'Timbuktu' reflects on Malian lives touched by radical Islam

Dec 30, 2015

'Timbuktu' reflects on Malian lives touched by radical Islam


It’s common for local distributors to resort to some dubious tactics when promoting foreign films in Japan: Worthy arthouse flicks are routinely saddled with tawdry Japanese titles, or slushy trailers more befitting of a Nicholas Sparks adaptation. Yet there’s something particularly unfortunate about the ...

Dec 28, 2015

North Mali Islamic extremists kill at least 15 Tuaregs

Islamic extremist in Mali’s north have killed at least 15 people in two attacks in the Kidal region near the border with Algeria, a jihadi group and resident said. Militants with the Ansar Dine extremist group killed 11 people in an attack on Tuareg ...

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 ...