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Militants in Mali take hostages in Algeria

The ongoing unrest in northern Mali is raising concerns that the militants could move into neighboring countries. And with the latest jihadist retaliation and taking of hostages, some say it's time for an increased focus on the Maghreb region and the militants who rule it.

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Why the US is Staying Out of Mali

Washington is keeping the conflict in Mali at arm's length. American officials say they are providing intelligence to France and are considering deploying American aircraft to land in Mali. But there are no plans to send American troops.

The Politics Behind French Intervention in Mali

France's military intervention in Mali represents a shift in the country's foreign policy. Anchor Jeb Sharp hears more about that from Jennifer Cooke, director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Why the US is Staying Out of Mali

Washington is keeping the conflict in Mali at arm's length. American officials say they are providing intelligence to France and are considering deploying American aircraft to land in Mali. But there are no plans to send American troops.