Mali Islamists step up threats as France pushes for war.
The renewed threats against French hostages and expatriates came ahead of a summit of French-speaking nations in Congo, where President Francois Hollande was expected to urge the rapid deployment of an African-led force to rout the Islamists.
The U.N. Security Council called on Friday for an intervention plan to be drawn up within 45 days after passing a French-drafted resolution to revive attempts to end the crisis.
“If he continues to throw oil on the fire, we will send him the pictures of dead French hostages in the coming…
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