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Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, a leader of the Yemeni branch of al Qaeda (AQAP) in a still from a social media website, which purports to show Al Qaeda in Yemen claiming responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack
31/01/2015 - France - Yemen

Al-Qaeda in Yemen declares France enemy number one

The spiritual leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) says France has become the top enemy of Islam.
Abrivado district in Lunel from where six men, aged 18 to 30, have left for Syria.
27/01/2015 - France

Five arrested in anti-jihadist operation in France

At least five people were arrested during an anti-jihadist operation early Tuesday near Montpellier in southern France.

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.
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, ...
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.
Mohammed, David and Solomon depicted in the 1436 Book of the Ascension of the Prophet
20/01/2015 - Analysis: Middle East - France

Islam’s never-ending debate on depiction of the prophet

For several days the question of the depiction of the prophet Mohammed has been widely debated thanks to the front pages of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo.
Thousands of people on hte streets of Grozny on Monday
19/01/2015 - France - Chechnya - Afghanistan - China

Anti-Charlie Hebdo demonstrations in Chechnya, Afghanistan

Some 800,000 people protested in Chechnya at French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo’s latest depiction of the prophet Mohammed.

French press review 19 January 2015

The attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket two weeks ago are still on everybody's mind here in France.

A man branishes a Koran in front of a burning car and a mosque in Niamey, 17 January 2015
18/01/2015 - NIGER - FRANCE

Ten killed in Niger during anti-Charlie protests

Deadly riots and destruction on Saturday in Niger’s capital; ongoing tensions on display with a police crackdown on an unrelated political march on Sunday.

A man touches the spray-painted shut mouth of a statue during in a solidarity march in Paris on 11January 2015.
18/01/2015 - FRANCE

In France, four out of ten oppose Prophet Mohammed cartoons

France struggles with questions around freedom of speech, as half of the population supports limiting free expression online, according to a new poll.