France hails progress in fight against jihadists in Sahel

France hails progress in fight against jihadists in Sahel

The fight against jihadists in Africa's Sahel region is "achieving results", France's prime minister said in Mali on Saturday, two days after French forces killed a top extremist leader.

French forces kill top Al-Qaeda commander in Sahel

French forces kill top Al-Qaeda commander in Sahel

‘Terrorists’ attack French soldiers in troubled Mali

‘Terrorists’ attack French soldiers in troubled Mali

Jihadist group claim Mali attack that killed two French soldiers

Jihadist group claim Mali attack that killed two French soldiers

Three French soldiers wounded in Mali attack

Three French soldiers wounded in Mali attack

Killers of French journalists in Mali ‘in Algeria’: campaign group

Killers of French journalists in Mali ‘in Algeria’: campaign group

Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

French troops ‘killed or captured’ 20 jihadists in Mali

French troops ‘killed or captured’ 20 jihadists in Mali

French hostage released after four years of captivity in Mali

French hostage released after four years of captivity in Mali

French soldier killed in Mali blast claimed by Islamists

French soldier killed in Mali blast claimed by Islamists

Mali group says France killed four of its fighters

Mali group says France killed four of its fighters

French special forces free man in Mali

French special forces free man in Mali

France and Japan to talk joint anti-terror ops

France and Japan to talk joint anti-terror ops

French national killed in terror attack in Mali

French national killed in terror attack in Mali

Al-Qaeda fighters freed for French hostage: Mali

Al-Qaeda fighters freed for French hostage: Mali

French staff sergeant killed in Mali clash

French staff sergeant killed in Mali clash

Cause of Mali air crash still a mystery: probe

Cause of Mali air crash still a mystery: probe

Second black box found from Air Algerie crash

Second black box found from Air Algerie crash

French legionnaire killed in Mali suicide attack

French legionnaire killed in Mali suicide attack

Denmark signs military agreement with France

Denmark signs military agreement with France

France calls for truce in latest Mali fighting

France calls for truce in latest Mali fighting

France to send 3,000 troops to African hotspot

France to send 3,000 troops to African hotspot

France vows to punish death of Mali hostage

France vows to punish death of Mali hostage

US ‘indispensable’ ally in Africa: France

US ‘indispensable’ ally in Africa: France

‘Mission accomplished’: France to cut Mali troops

‘Mission accomplished’: France to cut Mali troops

French troops stage anti-rebels push in Mali

French troops stage anti-rebels push in Mali

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Suspect in Mali shooting ‘hates whites’: police

Al-Qaeda in ‘plausible’ claim over French deaths

Al-Qaeda in ‘plausible’ claim over French deaths

‘Dozens held’ in Mali over French journalists’ killing

‘Dozens held’ in Mali over French journalists’ killing

French journalists found dead after Mali kidnap

French journalists found dead after Mali kidnap

Al-Qaeda issue ‘credible’ video of French hostages

Al-Qaeda issue ‘credible’ video of French hostages

Hollande hails Mali presidential election

Hollande hails Mali presidential election

Body of French hostage flown home from Mali

Body of French hostage flown home from Mali

Hollande vows to ‘punish’ killers of French hostage

Hollande vows to ‘punish’ killers of French hostage

Hollande holds out hope for Al-Qaeda hostages

Hollande holds out hope for Al-Qaeda hostages

French first lady visits Mali ‘on a mission’

French first lady visits Mali ‘on a mission’

French jihadist handed over to Paris authorities

French jihadist handed over to Paris authorities

Al-Qaeda urges attacks on French interests

Al-Qaeda urges attacks on French interests

French Islamist set for handover to Malian army

French Islamist set for handover to Malian army

Sixth French soldier killed in Mali conflict

Sixth French soldier killed in Mali conflict

France set to cut 20,000 posts in armed forces

France set to cut 20,000 posts in armed forces

Blow for Hollande as Mali family ‘eats his camel’

Blow for Hollande as Mali family ‘eats his camel’

