France's only remaining hostage abroad, Serge Lazarevic, who was kidnapped in Mali in 2011, has been freed, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.
France says its forces in NIger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.
A French legionnaire has been killed in a suicide attack in northern Mali, the ninth soldier to have died since the French intervention there in 2013.
French press shocked by the Netherlands hammering of Spain at the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil and looming threat in Iraq as Islamist militants close in on the capital Baghdad.
An appeal for calm, amid growing violence in Kenya and fears that some of South Africa's platinum mines could close as a result of strikes - all in today's papers..
A French counter-terrorism operation in northern Mali has killed 11 Islamist militants and left a French soldier wounded.