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As France plans to shrink Sahel force, jihadi threat grows

GAO, Mali — During a grueling, weeks-long mission in northern Mali, French soldiers were confronted by a familiar threat: Extremists trying to impose the...

Macron suggests France may pull out troops from Mali

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday suggested France will pull troops from Mali if the country’s institutional instability persists and inhibits the...

Mali’s military releases transitional president and PM

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali’s military has released the transitional president and prime minister from detention, a top officer said Thursday. ...

Key events in Mali that led to a coup and rule by junta

DAKAR, Senegal — A timeline of key events in Mali that led to another power grab in the troubled West African nation. ...

16 Niger soldiers killed in attack near the border with Mali

NIAMEY, Niger — An ambush on a military patrol near Niger’s border with Mali killed 16 Niger soldiers and left one missing, the government...

Jihadists on motorbikes ambush Mali’s military, 33 killed

BAMAKO, Mali — About 100 suspected Islamic extremists on motorcycles ambushed the Malian military convoy in the country's volatile north, killing at least 33...