Commenting on the hostage situation in Algeria and the death of a Briton there, William Hague has said that, "there is no excuse for such behaviour, whatever excuse they may claim. It is absolutely unacceptable. It is in this case the cold-blooded murder of people going about their business."
David Cameron warned that north Africa is becoming a "magnet for jihadists" as he announced help to tackle the terror threat in the region.
A British man from Aberdeenshire has spoken to ITV News about his dramatic escape from militants and his concern for some of his colleagues.
Stephen McFaul, one of dozens of hostages taken by Islamist fighters at gas plant in Algeria, is due to arrive back in Belfast later today.