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Abdulrab Rasul Sayyaf
17/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Abdulrab Rasul Sayyaf - man who brought bin Laden to Afghanistan

Abdulrab Rasul Sayyaf, 68, a former anti-Soviet mojahedin, leads the Dawat party and is an MP for Kabul.

Jihadis fighting at Aleppo airport
14/03/2014 - France - Syria - Spain - Morocco

France detains seven in crackdown on Syria jihadi networks

Four men and three women have been arrested in France suspected of helping aspiring jihadis, some of them teenagers, to go to fight against Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

François Hollande meets French troops at Mpoko military base in the CAR capital, Bangui
11/03/2014 - France - Mali - Central African Republic

Al Qaida-linked website calls for Hollande's assassination

An Al Qaida-linked website has called for the assassination of President François Hollande and French soldiers because of France's military interventions in Mali and the Central African ...

Letelier's lawyer Thomas Klotz at the court in Paris
05/03/2014 - France

French cyber-jihadist jailed for publishing Al Qaida propaganda

A man who published Al-Qaida propaganda translated into French on the web has been sentenced to a year in prison. A Paris court found.

South African Al Qaeda hostage still held in Yemen
10/02/2014 - African news explained

South African Al Qaeda hostage still held in Yemen

Negotiators attempting to secure the release of the South African hostage Pierre Korkie, who is being held in Yemen by Al Qaeda, say they have no proof that he is either alive or dead.

Syrian rebels capture Al-Qaeda-linked base in Aleppo
09/01/2014 - World news explained

Syrian rebels capture Al-Qaeda-linked base in Aleppo

Syrian rebels overran the Aleppo headquarters of the jihadist fighter group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Wednesday. This, as clashes between opposition forces raged into a sixth ...

French troops near the village of Bemba between Timbuktou and Gao on 31 October
11/12/2013 - France - Mali

French troops in major anti-Al Qaida operation in Mali

French troops are locked in a major offensive against Al Qaida in northern Mali, military sources have told RFI.

Paris public prosecutor François Molins, who is leading the investigation of Dupont and Verlon's murder
14/11/2013 - France - Mali

RFI journalists killed due to oil leak, French investigator

RFI's Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were murdered because their kidnappers' vehicle broke down.

Malian President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita pays homage to the coffins of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon before they are sent to France
06/11/2013 - France - Mali

Dozens detained in Mali in RFI journalists' murder investigation

At least 35 people have been detained in the inquiry into the murder of RFI's Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon in Kidal, according to sources in Mali.

31/10/2013

French press review 31 October 2013

French hostages and the question of ransom payments are this morning's main topics.

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