Several terror groups are active in northern Mali, where French, Malian and United Nations peacekeepers are conducting counter-terrorism operations. They reiterated their strong support for the special representative of the United Nations secretary-general for Mali, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, and for Minusma to assist the Malian authorities and the Malian people in their efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to their country. Suspected jihadists attacked a restaurant in neighboring Burkina Faso Sunday, killing 18 people. The force was created to tackle the threat of terrorism and transnational organized crime.
The UN mission said two attackers were killed in the exchanges.
"He also reaffirms the Organization's commitment to the countries of the G5 Sahel as they scale up efforts to tackle multiple security challenges in order to promote peace and development in the sub-region", said his Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq.
The five African countries of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger agreed in February to establish a multinational military force (G5 Sahel Joint Force) to fight Islamist militants in the Sahel region.
On Tuesday, Venezuela's Supreme Court ordered the arrest and 15-month imprisonment of opposition mayor Ramon Muchacho. Venezuela has been beset by a wave of anti-government protests since April 1 that have left at least 121 people dead.
It was the longest, and farthest ballistic missile test in the history of North Korea, officials told Fox News at the time. Media reports said the North has successfully miniaturised a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.
Areas dominated by Shia Muslims in Afghanistan have been hit by attacks repeatedly in the past year, by both IS and the Taliban. A spokesman for the interior ministry had earlier said he suspected the explosion may have been caused by a auto bomb.
The German supermarket giant Aldi was the first major supermarket to pull all its eggs from shelves in July. More than 100 poultry farms were closed during the investigation and at least 26 suspects were identified.
But the signs were there way before their social media posts were shared with the world, especially from Anna's camp. Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. (We are) just normal people '.
Opponents have said President Nicolás Maduro is using it to consolidate his power outside of the nation's laws. That has raised fears of violence that could add to a death toll of more than 125 over the past four months.
It comes after Aldi and Lidl pulled all Dutch eggs from its shelves in Germany last week as the scandal spread through Europe. This afternoon, the agency announced: "The Food Standards Agency is committed to making sure that food is safe".
The Real Madrid centre half also addressed the ongoing rumours that Neymar could be about to leave Barcelona to join PSG . Messi reportedly said farewell to his South American counterpart and wished him well for his new adventure in Ligue 1.
This was thought to be in response to De Grasse suggesting Bolt might be slowing down in his final season. De Grasse's injury will also be a blow to the Canadian team's hopes at the world championships .
Astronomers are projecting a slightly higher than normal rate of 150 meteors per hour across North America. Unfortunately, this year the moon will interfere with the shower's peak for mid-northern observers.
60 children die in five days in Gorakhpur hospital
Rajeev Rautela the district magistrate, Uttar Pradesh said in the press conference that this event occurred Thursday noon. As child after child began collapsing, the hospital initiated a transaction of Rs 22 lakh but it was too late.
4 killed as violent protests rock Kenya after elections
Police also opened fire in the capital, Nairobi , where opposition protesters had blocked roads and set up burning barricades. A mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds had been brought to the Nairobi morgue from Mathare.
Southeast Asia feuds over South China Sea
China claims nearly the entire South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in goods pass every year. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.
Voluntary postal vote to cost $122 million
A politician has explained how the heroism of a gay man who died in a terror attack inspired him to support equal marriage. A plebiscite bill was introduced by the government previous year , but defeated in the Senate by 33 votes to 29.
Speaker Baleka Mbete allows secret ballot
This motion is therefore in the interest of the Democratic Alliance and opposition forces and not in the interest of our country. Almost all of the 149 opposition MPs have stated they will vote for Mr Zuma to be removed.
See partial lunar eclipse over Qatar sky tomorrow
The eclipse will start at 8:50pm August 7 (Monday) and end at 1.51am August 8 (Tuesday), according to Pakistan time. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, the earth, and the moon align in an nearly straight line.
Treasury sanctions Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
He also criticized the acts of violence by groups aligned to the opposition in some zones to prevent people from voting. Maduro said he had received congratulations from the governments of Cuba , Bolivia and Nicaragua , among others.
It's a sunny Monday and still comfortable too
Summer showers and t'storms develop during the afternoon on Thursday as the atmosphere becomes more favorable for activity. Storm chances push south as we get later into the evening with relatively dry weather expected after midnight.
Pakistan to elect new PM on Tuesday
The paper also revealed that Nawaz Sharif's family had bought posh apartments in London through offshore companies. The five judges reached a unanimous verdict in the Islamabad court, which was filled to capacity.
Johnson votes "yes" to allow healthcare debate
The 80-year-old McCain had been home in Arizona trying to decide on treatment options for brain cancer. In a statement , McCain called the Senate's inability to craft wide-ranging legislation "inexcusable".