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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.