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Mali coach Giresse quits as World Cup hopes fade

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Nine dead as UN bases come under twin attack in Mali

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Nine dead as UN bases come under twin attack in Mali


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Doden bij aanval op VN-basis Mali

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Gunmen attack UN base in Mali, killing 7 and wounding 7

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Gunmen attack UN base in Mali, killing 7 and wounding 7


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Mali : la localité de Ménaka sous contrôle des ex-rebelles de la CMA

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KCK'nın 'Türkiye mali alan sorumlusu' Diyarbakır'da tutuklandı

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KCK'nın 'Türkiye mali alan sorumlusu' Diyarbakır'da tutuklandı


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Germany defends performance of crashed Tiger helicopter in Mali

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Mali mayor becomes first 2018 presidential candidate
Bamako - The mayor of Mali's second city, Sikasso, on Sunday became the first candidate to throw his hat into the ring for 2018 presidential elections in the troubled west African state. Kalifa Sanogo, who made his name in textiles before entering politics, told AFP he would stand for the Alliance for Democracy in Mali (Adema), though he must win a primary before becoming the official candidate   Read More ...
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Canada stalls on Mali mission, could hit Security Council bid
ST. JOHN‘S, Newfoundland (Reuters) - Canada on Wednesday indicated it would again put off a decision on contributing troops to a U.N. peace operation in Mali, upsetting allies who said the new delay could undermine Canada’s effort to obtain a seat on the Security Council. The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last year said it would consider sending troops to Mali but has taken months longer than predicted to make up its mind amid fears soldiers would die   Read More ...
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WAFU Cup: Nigeria Face Mali in Group Stage Opener
The home based Super Eagles will on Thursday play Mali for their first group stage match in the ongoing West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup. A new group stage fixtures was announced on Tuesday by WAFU and Nigeria will no longer play Ghana but Mali on Thursday. WAFU Nations Cup is an association football competition that is contested by representative teams of the West African Football Union   Read More ...
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Mali coach Alain Giresse quits as 2018 World Cup hopes fade
Alain Giresse resigned as coach of Mali on Thursday after the country’s heavy defeat in World Cup qualification last week effectively left them out of contention for a place at next year’s finals in Russia. Mali were hammered 6-0 in Morocco last Friday and hostile Mali supporters voiced their displeasure with Giresse as the team drew 0-0 at home to the same opposition on Tuesday   Read More ...
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HRW accuses Mali, Burkina troops of sweeping rights abuses
Bamako, Mali | AFP | Malian and Burkinabe soldiers have killed, tortured and disappeared civilians while trying to root out jihadists in central Mali, Human Rights Watch said Friday. “Mali and Burkina Faso military operations to counter the growing presence of Islamist armed groups in central Mali have resulted in serious human rights violations,” a statement said. “Since late 2016, Malian forces have committed extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture, and arbitrary arrests against men accused of supporting Islamist armed groups”   Read More ...
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HRW accuses Mali, Burkina troops of sweeping rights abuses
Bamako - Malian and Burkinabe soldiers have killed, tortured and disappeared civilians while trying to root out jihadists in central Mali, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. "Mali and Burkina Faso military operations to counter the growing presence of Islamist armed groups in central Mali have resulted in serious human rights violations," a statement said. "Since late 2016, Malian forces have committed extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture, and arbitrary arrests against men accused of supporting Islamist armed groups"   Read More ...
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Giresse steps down as Mali coach
Frenchman Alain Giresse has resigned as coach of Mali, who prop up their World Cup qualifying group. The Frenchman's decision came five days after his team was thumped 6-0 in Morocco, and a day after a goalless draw against the same opponents. "It has become complicated for me," the 65-year-old website, cafonline.com, on Wednesday. "There are times when you must know how to stop   Read More ...
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Mali coach Giresse quits as World Cup hopes fade
BAMAKO: Alain Giresse resigned as coach of Mali on Thursday after the country’s heavy defeat in World Cup qualification last week effectively left them out of contention for a place at next year’s finals in Russia. Mali were hammered 6-0 in Morocco last Friday and hostile Mali supporters voiced their displeasure with Giresse as the team drew 0-0 at home to the same opposition on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Mali coach Giresse quits as World Cup hopes fade
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Alain Giresse resigned as coach of Mali on Thursday after the country’s heavy defeat in World Cup qualification last week effectively left them out of contention for a place at next year’s finals in Russia. Mali were hammered 6-0 in Morocco last Friday and hostile Mali supporters voiced their displeasure with Giresse as the team drew 0-0 at home to the same opposition on Tuesday   Read More ...
