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Al Qaeda affiliate claims deadly attack on Malian army

BAMAKO Al Qaeda's West Africa affiliate on Tuesday claimed responsibility for coordinated, deadly attacks last week on two army bases in central Mali, it said in a statement.

China criticizes EU, French 'hypocritical' reaction to Hong Kong protests

PARIS China's embassy in Paris on Monday strongly criticized French and European reaction to protests in Hong Kong calling it hypocritical and telling France to show empathy after it experienced its own violent demonstrations.

World, China, France, Oct 07 2019

U.N. peacekeeper killed, four wounded in Mali mine attack

BAMAKO A U.N. peacekeeper was killed and four others wounded on Sunday when their vehicle hit an explosive device in northern Mali, the U.N. mission (MINUSMA) said.

World, Africa, Oct 06 2019

Mali government says death toll from double attack rises to 38

BAMAKO The death toll from attacks on two army bases in central Mali has risen to 38 from 25, defense minister Dahirou Dembélé said on state television late on Thursday.

World, Africa, Oct 03 2019

Malian army families demand answers after deadly raids against soldiers

BAMAKO Hundreds of wives and children of Malian soldiers demonstrated on Wednesday in the capital Bamako, demanding information from the government after at least 25 soldiers were killed and 60 went missing in attacks by suspected jihadists.

World, Oct 02 2019

Mali says 25 soldiers killed in attacks by suspected jihadists

BAMAKO Twenty-five Malian soldiers have been killed and 60 are missing after suspected jihadists attacked two army camps in central Mali on Monday, the government said in a statement. | Video

World, Africa, Oct 02 2019

Top French court rejects bid by Sarkozy to avoid trial over 2012 campaign

PARIS France's highest appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by former President Nicolas Sarkozy to avoid facing trial over the alleged illegal financing of his failed re-election campaign in 2012.

World, France, Oct 01 2019

International Criminal Court puts Mali war crimes suspect to trial

AMSTERDAM Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday said they would put a man suspected of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Mali to trial.

World, Africa, Sep 30 2019

World losing ground against violence in Sahel, U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS West African and international powers are failing to tackle the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region, which is spreading towards the Gulf of Guinea, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations, Africa, Sep 25 2019

Tanker truck explosion in Mali capital kills six, wounds 46

BAMAKO A fuel tanker exploded during a traffic accident in the center of Mali's capital Bamako on Tuesday, killing six people and badly wounding 46 others, an emergency response official said.

World, Africa, Sep 24 2019