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U.N. threatens sanctions for violations of Mali ceasefire

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UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Security Council on Monday threatened to blacklist anyone who hinders a peace deal in Mali reached by an alliance of Tuareg-led rebels and the government, and authorized the deployment of 40 military ceasefire monitors.

Gunmen briefly take control of village in southern Mali

BAMAKO - Armed men attacked and briefly took control on Sunday of a village in Mali's southern region of Sikasso, close to the border with Ivory Coast, the defense ministry said.

World, Ivory Coast, Africa, 28 Jun 2015

Islamist gunmen attack western Mali town, 12 dead

BAMAKO - 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.

World, Africa, 27 Jun 2015

China military declines to confirm Djibouti base plan

BEIJING - China's Defense Ministry on Thursday declined to confirm a report that it was in talks for a military base in Horn of Africa country Djibouti, though it said all countries had an interest in regional peace and stability.

World, Africa, China 25 Jun 2015

Mali hostages, held since late 2011, plead for release in video

DAKAR - Two hostages kidnapped by al Qaeda militants in north Mali more than three years ago asked their governments to help secure their release in a rare video of them seen by Reuters on Monday. | Video

World, Africa, 23 Jun 2015

Mali hostages, held since late 2011, plead for release in video

DAKAR - Two hostages kidnapped by al Qaeda militants in north Mali more than three years ago asked their governments to help secure their release in a rare video of them seen by Reuters on Monday.

World, Africa, 22 Jun 2015

U.N. police accused of Mali deaths to face home country court: source

UNITED NATIONS - Several U.N. police peacekeepers who used "unauthorized and excessive force" that killed three people during a protest in Mali have been arrested and will face justice in their home country, a diplomatic source at the United Nations said on Monday.

World, United Nations, Africa 22 Jun 2015

France vows to strengthen cooperation with U.N. mission in Mali

BAMAKO - France vowed on Monday to strengthen cooperation with the U.N. mission in Mali as it seeks to implement an ambitious peace deal aimed at stabilizing the volatile north.

Malian rebel alliance signs peace deal with government

BAMAKO - (This version of the story was refiled to fix dropped letter in byline) | Video

World, 20 Jun 2015

Malian rebel alliance signs peace deal with government

BAMAKO - (This version of the story was refiled to fix dropped letter in byline)

World, 20 Jun 2015