U.N. war crimes court gets Timbuktu monuments case

Feb 28, 2016

U.N. war crimes court gets Timbuktu monuments case

Prosecutors on Tuesday will unveil charges against an alleged al-Qaida-linked Islamist accused of destroying monuments at the fabled city of Timbuktu in an unprecedented case before the world’s only permanent war crimes court. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi will be the first jihadi to appear before ...

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 ...