The plane landed safely and none of the 90 people on board were harmed.
The president has warned Europe can no longer rely on Trump's United States—and is busily preparing France and its allies to face off Islamist threats and an increasingly ambitious Russia.
With no water or food, migrants are forced across the border at gunpoint in the searing heat.
The attackers allegedly scaled a wall and kidnapped the young girl as she slept alongside her mother and sibling.
Gaps in the U.S. chain of command may have doomed four Green Berets of Operational Detachment-Alpha Team 3212.
Mohammed Mahmoud Abu al-Maali, a Mauritanian expert on ISIS and Al-Qaeda in the region, told Newsweek the U.S. military had a destabilizing effect.
A new ISIS video, entitled "Assault of the Brave Against the Army of the Americans," shows the last moments of four Green Berets killed in Niger last year.
The State Department has classified these 11 nations as "Do not travel."
It remains to be seen if there is a domestic U.S. reaction, and what impact that may have on AFRICOM's mission.
Mali has played host to a raft of extremist groups in recent years but people's reasons for joining are often the same.
James Krause was declared dead after he went missing on a flight from South Africa to Mali, but his family says he is alive.
Amad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was jailed for nine years in 2016 after pleading guilty to war crimes.
McGowan was kidnapped along with a Swede and Dutch national, both of whom have already been released.
The group kidnapped the Swedish national from Timbuktu in 2011.
The new French president has criticized France's colonial legacy in Africa, but early signs suggest he may not follow through by pulling out.
Italian authorities told Newsweek that while there are episodes of suicide among asylum seekers, this appears to be the first to have occurred in such a public place.
Trump's budget calls for a third reduction in the State Department budget.
Al-Qaeda affiliates are active in the region.
Some of the groups were involved in the 2012 northern Mali uprising.
The violence of ISIS and Al-Qaeda affiliates threatens to spread far beyond Nigeria and Somalia.
A 2015 peace deal is aimed at resolving the causes of a 2012 revolution in northern Mali.
French troops are deployed across North and West Africa to tackle militant groups.
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi led the destruction of nine historic shrines and a 15th-century mosque.