- Burkina Faso: 'Large-scale attack' thwarted ahead of vote Updated: Nov-27-15 8:19 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Security forces disrupted a "large-scale attack" in Burkina Faso, arresting 13 suspects and seizing weapons and bomb-making materials in the west near Mali's border, the security minister said Friday.
- Mali arrests 2 over attack on luxury hotel in Bamako Updated: Nov-27-15 8:03 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Malian special forces have arrested two men over last week's attack on a luxury hotel in the capital, according to a statement distributed Friday morning, as the government provided a breakdown by nationality of the 20 people killed in the attack.
- China in talks with Djibouti on establishing logistics base Updated: Nov-26-15 5:59 am
BEIJING - China said Thursday it is in talks with Djibouti about setting up a naval logistics center in the Horn of Africa nation to service Chinese anti-piracy patrols, raising the sensitive issue of whether Beijing will seek military bases overseas.
- Militant attacks abroad a diplomatic quandary for China's Xi Updated: Nov-25-15 1:01 am
BEIJING - The killings of Chinese citizens by Islamic militants in Syria and Mali place President Xi Jinping in a quandary: How can Beijing respond effectively without betraying its strict stance against intervention?
- Gov. Christie orders flags at half-staff for Mali victims Updated: Nov-23-15 1:48 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags on state buildings to fly at half-staff Tuesday to mourn the victims of last week's attack in Mali that killed a woman raised in New Jersey.
- A look at Mali's Islamic extremist groups Updated: Nov-23-15 12:03 pm
The competing claims by the Macina Liberation Front and Al-Mourabitoun to have carried out Friday's attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako highlight the number of militant Islamic groups flourishing in Mali, a country with a weak central government and vast ungoverned spaces.
- A partial list of victims in the Mali hotel attack Updated: Nov-23-15 10:35 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Here is a partial list of the victims of Friday's attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali which killed 19 people confirmed by The Associated Press:
- In Africa, Pope Francis to find a church growing in numbers Updated: Nov-23-15 6:19 am
JOHANNESBURG - Pope Paul VI became the first modern pope to visit Africa in 1969 and declared the continent a "new homeland" for Jesus Christ. During the quarter century of his papacy, St. John Paul II traveled to 42 African countries and earned the nickname "the African." Pope Benedict XVI said Africa was a continent of hope. Next week, Pope Francis joins his predecessors and visits a region whose growing numbers of Catholics are seen as a bulwark for a church seeking to broaden its appeal in the face of challenges from secularism, competing Christian faiths and violent extremism.
- The Latest: Senegal president visits Mali attack site Updated: Nov-22-15 3:09 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - The latest on the attack on a hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako. (All times local):
- SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.
- American killed in Mali worked to improve global health Updated: Nov-21-15 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON - As a Peace Corps volunteer, expert in global health and the mother of a 7-year-old boy, Anita Ashok Datar devoted her life to caring for and helping others, her family said.
- 3 Chinese business executives killed in Mali attack Updated: Nov-20-15 10:32 pm
BEIJING - Three senior executives of a powerful state-owned Chinese company were killed in the Friday attack on a Radisson hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako, officials said Saturday.
- 6 Turkish Airlines personnel freed in Mali Updated: Nov-20-15 9:03 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Airlines says a sixth crew member has been freed from a hotel in Mali that was stormed by armed gunmen.