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France begins withdrawal of its troops from Mali

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 11:21

Four months after France deployed its troops to control the Islamists rebel in Mali, the process of major military withdrawal from the area reportedly started on Saturday.

Mali crisis: French president arrives in Timbuktu

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 18:30

French President Francois Hollande was welcomed among jovial celebrations in Timbuktu on Saturday.

Mali crisis: French troops take control of Timbuktu

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 17:07

In a major blow to the Islamist opposition, French troops in Mali have successfully gained control of he key Timbuktu airport.