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2 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali when convoy hits explosives
Bamako - The United Nations mission in Mali says two peacekeepers have been killed and two others seriously injured after a convoy hit a mine in the northern Kidal region. The mission says in a statement that the two injured peacekeepers were immediately evacuated Tuesday after their vehicles hit the explosives about 15km outside of Aguelhok. A UN official says the peacekeepers were Chadian   Read More ...
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UN approves resolution paving the way for sanctions in Mali
UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday paving the way for sanctions against those in Mali who obstruct a 2015 peace agreement by continuing attacks or delaying its implementation. The French-sponsored resolution also authorizes sanctions against those who obstruct the delivery of humanitarian aid and plan or commit acts that violate international human rights or humanitarian law   Read More ...
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2 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali when convoy hits explosives
The United Nations mission in Mali said two peacekeepers were killed and two others seriously injured when a convoy hit a mine in the northern Kidal region. The mission said in a statement yesterday that the two injured peacekeepers were immediately evacuated after their vehicles hit the explosives about 15 kilometers (9 miles) outside Aguelhok. A UN official said the peacekeepers were Chadian   Read More ...
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UN approves resolution paving the way for sanctions in Mali
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution paving the way for sanctions against those in Mali who obstruct a 2015 peace agreement by continuing attacks or delaying its implementation. The French-sponsored resolution would also sanction those who obstruct the delivery of humanitarian aid and violate international human rights or humanitarian law. The resolution establishes a sanctions committee to designate individuals and entities that should be put on the sanctions blacklist   Read More ...
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UN approves resolution paving the way for sanctions in Mali
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution paving the way for sanctions against those in Mali who obstruct a 2015 peace agreement by continuing attacks or delaying its implementation. The French-sponsored resolution would also sanction those who obstruct the delivery of humanitarian aid and violate international human rights or humanitarian law. The resolution establishes a sanctions committee to designate individuals and entities that should be put on the sanctions blacklist   Read More ...
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U.N. enacts sanctions against anyone hindering Mali peace
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council established a Mali sanctions regime on Tuesday that allows the body to blacklist anyone who violates or obstructs a 2015 peace deal, hinders the delivery of aid, commits human rights abuses or recruits child soldiers. Anyone added to the blacklist would be subjected to a global travel ban or asset freeze, according to the French-drafted resolution, which was unanimously adopted by the 15-member Security Council   Read More ...
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U.N. enacts sanctions against anyone hindering Mali peace
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council established a Mali sanctions regime on Tuesday that allows the body to blacklist anyone who violates or obstructs a 2015 peace deal, hinders the delivery of aid, commits human rights abuses or recruits child soldiers. Anyone added to the blacklist would be subjected to a global travel ban or asset freeze, according to the French-drafted resolution, which was unanimously adopted by the 15-member Security Council   Read More ...
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2 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali when convoy hits explosives
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The United Nations mission in Mali says two peacekeepers have been killed and two others seriously injured when a convoy hit a mine in the northern Kidal region. The mission says in a statement that the two injured peacekeepers were immediately evacuated Tuesday after their vehicles hit the explosives about 15 kilometers (9 miles) outside of Aguelhok   Read More ...
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Bid for UN vote on Mali sanctions gains momentum
United Nations, United States | AFP | A bid for a UN Security Council vote early next week on a French-sponsored resolution that would set up a sanctions regime for Mali gained momentum Friday despite resistance from some countries, diplomats said. Russia and Ethiopia have voiced reservations over the proposal, raising the possibility of a delay of several weeks, but the diplomats said negotiations on holding a vote on Tuesday have accelerated   Read More ...
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Bid for UN vote on Mali sanctions gains momentum
UNITED NATIONS, United States: A bid for a UN Security Council vote early next week on a French-sponsored resolution that would set up a sanctions regime for Mali gained momentum Friday despite resistance from some countries, diplomats said. Those who are blacklisted would be subject to a global travel ban and an assets freeze.   Read More ...
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Watford further bolster defence with Wague loan
The Mali international has joined Orestis Karnezis in signing for the Hornets, while Marvin Zeegelaar also completed a move on deadline day Watford have further bolstered their defence with the signing of Molla Wague on a season-long loan. Wague moves to Vicarage Road from Udinese having only joined the Serie A club on a permanent basis in July. The Mali international spent last season on loan at Leicester City but made just one appearance after dislocating his shoulder in his debut in the FA Cup against Millwall   Read More ...
