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 ...

At least 19 dead after Islamists seize hotel in Mali capital

Nov 21, 2015

At least 19 dead after Islamists seize hotel in Mali capital

Islamist militants killed 19 people in an attack on a top hotel in the capital of Mali on Friday before Malian commandos stormed the building and rescued 170 people, many of them foreigners. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced the death toll and said seven ...

Gunmen seize 170 hostages at Radisson hotel in Mali's capital

Nov 20, 2015

Gunmen seize 170 hostages at Radisson hotel in Mali's capital

Gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital of Bamako on Friday, seizing 170 guests and staffers, the hotel chain said. Automatic weapons fire could be heard from outside the 190-room hotel in the city center, where ...

African intervention force finally nears reality

Nov 1, 2015

African intervention force finally nears reality

As the sun rose over South Africa’s dry and sparsely populated Karoo region, west of Johannesburg, more than 5,000 multinational troops launched a mock attack heralding a long-awaited African Union strike force for the troubled continent. Men in fatigues peered through binoculars and crouched ...