At refugee camps, reports are flooding in of horrific human rights abuses in a country once famous for its music and joyous lifestyle.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says regional troops will intervene in extremist-occupied northern Mali if negotiations fail to yield a solution.
A man and woman who had an adulterous relationship have reportedly been stoned to death by religious extremists linked to al-Qaeda, in Mali.
About 300 military wives have marched in Mali's capital Bamako to demand the release of their husbands who disappeared since a coup four months ago.
The Economic Community of West African States says it will probe the attack on Mali's interim leader, threatening sanctions against those involved.
The attack on Mali's president Diancounda Traore by angry protesters puts the post-coup transition in the West African country in danger, the UN says.
Mali's interim president Dioncounda Traore has been beaten and hospitalised after hundreds of protesters stormed his palace to demand his resignation.
The chief negotiator for Ecowas says Mali's junta has accepted that the current interim president will stay in office until new elections can be held.
Amnesty International says Islamist groups and insurgents are 'running riot' after a military coup deposed the Bamako government in March.
Troops loyal to Mali's former junta fired in the air as they forced staff to empty the state broadcaster's office, a day after the building was hit.
Mali's new interim leader has threatened to wage total war on Tuareg rebels and religious extremist groups controlling the north of the country.
Mali's military junta says it will have a say over how the country is run and does not want foreign forces helping reclaim the country's north.
Islamists have stormed the Algerian embassy in Mali and abducted seven diplomats amid fears that fighters are turning the country into a rogue state.
Ecowas has warned the Mali junta that it will close all its land borders and freeze the nation's bank account if it does not step aside.
Mali's ousted leader Amadou Toumani Toure, who has been missing since his overthrown, says he is safe in Bamako and not being held by the junta.
Mali's junta has revealed a new Constitution that rules its members out of upcoming elections, seeking to show it will not cling to power.
Malian coup leaders face increasing pressure as lawmakers and opposition figures call for them to go and Tuareg rebels close in on a key town.
Malian soldiers have repelled a new attack by Tuareg rebels in the north as Kenya and Zimbabwe evacuates their ambassadors.
The coup in Mali has strengthened nomad-rebels, threatened foreign aid, endangered the country's World Cup bid and left South Africans stranded.