Two UN drivers killed as convoy attacked in northern Mali

Two drivers were shot dead in an attack on a peacekeeping supply convoy in northern Mali, the UN mission said Saturday.

Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists claim UN suicide attack in Mali: Recording

A jihadist group led by Al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on the United Nations in Mali, in a recording released Friday by Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar.

Three killed in suicide attack on peacekeepers in Mali: UN

A suicide bomber attacked a UN barracks in northern Mali on Wednesday, the United Nations said, killing three civilians and wounding 16 people, including several peacekeepers.

Timbuktu rebuilds mausoleums destroyed by Islamists

 Trowels in hand, on their haunches, masons in Timbuktu use traditional techniques to reconstruct precious mausoleums destroyed in an Islamist takeover of northern Mali in 2012.

Mali says rebels to initial peace deal, prompting Tuareg denial

Mali announced on Thursday that northern rebels would give preliminary approval to a U.N.-brokered peace proposal next week but a northern Tuareg separatist group said it was not ready to back a deal.

`Freedom!`: Freed Dutch hostage arrives in Mali capital

 A Dutch hostage freed after being held by Al-Qaeda-linked extremists in Mali for more than three years arrived in the capital Bamako on Tuesday, shouting "freedom!" as he exited his plane.

Freed Dutch hostage awaited in Mali capital

A Dutch hostage freed after being held by al Qaeda-linked extremists in Mali for more than three years was due to arrive in the capital Bamako on Tuesday, Dutch and Malian diplomatic sources said.

French forces free Dutch hostage in Mali

 French forces have freed a Dutch man held hostage in Mali since 2011 by al Qaeda`s north African arm, the French defence ministry said.

Pilots to be warned over icing after 2014 Mali air crash

Aviation regulators are expected to issue new advice to pilots after investigations into the crash of an Air Algerie jet in Mali last July found it went out of control after being hit by ice as an anti-icing system remained switched off.

More than 300 migrants rescued off Sicily: Reports

Around 318 migrants in distress at sea between Sicily and the coast of Libya were rescued by an Icelandic navy ship taking part in an EU border patrol of the Mediterranean, Italian media reported Saturday.

Romanian worker kidnapped from Burkina Faso mine: Security sources

Gunmen on Saturday kidnapped a Romanian security guard from a mine in northern Burkina Faso and fled with him towards the border with Mali, security sources in both countries said.

Mali police uncover `major attack` plot

Detectives investigating an explosion at a house in Mali`s capital that killed a security guard on Friday said they had uncovered plans for a "major attack".

UN inquiry faults peacekeepers in Mali protest deaths

A UN inquiry on Thursday faulted peacekeeping police from Rwanda for opening fire on a crowd during a violent protest in northern Mali in January that left three dead.

Mali rebels meet in Algiers to discuss rejected peace deal

Tuareg-led rebels from north Mali said on Thursday they are meeting with Algerian mediators in Algiers to discuss the terms of preliminary peace deal they rejected last month.

Government troops attacked at base in northern Mali

Three attackers were killed in a firefight and two others captured after an assault on a Malian army base in Boulkessi on Wednesday, Malian officials said.

Hundreds rally in Mali to call for ousted president`s return

 Hundreds of supporters of exiled former Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure, who was overthrown in a military coup in 2012, called for his return on Thursday in rallies held in several cities.

Ghana confirm Senegal, Mali friendlies in France
Ghana confirm Senegal, Mali friendlies in France

Ghana will play two international friendly matches against Senegal and Mali in France, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced.

Mali arrests jihadist attack suspects

Special agents are holding three people suspected of helping armed jihadists launch an attack on a nightclub in Mali`s capital in which five people died, government sources said Thursday.

Mali rebels hopeful of `decisive` meeting on peace deal

 Mali`s Tuareg-led rebels voiced hope Tuesday that their next meeting with international mediators would prove "decisive" for a peace deal that has been stalled for months.

Mali rebels ask to meet mediators to improve peace deal

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebels called on Monday for a meeting with Algerian mediators to "improve" a proposed peace deal with the government in Bamako, describing the accord as a "good basis" for progress.