Security in Mali has become critical, with unprecedented incidents of communal violence and increasingly more deadly terror attacks, reported a UN human rights expert on Monday, following a 10-day visit to the country.
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In its biggest military funeral in decades, France is honoring 13 soldiers killed when their helicopters collided over Mali while on a mission fighting extremists affiliated with the Islamic State group.
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French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Sunday defended itself following outrage over cartoons about a deadly military helicopter crash in Mali, the day before a memorial service for the 13 dead soldiers. The magazine, which was itself the target...
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Former Malian Prime Minister Moussa Mara, whose visit to Kidal in May 2014 triggered armed clashes with militants, is adamant: neither the Malian government nor the forces of the MINUSMA mission could continue to effectively fight terrorism if...
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In 1890, the French staged a bloody siege in the Segou royal palace, the capital of the Toucouleur empire that spanned modern day Guinea, Senegal and Mali. This siege and the violent capture of the city of Ouossebougou in 1890 marked the end of the...
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France said Tuesday it is determined to continue fighting terrorism, despite losing 13 of its soldiers during a counterinsurgency operation in Mali. The deaths of the soldiers late Monday represent France's biggest military loss in three decades....
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Two helicopters collided in midair and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, in its biggest loss since its mission in West Africa's Sahel region began in 2013.
The deaths draw new attention to a worrying...
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13 French Troops Dead After Military Helicopters Collide Over Mali
A horrifying accident took place Monday night over an Islamic State stronghold in Miami when two French military helicopters collided midair, killing 13...
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Federal Judge William Bertelsman reopened the $250 million defamation case filed by Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann against the Washington Post in late October.
Sixteen-year-old Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann was smeared...
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BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia’s finance minister faced calls to resign Thursday after a university said he plagiarized parts of his Ph.D. thesis.
Belgrade University, arguably Serbia’s most prestigious place of learning, said in a statement that...
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Violent attacks by extremists “almost every day” in the Sahel nations of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have displaced nearly one million people and caused emergency levels of malnutrition, UN humanitarians have said.
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 24 servicemen were killed and almost 30 were wounded during a special operation launched by Mali and Niger in the border area, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) have announced.
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In addition to the prison break, JNIM also claimed two other recent attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso.
Traders transporting goods in Mali. Thanks to the African Development Bank (AfDB), infrastructure linking African nations has made cross-border transportation of goods easier. Courtesy: Mary Newcombe/ CC by 2.0By Issa Sikiti da SilvaCOTONOU, Benin,...
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The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on a senior jihadist leader and preacher from Mali for his membership in Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), an al-Qaida affiliate active in the Sahel region of...
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As Mali began three days of mourning Monday for 54 people killed in a militant attack last week, locals expressed fear about a surge in violence and some analysts called for stepped-up military intelligence and collaboration. "We can't stay idle...
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Friday's assault marks the Islamic State's deadliest attack in Mali to date.
A deadly attack on a remote military outpost in Mali has highlighted the resilience of Islamist fighters across huge stretches of Africa, even as President Trump boasts the Islamic State has been defeated in Iraq and Syria.
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The day before, the Elysee Palace said in a statement that a French soldier was killed that day in the morning in Mali as an explosive device detonated near his armoured vehicle.