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Smoke rising from fighting between Kurdish fighters and the Islamic State armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane
18/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

Korean-born convert in dock in France’s first Syria jihadist trial

The first trial of a jihadist returned to France from Syria started on Friday.
Jihadist fighters in Iraq. File June 2014.
16/10/2014 - France - Morocco

Moroccan arrested with French daughters on way to join Islamic State jihad

A Moroccan man was arrested on Wednesday at Casablanca airport on his way to join the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria.
French President François Hollande
14/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

Hollande urges help for moderate Syrian opposition to fight IS

French president François Hollande on Tuesday called on all countries concerned, including those “beyond the international coalition” to provide Syria’s moderate opposition ...
French architect Jean Nouvel and his model of  the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
13/10/2014 - France - Emirates

300 French masterpieces to travel to Louvre Abu Dhabi

300 French masterpieces are set to travel to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in the UAE.  The loan includes masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol...

Demonstrators in Paris wear masks of Frenchman Herve Gourdelin and Scottish aid worker David Haines, both killed by the IS
12/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey - Germany - Austria

Thousands march in France, Germany, Austria to support Kobane Kurds

At least 5,000 people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to call for international help for Kurds fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane.

The Algerian army hunting Hervé Gourdel's killers in the Djurdjura mountains
11/10/2014 - Algeria - France

Algeria claims five jihadists killed in hunt for French tourist’s killers

Algerian soldiers have killed five jihadi gunmen during the hunt for the killers of French tourist Hervé Gourdel, the defence ministry and army announced on Friday.
US-led airstrikes on IS positions in Kobane on Friday
11/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

France to help Turkey join EU as Islamic State fights Kurds in Kobane

As the West presses Turkey to intervene against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, France has said it is willing to help Turkey's long-standing bid to join the European Union (EU) and ...
An Islamic State fighter sits at a checkpoint near Kobani, 7 October 2014.
09/10/2014 - France - Syria

Eleven members of French family may have left for Syria Jihad

A French family of 11 is believed to have left for Syria as the entire family has disappeared from the southern city of Nice where they lived. 

Kurds watch air strikes against IS outside Kobane
08/10/2014 - France Turkey - Syria

France backs creation of buffer zone between Syria and Turkey

French President François Hollande backed the creation of a buffer zone between Turkey and northern Syria, as refugees flee the town of Kobane defended by Kurdish fighters against the Islamic ...
Al-Najah University in Nablus
08/10/2014 - France - Israel - Palestinian Territories

Israel frees Franco-Palestinian professor accused of Hamas links

The Israeli army has released a Franco-Palestinian university lecturer accused of spreading propaganda for the Islamic movement Hamas at his university of the occupied West Bank, sources have told ...
Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director, UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate.
06/10/2014 - United Nations

UN counter terrorism boss flags coalition successes against 'Islamic State'

The sudden dramatic takeover of huge swathes of Iraq and Syria and the brutal methods used by the organisation calling itself Islamic State have led to disagreement in the media over how to describe the outfit.

The house of Assia Saidi in Villefontaine, France
05/10/2014 - France

French teenage girl suspected of jihadist aspirations taken into police custody

The 15-year-old was suspected of running away from her home in southern France and wanting to travel to Syria to wage jihad.

A non dated photo of Alan Henning.
04/10/2014 - Britan - Syria

British aid work, Alan Henning, purportedly killed by Islamic State group

A video purporting to show the beheading of British aid volunteer Alan Henning was released by the Islamic State armed group on Friday.

The site of the pro-Palestinian New Anti-capitalist Party hacked by Ulcan, aka Grégory Chelli
02/10/2014 - France - Israel

Journalist’s father dies following harassment by Franco-Israeli hacker

A Franco-Israeli hacker has threatened to sue a website over articles linking him to the death of the father of one of its journalists.
Rebel fighters near Nairab military airport in Aleppo, 29 September 2014.
02/10/2014 - Report: Britain - Syria

Britain frees ex-Guantanamo detainee

Moazzam Begg, a former detainee at the US's Guantanamo Bay prison camp who was rearrested by British authorities earlier this year, was freed on Wednesday.