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Briefs: Mali extremists talk with mediator

Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU — A delegation from an Islamist extremist group controlling northern Mali is in Burkina Faso for talks with that country’s president, Blaise Compaore, who is is trying to mediate a solution to the conflict. Alghabass Ag Intalla, a top official of the radical group Ansare Dine, is the head of the delegation meeting with Compaore, who is representing the Economic Community of West African States. (AP)

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