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French Muslims pay tribute to Hervé Gourdel after his murder
01/10/2014 - France - Algeria- Syria - Iraq

Algeria identifies some of French hiker’s Islamist murderers

Algerian authorities say they have identified some of the kidnappers of French tourist Hervé Gourdel and have vowed to track them down and identify the rest.
The novel is inspired by l'Etranger, by Albert Camus
29/09/2014

Algerian writer wins world French literature prize

The Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud was named in Paris on Monday as the winner of a major world prize for French literature, for his novel “Mersault the counter-enquiry”.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve at the National Assembly in Paris, 10 September 2014.
26/09/2014 - France - Turkey

French interior minister in Turkey after jihadist suspect gaffe

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve visited Turkey on Friday after a parliamentary committee cleared French security services of responsibility for three suspected jihadists walking free after ...
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve meets police patrolling Paris's Gare du Nord last month
26/09/2014 - France - US - Syria - Iraq

No proof of métro bomb plot but France steps up security after IS threat

French and American authorities say they know of no plans to attack their métro and subway systems despite the Iraqi prime minister’s claim to have “credible” reports of such ...
US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria
26/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq - US

France continues Iraq jihadist air strikes after Algeria hiker’s murder

France has launched new air strikes in Iraq and promised more support for Syrian opposition forces fighting jihadist groups after the murder of French hiker Hervé Gourdel.
Algerian military vehicles near Ait Ouabane, where Hervé Gourdel was captured
25/09/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Niger - Côte d'Ivoire

Algeria tracks French hostage’s killers, Africans condemn jihadist murder

Algeria has mobilised 3,000 troops to find the body of murdered French hostage Hervé Gourdel and wipe out the Islamist armed group that killed him.

French citizen Hervé Gourdel who was murdered by Jund al-Khilafa
25/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France outraged by Algerian jihadists’ murder of French hiker, Iraq airstrikes continue

President François Hollande has called a crisis meeting of the French government on Thursday after the decapitation of French hostage Hervé Gourdel by Algerian jihadist, linked to the ...
An Islamic State armed group fighter
24/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France to continue air strikes in Iraq, Valls to MPs

France will continue air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) armed group until the Iraqi army has the upper hand, Prime Minister Manuel Valls told the French parliament on Wednesday.
Not laughing - French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
24/09/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

Red-faced French government promises inquiry into jihadist suspect gaffe

The French government has ordered an investigation into how three suspected jihadis managed to walk off a plane in Marseille without being detained, even though they had already been arrested in ...
Paris's Orly airport
24/09/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

Jihadi suspects walk free on landing in France from Turkey

Three suspected French jihadists appear to have walked free on their return to France after being arrested in Turkey and sent here.
A still from the Jund al-Khilafa video announcing the capture of Hervé Pierre Gourdel
23/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France to continue Iraq air strikes despite Frenchman’s kidnapping in Algeria

France will not stop its air strikes on the Islamic State armed group or negotiate with the Algerian Islamists who threatened to kill French hostage Hervé Pierre Gourdel

22/09/2014 - France - Iraq - Syria

France 'not afraid' of IS threats, Interior Minister

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve declared on Monday that France was prepared to respond to threats from the Islamic State, stating “France is not afraid.”

Smoke billowing after US air strikes in Khazir, Iraq, September 16, 2014.
22/09/2014 - France - Iraq - Syria

Islamic State tells jihadists to kill French, coalition citizens

The group calling itself Islamic State called on its supporters to kill citizens of Western countries taking part in the US-led anti-jihadist coalition by any means, in a statement posted online on ...
Residents of Aleppo at the scene of what they say was a Syrian govenrment bombardment
21/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

Teenage girls headed for Syria stopped at Marseille, ‘jihadi network’ members charged

French border police on Saturday stopped two teenage girls suspected of heading for Syria to join jihadi groups fighting there.
Flowers were placed at the foot of this statue at the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris.
20/09/2014 - France - Mali

France to declassify documents on RFI reporters’ murder in Mali

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says secret documents on last year ‘s murder of the two RFI reporters in Mali will be declassified.
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