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Algeria Arrests 200 Syrian Would-be Migrants

Algeria has arrested 200 Syrians who had been hoping to reach Italy with the help of Libyan Islamists.  The Libyan had promised to smuggle them by boat, a security source said on Tuesday. Algeria, like other countries in North Africa, is worried that militant Islamists are exploiting Libya's chaos to smuggle weapons, train fighters and send migrants to Europe -- possibly to bring in cash to fund their operations. Algeria has closed its land border with Libya and reinforced its...

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