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Air Algerie pilots asked to turn back

2014-07-28 19:00

France says the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back.

French flags fly half-mast after Air Algerie tragedy

2014-07-28 14:12

Flags are flying at half-mast in France in mourning for the 118 victims of the Air Algerie plane tragedy, as investigators wait for the black boxes from the crash site to arrive.

Investigators scour through debris at Mali crash

2014-07-27 20:19

French investigators have scoured through the debris of a shattered Air Algerie jetliner in Mali's remote desert north to get to the cause of the third global air disaster in eight days.

UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet

2014-07-26 18:05

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali says its experts have found the second black box of the Air Algerie flight that crashed, killing all 118 people on board.

First images emerge of Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 16:08

The first images of the Air Algerie crash site in Mali have emerged showing a stark terrain littered with bits of a plane that appears to have been pulverised on impact.

Mali govt, rebels agree on 'roadmap' for talks

2014-07-25 12:07

Mali’s government and Tuareg-led rebels have signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal to end decades of uprisings in the north.

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

2014-07-25 10:16

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

Family of 4 among victims of Air Algerie plane crash

2014-07-25 07:44

Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

Mali, northern rebels sign talks deal

2014-07-25 05:00

Mali's government and Tuareg-led rebels have signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal.

France to use military in Mali to find missing jet

2014-07-24 20:04

President Francois Hollande has vowed to deploy all of France's military means in Mali, where it has hundreds of troops, to track down a missing Algerian plane.

Last contact with flight AH 5017 was over Mali

2014-07-24 14:17

An Algerian aviation official says the last contact Algerian authorities had with a missing Air Algerie aircraft carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algiers was when it was flying over Gao, Mali.

France announces new operation in Africa

2014-07-19 22:00

France has announced the redeployment of 3 000 troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa as part of an operation to help fight terrorism in the region.

Jihadists claim French soldier blast

2014-07-17 18:15

A jihadist movement led by al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed a French soldier in Mali.

Mali peace talks start after prisoner swap

2014-07-16 17:01

Mali's government and rebels are holding peace talks in Algiers intended to end decades of uprisings by northern Tuareg tribes after an exchange of prisoners helped to get the negotiations started.

Mali govt, rebels swap prisoners before peace talks

2014-07-15 21:51

Tuareg rebels and the Malian government have exchanged dozens of prisoners in a goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks opening in Algiers.

France wrapping up military operation in Mali

2014-07-13 21:04

France's defence minister says the French military operation in Mali "fulfilled its mission" and is being reorganised into a regional force against terrorists across northwest Africa.

Mali to meet northern Tuareg rebels

2014-07-09 09:19

Mali government officials are set to meet northern Tuareg separatist rebels in Algiers, Frecnh Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says, indicating progress in their stalled peace talks.

Mali restoration project out of cash

2014-06-27 21:03

Unesco says the Funding for Timbuktu restoration project is far short of the $11m needed.

Rising violence against women in Mali

2014-06-20 14:00

Violence against women has become one of the most pressing issues in Mali, where despite recent gains in stabilisation, the political and humanitarian situation remains fragile, the UN says.

500 000 kids in Mali at risk of malnutrition

2014-06-20 08:58

Nearly 500 000 children under the age of five in Mali are at risk of acute malnutrition and 1.5 million people don’t have enough to eat, the director of the UN humanitarian operations says.

Conditions 'ripe' for peace in northern Mali

2014-06-17 07:42

Armed groups from northern Mali are ready to launch peace talks with Bamako to put an end to the instability plaguing the region, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra says.

3 Malian groups say ready to talk peace

2014-06-10 14:33

Three armed movements from northern Mali have signed a joint statement in Algiers declaring that they are ready to work for peace with the Bamako government, Algeria’s foreign ministry says.

Mali's defence minister replaced

2014-05-28 12:54

Mali's defence minister has resigned, less than a week after an embarrassing defeat of army forces by Tuareg separatist rebels who seized several northern towns.

