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French forces free five kidnapped Malian aid workers

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:03

French forces have freed five Malian aid workers who were taken hostage in a February kidnapping claimed by one of the country`s top jihadist groups, the Presidents of France and Mali said Thursday.

Wanted jihadist hiding in Libya: Malian security sources

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 01:46

Fugitive jihadist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar is hiding in Libya, from where he plans to mastermind terrorist attacks across Africa`s Sahel region, security sources said Sunday.

Mali`s first post-war premier resigns

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 08:16

Mali`s first post-war prime minister has been replaced just six months into office after he announced the resignation of his entire government, a statement from the presidency has said.

France says 40 Islamists killed in recent Mali operations

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 14:10

rench soldiers have killed about 40 Islamist fighters, including some senior commanders, in Mali in recent weeks, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday.

UN mission: Mali jihadist spokesman Hamaha killed

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 02:19

The red-bearded jihadist who once warned that "every French national is a target" after France launched a military operation in northern Mali to oust the Islamic extremists from power has been killed by French forces, UN and Malian officials said today.

Five bodies exhumed in Mali thought to be murdered soldiers

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 11:37

Five bodies thought be the remains of soldiers murdered over their allegiance to overthrown Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure were exhumed near the capital Bamako on Sunday, a judicial source told AFP.

Jihadists claim to have kidnapped Red Cross team in Mali

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:12

A leading Islamist militant group has kidnapped a team of Red Cross workers in northern Mali who had been reported missing, an official from the jihadist group said on Tuesday.

At least 30 Tuaregs killed in northern Mali

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 07:00

Armed men from the ethnic Peul community have massacred at least 30 Tuaregs in a revenge attack in northern Mali, officials have said.

UN delegation meets with armed groups in Mali

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 05:22

The UN Security Council met with representatives of armed Tuareg groups active in northern Mali as part of an effort to accelerate peace talks with the government.

Mali rebels tell UN they want to resume talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 04:12

Arab and Tuareg rebel leaders from crisis-torn northern Mali told a visiting UN Security Council delegation that they want to resume talks with the government.

French Army kills 11 militants in Mali anti-terror operation

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 12:12

A French counter-terrorism offensive in rebel-infested northern Mali ended with 11 Islamist militants killed and a French soldier wounded, military sources inside the operation said.

French Army kills 11 militants in Mali anti-terror operation

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 13:51

A French counter-terrorism offensive in rebel-infested northern Mali ended with 11 Islamist militants killed and a French soldier wounded, military sources inside the operation said.