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18/11/2014

French press review 18 November 2014

Both Le Monde and Le Figaro devote their top story to Maxime Hauchard, the 22-year-old Frenchman believed to have been involved in the recent decapitation of the American hostage, Peter Kassig, and ...
Peter Kassig, who is believed to have been murdered by the Islamic State armed group
16/11/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

Hollande, Valls condemn ‘barbaric’ IS killing of Kassig, Syrian soldiers

The murder of US hostage Peter Kassig and about 18 Syrian soldiers by the Islamic State (IS) armed group was a “crime against humanity”, French President François Hollande said on ...
Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director, UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate.
06/10/2014 - United Nations

UN counter terrorism boss flags coalition successes against 'Islamic State'

The sudden dramatic takeover of huge swathes of Iraq and Syria and the brutal methods used by the organisation calling itself Islamic State have led to disagreement in the media over how to describe the outfit.

29/09/2014

African press review 29 September 2014

Kenya celebrates Dennis Kimetto's Berlin marathon triumph and in South Africa there's speculation about Jacob Zuma's future - some of the stories in today's African papers...

Algerian military vehicles near Ait Ouabane, where Hervé Gourdel was captured
25/09/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Niger - Côte d'Ivoire

Algeria tracks French hostage’s killers, Africans condemn jihadist murder

Algeria has mobilised 3,000 troops to find the body of murdered French hostage Hervé Gourdel and wipe out the Islamist armed group that killed him.

French citizen Hervé Gourdel who was murdered by Jund al-Khilafa
25/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France outraged by Algerian jihadists’ murder of French hiker, Iraq airstrikes continue

President François Hollande has called a crisis meeting of the French government on Thursday after the decapitation of French hostage Hervé Gourdel by Algerian jihadist, linked to the ...
A still from the Jund al-Khilafa video announcing the capture of Hervé Pierre Gourdel
23/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France to continue Iraq air strikes despite Frenchman’s kidnapping in Algeria

France will not stop its air strikes on the Islamic State armed group or negotiate with the Algerian Islamists who threatened to kill French hostage Hervé Pierre Gourdel

A still from the video purporting to show  the Islamic State's murder of British aid worker David Haines
14/09/2014 - France - Iraq

France condemns ‘abhorrent’ Haines murder ahead of Paris Iraq conference

France on Sunday condemned the “abhorrent murder” of British aid worker David Haines by the Islamic State (IS) fundamentalist armed group.
Mehdi Nemmouche
06/09/2014 - France - Belgium - Syria

Ex French hostage says Jewish museum killings suspect was his jailer

A freed French hostage has said the suspected gunman behind the deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May was among his Islamic extremist captors in Syria.

Journalist James Foley in Tripoli on May 18, 2011. He was kidnapped on November 22, 2012.
21/08/2014 - France

French journalist might know identity of James Foley killer

French journalist Didier François said on Wednesday that he might know who killed the journalist James Foley.
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