'At a time when terrorism is striking everywhere in the world, we cannot let the Sahel region become a new haven for terrorist organizations from the entire world,' French ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre tells the council
The assault on the Kangaba Le Campement resort comes after a similar strike less than two years ago on a luxury hotel in Bamako
(UPDATED) 'All the camp's military material was ransacked,' adds a local official
The Group to Support Islam and Muslims, also known as Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimeen in Arabic, is a fusion of 3 Malian groups with previous Al-Qaeda links formed in March
President Emmanuel Macron will address French soldiers stationed in the city of Gao in Mali's deeply troubled north
The attack was planned for the France-Africa summit on January 13 and 14, but stringent security measures forced the suspects to delay their plans
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has made clear he will not stand aside until the country's Supreme Court decides on his legal challenge seeking to annul the results of last month's polls
'The terrorists who attack our land, who commit acts on our soil, are allied with those who are in the Levant, in Iraq and Syria, but here as well, in the Sahel,' says French President Francois Hollande
(UPDATED) Aid worker Sophie Petronin was abducted in the city of Gao on Saturday, December 24, France's foreign ministry says
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi pleads guilty to destroying centuries-old sites in Timbuktu
A land dispute between villagers from Koussouma and Mougna has been ongoing for two years
The last month alone sees 3 attacks on members of the mission, known as MINUSMA, fueling concern over its future with 65 killed in under 3 years
The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali condemns the attack as an 'odious' act of terror
The final report on a 2014 Air Algerie airliner crash that killed 116 people says the accident was largely due to the pilots failing to activate the plane's anti-icing system
Among mega-cities, Manila – facing a triple threat from cyclones, superstorms and earthquakes – tops the list of urban areas with the highest number of people exposed
(UPDATED) Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is the first person to face a war crimes charge for an attack on a cultural monument
Timbuktu, founded in the 11th century, was 'one of the great centers of Islamic learning in the world, a center of civilization at a time when Europe was in the dark ages'
The latest attacks highlight the vulnerability of Mali's sprawling arid north, where UN troops and Malian soldiers are struggling in their fight against jihadists who seized vast swathes of territory in 2012
The attack comes 3 months after a similar strike on the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako and one month after a raid on a top hotel in Burkina Faso
Gunmen took guests and staff hostage at the 190-room Radisson Blu in Bamako on November 20 in a siege that left 20 people dead, most of them foreigners
A senior Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith) figure, Hamadou Ag Khallini says the attack was 'in response to the violation of our lands by the enemies of Islam'
Where do we get the license to call one country's deaths senseless and another's set of deaths typical?
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A Malian security source says authorities are 'actively pursuing' at least 3 people over the attack
(UPDATED) Obama says he invited ASEAN leaders to the US, as he denies Middle East turmoil is distracting him from focusing on Asia
(UPDATED) Five of the slain Russians are believed to have come from the central Ulyanovsk region
(2nd UPDATE) The assault is claimed by the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Murabitoun group led by notorious one-eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar
US President Barack Obama calls the attack 'appalling,' while Chinese President Xi Jinping 'strongly condemns' the siege in Mali
The Malian government declares a 10-day nationwide state of emergency from midnight on Friday, November 20, over the assault and called three days of mourning for the victims
The Malaysian Prime Minister mentions the bombings and shootings in Paris and Beirut, the attack on a plane full of Russians in Egypt, the Mali hostage-taking, and the murder by the Abu Sayyaf of a Malaysian hostage
(UPDATED) Russia joins Western powers in backing the French-drafted text that authorizes countries to 'take all necessary measures' to fight ISIS and other extremist groups linked to Al-Qaeda
(5th UPDATE) The Malian government declares a 10-day nationwide state of emergency Friday evening, November 20 over the assault and calls 3 days of mourning for the victims
The US troops were from Special Operations Command Forward-North and they had been working with West Africa personnel, says Pentagon spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Michelle Baldanza
Sekitar 140 tamu dan 30 karyawan Hotel Radisson di Bamako disandera.
Hotel group: 'As per our information two persons have locked in 140 guests and 30 employees'
Mali's government reports the arrest of 7 people over the raid in Sevare
Investigators say they found phone numbers and addresses on the bodies of the 'terrorists' which suggested they were affiliated with the Macina Liberation Front
(4th UPDATE) An army officer lists the fatalities as 5 'terrorists', 5 soldiers, and two 'white people', whose identities were being checked. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
There are no claims of responsibility for the early morning attack, and no official comment from the government in the west African country
Families are asking that unidentified victims' remains be flown from Mali for burial
Under the 1954 Hague Convention, the destruction of the World Heritage monuments is a war crime
(UPDATED) A French judicial probe finds a series of "tragic" errors caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in the Malian desert last year with 116 people on board
(UPDATED) The killings come amid continued violent activity by jihadist groups that had previously taken control of northern Mali
[CIRSS Commentaries] The Philippines in Golan Heights and beyond: 'Hostile environments make it difficult to guarantee the safety and respect for peacekeepers'
Kasus penghinaan lewat media sosial yang dipolisikan terulang lagi. Seorang warga Lombok yang sedang berada di Bali dilaporkan karena dianggap menghina Hindu.
Mali vow not to bow to terror and to punish the jihadists behind a deadly nightclub attack in the capital, as local and French investigators join forces to hunt down the killers
(UPDATED) Meanwhile in Bamako, police in bulletproof vests patrol the area where a masked gunman had burst into La Terrasse, a popular venue among expats
'The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Bamako,' a statement reads
Almost all the deaths and cases have been reported in the three west African countries worst hit by the outbreak: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea
'Today we have reason to be cautiously optimistic that this terrible outbreak can be defeated,' says UN chief Ban Ki-moon