UK prime minister visits Algeria with MI6 chief

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to help Algeria improve security on a visit to the North African country Wednesday, after a deadly attack on a natural gas plant earlier this month and amid a growing threat from al-Qaeda-linked militants in the region.


The Jan. 16 attack on Algeria's Ain Amenas gas plant ignited a four-day siege with Algerian forces in which at least 37 hostages and 29 militants were killed. (AP)