Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi led the destruction of nine historic shrines and a 15th-century mosque.
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is the first person to enter a guilty plea at the ICC.
Militants have killed 68 U.N. peacekeepers in Mali in the past three years, but the blue helmets aren't giving up yet.
Cultural heritage destruction, like the Sufi mausoleums of Timbuktu, robs peoples of their identity.
Abu al-Nur al-Andalusi had previously encouraged Spanish Muslims to "join the jihad."
Beatrice Stockly was taken from her home in Timbuktu in January for the second time in four years.