Two French men stopped on way to Islamic State in Libya - official

PARIS Two French nationals suspected of wanting to join Islamic State training camps in Libya before heading to Syria were arrested in Tunisia in mid-November, according to an official at the Paris prosecutor's office.

Suspected jihadists kill three in rocket attack on U.N. base in Mali 28 Nov 2015

BAMAKO Unknown attackers fired rockets at a United Nations peacekeeping base in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people inside, the U.N. said, in the latest sign that the West African country's Islamist insurgency is intensifying.


France's Hollande wins cooperation not coalition against IS 27 Nov 2015

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS The leaders of Russia and France avoided each other's gaze as they made short, stiff statements in the Kremlin on Thursday before talks on countering Islamic State in Syria.


Mali says arrests two suspects linked to Bamako hotel attack 26 Nov 2015

BAMAKO Mali authorities arrested two people on Thursday suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, the security ministry said.

China military in talks for logistics 'facilities' in Djibouti 26 Nov 2015

BEIJING China's military is in talks with the Horn of Africa country Djibouti to build logistics "facilities" to support Chinese peacekeeping and anti-piracy missions, the foreign and defence ministries said on Thursday.

French soldier dies from injuries suffered in Mali 26 Nov 2015

PARIS A French soldier has died after suffering injuries in Mali when his vehicle was attacked by "terrorist groups", the French President's office said in a statement on Thursday.


China pledges to work with Africa in fighting militancy after Mali attack 26 Nov 2015

BEIJING China will strengthen its cooperation with Africa in the fight against violent extremism after an attack last week by Islamist militants in Mali killed 19 people, including three Chinese citizens, China's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Germany to send up to 650 soldiers to Mali for peacekeeping mission 25 Nov 2015

BERLIN Germany is ready to send up to 650 soldiers to Mali to bolster the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the West African country and to help France in the region, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday.

Landmine kills U.N. peacekeeper in Mali 24 Nov 2015

BAMAKO A U.N. peacekeeper was killed in Mali by a landmine on Tuesday, underlining persistent insecurity in the country four days after Islamist militants attacked a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako.


FTSE falls as travel stocks continue slide 24 Nov 2015

LONDON UK shares retreated on Tuesday, with the British travel sector down again after signs that armed attacks in France and Mali were dampening customer demand.