World Bulletin / News Desk
Tuareg-led Mali rebels who seized the north of the West African country in April declared on Sunday they had dropped claims for a separate state after the rebellion was hijacked by fighters now holding sway in the north.
"We are seeking cultural, political and economic independence but not secession," Ibrahim Ag Assaleh, a senior member of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), told Reuters by telephone.
Azawad is the name which the MNLA gives to the northern territory of Mali in which it declared an independence.
A second MNLA official, Hama Ag Mahmoud, told Reuters in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott: "Independence has been our line since the start of the conflict but we are taking on board the view of the international community to resolve this crisis."
Contacted by telephone in Timbuktu, Ansar Dine spokesman Sanda Ould Boumana said he was not aware of any change in the MNLA position but added: "What I can tell you is that it is us who control the three regions of the north."
IFRC said some 571,710 people were affected by the drought in Honduras, which had left them in danger of hunger due to dying crops, higher food prices and less work for agricultural day laborers.
Thousands marched in Iguala to protest the disappearance of the teachers in training. After the march, masked men set fire to the municipal offices with Molotov cocktails and smashed the windows.
The travelers will be required to provide emails, phone numbers and addresses for themselves and for a friend or relative in the United States covering the 21 days
Prosecutors had detained Vladimir Ledenev, the leading airfield service engineer at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, the head of flights at the airport, Roman Dunayev, dispatcher-trainee Svetlana Krivsun as well as Vnukovo's dispatcher Alexander Kruglov.
Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan told Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari that the two armed forces have seen "good cooperation on mutual visits, personnel training and other fields in recent years",
The men were returning from a vegetable market when gunmen intercepted the bus
Coalition strikes have hit the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Deir al-Zor, Idlib, Raqqa and al-Hassakah, the Observatory said.
UKIP well ahead of the Conservatives among voters in Rochester to the southeast of London before a by-election next month
Harper said it was too early to know whether the gunman had accomplices but insisted Canada would never be intimidated.
On October 22,1992, 16 Bosnians travelling in a bus were taken hostage by the Serbian armed unit "Avengers" and brutally killed.
The boy, 4, was killed in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanoun when a projectile left behind in Gaza by the Israeli military during the offensive on the Gaza Strip
The men were accused of channeling about 140 million kroners, or $21 million, to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, through the Roj TV network.
The Saudi Health Ministry said on its website that a new Coronavirus fatality was registered in the western city of Ta'if, while a new infection was registered in the western city of Medina
The Kurdish political parties in northern Syria have signed the "Dohuk agreement" to defend Rojava, a Kurdish-majority area in northeast Syria.
North Korea's KCNA state news agency said Kim Jong Un, the country's leader, released the "criminal" Fowle, taking into consideration "repeated requests" from U.S. President Barack Obama
A resupply bundle intended for Kurdish forces fighting ISIL militants in the strategic Syrian town of Kobani might instead have been seized by ISIL, the Pentagon said