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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.

Serge Lazarevic in the video aired by Alaan TV
04/06/2014 - France - Mali

Last French hostage appears in Al-Qaeda video

The last French hostage still in captivity has appeared in a video aired by an Arabic television channel.

Prime Minister Moussa Mara , Kidal, 17 may 2014.
19/05/2014 - France - Mali

France calls for release of Mali hostages

French president François Hollande called on Monday for the "immediate and unconditional release of  Kidal's administrator and the hostages" after Saturday's deadly clashes ...

The entrance to Fleury-Mérogis prison, near Paris, the biggest in Europe
06/05/2014 - France

Prison wardens picket France's overcowded, understaffed jails

French prison wardens picketed three-quarters of the country’s jails on Tuesday during a day of industrial action to protest at security in the overcrowded penitentiary system.

L-R: Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Pierre Torrès and Nicolas Henin
27/04/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

France denies paying ransom to Syrian Islamists for freed journalists

The French government has denied paying a ransom to free four journalists who had been held by an Islamist group in Syria for 10 months.

24/04/2014

French press review 24 April 2014

If you've already had enough speculation, counter-speculation and plain old guff about the French economy, you would be well advised to avoid the front pages of both Le Monde and Le ...

23/04/2014

French press review 23 April 2014

There's a strange contrast between the front pages of Le Monde and those of four other national dailies today.

Gilberto Rodriguez Leal when he was a prisoner of Mujao
23/04/2014 - France - Mali

France vows to punish Mali's Mujao for hostage's death

The death of French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal will not go unpunished, French President François Hollande declared after Mali-based jihadi group Mujao on Tuesday announced that it had ...

22/04/2014 - France

French press review 22 April 2014

Whatever else you can say about the French papers this morning, there's plenty of variety on the front pages...

François Hollande and Didier François, at at an air base southwest of Paris, where hostages arrived after their release
21/04/2014 - France

French intelligence services played key role in hostage release

A day after the liberation of four French journalists held in Syria, new details have emerged about the conditions of their release.

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