Apr 22, 2016

Mali arrests alleged planner of deadly November hotel assault

Mali's intelligence service says it has arrested a Mauritanian man behind a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in the capital, Bamako, last November. The General Directorate of State Security said in a statement late Thursday that the man, identified as Fawaz Ould Ahmeida, was ...

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 rebels ...

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 suspects ...

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 assault ...

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 ...