secretary William Hague acknowledged yesterday. Britain has sent the rebels 5,000 sets of body armor, along with 6,650 police uniforms, and 5,000 high-visibility vests, the New York Times... More »

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