Latest update: 01/11/2012
Bouteflika under pressure to back Mali intervention
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Algeria's President Bouteflika. Washington sees the North African nation as an important ally in its efforts to battle religious militants in the Sahel. Next, fatal clashes erupt in Tunisia as Islamist radicals attack a police station in protest over the arrest of a Salafist. Finally, Libya's political and security crises are a strain on efforts to spur the country's economic recovery.