France’s foreign ministry says a video purporting to show hostages including four Frenchmen, released to the Mauritanian news agency ANI, appears "credible".
RFI journalist Nick Champeaux and a journalist from French newspaper
Heavy fighting has broken out in the centre of Gao, the largest town in northern Mali. A car bomb in the northern Mali town of Kidal has killed one person and injured another, according to a ...
French planes carried out major air strikes in northern Mali overnight, the army reports, after President François Hollande’s visit to the country Saturday.
French President François Hollande has been welcomed by hundreds of residents of Timbuktu, the historic town in northern Mali that French and Malian soldiers recaptured from armed Islamists ...
Nato is not likely to become involved in Mali, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday.
In an exclusive interview with RFI, Mali's interim president ruled out talks with Islamist groups who ruled the north for nine months, but said he was ready to meet Tuareg activists from the ...
French troops have arrived in the northern Mali town of Kidal, driving Islamist rebels into the mountains. But the Malian general staff was not aware of the French plan, sources say.
More than 90 per cent of the historic manuscripts feared destroyed when armed Islamists fled Timbuktu are safe,
The French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, says French and Malian troops are advancing north towards Timbuktu as the operation against Islamist militants enters its 17th day.