{FD} Video released of Mali troops held by al-Qaida-linked group

A video has been released that reportedly shows 11 Mali soldiers held hostage by an extremist group linked to al-Qaida.

{FD} Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers

The U.N. mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been killed and five others wounded in an attack on a convoy.

{FD} 2 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali when convoy hits explosives

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.

{FD} French president vows support in Sahel anti-extremist fight

France’s president is promising support for a new multinational force against extremists in Africa’s vast Sahel region as he meets in Mali with leaders from five regional countries.

{FD} Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali

The Swedish government has announced that a man held by Islamic extremists in northern Mali for six years has been released.

{FD} Mali security minister: 4 jihadis killed in resort attack

Mali’s security minister says security forces have killed at least four extremists after an attack Sunday that left two people dead at a spot popular with foreigners.

{FD} Gunfire heard at Mali resort area popular with foreigners

A security official says suspected jihadists in Mali’s capital have attacked a resort that is popular with foreigners on the weekends.

{FD} French soldiers kill 20 jihadis in Mali near Burkina Faso

Officials say that French soldiers deployed to Mali to fight against Islamic extremists have killed at least 20 jihadis at the country’s border with Burkina Faso.

{FD} Couple stoned to death in northern Mali, accused of affair

A local official says a couple has been stoned to death in northern Mali after extremists accused them of conducting an extramarital affair.