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French special forces pilot Damien Boiteux killed in Mali attacks

This is the French military helicopter pilot killed as his country launched twin attacks in Africa against Islamist groups and a failed attempt to release a ...

Mali northern rebels demand more time over peace accord

Mar 02, 2015    

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Mali's government signed up to a preliminary peace proposal on Sunday meant to end fighting with northern separatists, but the Tuareg-led rebels demanded more time before agreeing to any accord.The United Nations-brokered deal aimed to tackle decades of uprisings in northern Mali, where Western and regional powers worry Islamist militants could return two years after a French military intervention drove them out.Recent fighting on the ground and differences over the political status of the desert region that the rebels call Azawad have complicated efforts to broker a lastin...

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