French forces say 24 extremists killed in Mali operation

French forces have killed 24 extremists and seized arms in a large-scale operation in northern Mali, where it intervened last year to put down an Islamist rebellion, the French army said Saturday.

UN Security Council slams deadly attack in Mali

The UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned an attack on a UN peacekeepers` camp in northern Mali`s Kidal in which a Senegalese peacekeeper was killed.

UN chief urges ceasefire and talks in Mali

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

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

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`

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

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.

Five injured as UN vehicle in Mali hits landmine

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

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

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.

Gunmen attack Malian soldiers in rebel stronghold: Governor

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.

`France in Mali till July or later`

French troops will stay in the West African country of Mali at least until July as Islamic extremists there put up a tougher fight than expected.

French jets pound Islamists training camp in Mali’s Kidal

French jets on Sunday carried aerial assaults on Islamist militants’ training centres.

Mali operation a success,says France after capturing Kidal

Having captured Kidal, the last Mali town under Islamist stronghold, France on Thursday declared that Mali operation as a success.

French troops enter Kidal, last Mali rebel town

In yet another victory over Islamists in Mali, French troops on Wednesday entered Kidal.

‘Rebels, Army negotiate in northern Mali’

Rebels taking advantage of a coup are negotiating with soldiers for a peaceful resolution in Mali`s strategic northern garrison town of Kidal.