A French secret service agent held by Somalia’s al Shebab has been killed by his captors, France's defence ministry announced Saturday.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb [AQIM] has accused France of failing to pursue negotiations to release four French hostages held since 2010.
Gunmen who kidnapped a French citizen in northern Nigeria were probably linked to Al Qaeda’s north African branch, Aqim, French President François Hollande said Friday.
Ten men, most of them Turkish, went on trial in Paris on Monday, accused of raising funds for the Al Qaida-linked group, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).
The Taliban are to attend a conference near Paris along with supporters of President Hamid Karzai and peaceful opposition parties this week.
A seventh French citizen has been kidnapped in the Sahel as France backs west African preparations to intervene in the Islamist-controlled north of Mali.
President François Hollande has categorically ruled out a French military intervention in Mali on Tuesday.
France is to send surveillance drones to back up west African intervention in northern Mali and is meeting top US diplomats in Paris this week to discuss the fighting the Islamist presence there, ...
It's been two years since four French hostages were kidnapped in northern Niger.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) has threatened to execute six French hostages if France intervenes militarily in northern Mali in a message published on a Mauritanian website.