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ReutersBAMAKO, May 12 (Reuters) - Malian troops approached the remote northeastern town of Kidal on Sunday ahead of a mid-May deadline set by the government to wrest it from the control of Tuareg separatist rebels. French forces which swept Islamist...
Reuters* EU, France organising donor conference in Brussels next week * Mali trying to rebuild after French offensive drove out Islamists By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, May 10 (Reuters) - Mali will ask international donors for nearly two billion euros ($2.6...
Reuters* Jihadist recruiting behind bars a worry amid Mali crisis * Overcrowding, intelligence lapses, lack of chaplains weigh * Petty offenders easily lured into radicalism By Alexandria Sage VILLEPINTE, France, May 7 (Reuters) - In France, the path to...
Tags: Religious Conflicts, Islam, France, Punishment, Paris (France)
Reuters* Editor published open letter criticising coup leader * Charged with inciting revolt * Arrest showed junta's lingering influence BAMAKO, April 30 (Reuters) - A court in Mali threw out a case against a newspaper editor who was arrested after publishing...
BAMAKO, Mali — Homemade twig pens stand like off-duty soldiers in a jar on Boubacar Sadeck's worktable. The morning sun steals into a room stuffed with a jumble of papers, ink bottles and stretched animal hides. He sits thoughtfully before a blank...
Tags: Germany, Africa, Islam, South Africa, North Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The stakes are high for France: the lives of four French children, their parents, a relative and nine other French hostages being held by Al Qaeda-linked militants in Nigeria and Mali. But France, entrenched in a war in...
Tags: Barack Obama, Pakistan, Cameroon, Kidnapping, Polio
American VoicesSen. Lindsey Graham said it best. Talking about the challenges the next secretary of defense will confront, Graham, a South Carolina Republican, warned that he will face "a world on fire." So true, and the Middle East along with the larger Islamic world...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An extremist splinter group Monday claimed responsibility for the weekend kidnapping of seven foreigners in northern Nigeria. The group, Ansaru, broke away from the Islamist insurgent organization Boko Haram, which has been...
William PfaffPARIS -- Military interventions by powerful nations into lesser ones, such as now continues in Mali (and Afghanistan), and is being urged by many into the Syrian civil war, are inherently reckless since even the most powerful states can have the whole...
French troops backing a Mali government campaign to retake the northern half of the country from Islamic militants have been cheered as liberators since their convoys rolled into historic Timbuktu this week and hundreds of paratroopers dropped from the...
SEGOU, Mali — French and Malian forces on Saturday drove Al Qaeda-linked Islamists out of a key city in northern Mali, a major advance in France’s campaign against insurgents in the West African nation. The French military in Paris announced...
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Rebellions, Armed Forces, France, Western Africa
WASHINGTON -- Republicans wanted nothing more than to summon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Capitol Hill and grill her about the tragic fiasco in Benghazi. Sadly for them, they got their wish. Clinton's smooth and confident performance at...
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Jan 25, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
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