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UN chief urges ceasefire and talks in Mali

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 07:40

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging immediate implementation of a ceasefire agreement in northern Mali.

Twenty Malian soldiers killed in failed assault on rebel town: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 15:51

About 20 Malian soldiers were killed and 30 wounded in a failed attempt by government forces to retake the Tuareg separatist stronghold of Kidal this week, the defence minister said.

Mali in crisis as rebels take control of northern towns

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 03:18

Mali was in crisis Thursday after losing two northern towns including the rebel bastion of Kidal to Tuareg separatists in a humiliating defeat forcing the government to call for an "immediate ceasefire".

Malian hostage of battle for Kidal tells of `carnage`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 20:19

A civil servant kidnapped as militants ambushed government offices in the Malian rebel bastion of Kidal told Thursday of the "carnage" that unfolded as fellow hostages were murdered in hail of machine gun fire.

Tuareg rebels kill Mali soldiers, seize northern town

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 03:08

Tuareg militants killed several Malian soldiers during clashes in the rebel bastion of Kidal on Wednesday, a United Nations source told AFP, as the insurgents claimed to have taken control of the town.

Mali `at war with terrorists` after dozens die in clashes: PM

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 06:02

Mali`s Prime Minister Moussa Mara warned Sunday the country was "at war" with terrorists in the northern city of Kidal, after clashes between separatist militants and the army left dozens dead.

Five injured as UN vehicle in Mali hits landmine

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 08:35

Five members of the UN mission in Mali were injured when their vehicle ran over a landmine planted in the northeastern rebel bastion of Kidal, the stabilisation mission said.

UN destroys 5.7 tonnes of explosives found in Mali

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 18:49

United Nations peacekeepers in Mali discovered an enormous cache of explosives while on patrol near Kidal, the troubled northern city that was the birthplace of last year`s Tuareg rebellion.

UN says several peacekeepers killed in Mali

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 16:55

A bomb explosion killed several members of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali in the troubled northern city of Kidal, a spokesman for the mission said on Saturday.

Two French journalists abducted, killed in Mali

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 21:01

Two French journalists snatched by gunmen in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Saturday have been killed, the French foreign ministry said in a statement.

Gunmen attack Malian soldiers in rebel stronghold: Governor

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 16:39

The Malian army came under attack today from gunmen in the northern rebel stronghold of Kidal, the regional governor said, three days after peace talks with rebels broke down.

Gunmen attack Malian soldiers in rebel stronghold: Governor

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 16:39

The Malian army came under attack today from gunmen in the northern rebel stronghold of Kidal, the regional governor said, three days after peace talks with rebels broke down.