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The two organizations first worked together in 2004 to assist Thailand and other countries in the region to identify the victims of the tsunami.
A French door gunner keeps watch over Mali. French defence minister Yves Le Drian says his country will in early August deploy more than 3 000 soldiers to start military operations under its broadened trans-Sahel counter-terrorism initiative which is ...

The wreckage of the McDonnell Douglas 83 plane, operated by Spanish charter firm Swiftair on behalf of Air Algerie, was located 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of the Burkina Faso border in Mali's Gossi region. France bore the brunt of the disaster ...
A French soldier talks with a representative of the Lebanese victims' relatives during a visit to the crash site of the Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 26, 2014. UN experts investigating the Air Algerie plane ...
The plane's wreckage was found in Mali's Gossi region, not too far from the border with Burkina Faso, according to the French President.
More than 200 French, Malian and Dutch troops from the United Nations force in Mali secured the site ahead of the arrival this weekend of aviation and criminal investigators.

The wreckage of a plane that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found in Mali, officials say. French troops based in the region are on their way to secure the site, about 50km (30 miles) from the ...
The wreckage of the McDonell Douglas 83 (MD-83) was found about 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali, south of the Malian city of Gao, near the town of Gossi, according to a senior Burkinabe ...
Paris - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the ...
The first images of the Air Algerie crash site in Mali emerged on Friday, showing a stark terrain littered with bits of a plane that appears to have been pulverized on impact.
The debris field is in a concentrated area in the Gossi region of Mali near the border with Burkina Faso "in a zone of savannah and sand with very difficult access, especially in this rainy season," Fabius said at a news conference in Paris with the ...
On the ground more than 200 French soldiers are guarding the wreckage, which was located in the Gossi region of Mali, close to the Burkina Faso border by a French Reaper drone, based in Niger. "I will devote all the military resources we have in Mali ...
He told The Associated Press that rescuers went to the area after they had heard from a resident that he saw the plane go down 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Malian town of Gossi. Burkina Faso's government spokesman said the country will observe ...
Speaking after a crisis meeting, Hollande also announced that one of the aircraft's two black boxes has been found in the wreckage, in the Gossi region near the border with Burkina Faso. It is being taken to the ... The passengers were 51 French, 27 ...
50 kilometres north of the Burkina Faso border" in the Malian region of Gossi, General Gilbert Diendiere of the Burkina Faso army said on Thursday.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said at a meeting that the crash site was discovered "between Aguelhoc and Kidal" in a desert region in northern Mali, Reuters said. Flight 5017 was carrying at least 116 people when it departed Burkina Faso for Algeria.
"The search is at this stage focused on a vast area in the Gao region of Mali," he said. Much of the region is desert with few roads and an average high temperature of 101 degrees ... The airline said that among the passengers were 51 French nationals ...

Islamist militants have been fighting the Malian government and French forces in the region for months. The town of Kidal was occupied some months ago by rebel fighters but French troops are now based there, backed up by the air force.
A source in Mali said that contact with the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 was lost over Gao in north Mali, a region that was seized by jihadists groups for several months in 2012 and that remains very unstable despite the Islamists being driven out in a ...
Prior to Keita's announcement, Radio France internationale, the international service of Radio France, reported that the wreckage had been spotted north of the community of Aguelhok in the region of Kidal in northeastern Mali. RFI reported ... But ...
A search was underway for wreckage of the MD-83 aircraft in a remote region where separatist violence may hamper the hunt and investigation.
Two French Mirage fighter jets and United Nations helicopters had for hours hunted for the wreck of the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 plane in remote northern Mali, a region prey to scattered Islamist militants and Tuareg separatist fighters. Malian state ...
50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the Burkina Faso border" in the Malian region of Gossi, said General Gilbert Diendiere of the Burkina Faso army.
A source in Mali said that contact with the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 was lost over Gao in north Mali, a region that was seized by jihadists groups for several months in 2012 and that remains very unstable despite the Islamists being driven out in a ...
The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing with at least 116 people on board has been found in Mali's Gossi region, not far from the Burkina Faso border, the French President's office said Friday. The jet was clearly identified even though it had ...
Paris: In another heartwrenching incident days after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down in Ukraine killing 298 people, an Air Algerie plane with at least 116 people on board crashed in Mali on Thursday. The French President's office said on Friday ...
... found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said. "We have found the Algerian plane.
In another devastating incident after a Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in Ukraine killing all the 298 passengers on board, an Air Algerie plane with 116 passengers on board has crashed in Mali's Gossi region on Thursday. The French President ...
The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing with at least 116 people on board has been found in Mali's Gossi region, not far from the Burkina Faso border, the French President's office said Friday. The jet was clearly identified even though it had ...
The searches are focusing at this stage on a vast strip of Malian territory around the region of Gao," in the north of the west African nation, he said.
Islamist militants have been fighting the Malian government and French forces in the region for months. The town of Kidal was occupied some months ago by rebel fighters but French troops are now based there, backed up by the air force.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said at a meeting that the crash site was discovered "between Aguelhoc and Kidal" in a desert region in northern Mali, Reuters said. Flight 5017 was carrying at least 116 people when it departed Burkina Faso for Algeria.
But Algiers is a nearly straight shot north of Ouagadougou and a flight between the two cities would likely pass over Mali, where al Qaeda-linked rebels have taken control in the north.
50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the Burkina Faso border" in the Malian region of Gossi, said General Gilbert Diendiere of the Burkina Faso army.
Also, French forces have been stationed in the region for months, helping the Malian government battle Islamist militants.
A source in Mali said that contact with the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 was lost over Gao in north Mali, a region that was seized by jihadists groups for several months in 2012 and that remains very unstable despite the Islamists being driven out in a ...
French fighter jets, U.N. peacekeepers and others hunted for signs of wreckage of the MD-83 plane in the remote region, where scattered separatist violence may hamper the search and any eventual investigation into what happened.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said at a meeting that the crash site was discovered "between Aguelhoc and Kidal" in a desert region in northern Mali, Reuters said. Flight 5017 was carrying at least 116 people when it departed Burkina Faso for Algeria.
"The French Ministry of Defense has deployed resources in the region to find the plane," Fabius said. "Algeria and U.N.
The Air Algerie source earlier said contact was lost while the airliner was still in Malian airspace and approaching the border with Algeria.
The US Federal aviation Agency (FAA) has issued US airlines with new prohibition notices covering specified flights within the territories and airspace of Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egyptian Sinai, Libya, Mali, Somalia and Kenya ...
WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
Spanish and Portuguese business and military circles are seeking to profit from the region's energy resources, while channeling social tensions in their respective countries toward militarism and war.
A company source said the missing aircraft was a DC-9. Around 110 people of various nationalities were listed as being on board the flight.
Northern Mali was seized by jihadist groups for several months in 2012 and the region has remained unstable despite the Islamists being driven out in a French-led offensive.
The Air Algerie source earlier said contact was lost while the airliner was still in Malian airspace and approaching the border with Algeria.
The FAA has also prohibited flights in Libya, northern Ethiopia, North Korea and the Eastern Ukraine Crimea region, and prohibited flights below a certain altitude in Iraq and Somalia.
In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.
... all with minimal investment costs. Innovative farmers in Burkina Faso, Mali and Malawi are also making significant investments in improved land and water management, as well as restoring rural landscapes to achieve greater food security and adapt ...
"Similarly, over the long term, the Federal government is developing a comprehensive economic empowerment plan for the region -- Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE). The need to focus and support girl-child education and other ...


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