Four dead in Mali hotel siege, hostages taken: Military source

Four people including two soldiers were killed on Friday in an ongoing siege at a hotel in central Mali, where gunmen have also taken a number of hostages, a military source said.

Coalition could get mired in Mali conflict

A spate of sudden raids and suicide attacks launched by Malian rebels has highlighted the risk of the Mali Army and its allies becoming mired in a guerrilla war, reports Xinhua.

Mali conflict: Battle in Ifoghas Mountain

A remote part of Northern Mali witnessed intense battle on Friday between Chadian soldiers and Islamist insurgents.