Syndicate content
Islamist
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 ...

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
23/04/2014 - France

France to clamp down on Syria jihad networks

France’s government this week launches a plan to stop young people going to fight with jihadi groups against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Mokhtar Belmokhtar,
14/04/2014 - Libya - Mali - Algeria - