Malian soldiers forced the nation’s Prime Minister to resign late Monday night, complicating the West’s plans for a military intervention
As the West and regional partners scramble to launch an offensive to reclaim Mali’s north, will the Islamists and rebel factions there budge?
With the U.S., France and neighboring West African nations all poised to help Mali’s beleaguered government reclaim the north of the country from rebels and extremist groups, the planned intervention is drawing comparisons to …
The French say an intervention is a “matter of weeks” away — but what would it look like, and how may it backfire?
Revenge attack fears spark internal migration in India, Bibi talking tough on Iran and a new front in the war against radical Islam in Africa
Today’s picks: resistance to Islamism in Mali, the illegal organs trade and more recriminations between China and the U.S. over the South China Sea.
Today’s required reading: Romney’s Euro vision, the London Olympics from Ai Weiwei’s point of view and reports of renewed repression in Mali.
The charismatic military leader of Salafist rebels in Mali may just be helping to found an Islamic caliphate, but he is also taking apart an ancient city’s heritage
In today’s brief: an interview with the Dalai Lama, Israeli settlements under the spotlight and the mysterious deaths of U.S. forces in Africa
Ansar Dine, a radical Islamist militia, has set about destroying mausoleums and shrines in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu, which was once a great center of Islamic learning in the 15th and 16th centuries