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Mali asks Islamic High Council to dialogue with al-Qaida

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s government has asked the country's Islamic High Council to begin a dialogue with al-Qaida-linked groups in a new effort to address a nearly decade-long insecurity crisis. ...

Mali's Timbuktu fears jihadis as France reduces troops

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — It’s been nine years since Islamic extremists in northern Mali arrested Zahra Abdou on charges of showing her hair and wearing an outfit they said was too tight. ...

Colombian nun kidnapped in Mali in 2017 is freed

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Colombian nun who was kidnapped more than four years ago by al-Qaida-linked extremists in Mali has been freed, Mali’s presidency said Saturday. Gloria Narvaez ...

Ambush attack in central Mali kills 9 soldiers, wounds 11

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Gunmen ambushed Malian army troops in the West African country's central region, killing at least nine soldiers and wounding 11 others, an army statement said. T...

Mali's president says he was unharmed in stabbing attempt

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita said he was unharmed after a man tried to stab him Tuesday at the Grand Mosque in the capital amid celebrations for the Muslim holiday of sacr...

A woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies after only expecting seven, Mali’s Ministry of Health said Wednesday. The 25-year-old Halima Cisse gave birth to th...

French reporter kidnapped by jihadist rebels in north Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The chief of Reporters Without Borders says that French journalist Olivier Dubois was kidnapped April 8 while working in Mali’s northern city of Gao. A video was...

ICC holds reparations ceremony for Timbuktu mausoleums

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The International Criminal Court made a symbolic reparations payment of 1 euro to Malian officials on Tuesday, after paying for the restoration of historic mausoleums in Timbuktu t...

French army accused of killing 5 civilians in north Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The French army launched an airstrike against an extremist group in northeastern Mali, as part of its Operation Barkhane to "to neutralize an armed terrorist group,” it said in a s...

Jihadists on motorbikes ambush Mali's military, 33 killed

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — About 100 suspected Islamic extremists on motorcycles ambushed the Malian military convoy in the country's volatile north, killing at least 33 people in the deadliest attack of its...

Ex-Mali coup leader won't stand trial for 2012 killings

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The man who overthrew Mali’s president in 2012, former Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo, will no longer stand trial on charges he had 21 soldiers killed after a failed counter-coup that sam...

Witnesses say 20 are killed in an airstrike in central Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least 20 people have been killed in an airstrike on a village in central Mali where Islamic extremists had confronted a wedding party, witnesses said Tuesday. ...

Mali's opposition leader and ex-hostage dies with COVID-19

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's opposition leader Soumaila Cisse, who was held hostage for six months earlier this year by jihadists and was considered a leading contender in 2022 elections, has died in Pa...

Explosions in 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according to residents and a Un...

Attacks by suspected jihadists kill 22 in central Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists have carried out a series of attacks in central Mali killing at least 22 people, a spokesman for Mali’s defense minister said Wednesday. ...