Four dead as migrant truck attacked in Mali: sources

Armed men attacked a lorry carrying migrants in northern Mali, killing four people and wounding six, UN and medical sources have said.

UN chief slams deadly attacks on peacekeepers in Mali

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condemned a deadly attack on United Nations peacekeepers in Mali earlier in the day, stressing "the urgent need to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice".

Suspected jihadists kill 3 at UN base in north Mali

The United Nations said unknown attackers fired rockets at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people inside, in the latest sign that the West African country`s Islamist insurgency is intensifying.

Three dead in rocket attack on UN base in north Mali

No group had yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which came eight days after a siege at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako.

After roller-coaster year, Burkina votes for new President

After a rocky year that saw Burkina's people rise up to oust a longtime leader and then repel a military coup, the west African nation on Sunday elects a new president in a vote hailed as a fresh start for the country.

 Now, Germany to send soldiers to Mali to fight Islamic State terrorists
Now, Germany to send soldiers to Mali to fight Islamic State terrorists

Germany will send up to 650 soldiers to Mali for peacekeeping missions, including support in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday.

Official warns of security threats after Mali hotel assault

The prosecutor in charge of investigating last week's deadly assault on a luxury hotel in Mali's capital urged residents to keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour, warning of heightened security threats as officials struggled to piece together details of how the attack was plotted and executed.

New statement said to identify gunmen in Mali attack

A Mauritanian news site says the Islamic extremist group that claimed responsibility for Friday's assault on a luxury hotel in Mali's capital has issued a new statement identifying the two gunmen.

Anita's killing should deepen resolve to fight terror: Clinton

Mourning the death of Anita, an Indian-American, Clinton said she knew her from her Senate days.

Well planned Mali attack took advantage of security lapses

Four of the guards were shot, one fatally, while Dabo himself managed to hide under a car.

Mali hostage crisis ends as security forces gun down militants, at least 27 killed
Mali hostage crisis ends as security forces gun down militants, at least 27 killed

Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital town and took 140 guests and 30 staff hostage in a hail of automatic gunfire.

20 Indians among hostages held in Mali: MEA

According to reports, unknown gunmen have held around 170 hostage at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the centre of Mali's capital, Bamako.

Gunmen hold 170 hostage at Mali hotel, three killed

The Radisson Blu hotel chain said two armed men locked in 140 guests and 30 employees, CNN reported.

Jihadists attack hotel in Mali's Bamako; 170 guests, staff taken hostage
Jihadists attack hotel in Mali's Bamako; 170 guests, staff taken hostage

 Jihadists launched a shooting rampage in the Radisson Blu hotel in the centre of the Malian capital Bamako on Friday, security sources and an journalist said.

Islamist sent to war crimes court for Timbuktu attacks

An Islamist leader was on Saturday handed over to the International Criminal Court on charges of destroying much of Mali`s fabled city of Timbuktu, in the first such case before the war crimes court, officials said.

The spoils of peace undermining stability in Mali

Three months after the completion of a peace deal to end decades of conflict in northern Mali, stability remains an elusive dream undermined by tribal rivalries and internecine power struggles.

Armed groups launch attack in Burkina Faso near Mali

A security official in Burkina Faso says several suspected Islamic militants have launched a rare attack near the West African nation's border with Mali.

Seven killed in clashes in northern Mali: Official

Seven people were killed in northern Mali this week when nomadic and sedentary communities carried out tit-for-tat attacks over a theft, a local official and a security source said Wednesday.

UN deploys troops around northern Mali town following clashes

Mali`s UN peacekeeping mission deployed troops around a northern separatist stronghold on Tuesday, seeking to prevent an escalation of clashes between rebels and pro-government militias that threaten to torpedo a June peace accord.

Pro-government fighters chase separatists from Mali village

Government-allied militia forces chased Tuareg separatists from a village in Mali's troubled north after days of fighting, the United Nations mission has said as it announced a safety parameter around a northern city to ensure civilian protection.