Humanitarian responses to refugees fleeing conflict in Mali have been "far from adequate", putting thousands at risk from malnutrition and the "deplorable" conditions in camps, a report warns.
France confirms "with certainty" that the al-Qaeda-linked North African warlord Abou Zeid was killed in combat with French troops in Mali in February.
The al-Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who shot to prominence after the bloody Algerian gas plant hostage crisis, has reportedly been killed by Chadian soldiers in Mali.
Top al-Qaeda commander Abu Zeid is reported to have been killed in Mali. If true, his death will be counted by France as one of their most important victories. But who will rise up to take his place?
As seven French tourists are kidnapped in Cameroon, International Editor Lindsey Hilsum asks if groups linked to al-Qaeda are implementing a widening war against the west.
Ten years after millions protested against the Iraq war, author Ian McEwan tells Channel 4 News the marchers were vindicated and beating al-Qaeda is no longer the "struggle of our time".
I've updated my book Sandstorm with an epilogue, taking into account the killing of the US ambassador and other events in Libya. I also write on Mali, showing the links between events in the two count
French troops may pull out of Mali next month, handing over to a still-developing Malian military. The announcement comes as troops secure the key northern city of Kidal.
The Somali President tells Channel 4 News he wants more British military and intelligence help against Al Qaeda.
French President Francois Hollande arrives in Timbuktu, Mali, six days after French forces parachuted in the town to recapture it from Al-Qaeda linked militants.