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9 UN peacekeepers hurt in Mali by roadside bomb attack
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — U.N. officials say nine peacekeepers have been wounded when their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in northern Mali. Oliver Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Mali, said the violence took place Sunday along the road between the northern towns of Aguel'hoc and Tessalit. Salgado said the wounded peacekeepers had been evacuated for medical treatment   Read More ...
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Mali peace deal allows chaos to gain upper hand
"It is a close combat wound. We are seeing more and more war injuries," says Gao hospital surgeon Abdul Aziz Touré. "We are on standby for more injured. There is a gunfight between some groups going on up the road." War has returned to northern Mali. The desert area is arguably more unstable now than at any time since the French intervention against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in 2013 and the deployment of UN peacekeepers later that year   Read More ...
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Ex-chief of Mali's 'Islamic police' jailed for 10 years
Bamako - A court in Mali on Friday convicted the former head of an Islamic police brigade of offences including cutting off the hand of a suspected thief, jailing him for 10 years. The chief judge convicted Aliou Mahamar Toure, the feared former "Islamic police chief" of the city of Gao, on all the charges against him after the trial Friday in Bamako   Read More ...
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Ex-chief of militant ‘Islamic police’ jailed for 10 years in Mali
BAMAKO: The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by Islamists controlling a northern Mali city in 2012 was jailed for 10 years Friday, after being convicted of crimes that included cutting off the hands of suspected thieves. Aliou Mahamar Toure had denied a long list of offences, as he stood trial in Bamako, having been accused of endangering state security and aggravated assault   Read More ...
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Mali Islamist police chief gets 10-year jail term for amputations
His lawyer Oumar Abocar Sidibe told Reuters the court had arrived at the decision late on Friday. A Malian Islamist police chief who cut off people's hands as part of a harsh form of Islamic law during an occupation of the north in 2012-13 by jihadi rebels was handed a 10-year jail term, his lawyer said on Saturday. The trial, which opened on Friday, was the first by a national Malian court for crimes by Islamists when they took over the desert north after an uprising by northern ethnic Tuareg separatists   Read More ...
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Mali Islamist police chief gets 10-year jail term for amputations
(Reuters) - A Malian Islamist police chief who cut off people's hands as part of a harsh form of Islamic law during an occupation of the north in 2012-13 by jihadi rebels was handed a 10-year jail term, his lawyer said on Saturday. The trial, which opened on Friday, was the first by a national Malian court for crimes by Islamists when they took over the desert north after an uprising by northern ethnic Tuareg separatists   Read More ...
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Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' jailed for 10 years in Mali
BAMAKO: The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a northern Mali city in 2012 was jailed for 10 years Friday, after being convicted of crimes that included cutting off the hands of suspected thieves. Aliou Mahamar Toure had denied a long list of offences, as he stood trial in Bamako, having been accused of endangering state security and aggravated assault   Read More ...
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Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali
Bamako (AFP) - The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a northern Mali city in 2012 denied chopping off the hands of suspected thieves, as he stood trial in the capital on Friday. Aliou Mahamar Toure, the feared former "Islamic police chief" of the city of Gao, appeared in a Bamako court accused of endangering state security and aggravated assault, crimes that rights groups have said did not reflect the gravity of his offences   Read More ...
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Trial starts for Islamist Mali police chief charged with amputations
A Malian court on Friday began the trial of an Islamist former police chief accused of committing amputations during an occupation in 2012-13 by rebels who imposed a harsh form of Islamic law. The trial is the first by a national Malian court for crimes by Islamists when they took over the desert north after an uprising by northern separatists, the International Federation for Human Rights said   Read More ...
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Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali
Bamako - The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a city in northern Mali in 2012 went on trial on Friday accused of cutting off victims' hands and publicly whipping women. Aliou Mahamar Toure, the feared former "Islamic police chief" of the city of Gao, appeared in a Bamako court accused of aggravated assault, a crime rights groups said did not reflect the gravity of his offences   Read More ...
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Ex-chief of 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali
