northern mali

Don’t recruit child soldiers: UNICEF

August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for keeping child soldiers out of armed conflicts, citing latest reports that armed groups in northern Mali are ... Read more...

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Child soldiers continue to be recruited in Mali: UNICEF

July 7th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported that an alarming number of children continue to be recruited by Malian armed rebels, Xinhua has reported a ... Read more...

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Islamists attack Timbuktu world heritage site

July 1st, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 1 (IANS) The mausoleum of Sidi Mahmoud, a Unesco World Heritage site, in Timbuktu, Mali, has been damaged in an attack by Islamists, RIA Novosti reported.It is one ... Read more...

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Britain temporarily closes embassy in Mali

April 7th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Britain temporarily closed its embassy in Mali Friday following an unstable situation in the country."Given the unstable and unpredictable situation in Mali and the continuing lack ... Read more...

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12 killed in Mali mutiny

March 24th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Bamako (Mali), March 23 (IANS) At least 12 people died in the confrontation between Mali's mutinous soldiers and the presidential guards, police said Friday.A curfew has been imposed in several ... Read more...

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North Africa at risk of being overrun by al-Qaeda

October 22nd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 22 (ANI): Al-Qaeda is poised to overrun five states in North Africa and the Middle East, creating terrorist safe havens from which the network can launch attack on the West, ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda releases Spanish hostages after eight months

August 22nd, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Nouakchott (Mauritania), Aug 22 (DPA) Two Spanish hostages kidnapped and held in Mali by Al Qaeda for eight months were released Sunday, local sources and regional news network al-Arabiya reported. The two men, ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda ‘building bunkers’ in the Sahara

June 25th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Timbuctu (Mali), June 24 (IANS/AKI) Militants linked to Al Qaeda are building fortified bunkers in the Algeria and Mali areas of the Sahara desert to shelter militants from air attacks, security experts ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda releases French hostage

February 24th, 2010 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 24 (DPA) A French citizen held captive for three months by Al Qaeda's north African branch has been freed, the French government said Tuesday. The terrorist group Al Qaeda in the ... Read more...

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Music enthusiasts drawn to Mali desert for tenth annual festival

January 8th, 2010 - 5:18 am ICT by IANS
Timbuktu (Mali), Jan 8 (DPA) The tenth edition of Mali's popular Festival in the Desert kicked off Thursday evening on the outskirts of the legendary city of Timbuktu in the Sahara desert. Close ... Read more...

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US re-designates Algerian group as terrorist body

October 28th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The United States has re-designated Algerian-based group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an Islamist militia that aims to overthrow the Algerian government and institute an Islamic ... Read more...

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