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A police officer in Paris this week
27/11/2015 - FRANCE

France to opt out of European human rights convention because of Paris attacks

France is to opt out of some aspects of the European Human Rights Convention while the state of emergency declared after this month's Paris attacks is in force.
26/11/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande calls on French people to display national flags

French President François Hollande has called on French citizens to decorate their homes with the national flag on Friday to commemorate the victims of the Paris attacks.

Russian ambassador to France Alexander Orlov
25/11/2015 - FRANCE-Russia

Russia wants joint staff against IS with France, US and even Turkey

The Russian ambassador to France told French radio Europe 1 on Wednesday that Moscow wanted an anti-Islamic State organisation alliance with France, the United States and even Turkey.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls at the National Assembly in Paris, 19 November 2015.
25/11/2015 - FRANCE

Valls urges European Union to limit migrant numbers

According to German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls urged on Tuesday the European Union to limit the number of migrants in its bloc because of threats of ...
A Rafale aircraft takes off from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, 23 November 2015.
24/11/2015 - France- Syria

France launches air strikes in Syria and Iraq from newly-deployed aircraft carrier

France launched its first air strikes against the Islamic State organisation (IS) on Monday night from its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.
The Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako.
20/11/2015 - MALI

170 held hostage in hotel in Mali capital, Bamako

As many as 170 people were taken hostage by armed men in a hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako, on Friday morning. The hostage-takers shouted "Allahu Akbar!" when they entered the building

Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Great Mosque of Paris.
17/11/2015 - FRANCE

Paris mosque calls on Muslims to say « No to terror »

The Great Mosque of Paris called French Muslims on Tuesday to join anti-terror protest Friday and voice their commitment to the values of the Republic.

Abdeslam Salah is the subject of an international arrest warrant by French police.
17/11/2015 - FRANCE

Anti-brainwashing expert throws light on 'normal lad' terror suspect

The brother of wanted Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam on Monday told the Belgian TV RTBF channel that he did not know where he was. He added that his sibling was a « normal lad ».
Libyan armed men climb on top of a tank outside the Central Bank, near Benghazi port,
22/10/2015 - LIBYA

UN urges Libyan parties to talk peace despite last-minute glitches

The UN was fighting to help clinch a deal to end the crisis in Libya this week. Envoy Bernardino Leon says further meetings will discuss forming a national unity government in coming days.
Benghalem appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video last February
17/10/2015 - FRANCE

French jihadist killed in Syria "was target"

One week after the French government admitted that French citizens may have been killed in an airstrike in Syria, a leading French newspaper has claimed that a French citizen was actually the main ...