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UN Deploys Troops Around N. Mali Town After Clashes

Mali's U.N. peacekeeping mission deployed troops around a northern separatist stronghold on Tuesday, seeking to prevent an escalation of clashes between rebels and pro-government militias that threaten to torpedo a peace deal. The separatists, led by Tuareg tribesmen, and the pro-government Platform militias signed the peace accord in June. The aim was to pacify the north and allow the Malian army to focus on tackling Islamist militants in the west African country. The two sides...

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