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Mali Intervention

For France, CAR Is No Second Mali

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2014 | World

By John Irish and Daniel Flynn PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters) - France's intervention to quell violence in Central African Repub...

Joshua Hersh

Timbuktu Suicide Bombing Raises Fears Of Renewed Violence In Mali | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- A spate of violence in Mali's restive north has triggered new fears that Islamist rebels, weakened during a French military interventi...

Obama's Inaction in Syria (Almost) Makes Me Wish I Had Supported McCain

Laura Merriman | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Laura Merriman

If we are to be a great country, we need people like Pt. Manning who will hold our military accountable. Pt. Manning is the type of principled, idealistic person I thought President Obama to be.

French President Awarded Peace Prize For Mali War

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

PARIS — He has been praised as a war chief in Mali. Now, French President Francois Hollande has been awarded a U.N.-sponsored peace prize &ndash...

Al Qaeda Outfit Seeks Hearts And Minds On Twitter

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

-- Battered by a French-led military campaign in Mali, al-Qaida's North African arm is trying something new to stay relevant: Twitter. The PR campaig...

McCain: U.S. To Support French Intervention In Mali

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2013 | World

By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO, April 2 (Reuters) - The United States will seek ways it can help French and African forces in Mali combat al...

French Troops To Stay In Mali Through End Of 2013

AP | Posted 03.29.2013 | World

PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande says the country's troops will stay in Mali to fight extremists at least through the end of this year. Fr...

Of Bread and Games, the War and Mali

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

This operation, efficiently carried out, one confronting a multitude of dangers, is all the war in Iraq was not. This lightning war, conducted and won with the support of Malian troops, without one sensing even the possibility of the threat of a quagmire, is the opposite of the war in Afghanistan.

France: Key Al Qaeda Chief In Mali Probably Killed

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.04.2013 | World

PARIS — France said Monday for the first time that a key al-Qaida leader in Mali is probably dead. An activist close to the terror network's nor...

Mali: A Crisis We Can't Ignore

Devon Kerr | Posted 05.02.2013 | Teen
Devon Kerr

When first hearing about the international crisis in Mali, most people will ask, "Where's Mali?" As you can see, most people don't know too much about the African nation. However, in recent weeks, Mali has become incredibly important to the international community.

Malian Militants Recruited Child Soldiers At School

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 02.23.2013 | World

GAO, Mali -- The radical Islamic fighters showed up at Mohamed Salia's Quranic school, armed with weapons and demanding to address his students. The ...

Battle In Mali Kills 65 Islamist Militants

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

N'DJAMENA, Chad — The Chadian army says that its troops killed 65 Islamic extremist rebels and destroyed five vehicles in fierce fighting northe...

Fleeing Islamic Rebels Attack Malian Army

AP | BABA AHMED | Posted 02.22.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- Jihadist fighters fired two rockets at military points in Mali's northern city of Gao on Thursday after the military pushed fighters o...

Malian Forces Open Fire On Mayor's Office

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

GAO, Mali, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Malian troops opened fire on the mayor's office in the northern town of Gao with mounted machineguns on Thursday to tr...

France To Begin Mali Pullout In A Few Weeks

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 04.22.2013 | World

PARIS — It's crunch time in Mali for the French military. Radical Islamist fighters spent weeks on the run from Malian cities under a French gr...

French Soldier Killed In Mali

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

PARIS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A French soldier has been killed while fighting Islamist rebels in northern Mali, French President Francois Hollande said ...

Mali To Investigate Torture Claims

AP | JAMEY KEATEN and ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

PARIS — A French soldier was shot to death on Tuesday in a clash with jihadists in a mountainous region of Mali's far north, a critical operatio...

French, Malian Troops Retake Key City From Islamists

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 04.13.2013 | World

GAO, Mali — Malian soldiers scoured the city of Gao on Monday for remnants of the radical Islamic fighters who invaded the town and engaged in a...

Mali Islamists Attack Troops In French-Held City

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

GAO, Mali — Black-robed Islamic extremists armed with AK-47 automatic rifles invaded Gao in wooden boats Sunday to launch a surprise attack on t...

Malian Army Arrests Two Men With Explosives

AP | KRISTA LARSON and BABA AHMED | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

GAO, Mali — Malian soldiers are fighting jihadists in their desert hideouts just outside Gao, the country's defense minister said Saturday, a da...

Mali Suicide Bomber Tied To Algerian Terror Leader, Locals Say

AP | KRISTA LARSON and BABA AHMED | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

GAO, Mali — A young militant who locals say had ties with terror leader Moktar Belmoktar blew himself up Friday near a military checkpoint on th...

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 – ...

Hunt Is On For Mali Extremists In Gao

AP | BABA AHMED and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali — French troops began to withdraw from Timbuktu Thursday after securing the fabled city as they ramped up their mission in anothe...

Mali -- Let's Not Forget Those Who Have Suffered the Most and Seen the Worst

CARE | Posted 04.08.2013 | World

Despite the fact that Mali and its people might be a world away, they are in dire need of our help. And they need it now.

Love In The Time Of Sharia

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 04.08.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali -- The love story in this fabled desert outpost began over the phone, when he dialed the wrong number. It nearly ended with the couple'...