The world's biggest suppliers will meet in Moscow on Nov. 18 to finalize plans for a cartel to control gas prices.
Police have arrested the head of Indian Mujahideen, which claims responsibility for recent bombings.
About 3,200 former militants have completed the ambitious program aimed at persuading them to disavow violent Islamist ideologies.
In Algeria, suicide bombings blamed on Al Qaeda resemble insurgent tactics in Iraq.
The longtime Monitor correspondent distinguished himself in the Middle East.
Counterterrorism efforts by the Algerian government and the US are failing to stem terrorism in the region.
President Sarkozy's launches his project Sunday of building a 44-state union in the region.