Ambush in north Mali kills 11 Malian soldiers

BAMAKO - Suspected Islamist militants killed 11 soldiers in an attack on a Malian army base near the desert city of Timbuktu on Monday, the government said.

Two Malian soldiers killed in ambush - military 02 Aug 2015

BAMAKO - Two Malian soldiers were killed and four wounded in an ambush on their convoy near the central town of Nampala on Saturday, military sources said.


Airbus seeks to rebuild trust as A400M systems fall short 30 Jul 2015

PARIS - Airbus Group has told buyer nations of the A400M transporter aircraft that it cannot deliver all of its high-tech defences according to plan, casting a shadow over some of its military uses as Europe battles growing instability on its borders.


Special report - West Africa's alarming growth industry: meth 24 Jul 2015

DAKAR - When customs officers in the sleepy Senegalese town of Koumpentoum discovered a stash of pills hidden in a bus from Mali in late February, they initially thought it was counterfeit medicine.

Masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs after militant destruction 19 Jul 2015

BAMAKO - Malian masons have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Islamist militants that took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, the United Nations and Malian officials said.

Mali detains 20 suspected Islamists, including 2 French - sources 15 Jul 2015

BAMAKO - Police in Mali have detained about 20 suspected Islamist militants in recent days, including at least two French citizens and the organiser of an attack a restaurant in Bamako in March, security sources said on Tuesday.

Mali makes arrests linked to Islamist attacks -sources 11 Jul 2015

BAMAKO - The Malian army captured two people linked to Islamist group Ansar Dine and seized evidence linking them to planned attacks, security sources said on Saturday.

French forces kill commander with al Qaeda branch in Mali 07 Jul 2015

PARIS/NOUAKCHOTT - France's army confirmed on Tuesday that its special forces had killed a prominent commander with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the group's north African branch, during a weekend operation in the northern Mali region of Kidal.

Islamist group Ansar Dine claims multiple attacks in Mali 06 Jul 2015

NOUAKCHOTT - The Malian Islamist rebel group Ansar Dine claimed it carried out a series of attacks against U.N. peacekeepers and Malian army targets in the country's capital, Bamako, and border areas near Ivory Coast and Mauritania.

Six U.N. peacekeepers killed when convoy attacked in Mali 02 Jul 2015

BAMAKO - Six U.N. peacekeepers were killed and five severely wounded when their convoy was attacked in northern Mali on Thursday, the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) said, a raid claimed by al Qaeda's North African arm.