Mali conflict

France's adventure in Mali is both a result, and potential cause, of instability, and highlights once again the often-forgotten issues surrounding foreign military intervention

For now, French Prime Minister Francois Hollande may well consider France’s intervention in Mali a success. French airstrikes and ground troops halted the rebel advance toward Mali’s capital and weakened rebel control of the North.

Syrian rebels claim to have shot down fighter jet; China to continue buying European debt; refugee boat with 150 passengers sinks off coast of Indonesia; 500,000 in Mali displaced by conflict; Greece close to agreeing to $17 billion in new austerity cuts; and more

Top of the Agenda: Syrian Rebels Claim to Shoot Down Fighter Jet