Mali car bomb kills 50 in fresh blow to peace

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita ordered three days of national mourning following the attack, the worst in the country in recent years.

Jan 18, 2017, 21:30 PM IST

At least 40 dead in ethnic clashes in southern Libya

At least 40 people have been killed in a week of ethnic clashes in southern Libya between rival gunmen from the Toubou and Tuareg minorities, a local official said.

Jul 22, 2015, 13:54 PM IST

Dozens killed in tribal clashes in biggest city in southern Libya

Dozens have been killed in clashes between two tribes in the biggest city in southern Libya, officials said on Tuesday as a security vacuum grew in a remote corner of the oil producer.

Jul 21, 2015, 19:31 PM IST

Islamist gunmen attack western Mali town, 12 dead

 Suspected Islamist fighters attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania before dawn on Saturday, leaving 12 people dead, including three soldiers and nine attackers, the defence ministry said.

Jun 28, 2015, 11:12 AM IST

Gunmen attack western Mali town in pre-dawn raid

Gunmen attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania before dawn on Saturday, a town resident and a senior military source said.

Jun 27, 2015, 15:06 PM IST
Mali`s Tuareg-led rebels sign landmark peace deal

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebels sign landmark peace deal

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebel alliance signed a landmark deal on Saturday to end years of unrest in a nation riven by ethnic divisions and in the grip of a jihadist insurgency.

Jun 20, 2015, 17:13 PM IST

UN chief concerned about attacks on peacekeepers in Mali

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday recent attacks on the UN mission in Mali highlighted the urgent need for a political settlement with rebels in the country`s north.

Apr 25, 2015, 01:31 AM IST

Mali rebels confirm refusal to sign peace deal

 Mali`s Tuareg-led rebellion reaffirmed in a statement Wednesday its refusal to sign a peace deal agreed by other armed groups and the government and due to be rubber stamped on May 15.

Apr 22, 2015, 16:55 PM IST

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.

Apr 03, 2015, 04:57 AM IST

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.

Mar 18, 2015, 02:13 AM IST

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.

Mar 17, 2015, 01:01 AM IST

Mali peace deal to be signed Sunday in Algiers: Ministry

 Mali`s government and six militant groups from the country`s violence-strewn north are to sign a peace accord in Algiers on Sunday, the Algerian foreign ministry announced.

Mar 01, 2015, 01:21 AM IST

Unrest foils Libya poll rerun in Tuareg south, jihadist east

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.

Feb 27, 2014, 04:19 AM IST

Mali holds crisis talks with Tuareg rebels

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.

Jun 08, 2013, 21:37 PM IST

`Child soldiers continue to be recruited in Mali`

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

Jul 07, 2012, 11:00 AM IST

Mali rebels agree on new Islamic state based on Sharia

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

May 27, 2012, 13:19 PM IST

Interim Mali leader promises vote, anti-rebel fight

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

Apr 13, 2012, 15:38 PM IST

Mali: Peace Corps leaves; US travel warning issued

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

Apr 09, 2012, 09:48 AM IST

Algeria cannot accept break-up of Mali: PM

Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said he is very worried by the situation in Mali.

Apr 06, 2012, 18:23 PM IST

AU, US reject Mali rebels` independence declaration

Mali`s Tuareg rebels, who have seized control of the country`s distant north, declared independence of the Azawad nation.

Apr 06, 2012, 16:55 PM IST