Syndicate content
Islamist
24/10/2014

French press review 24 October 2014

Algeria’s surprise refusal to allow French magistrates to take home DNA samples of the seven monks killed in Tibhirine 18 years ago attracts angry reactions from the national dailies.

Smoke rising from fighting between Kurdish fighters and the Islamic State armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane
18/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

Korean-born convert in dock in France’s first Syria jihadist trial

The first trial of a jihadist returned to France from Syria started on Friday.
French President François Hollande
14/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

Hollande urges help for moderate Syrian opposition to fight IS

French president François Hollande on Tuesday called on all countries concerned, including those “beyond the international coalition” to provide Syria’s moderate opposition ...
Demonstrators in Paris wear masks of Frenchman Herve Gourdelin and Scottish aid worker David Haines, both killed by the IS
12/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey - Germany - Austria

Thousands march in France, Germany, Austria to support Kobane Kurds

At least 5,000 people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to call for international help for Kurds fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane.

An Aqim fighter in northern Mali last year
11/10/2014 - France - Niger - Libya - Mali

France destroys Al-Qaeda convoy carrying arms from Libya to Mali

France says its forces in NIger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.

Residents of Hervé Gourdel's village, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, pay tribute to him after his murder
03/10/2014 - France - Algeria- Syria - Iraq

Algeria hunts 15 jihadists for Frenchman’s beheading

Algeria has issued arrest warrants for 15 suspects in the kidnapping and beheading of French tourist Hervé Gourdel on terrorism, kidnapping and murder charges.
Rebel fighters near Nairab military airport in Aleppo, 29 September 2014.
02/10/2014 - Report: Britain - Syria

Britain frees ex-Guantanamo detainee

Moazzam Begg, a former detainee at the US's Guantanamo Bay prison camp who was rearrested by British authorities earlier this year, was freed on Wednesday.
French Muslims pay tribute to Hervé Gourdel after his murder
01/10/2014 - France - Algeria- Syria - Iraq

Algeria identifies some of French hiker’s Islamist murderers

Algerian authorities say they have identified some of the kidnappers of French tourist Hervé Gourdel and have vowed to track them down and identify the rest.
US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria
26/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq - US

France continues Iraq jihadist air strikes after Algeria hiker’s murder

France has launched new air strikes in Iraq and promised more support for Syrian opposition forces fighting jihadist groups after the murder of French hiker Hervé Gourdel.
Paris Central Mosque
25/09/2014 - France

French Muslims to rally against terrorism after hostage murder

The Rector of Paris Central Mosque has called on “the Muslims of France and their friends” to attend a rally on Friday in condemnation of terrorism.

Close