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French hostage 'executed' in Mali
Man claiming to be spokesman for al-Qaeda says Philippe Verdon beheaded "in response" to French intervention in Mali.
Last updated: 20 Mar 2013 07:58 GMT
UN warns of reprisal attacks in Mali
UN Human Rights Chief says revenge attacks risk driving Mali into a catastrophic spiral of violence.
Last updated: 12 Feb 2013 20:55 GMT
Mali troops hunt for rebel holdouts in Gao
House-to-house search leads to arrests of suspected fighters involved in Sunday's surprise attack on northern city.
Last updated: 12 Feb 2013 04:01 GMT
Mali rebels launch guerrilla attack on Gao
French general says armed rebels used canoes to cross Niger River for surprise strike on Malian army in northern city.
Last updated: 11 Feb 2013 10:49 GMT
Mali troops foil suicide attack near Gao
The situation remains tense after suicide attack on Friday, the first since start of the French-led military operation.
Last updated: 09 Feb 2013 22:29 GMT
Gunfight between Mali troops wounds several
Witnesses say soldiers allied with leader of last year's coup stormed camp of Red Beret presidential guard in Bamako.
Last updated: 08 Feb 2013 12:00 GMT
French troops attempting to secure Mali's Gao
Military says operation to secure northern town is still under way, and that rebels have blended into populace.
Last updated: 07 Feb 2013 15:52 GMT
France seeks UN peacekeepers for Mali
French foreign minister says UN force could be in place by April, incorporating troops from African countries.
Last updated: 07 Feb 2013 03:38 GMT
France battling rebels in Mali's north
Fighting continuing outside main northern towns of Gao and Timbuktu, as France renews call for UN peacekeepers.
Last updated: 06 Feb 2013 19:43 GMT
World powers back UN force in Mali
Regional powers and representatives from world bodies discuss stabilisation and reconstruction at Brussels conference.
Last updated: 06 Feb 2013 00:47 GMT
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