Malian soldiers stand guard outside the Radisson Hotel in Bamako where a hostage situation unfolded last week. Photograph: EPA. 1:01

Authorities in Mali published photographs on Monday of a man and a woman they believe helped plan an attack on a luxury hotel in which 19 people and (...)

 Security forces surround the Radisson Hotel during a hostage situation in  Bamako, Mali on Friday. Photograph: EPA 1:01

Malian security forces are hunting “more than three” suspects after a brazen assault on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, m(...)

A Malian police officer stands guard in front of the Radisson hotel in Bamako. A UN official  was quoted as saying that peacekeepers aiding Malian soldiers had seen 27 bodies littering two floors.  Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako yesterday, killing more than 20 people after taking 170 hostages, including many foreigners(...)

Mokhtar Belmokhtar: in June authorities in Libya said he had been killed by a US air strike there, but four days later al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb denied  that he was dead. Photograph: Ho/AFP/Getty Images

If Islamist militant group Al-Mourabitoun is confirmed as responsible for Friday’s killings at a hotel in Mali, it will be the latest time it has stag(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney stressed the Government would not do anything that “compromises Irish neutrality”

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney have moved to play down concerns about Irish troops being dispatched to Mali to replace Fr(...)

 An injured, rescued hostage is carried from the Radisson Blu Hotel by a member of the security forces in Bamako, Mali,  November 20th, 2015. Photograph: EPA 0:46

A hostage situation at a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, has ended and security forces have killed two Islamist gunmen who stormed the buildin(...)

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita  reviews troops in Kati, near Bamako, on August 6th, 2015, after visiting soldiers injured in an attack on their camp in northern Mali on August 3rd which left 11 soldiers dead. Photograph: Habibou Kouyate/AFP/Getty Images

Suspected Islamist gunmen were holding as many as 10 hostages on Friday after at least eight people died following an attack on a hotel in central Ma(...)

Security officials secure the site near La Terrasse restaurant where militants killed five people, including a French citizen and a Belgian citizen, in a gun attack in Bamako on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Militants have killed five people in a gun attack on a restaurant in Mali’s capital, including a French citizen and a Belgian security officer with t(...)

A picture dated 22nd June 2013 shows Serge Lazarevic’s daughter, Diane (centre) holding a portrait of her father as she participates in a rally to demand release of hostages after 1,000 days of detention, in Paris, France. French President Francois Hollande announced the liberation of France’s last remaining hostage, Franco-Serbian Serge Lazarevic, who had been captured in Mali in November 2011 by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI). Photograph: Marlene Awaad/EPA

President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that the last French citizen held hostage, a 50-year-old man seized in 2011 by Al Qaeda’s north African ar(...)

Spokesperson for Mali’s Health Ministry Daou Markatie  speaks to journalists at a news conference in Bamako as authorities in Mali quarantined dozens of people on Wednesday at the home of a 25-year-old nurse who died from Ebola. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

By Joe PenneyMore than 90 people were quarantined across the Mali capital on Wednesday after a 25-year-old nurse died of Ebola having treated a Guinea(...)