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  1. News - World - MALI

    Malians vote in watershed presidential run-off

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 05:52pm by AFP

    ... extremists who had occupied the north in the chaos that followed the coup, imposing a brutal regime of sharia law characterised by executions and amputations. Keita, who is considered the favourite, ...

  2. News - World - MALI

    Mali militants still a threat to West Africa, says UN chief

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... a brutal Islamic law. “They have lost the tactical advantage and much of the safe haven they had access to for years in northern Mali.” But Ban raised concerns over suicide bombings and other ...

  3. News - World - MALI

    Macabre exhibit at Gao city hall of defeated Islamist fighters body parts

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... franchise in the region, ruled the city. They imposed an extreme form of Islamic law, flogging, amputating and sometimes executing violators. At the foot of the city hall steps, the cleanly severed ...

  4. News - World - MALI

    UN hopes to have aid access to northern Mali within days

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... out to several sites yesterday, including one building where they found grenades alongside a large suitcase and reading material in Arabic script about sharia law. The Mali conflict came amid ...

  5. News - World - MALI

    French, Malian troops push north as African defence chiefs meet

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 05:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... and Timbuktu, it is one of the three major northern towns where the Al Qaeda-linked Islamists have imposed a harsh form of Islamic law (sharia) for 10 months. To the centre, the source added, French-led ... the Tuaregs to implement their own Islamic agenda. They imposed a harsh interpretation of sharia law, flogging, stoning and executing transgressors, forbidding music and television and forcing women ...

  6. News - World - MALI

    French enter last Islamist stronghold in Mali

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 02:22pm by AFP

    ... the north, imposing a brutal form of Islamic law. Offenders suffered whippings, amputations and in some cases were executed while Islamists also destroyed sacred shrines they considered idolatrous ...

  7. News - World - MALI

    Islamists claim victory over Tuaregs in north Mali

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 03:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... by the end of the month. Ansar Dine last week backtracked from an earlier demand to see strict Islamic law, or sharia, imposed across all of Mali, saying instead it should only be implemented ... form of Islamic sharia law, stoning people to death and amputating hands and feet from suspected thieves.   ...

  8. News - World - MALI

    UN approves military action against Islamists in Mali

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and other separatists and al-Qaeda linked groups took advantage of a coup in Mali in March to seize a swathe of territory where the militants have imposed a brutal form of Islamic law. Mali's ...

  9. News - World - MALI

    Suicide bomber hits north Mali, troops clash in capital

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 09:32pm by AFP

    ... of the north, imposing a brutal form of Islamic law. France launched a surprise intervention on January 11 in its former colony as the insurgents advanced towards the capital, raising fears the entire ...

  10. News - World - MALI

    Looting in Timbuktu as donors pledge US$455 million for Mali

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... They forced women in Timbuktu to wear veils, and those judged to have violated their strict version of Islamic law were whipped and stoned. The militants also destroyed ancient Muslim shrines ...




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