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Mauritania’s Aziz Leaves for Paris, Warns Against Mali Intervention

Posted November 30th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Aziz is heading back to France for more medical treatment for the bullet wounds he sustained last month. In a news conference late Thursday, Mr. Aziz said he would spend five to ten days undergoing medical tests in Paris. He returned to Mauritania from France less than a week ago, after […]

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Mauritania’s President Returns Home After Shooting

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz has returned home from France for the first time since being wounded by one of his own soldiers last month. Thousands of people gathered at the airport Saturday to greet the president on his return to the capital, Nouakchott. Large crowds also lined the route between the airport and the […]

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Mauritanian President Says Return Imminent

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz says he will return to his country “in a few days,” following treatment in France for a gunshot wound. The president spoke to journalists Tuesday in Paris, after meeting with French President Francois Hollande. Mr. Aziz was shot by a soldier outside the Mauritanian capital October 13, in what […]

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Mauritania’s President in France After ‘Accidental’ Shooting

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to France for medical treatment Sunday, a day after he was shot and lightly wounded in what government officials call an accident. Mr. Aziz appeared on television from his hospital bed before flying out to Paris, saying he was in good health and that the incident was “committed […]

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Mauritanian President Shot, Wounded By Gunman

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Mauritania say President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will be flown abroad Sunday for treatment after he was shot and lightly wounded Saturday in what government officials call an accident. The president was shot Saturday while traveling in a convoy near the capital, Nouakchott. Officials say the shot was accidental and was fired because […]

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Mauritanian President Shot, Wounded By Gunman

Posted October 13th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from Mauritania say that President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was shot and lightly wounded Saturday while traveling in a convoy near the capital Nouakchott. Officials say the president was lightly wounded by a bullet and is being treated in a military hospital. They say the shot was accidental and was fired because a security […]

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Gadhafi’s Ex-Spy Chief Back in Libya

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyans are rejoicing now that the spy chief for ex-leader Moammar Gadhafi has been returned to stand trial. Libya confirmed Wednesday Abdullah al-Senussi was extradited from Mauritania, where he had been hoping to hide. Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib told reporters in Tripoli al-Senussi will get a fair trial, accusing him of depriving many Libyans of […]

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Mauritania Extradites Gadhafi’s Ex-Spy Chief al-Senussi

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Mauritania’s state news agency says Moammar Gadhafi’s ex-spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, has been handed over to Libya, where he is expected to stand trial. Al-Senussi was arrested in March after sneaking into Mauritania using a disguise and a fake passport. Since then, Libyan authorities have called for the extradition of the former intelligence chief, who […]

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Gadhafi Spy Chief Held in Mauritania

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Interpol has issued an alert seeking the arrest and extradition of Moammar Gadhafi’s former spy chief following his detention in Mauritania. The international police organization said Sunday it issued the “Red Notice” for the arrest of Abdullah al-Senoussi at Libya’s request. The Interpol notice says the former intelligence chief is wanted for embezzling public funds […]

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Mauritania Troops Kill Top African al-Qaida Figure

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Mauritanian officials say troops killed a top official of al-Qaida’s North African affiliate during a raid this week in Mail. They say Ali Ould Sidi Tiyib was wanted for organizing attacks in Mauritania in 2008, including an assault on the Israeli Embassy. Military officials say Tiyib, a top official in al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, […]

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