The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by extremists controlling a city in northern Mali in 2012 went on trial Friday accused of cutting off victims' hands and publicly whipping women. Aliou Mahamar Toure, the feared former "Islamic police chief" of the city of Gao, appeared in a Bamako court accused of aggravated assault, a crime rights groups said did not reflect the gravity of his offences   Read More ...
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Jihadist Is Liable for $3.2 Million for Damage to Shrines in Mali
Photo PARIS — The International Criminal Court ruled on Thursday that an Islamist extremist who pleaded guilty last year to destroying shrines and damaging a mosque in the ancient city of Timbuktu, Mali, was liable for damages of $3.2 million. The man, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a member of a jihadist group linked to Al Qaeda, took part in the smashing of a number of centuries-old mud and stone buildings holding the tombs of holy men and scholars in 2012, when members of his group seized Timbuktu and other parts of northern Mali   Read More ...
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ICC orders former Mali Islamist to pay more than $3 million for damage to Timbuktu cultural sites
17 August 2017 For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) today issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018. The Chamber also ordered individual reparations for those whose livelihoods exclusively depended upon the attacked buildings and those whose ancestors' burial sites were damaged in the attack   Read More ...
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Mali ex-jihadist liable for €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction: ICC
The Hague - A war crimes court on Thursday said a Malian ex-jihadist caused in damages when he destroyed Timbuktu's fabled shrines in 2012. The International Criminal Court ordered victims be paid "individual, collective and symbolic" reparations, ICC judge Raul Pangalangan said. But the judges at the Hague-based tribunal recognised that Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was penniless, saying it was up to the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) - set up to implement the judge's decisions -- to decide how the outstanding amount will have to be paid   Read More ...
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Mali ex-jihadist liable for 2.7 mn euros for Timbuktu destruction
A war crimes court Thursday said a Malian ex-jihadist caused 2.7 million euros in damages when he destroyed Timbuktu’s fabled shrines in 2012. The International Criminal Court ordered victims be paid “individual, collective and symbolic” reparations, ICC judge Raul Pangalangan said. But the judges at the Hague-based tribunal recognised that Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was penniless, saying it was up to the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) set up to implement the judge’s decisions to decide how the outstanding amount will have to be paid   Read More ...
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ICC Timbuktu case: Mali Islamist liable for €3m in damages
An Islamist militant who is serving a prison sentence for destroying ancient mausoleums in Timbuktu has been found liable for nearly 3m euros in damages. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was jailed for nine years last September by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He admitted leading rebel forces who destroyed the historic shrines at the world heritage site in Mali in 2012. The ICC judges' latest ruling came after considering how his victims should be compensated   Read More ...
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Mali ex-jihadist liable for 2.7 mn euros for destruction: ICC
A war crimes court today said a Malian ex-jihadist caused 2.7 million euros in damages when he destroyed Timbuktu's fabled shrines in 2012. The International Criminal Court ordered victims be paid "individual, collective and symbolic" reparations, ICC judge Raul Pangalangan said. But the judges at the Hague-based tribunal recognised that Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was penniless, saying it was up to the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) - set up to implement the judge's decisions - to decide how the outstanding amount will have to be paid   Read More ...
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ICC orders Mali extremist to pay $3.2 million in reparations
BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Criminal court ruled Thursday that a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations. The court in the Netherlands found that Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi had intentionally directed attacks against nine mausoleums and a mosque door in 2012, and ordered him to pay for damage to the buildings, economic losses and moral harm to victims — primarily the people of Timbuktu, who depend on tourism   Read More ...
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ICC orders Mali extremist to pay $3.2 million in reparations
BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Criminal court ruled Thursday that a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations. The court in the Netherlands found that Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi had intentionally directed attacks against nine mausoleums and a mosque door in 2012, and ordered him to pay for damage to the buildings, economic losses and moral harm to victims — primarily the people of Timbuktu, who depend on tourism   Read More ...
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ICC orders Mali radical to pay $3.2 million in reparations
BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Criminal court says a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage-listed cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations. The court in the Netherlands ruled Thursday that Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi had caused damage to the nine mausoleums and a mosque door in 2012, and caused economic losses and moral harm to victims — primarily the people of Timbuktu   Read More ...
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