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Tuareg rebels kill Mali soldiers, seize northern town

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 03:08

Tuareg militants killed several Malian soldiers during clashes in the rebel bastion of Kidal on Wednesday, a United Nations source told AFP, as the insurgents claimed to have taken control of the town.

Tuareg rebels free hostages seized in northern Mali

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 06:07

Tuareg rebels on Monday released 32 civil servants taken hostage in a deadly siege at government offices in northern Mali, the United Nations` MINUSMA peacekeeping force said.

Two Malian soldiers killed, 40 injured in crash

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 00:28

Two Malian soldiers were killed and more than 40 injured on Thursday when their military transporter crashed, the army said.

Nine `terrorists` killed near Algeria-Mali border

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 06:46

Algerian armed forces killed nine armed Islamists near the Malian border, the defence ministry said.

Malian president`s party wins parliamentary polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 07:09

The party of Mali`s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and its allies have won the west African nation`s parliamentary elections, according to provisional results announced by the government.

Twenty-one bodies found in Mali mass grave

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 00:03

Twenty-one bodies were found overnight yesterday in a mass grave near Bamako, believed to be the remains of soldiers close to Mali`s ousted president Amadou Toumani Toure, officials said.

Gunmen attack Malian soldiers in rebel stronghold: Governor

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 16:39

The Malian army came under attack today from gunmen in the northern rebel stronghold of Kidal, the regional governor said, three days after peace talks with rebels broke down.

Gunmen attack Malian soldiers in rebel stronghold: Governor

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 16:39

The Malian army came under attack today from gunmen in the northern rebel stronghold of Kidal, the regional governor said, three days after peace talks with rebels broke down.

French president says war on terror won in Mali

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 23:00

French President Francois Hollande declared on Thursday that the war on terror had been won in the West African nation of Mali, listing the towns that French and Malian troops liberated from al Qaeda`s local fighters earlier this year.

French, Malian troops regain control of Gao

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 18:21

French and Malian govt forces have regained control of this strategic northern city, after Islamic fighters invaded and fought a prolonged battle.

Second suicide bomber blows up in northern Mali

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 19:25

A suicide bomber blew himself, the second such attack in this northern Malian city since Friday, said a Malian army officer.

French troops to quit Timbuktu on Feb 07

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 22:42

French airstrikes targeted the fuel depots and desert hideouts of Islamic extremists in northern Mali overnight as a military spokeswoman said that French forces plan to hand control of Timbuktu to the Malian army this week.