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Still from video posted to social media on 14 January 2015 of Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, leader of the Yemeni branch of al Qaeda, claiming  responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack.
17/01/2015 - YEMEN - FRANCE

Frenchmen detained in Yemen for possible Al-Qaeda links

Yemen has detained two Frenchmen who they suspect of having ties to Al-Qaeda; the regional branch of this terrorist organisation has strong links to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

The Minusma blue helmets are a regular target of deadly attacks in Mali.
17/01/2015 - MALI

Terrorist attack against UN base in Mali

Gunman launched an attack against UN troops, the Minusma, in Mali on Saturday, killing one soldier and injuring a second - the latest in a series of terrorist attacks on the blue helmets.

François Hollande addressing the diplomatic service, le 16 janvier 2015.
17/01/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande for free expression, against anti-Charlie protests

In the central French city of Tulle today, French president Francois Hollande opposed Friday's protests across many Muslim-majority countries in response to Charlie Hebdo.

Thousand of protestors came together in Zinder on Friday to express their anger against the cartoon on Carlie Hebdo's cover.
17/01/2015 - NIGER - FRANCE

Protests across Muslim world after Charlie Hebdo cartoon, Niger turns violent

Reactions to the satirical magazine’s choice of cover this week – a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad – continue around the Muslim world.

Demonstrators in Karachi on Friday condemn Charlie Hebdo's publication of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed
16/01/2015 - France - Pakistan - Russia

Thousands protest Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoon in Pakistan, Russia bans publication

Demonstrators clashed with police in the Pakistani city of Karachi as protests against Charlie Hebdo’s Mohammed front page hit several of the country’s cities.
Marion Cotillard in "Two Days, One Night" a film directed by Belgian brothers Dardenne.ilm belge des frères Dardenne.
16/01/2015 - France - United States

Cotillard receives second Oscars nomination

French actress Marion Cotillard has received her second Oscar nomination for best actress in seven years for her role in the film Two Days, One Night directed by Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc ...
Belgian police inspect the entrance to the building in Verviers where the shootout with jihadist gunmen took place
16/01/2015 - France - Belgium - Germany

France on edge after anti-jihadist raids near Paris, in Belgium and in Germany

France was on edge on Friday following arrests in several European countries overnight.
French President Francois Hollande embraces U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry upon Kerry's arrival at Elysee Palace in Paris, 16 January 2015.
16/01/2015 - France - United States

Kerry in Paris apologises for absence from Charlie Hebdo march

On a visit to Paris on Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry hugged French President François Hollande in a gesture of apology for not sending US top-level representative to last Sunday's ...
Pallbearers carry the coffin of late satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous
16/01/2015 - France

Five Charlie Hebdo victims buried in France

Five victims of last week’s Charlie Hebdo killings were buried on Tuesday, including two of the satirical paper's best-known cartoonists, Georges Wolinski, and Bernard "Tignous" ...
Lassana Bathily
15/01/2015 - France - Mali

Malian hero of Jewish supermarket attack to get French nationality

A Malian described as a "hero" after he saved the lives of 20 hostages in the Paris Kosher supermarket which was attacked by a terrorist last week is to be awarded French nationality in a ...