SDF welcome to join Mali peacekeeping mission: U.N. officer

National Dec 14, 2014

SDF welcome to join Mali peacekeeping mission: U.N. officer

Sophie Solomon, the United Nations officer in charge of civilian-military coordination in Mali in western Africa, says the Self-Defense Forces would be more than welcome to join the U.N. peacekeeping operation in the conflict-riven country. "There is need for a lot of infrastructure" to be ...

World Dec 12, 2014

French forces in Mali kill Islamist on U.S. wanted list

French forces in northern Mali have killed a senior commander of the al Mourabitoun Islamist group who was wanted by the United States, a defencs ministry spokesman said on Thursday. The United States had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest ...

Air Algerie plane latest to crash; 110 feared dead

World Jul 25, 2014

Air Algerie plane latest to crash; 110 feared dead

An Air Algerie flight crashed Thursday while en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. There were few clear indications of what might have happened to the aircraft, or whether there were casualties, but ...

Editorials Jan 23, 2013

The mess in Mali

French President Francois Hollande has sent French forces to stop an Islamic insurgency from taking over the West African nation of Mali. It is a bold step for Mr. Hollande, who faces rising discontent at home as well as fear that the intervention could ...