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UN approves military action against Islamists in Mali

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved sending an African-led military force to help wrench northern Mali from Islamist militants.

Saturday, 22 December, 2012, 6:12am

From flagship democracy to Islamist battleground

In 2012 Mali went from a stable democracy to a country facing a war with jihadists occupying more than half its territory, backed by Western powers who fear the arid zone may become a new haven for terrorism.

13 Dec 2012 - 5:44am

Islamists claim victory over Tuaregs in north Mali

One of the Islamist groups that seized northern Mali earlier this year was claiming victory on Sunday over Tuareg fighters who tried to dislodge them.

19 Nov 2012 - 5:42pm

West African leaders agree to send troops to Mali's occupied north

West African nations have agreed to send 3,300 troops to help Mali wrest back control of its northern half, which was seized by al-Qaeda-linked fighters more than six months ago, according to an official involved in the discussions, and a statement read on Nigerian state television.

13 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

Talking Points

Remembrance Sunday

10 Nov 2012 - 1:51am

Mali's famous culture under threat as Islamists ban music

The pickup halted in Kidal, the far-flung Malian desert town that is home to members of the Grammy-winning band Tinariwen.

26 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

World news in brief - September 3, 2012

4 hurt in attacks near Damascus complex

3 Sep 2012 - 5:44am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Conflict-of-interest panel to hold public forum

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It's for people who want to be somewhere else

Executive chef Philippe Orrico on his HK$15,000-a-head Titanic anniversary dinner

No words can express my grief ... Fang Lizhi has awakened the people's yearning for human rights and democracy

Activist Wang Dan on Fang's death

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Music

Salif Keita - The Golden Voice of Africa

Singer Salif Keita (above) from Mali performs soulful Malian acoustic ballads fused with funk. Thu-Fri, 8pm, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $220-$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am