World Bulletin / News Desk
Having been forced to leave Mali due to the French military operations against the rebels, Haddemin spoke to the Anadolu Agency (AA) at the Mauritanian border.
"We arrived here from Timbuktu. Malian troops take Arab and Tuareg peoples out of their homes and confiscate their property. Thank God, we were able to escape. We left our homes, belongings and animals there. There is no war in Mali. There is only a disbandment of the Arab and Tuareg peoples," Haddemin stated.
Another refugee from Timuktu, Hasen Ag Huseyino said that they left behind everything.
"Those white skinned individuals, and everyone of Arab and Tuareg races in big cities left the country," Huseyino also said.
No casualties reported from quake, which was felt as far away as Rome
The incident takes place Tuesday in Qalqilya, northern West bank
Consultative meetings also due next week on forming a government of reconciliation in Libya
'There are no more migrants in the camp.' says Pas-de-Calais prefect Fabienne Buccio
At least 3,800 people have died, making 2016 the deadliest ever, says UNHCR spokesman
In Kenya, Rockefeller Foundation panel says 1/3 of food never makes if from farm to table
Iraqi army, meanwhile, captures strategic oilfield northeast of ISIL-held city
Syria-bound flotilla no longer to stop in Cueta, saving Spain from further criticism
Foreign minister says despite differences, Berlin views Ankara as important for Syria, wider Middle East
Bashir had abolished the post of prime minister when he came to power in 1989
MSF said its chartered rescue ship, the Bourbon Argos, picked up 107 people aboard the boat 26 nautical miles off Libya on Tuesday.
A state of emergency was established following waves of anti-government protests, mainly in Oromia region
Buhari sent a letter which was read on the floor of the House of Representatives in Abuja on Tuesday urging lawmakers to approve the loan to "ensure prompt implementation of the projects."
Move makes Gambia third African country to leave tribunal after Burundi, South Africa
Shihli Shihli, commander of Sultan Murad Brigade, expresses concerns about Shia militias joining Mosul operation
Norway announced Monday that 330 US Marines, to be stationed on rotation around 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) from the Russian border, will be engaged in training and manoeuvres from January 2017.