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French police take a woman and child out of the building where Salhi lived
01/07/2015 - France

French Syria jihadist admits to involvement in Lyon factory beheading

A French jihadist fighting in Syria has admitted to involvement in the attack on a chemical plant near Lyon during which Yassin Salhi beheaded his boss, according to his mother. 

A board bearing the Islamic State armed group's insignia in the Iraqi town of Saadiya after its capture by Iraqi troops and Shia-Muslim militias.
29/06/2015 - IRAQ – SYRIA

Islamic State armed group strong in Middle East and abroad a year after caliphate declaration

Monday marked one year since the Islamic State armed group declared itself a caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
Tunisian army soldiers arrive after a gunman opened fire on a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, 26 June 2015
27/06/2015 - Tunisia-France

Tunisia confronted with dilemma of security over liberty after Sousse attack

Tunis on Saturday announced a raft of tough measures to eradicate the growing terror threat, after an Islamist gunman shot dead 38 tourists at a beachfront hotel. Plans include a clampdown on radical mosques that spread religious extremism, as well as deploying army reservists around archaeological sites and coastal areas.

Press freedom demonstration in Cairo, February 2015.
26/06/2015 - Egypt

Unprecedented number of journalists behind bars in Egypt: watchdog

A report by the Committee to Protect Journalists has said that Egypt is currently imprisoning the highest number of journalists since it began recording data in 1990. The CPJ estimates that at least ...
Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement  fighters in the north-west Syrian city of Idlib in March
24/06/2015 - TURkey - SYRIa - IRAq - FRANCE

Turkey deports three French nationals for joining Syria jihad

French terror police were Wednesday questioning two women and a man who have been thrown out of Turkey after working with jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

Islamic State fighter
23/06/2015 - SYRIA - United States - Libya

US airstrike kills IS recruiter as Kurdish forces advance in Syria

A "high profile" recruiter for the Islamic State armed group has been killed in a US airstrike in northern Iraq.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. File
22/06/2015 - France - Iran

Fabius calls for 'robust' Iran nuclear deal before meeting Iranian foreign minister

Any nuclear deal with Iran “must be able to be verified”, said French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius on Sunday, ahead of next week's deadline for a final deal on Tehran’s ...
Migrants rest on the platform of Ventimiglia railway station, near the Italian-French border, 18 June 2015.
22/06/2015 - France - Italy - European Union

France, Italy tense over migrant border crisis

French President François Hollande and Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi played down tensions on Sunday over a migrant border crisis which has sparked protest and strong words between ...
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, March 2, 2015.
21/06/2015

Israel rejects 'international dictates' ahead of French Foreign Minister visit

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected "international dictates" ahead of a visit by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
Iran's volleyball team
20/06/2015 - Iran

Iran ban on women sporting fans criticized

One of Iran's female vice presidents launched a furious attack Saturday on what she called "sanctimonious" groups whose threats of violent confrontation at a volleyball match ultimately ...
18/06/2015 - France-Jordan

France to press for extradition of Palestinian mastermind behind Jewish restaurant attack

The suspected mastermind of an attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead and 22 injured has been arrested, officials in Amman and Paris confirmed on Wednesday.

Israeli attacks on Gaza, July 2014
15/06/2015 - Israel - Palestine

Israel blocks UN Gaza inquiry as own report declares 2014 conflict legal

Israel has blocked a visit to the Palestinian territories by a UN rights envoy ahead of the publication of a United Nations report on last year's Gaza war that cost the lives of 2,200 Palastinians ...
A banned Gaza solidarity demonstration at Paris's Place de la République in 2014
10/06/2015 - FRANCE - ISRAEL - PALESTINE

French anti-terror police raid Jewish peace activist after hacker's prank call

A French Jewish peace activist was arrested in a raid by armed anti-terror police on Monday night after a prank call telling them he had killed his wife.
TV5Monde's hacked Facebook page
10/06/2015 - RUSSIA - FRANCE

TV5Monde cyberattack 'work of Russian hackers'

Investigators into the massive cyberattack on French international broadcaster TV5 Monde believe it was the work of a Russian group

Migrants at the Sicilian port of Augusta, 3 June 2015
07/06/2015 - FRANCE

Asylum requests to France down in 2014, Cazeneuve

The number of applications for political asylum to France fell in 2014, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Sunday, rejecting the idea that there had been an "explosion" in ...
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