Nov 29, 2015

Three dead in rocket attack on U.N. base in north Mali

Two U.N. peacekeepers from Guinea and a civilian contractor were killed Saturday in a rocket attack on a U.N. base in northeastern Mali claimed by the jihadi Ansar Dine group, a week after a deadly siege at a Bamako hotel shocked the country. The ...

Mali arrests two over attack on hotel in Bamako

Nov 27, 2015

Mali arrests two over attack on hotel in Bamako

Malian special forces have arrested two men over last week’s attack on a luxury hotel in the capital, according to a statement distributed Friday, as the government provided a breakdown by nationality of the 20 people killed in the attack. The statement identified the ...

Nov 23, 2015

New statement claims to identify gunmen in Mali attack

Mali began a three-day mourning period with flags flying at half-staff Monday for victims of the assault on a luxury hotel full of foreigners, a day after a dueling claim of responsibility emerged. The Islamic extremist group Al-Mourabitoun that first claimed responsibility for Friday’s ...

Terrorist attacks, killings expose China's limited options

Nov 22, 2015

Terrorist attacks, killings expose China's limited options

The killings of a Chinese citizen by the Islamic State group and the murders of three Chinese businessmen by al-Qaida-linked groups in Mali have shone the spotlight on Beijing’s lack of options when its people are kidnapped abroad, despite its growing military prowess and ...

Six Russians killed in Mali hotel attack

Nov 21, 2015

Six Russians killed in Mali hotel attack

Six Russians were killed in the hotel attack in Mali, the foreign ministry in Moscow said Saturday, saying that they worked for a cargo airline. “Among those who died were six citizens of our country,” the ministry said in a statement, citing the Russian ...