Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has named a new chief for the vast Sahara and Sahel region as the jihadists brace for new offensives by the United States, seeking payback for the assassination of its ambassador in Libya, and African states.
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Islamic fighters stand guard near the Gao airport in Mali
A French Islamist has warned France, the United States and the United Nation against staging a military intervention in Mali, in a video posted on the Internet Tuesday. The video, posted by the Mauritanian online news agency Sahara Media, came as...