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Unrest foils Libya poll rerun in Tuareg south, jihadist east

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 04:19

A second attempt to organise voting for a constituent assembly in a mainly Tuareg region of southwestern Libya and a jihadist bastion in the east has failed in the face of persistent insecurity.

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.

UN destroys 5.7 tonnes of explosives found in Mali

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 18:49

United Nations peacekeepers in Mali discovered an enormous cache of explosives while on patrol near Kidal, the troubled northern city that was the birthplace of last year`s Tuareg rebellion.

UN gives green light to deployment of Mali force

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 10:38

The June 18 accord between Mali`s government and the Tuareg rebels has raised hopes that the West African country is on track to regaining stability after losing half its territory last year to a rebel invasion.

Mali to sign deal with Tuareg rebels Tuesday: Envoy

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 17:47

Bamako will on Tuesday sign a deal with Tuareg rebels occupying a key northern city that is expected to pave the way for nationwide polls next month, a Mali government envoy told a news agency.

Mali President to examine compromise peace deal

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 14:09

International mediators have failed to convince Mali`s President to sign a deal with northern Tuareg rebels that would pave the way for nationwide polls next month, with the talks now expected to take several more days.

Mali holds crisis talks with Tuareg rebels

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 21:37

Talks between Malian authorities and armed ethnic Tuareg rebels aimed at resolving the conflict in the north of the country opened today after a day`s delay.

`Child soldiers continue to be recruited in Mali`

Last Updated: Saturday, July 07, 2012, 11:00

The UN Children`s Fund has reported that an alarming number of children continue to be recruited by Malian armed rebels.

Mali rebels agree on new Islamic state based on Sharia

Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2012, 13:19

Two rebel groups that seized northern Mali have reportedly agreed to merge and create an independent Islamic state.

Interim Mali leader promises vote, anti-rebel fight

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 15:38

Former Parliament speaker Dioncounda Traore took over as Mali`s interim President on Thursday.

Mali: Peace Corps leaves; US travel warning issued

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 09:48

The latest travel warning followed the formal resignation of Mali`s President Amadou Toumani Toure.