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Joshua Hersh

Basketball Dreams Return To Timbuktu After Al Qaeda Defeat | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali -- When the jihadists came to town last April, it took a little while for Ageysha to realize she wouldn't be playing basketball anymore...

Reports: French Troops Kill Al Qaeda Commander In Mali

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

ALGIERS, Feb 28 (Reuters) - French forces in Mali have killed Abdelhamid Abu Zeid, a leading field commander of al Qaeda's north Africa wing AQIM, A...

Did France's Ransom To Free Mali Hostages End Up In Al Qaeda's Hands?

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

PARIS -- A former U.S. ambassador to Mali has alleged that France paid a $17 million ransom to free hostages seized from a French mining site – ...

Mali Suspects Tortured By Waterboarding

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and BABA AHMED | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali — Three suspected jihadists arrested in the days since the liberation of Timbuktu said Friday that Malian soldiers were torturing...

Liberation Brings New Hopes, Fears To Mali

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 04.02.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali — A leaflet listing the regulations for women under Islamist rule now lies in dirt here at the tribunal in Timbuktu. Rule No. 1: ...

French, Malian Soldiers Control Fabled Desert City

AP | JEROME DELAY and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

GAO, Mali — Residents in Mali's newly liberated city of Gao hunted down and beat suspected Islamist extremists who had not fled with their broth...

French Forces Seize Airport In Mali

AP | KRISTA LARSON and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

KONNA, Mali — French and Malian troops regained control of the airport and bridge of the crucial, northern city of Gao on Saturday, marking thei...

Algeria: The Land of No Quarter

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 01.24.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Algeria, it has often been noted, has escaped the Arab Spring. This is because it had its own, and extremely bloody, Arab Spring throughout the decade of the 1990s.

U.S. Planes Arrive In Mali

AP | KRISTA LARSON and BABA AHMED | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

SEGOU, Mali — American planes transported French troops and equipment to Mali, a U.S. military spokesman said Tuesday, as Malian and French forc...

Chad Sends Backup Troops To Mali

AP | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

N'DJAMENA, Chad -- The north-central African nation of Chad is sending troops to help Mali battle radical Islamist insurgents who control a vast swath...

France Ready To Intervene In Mali

AP | JAMEY KEATEN and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

PARIS -- President Francois Hollande said Friday that France will be ready to intervene to stop al-Qaida-linked militants in Mali who have been moving...

Al Qaeda's New Country Home

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

MOPTI, Mali — Deep inside caves, in remote desert bases, in the escarpments and cliff faces of northern Mali, Islamic fighters are burrowing int...

Inside Al Qaeda's Thriving Africa Branch

AP | By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI AND MARTIN VOGL | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

SOKOLO, Mali -- The first time the members of al-Qaida emerged from the forest, they politely said hello. Then the men carrying automatic weapons aske...