Mali says 50 soldiers killed in Kidal fighting

2014-05-26 12:13

50 Malian soldiers died this week during a failed army attempt to seize the Tuareg separatist northern town of Kidal, the West African country's defence minister said on Sunday.

 

Mali opens inquiry into Air Algerie crash

2014-07-27 21:47

Mali has opened a judicial probe into the Air Algerie plane disaster as part of international efforts to determine the cause of the crash.

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

2014-07-27 17:10

A French embassy spokesperson says black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali will be taken to France for analysis.

Air France ends diversion from Mali crash site

2014-07-25 20:03

Air France-KLM has ended a temporary precautionary measure which diverted its traffic away from the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airline.

Air France to avoid Mali crash site as "precaution"

2014-07-25 14:20

Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airlines as a "precautionary measure", a spokesperson for the French group says.

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

2014-07-25 12:07

French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.

Officials doubt Air Algerie plane was attacked

2014-07-25 09:03

Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.

France sends troops to secure Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 05:52

France says it had sent a military unit to secure the site of the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members which was found in Mali close to the border with Burkina Faso.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

2014-07-24 23:36

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing with 116 people on board, has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army co-ordinator in Ouagadougou says.

Wreckage of Air Algerie spotted - president

2014-07-24 20:03

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has said that the wreckage of a missing Air Algerie flight had been spotted in his country's northern desert.

AS IT HAPPENED: Flight AH5017 crashes

2014-07-24 13:34
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Get the latest details as Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

French president Hollande visits Niger

2014-07-18 14:20

France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region.

Terrorism: France to redeploy its troops in Africa

2014-07-17 12:29

The redeployment of 3 000 French troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa is expected to become official in the coming days.

Mali govt 'ready to go far' in peace talks

2014-07-16 14:02

The Bamako government is ready to make concessions within its "red lines" to clinch an accord with armed groups from northern Mali, Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop says.

Legionnaire killed in Mali suicide bombing

2014-07-15 20:14

A French soldier has been killed in the first suicide bombing targeting France's forces in northern Mali.

At least 20 killed in Mali rebel clashes

2014-07-12 14:10

At least 20 people have been killed during violent clashes between two Tuareg rebel groups in northern Mali, the military says.

Landmine kills UN peacekeeper in Mali

2014-07-01 16:38

The UN says one peacekeeper has died and six others have been injured after their vehicle struck a landmine in northern Mali.

UN extends Mali mission, urges peace talks

2014-06-26 07:52

The Security Council has extended for another year the UN mission in Mali, calling on it to prioritise efforts to facilitate peace talks and expand its presence in the north.

At least 18 000 displaced in Mali violence

2014-06-20 12:30

A spike in violence in the northern Mali region of Kidal has forced 17 400 people from their homes, undermining limited progress in stability, the UN humanitarian operations director says.

UN: Unmanned drones to be deployed in Mali

2014-06-19 10:25

The UN peacekeeping force in Mali will be getting unmanned drones to help protect civilians and the UN troops in the volatile north, the peacekeeping chief says.

Mali rebels sign truce

2014-06-10 19:50

Three northern Mali rebel groups have signed an accord in Algiers promising peace talks.

Mali officer arrested over coup bid

2014-06-06 18:09

A Malian army officer has been arrested for an attempted coup, a day after his family reported he had been kidnapped.

UN urges Mali to implement ceasefire

2014-05-29 12:08

The UN Security Council has urged Mali to implement fully a ceasefire between government and armed rebel groups following fresh fighting in the northern desert town of Kidal.

Libya militia stole US weapons in raid

2014-05-28 07:43

Militia fighters have stolen hundreds of American-supplied automatic weapons and other equipment in a raid on a Libyan base where the US was training local forces.

Mali in crisis

2014-05-23 09:56

Mali is in crisis after losing two northern towns including the rebel bastion of Kidal to Tuareg separatists, in a humiliating defeat that forced the government to call for an "immediate ceasefire".

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