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Death toll from Mali attack has risen to 77 - French army spokesman

PARIS The latest death toll from this week's bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali stands at 77, a French army spokesman said on Thursday, up from an earlier toll of more than 60 deaths.


Al Qaeda says Mali attack punishment for cooperation with France 18 Jan 2017

GAO, Mali Al Qaeda's North African affiliate said a suicide bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali that killed up to 60 people and wounded more than 100 others on Wednesday was punishment for groups there cooperating with France.

Al Qaeda says Mali bombing punishment for working with France 18 Jan 2017

ABIDJAN Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) said in a statement on Wednesday that a suicide bombing that killed dozens in northern Mali was punishment for groups there cooperating with France, according to a translation released by the SITE Intelligence Group.

France says Mali army camp explosion is major 'symbolic attack' 18 Jan 2017

PARIS France's interior minister described Wednesday's deadly car bomb explosion at an army camp in Gao, northern Mali, as a "major and highly symbolic attack" in an area visited days ago by French President Francois Hollande.

Explosion kills dozens in Malian military camp - witness 18 Jan 2017

GAO, Mali A vehicle exploded at a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao on Wednesday, killing dozens of people, according to a Reuters witness who saw the aftermath of the blast.

Germany to deploy helicopters, more soldiers to U.N. mission in Mali 11 Jan 2017

BERLIN Germany's cabinet on Wednesday approved the deployment of eight attack and transport helicopters as well as 350 additional soldiers to Mali as part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission, sources told Reuters.


U.N. chief concerned Iran may have violated arms embargo - report 08 Jan 2017

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations chief expressed concern to the Security Council that Iran may have violated an arms embargo by supplying weapons and missiles to Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah, according to a confidential report, seen by Reuters on Sunday.

Red Cross worker shot dead in northern Mali 05 Jan 2017

BAMAKO A local worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross was shot dead in the northern Mali town of Gao late on Wednesday night, a spokesman for the aid organisation and local residents said.

Mali says suspects Islamist group Mourabitoun kidnapped French woman 28 Dec 2016

BAMAKO A Malian state prosecutor said on Wednesday that the Islamist militant group al Mourabitoun is suspected of kidnapping a French-Swiss aid worker from the city of Gao in northern Mali.

French-Swiss aid worker kidnapped in Malian city of Gao 25 Dec 2016

BAMAKO/PARIS A French-Swiss aid worker has been kidnapped in the city of Gao in northern Mali, and French and Malian authorities are working together to rescue her, the French foreign ministry said on Sunday.