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‘Political, security, human rights and humanitarian challenges’ plague Mali

New York: With a deteriorating security situation in central and northern Mali, the UN peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Tuesday that ‘blue helmets’, the Malian Defence and Security Forces, continue to suffer repeated attacks and significant losses, while some large towns “live under constant threat from armed groups”. 

Four peacekeepers killed in complex attack on UN base in Mali

New York: A deadly attack on Friday against peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA, has been condemned in the strongest terms by the UN Secretary-General.

Mali: UN chief says ‘complex attack’ against blue helmets may constitute war crime

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres condemned  on Saturday, a “complex attack” against the UN mission in the West African country of Mali.

Mali: Around 20 UN peacekeepers injured in major attack on MINUSMA base

New York: Some 20 UN peacekeepers serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, were injured on Wednesday, after their temporary base came under attack in the restive central region of the country.

Mali in transition: UN peacekeeping chief takes stock of political and security developments

New York: Against the backdrop of a rapidly deteriorating security situation in Mali and the wider Sahel region, the UN peacekeeping chief concluded a visit to the restive northwest African nation on Thursday.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in an ambush in Central African Republic

Bangui/New York/New Delhi/Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed after their convoy was ambushed by members of the UPC and anti-Balaka armed groups in southern Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Mission in the country said on Monday.

Peacekeepers under attack again in Mali, as one Egyptian blue helmet dies, another seriously injured

New York: The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned another fatal attack carried out against a peacekeeping convoy that left a ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt dead, and another seriously injured on Friday.

Four UN peacekeepers killed, five wounded in attack in Mali

New York: Four United Nations peacekeepers in Mali were killed and five others wounded in an attack by unidentified armed elements on Wednesday, the UN mission in the country has said.

Al-Qaeda branch claims responsibility for killing 3 French troops in Mali: SITE Group

Moscow/Sputnik: Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM), the branch of the al-Qaeda terror group (banned in Russia) in Mali, has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on three French servicemen in the African country, the US-based SITE Intelligence Group that tracks jihadist activities has reported.

Three French soldiers killed by explosive device during operation in Mali: Elysee Palace

Paris/Sputnik: Three French soldiers have been killed after their armored vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Mali on Monday morning, the Elysee Palace's press department said.

Malian refugees return to Burkina Faso camp nine months after violent attacks

New York: Scores of Malian refugees in Burkina Faso have returned to a camp in the northeast of the country nine months after armed attacks and threats forced them to flee to a neighbouring town, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday.

Swiss hostage killed by terrorists in Mali: Foreign Ministry

Zurich/Sputnik: A Swiss female citizen, who had been a hostage of terrorists in Mali for four years, has been killed, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said.

Transitional President in Mali appoints new Prime Minister, top UN official tells Security Council

New York: Mali’s transitional President has appointed a new Prime Minister, the UN’s top official in the West African country told the UN Security Council on Thursday, detailing the significant events which has ushered in a new political era, since the 18 August coup d’état.

Three people injured in explosion of French military car in Mali : Source

Nouakchott/Sputnik: Three people have been injured in an explosion of a French military vehicle in Mali on Saturday morning, a military source told Sputnik on Saturday.

Mali coup: Democratic order must be restored ‘as fast as possible’

New York: The UN on Thursday called for the “constitutional and democratic order” to be restored as soon as possible across Mali, following the military coup, and reiterated a call to respect the rule of law, and refrain from violence.