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Forensic police examine the scene of an attack on a mosque in Le Mans the day after the murders at Charlie Hebdo's offices
23/01/2015 - France

Islamophobic acts soar in France after Charlie Hebdo attacks, watchdog

Nearly as many attacks or insults against Muslims have taken place in France since the Charlie Hebdo attacks than in all of 2014, according to an Islamophobia watchdog.
The Constitutional Council in Paris
23/01/2015 - France- Morocco

Top French court backs stripping jihadist of nationality

France’s Constitutional Council has ruled that stripping a binational jihadist of his French nationality is legal.
The late Saudi king Abdallah bin Abdelaziz al Saoud
23/01/2015 - France - Saudi Arabia - Philippines

Hollande to present condolences for Abdallah’s death on Saudi Arabia visit

French President François Hollande is to present his condolences for the death of King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia in person on a visit to the country, the Elysée presidential palace ...
An anti-Balaka militiaman behind villagers in Bouca, Central African Republic
23/01/2015 - France - Central African Republic

Kidnapped French aid worker’s family worried for her safety

The son of a French aid worker held hostage by anti-balaka Christian militia in the Central African Republic (CAR) says he is worried for her safety.
Members of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in Deir Ezzor last year
22/01/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq

Former French soldiers fighting with Islamic State, minister confirms

About 10 former French soldiers are fighting in jihadist ranks in Iraq and Syria, most of them with the Islamic State (IS) armed group, RFI has discovered.
Supporters of religious group Jamaat ahle Hadees burn the French flag at a protest in Quetta on Friday
22/01/2015 - France - Pakistan

Thousands protest at Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoon in Pakistan

Pakistan saw its biggest demonstration yet against French paper Charlie Hebdo’s latest cartoon of the prophet Mohammed on Friday with thousands on the streets of the commercial capital, ...
22/01/2015

French press review 22 January 2015

Today's French dailies all report the security measures French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced on Wednesday.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (C) and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (R) listen as Prime Minister Manuel Valls outlines his plans to tackle jihadist violence
22/01/2015 - Explainer: France

France considers reviving Nazi purge law for terror offences

France's government has said it will consider restoring a law applied to former Nazi collaborators after World War II law to punish those who take part in crimes like this month's Charlie Hebdo ...
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveils his new security measures on Wednesday
21/01/2015 - France

France to monitor 3,000 suspected jihadists, spend 735 million euros on anti-terror measures

Nearly 3,000 people in France need to be monitored for jihadist links, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced on Wednesday, as he revealed his government’s response to this month’s Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo
21/01/2015 - France - US

Paris mayor aims to sue Fox news over no-go areas claim

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo says the city may sue US TV channel Fox News for saying there were Muslim-run no-go zones in the French capital.
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