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Alleged Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist leader Ahmad Faqi Al Mahdi in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on September 30, 2015, in The Hague.
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In this Aug. 31, 2012 file photo, fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamist group Ansar Dine stand guard in Timbuktu, Mali. (AP Photo, File)


Preserving the treasures of Timbuktu

Preserving the treasures of Timbuktu

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—Following the recent French military intervention in northern Mali, the discussion of the political and security situation in this corner of Africa gained a greater prominence in the world’s media.‬ It is only recently, however, that the world...
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In this Aug. 31, 2012 file photo, fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamist group Ansar Dine stand guard in Timbuktu, Mali. (AP Photo, File)


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Malian Tuareg soldiers patrol in the streets of Gao on February 3. Source: 2013SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images


Events in Timbuktu

Events in Timbuktu

French and accompanying African forces have liberated the city of Timbuktu-in the west African state of Mali-less than a year after it was first overrun by Tuareg tribes who then handed it over to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb (AQIM), which in turn governed the city...