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# mali - Monday 19 June, 2017

Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel

Two EU workers were killed in the attack on a hotel on the edge of the capital Bamako.

# mali - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

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Controversial PSG defender Aurier praised for 'saving the life' of opponent

The Ivorian has been commended for helping Mali’s Moussa Doumbia, who was knocked out during their recent international match.

# mali - Monday 21 March, 2016

Irish Defence Forces members safe after armed men storm hotel

Four gunmen attacked a training base in Mali, one was shot dead.

# mali - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group

The couple have lived in Burkina Faso for over 40 years.

# mali - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Three people, including two UN peacekeepers, killed in attack by suspected Islamist militants

A further 20 people were injured in the pre-dawn attack, four seriously.

# mali - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Are we willing to risk Irish lives by sending troops to Mali or Lebanon?

Minister Simon Coveney must address the potential dangers involved in sending Irish soldiers to replace French forces, Ryan McCarrel writes.

# mali - Monday 23 November, 2015

Jihadi group names attackers responsible for deadly hotel siege in Mali

Two separate organisations have now claimed responsibility for the attack on the luxury Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako.

# mali - Friday 20 November, 2015

Al-Qaeda linked group kills 27 after nine-hour Mali hotel siege

An Al-Qaeda-affiliated group is reportedly claiming responsibility.

# mali - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far

This week the terrorist group destroyed a 2,000 year old temple — but it’s not its first time.

# mali - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Two Europeans among five killed, as gunman opens fire in Mali nightclub

“The killer came here because there were foreigners. He wanted to kill foreigners, that’s for sure,” a waiter at the club said.

# mali - Friday 23 January, 2015

Column: The people making a new life in the desert after civil war

The Mbera refugee camp is home to 50,000 people – most of them from northern Mali, a country torn apart by civil war.

# mali - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali’s first case

The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.

# mali - Friday 25 July, 2014

'No survivors' from Air Algerie crash over Mali --- French President

The wreckage of the plane has been located 50km north of the Burkina Faso border in Mali’s Gossi region.

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali after 'disintegrating'

France will send a military unit to secure the wreckage.

# mali - Sunday 15 June, 2014

'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day

Members of the Defence Forces who are serving in Syria, Lebanon and Mali have sent messages home to their families.

# mali - Thursday 19 December, 2013

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Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Read messages to loved ones from those in some of the smaller overseas missions (where you may not even realise we have troops posted).

# mali - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

French troops kill 19 Islamist militants as violence escalates in Mali

The violence comes with Malians due to vote on Sunday in a second round of parliamentary polls.

# mali - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about remains found in Meath, Roy Keane and the property tax deadline.

Two French journalists have been killed in Mali

The journalists had recently interviewed a rebel leader in the country.

# mali - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

French hostages released after three years return to France

The four men were kidnapped in 2010 by the North African wing of al-Qaida.

# mali - Friday 16 August, 2013

Ireland to give €700,000 to war-torn Mali

The money will be used to help refugees and internally-displaced citizens of the west African country.

# mali - Sunday 28 July, 2013

'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention

The election is seen as vital for restoring constitutional order after a coup in March last year.

# mali - Monday 15 July, 2013

France vows: Mali hostage death will not ‘go unpunished’

“We found a body 10 days ago in northern Mali… we will determine the cause of death and nothing will go unpunished,” French president Francois Hollande said.

# mali - Saturday 29 June, 2013

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Mexican striker loses a boot... but plays on and scores

Being without half of his footwear didn’t stop Jesus Escoboza at the U20 World Cup.

# mali - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

The Irish government is giving €2.5m for the humanitarian crisis in Mali

The money is part of a €520 million aid package from the EU to help Mali rebuild its country following a war with Islamist militants earlier this year.

# mali - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

France withdraws first batch of soldiers from Mali

The country will gradually pull its soldiers out of the country, leaving a permanent 1,000 strong-force to fight terrorism.

# mali - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Column: Irish troops are heading to Mali – what will they find there?

Irish troops will go to Mali next month, where approximately 375,000 people have been displaced due to internal conflict. The immense humanitarian fallout of the situation must not be overlooked, writes Emilia Sorrentino.

# mali - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Chadian army claims mastermind of Algerian gas plant attack killed in Mali

The army said he was killed during an operation that also “neutralised” at least 15 Islamist rebels.

# mali - Friday 1 March, 2013

Al-Qaeda's top leader in Mali killed in fighting

The Al-Qaeda leader was suspected of being behind a series of brutal kidnappings in several countries, including those of a British national and a French aid worker.

# mali - Friday 22 February, 2013

More suicide bombs hit Mali after battle that kills 20 Islamists

France sent in its troops in January to help the Malian army oust Islamist militants who last year captured the desert north of the country.

# mali - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency

It’s February 19 – and the 50th day of Ireland’s tenure at the helm of the Council of the European Union.

# mali - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

British and Irish forces in historic joint mission to Mali

In a historical first, the Irish Defence Forces is to team up with the British army for a training mission in Mali.

# mali - Thursday 7 February, 2013

France seeks Mali exit, handover to UN peacekeepers

France is keen to hand over the military burden as its forces continue to come under attack from rebels.

# mali - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

French clash with Islamists in north Mali: minister

According to French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, there were clashes around Gao yesterday.

# mali - Sunday 3 February, 2013

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Is this the ultimate footballing wedgie?

Seydou Keita was bossing the show at the African Cup of Nations.

# mali - Saturday 2 February, 2013

French president makes trip to Mali city of Timbuktu

Francois Hollande was greeted with chants of ‘Thank You, France.’

# mali - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Mali's president rules out talks with Islamists

Yesterday French troops entered the last Islamist stronghold of Kidal.

# mali - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

French troops at gates of last major city in northern Mali

French troops landed at the airport in Kidal, a senior Tuareg figure confirmed.

# mali - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

French and Malian forces patrol historic desert city of Timbuktu

French and Malian troops now control the historic town in which Islamist rebels are said to have destroyed thousands of ancient Muslim and Greek manuscripts.

# mali - Monday 28 January, 2013

Explainer: What is happening in Mali?

It is almost three weeks since French and Malian troops began a battle to wrest back the north of the country from Islamist rebels.

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