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MOPTI, Mali (AP) — Deep inside caves, in remote desert bases, in the escarpments and cliff faces of northern Mali, Islamic fighters are burrowing into the earth, erecting a formidable set of defenses to protect what has essentially become al-Qaida's...
Tags: Civil Rights, Islam, North Africa, Pakistan, European Union
Mali was thrown into turmoil again Tuesday following the arrest of Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra by soldiers who forced him to resign, an unsettling ouster that could derail plans to eject Islamic extremists from the northern stretches of the...
From turmoil in Mali to a green gladiator in Iran, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from the past week in global news: Plan for military intervention in Mali stalls Iran's subtle, persistent voice for environmentalism U.S. gingerly expands...
Tribune MediaThe opening scene-setter for the 1996 film "Independence Day" might serve as a metaphor for what Egyptians could face if a draft constitution written by a panel dominated by Islamists and based on Sharia law wins approval in a referendum: "A loud...
Aiming to reclaim the northern stretches of Mali from extremists, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved the deployment of African-led forces to the West African nation for a year. However, the resolution stresses that Mali has a...
"L'etat, c'est moi." — Louis XIV. "This nation. Me." — Barack Obama, third presidential debate. OK, OK. I'll give you the context. Obama was talking about "when Tunisians began to protest, this nation, me, my administration, stood with...
World NowMali crisis: As Mali remains wracked by infighting and has failed to reverse a takeover of the north, the number of people pushed out of their homes has soared and more children are being recruited as fighters, United Nations agencies warn....
World NowReligious extremists who hold the northern stretches of Mali in their grip promised revenge attacks against the French after the European country pushed for military action to eject them. “They are the kind of people with whom nothing works except...
World NowThe United Nations Security Council took a key step Friday toward approving military action in Mali, where religious extremists have capitalized on a Tuareg rebellion and political turmoil to seize much of the north. The resolution does not give the green...
World NowHIRMAND, Iran -- The featured speaker -- an 11-year-old girl -- waited hours for the helicopter to land near the watch tower and high concrete walls in this remote region not far from the Afghanistan border. Close by, a military band played marching music...
World NowAt least eight worshipers were killed Sunday in a suicide attack on a Roman Catholic church in northern Nigeria, according to officials. About 100 other people were injured, raising fears the death toll could rise....
World NowThe question of how to help Mali cope with rebels, the aftermath of a military coup and religious extremists, is slated to be taken up Wednesday at the sidelines of the United Nations, at a closely watched meeting on security in the troubled Sahel....
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