France begins troop withdrawal from Mali

France begins troop withdrawal from Mali

French troops hand over Mali rebel weapons

French troops hand over Mali rebel weapons

Hollande – a villain at home but a hero in Mali

Hollande – a villain at home but a hero in Mali

Paris confirms death of Al-Qaeda head Abou Zeid

Paris confirms death of Al-Qaeda head Abou Zeid

France to return sovereignty to Mali in ‘coming days’

France to return sovereignty to Mali in ‘coming days’

Al Qaeda claims to have killed French hostage

Al Qaeda claims to have killed French hostage

Suspected Mali jihadist ‘betrayed France’

Suspected Mali jihadist ‘betrayed France’

French death toll in Mali rises to five

French death toll in Mali rises to five

France: UN ‘to vote’ on Mali force next month

France: UN ‘to vote’ on Mali force next month

Defence Minister rallies troops on Mali visit

Defence Minister rallies troops on Mali visit

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‘French militant’ expelled from Mali to France

Fourth French soldier killed in Mali operation

Fourth French soldier killed in Mali operation

France believes French Sahel hostages ‘alive’

France believes French Sahel hostages ‘alive’

French hostage families urge talks with Al-Qaeda

French hostage families urge talks with Al-Qaeda

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Al-Qaeda leader reported dead in Mali

France and US to push for transition in Syria

France and US to push for transition in Syria

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France resumes development aid to Mali

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French minister urges Syria power transfer

France faces intensified insurgency in Mali

France faces intensified insurgency in Mali

France paid ransoms to Al Qaeda-linked Mali foes

France paid ransoms to Al Qaeda-linked Mali foes

France ‘to begin’ Mali troop pullout in March

France ‘to begin’ Mali troop pullout in March

Hollande in Mali to visit French troops

Hollande in Mali to visit French troops

Hollande to visit Mali on Saturday

Hollande to visit Mali on Saturday

French jets bombard Mali’s Islamist rebels

French jets bombard Mali’s Islamist rebels

France calls for peace talks in Mali

France calls for peace talks in Mali

Troops patrol Timbuktu after hero’s welcome

Troops patrol Timbuktu after hero’s welcome

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Nigerian extremists issue threats against France

French and Malian troops seize Timbuktu

French and Malian troops seize Timbuktu

French troops reach the gates of Timbuktu

French troops reach the gates of Timbuktu

Mali: French forces advance on rebel north

Mali: French forces advance on rebel north

Obama backs France in battle against extremists

Obama backs France in battle against extremists

Hollande’s Mali honeymoon period over

Hollande’s Mali honeymoon period over

French and Malian forces capture key towns

French and Malian forces capture key towns

Were French jihadists among hostage-takers?

Were French jihadists among hostage-takers?

French and Malian troops continue to push north

French and Malian troops continue to push north

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Hollande backs Algeria over hostage raid

French and Malian troops score double victory

French and Malian troops score double victory

US increases backing for France in Mali

US increases backing for France in Mali

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France wins EU support for Mali operation

Hollande ‘echoes Bush’ in tough anti-terror talk

Hollande ‘echoes Bush’ in tough anti-terror talk

Mali fighting rages as hostages taken in Algeria

Mali fighting rages as hostages taken in Algeria

French troops close in on Mali Islamists

French troops close in on Mali Islamists

France warns embassy staff to be ‘vigilant’

France warns embassy staff to be ‘vigilant’

Troops patrol Paris streets after terror threat

Troops patrol Paris streets after terror threat

France to increase troop numbers in Mali

France to increase troop numbers in Mali

France ups security over ‘real’ Mali Islamist threats

France ups security over ‘real’ Mali Islamist threats

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Mali’s Islamists threaten to strike on French soil

Mali crisis gives Hollande chance to boost image

Mali crisis gives Hollande chance to boost image

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French pilot killed in Mali

French citizens urged to leave Mali

French citizens urged to leave Mali

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Images emerge of man kidnapped in Mali

Police Taser ‘didn’t cause immigrant’s death’

Police Taser ‘didn’t cause immigrant’s death’

France backs military intervention in Mali

France backs military intervention in Mali

Hollande urges African intervention in Mali crisis

Hollande urges African intervention in Mali crisis

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Two French nationals kidnapped in Mali

Military intervention ruled out in Mali

Military intervention ruled out in Mali