Two aid workers killed in Mali landmine blast: Officials

Two Malian aid workers were killed when their vehicle drove over a landmine in restive north-west Mali, officials told AFP Friday.

A year after Mali action, France remains `Africa`s gendarme`

A year after dispatching warplanes and troops to repel an Islamist incursion in Mali, France is fighting in another of its former colonies, demonstrating it is destined to play reluctant "gendarme" in Africa, say analysts.

UN assesses damage to Timbuktu manuscripts

Islamic radicals destroyed 4,000 ancient manuscripts during their occupation of Timbuktu, according to the findings of a United Nations expert mission.

French forces leaving Malian town of Timbuktu

Dozens of French forces have left the northern Malian town of Timbuktu several months after their military operation largely ousted radical Islamic fighters from the area, a French military official said on Sunday.

Mali military detains 8 Arab civilians in Timbuktu

Eight Arab men have been detained by the military in Timbuktu, raising fears of further reprisals against the region`s Arab minority.

Al Qaeda’s branch created terrorist training academy in Timbuktu

Al Qaeda’s branch in North Africa had created an academy for terrorists during its occupation of Timbuktu.

French troops begin withdrawal from Mali’s Timbuktu

France launched a military operation in Mali on January 11 to help the Malian government restore control.

French troops to quit Timbuktu on Feb 07

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.

Mali crisis: French president arrives in Timbuktu

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

French troops enter Kidal, last Mali rebel town

In yet another victory over Islamists in Mali, French troops on Wednesday entered Kidal.

Timbuktu’s Al Qaeda-linked rebels ‘locked up, lashed’ women

Residents in Timbuktu spoke for the first time of a rule of fear under Al Qaeda-linked Islamists.

French take Mali’s Timbuktu, Islamists torch library

French troops have seized the historic city of Timbuktu in Mali after advancing north into an area held by Islamist militants.

US backs French operation in Mali, calls for political efforts

Supporting the French military intervention in Mali, the US has said both security operations and political efforts need to go side-by-side to re-establish democracy in the trouble-torn West-African nation.

Mali Islamists ‘destroying’ mausoleums in Timbuktu

Islamists in Mali have started destroying remaining mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu.

Mali: 6 young people get 100 lashes in Timbuktu

Aboubacrine Yattara told a news agency over the phone that the young people were arrested last week by the Islamists controlling the city and were convicted yesterday of comingling.

Mali: Girl in Timbuktu whipped for speaking to men

A teenage girl received 60 lashes in Timbuktu after Islamist extremists convicted her of speaking to men on the street.

Islamists destroy 2 more tombs in Mali`s Timbuktu

Ansar Dine says it has "divine orders" to destroy any grave that is more than 20 centimetres tall.

Islamists attack Timbuktu world heritage site

The attack was reportedly carried out by the Ansar Dine movement, which believes the shrines are idolatrous.

Mali: Islamist attacks saint`s tomb in Timbuktu

The act threatens to raise tensions that have been building between residents and the Islamists who occupied Timbuktu in April.

Gunmen abduct Swiss woman in Mali`s Timbuktu

The woman taken was described by several sources as a missionary who had lived in Timbuktu for a number of years.