The UK is sending 330 military personnel to Mali to aid France's battle against jihadist militants. Why?
Schools or gas facility among mooted targets as westerners are urged to leave 'lawless' city now
Algerian workers helped disguise Alan Wright, cut the perimeter wires and led him to freedom
Bloodbath at gas plant leads to fears that Sahara could become a terrorist haven like Afghanistan
Algeria's zero-tolerance policy towards insurgents led to troops going in 'with all guns blazing'
Messi has 86 goals, but the great Zambian striker scored 107 times in one year
South African government former president is suffering from recurrent lung infection
Militia group takes DR Congo city, prompting fears of further conflict in this 'haunted, blood-soaked' country
Group linked to al-Qaeda makes series of threats on Twitter – but is on the retreat in Somalia
Attempts to crack down on Islamist militias in Libya could backfire
Priests, bishops and cardinals gather for a mass in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican to commemorate Holy Thursday. The holiday, also known as Maundy Thursday, celebrates the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples.
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