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REPORT: Extremists Using Rape, Sexual Slavery And Forced Marriage As Terror Tactics

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.13.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being use...

Follies of Denial: Jihad and the Islamic State

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Western leaders who deny the religious foundation of the jihadist group Islamic State are blind to its raison d'être, which is firmly grounded in Islamic texts and the concept of offensive jihad. Furthermore, models for militias can be found in historic and contemporary jihads.

Has France Won in Mali?

Rajan Menon | Posted 04.12.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

For now, France has achieved its objectives, at minimal costs and to general acclaim. But the crisis is not over. As it unfolds, France will find that it is unable to influence the course of events as decisively as it has in weeks past.

Some Malian Rebels Want To Negotiate

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

SAN, Mali — Mali's rebel movement showed new signs of discord on Thursday in the wake of punishing French air strikes, with one wing of the Ansa...

Mali's Mosaic Of Armed Groups

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

Jan 14 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counter-offensive on Monday in central Mali after four days of air strikes by French w...

Radical Islamists Capture Another City In Mali

AP | BABA AHMED and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — France launched airstrikes Friday to help the government of Mali defeat al-Qaida-linked militants who captured more ground this w...

Al Qaeda Now 'Owns' Northern Mali

Michael Hughes | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
Michael Hughes

As the world focuses its attention on the conflict in Syria, northern Mali has become the biggest expanse of territory controlled by al Qaeda, which is seeking to establish an autonomous state.

Military Intervention in Mali: Military Logistics and Human Costs

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

Whilst equipment, intelligence, training and support from American, British and French special forces will add steel to the operation, it will nevertheless involve difficult desert fighting conditions against a well-armed enemy.

Radical Islamic Group Stones Couple To Death

AP | BABA AHMED AND RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- A spokesman for the radical Islamic group controlling northern Mali says a couple who had an adulterous relationship was stoned to dea...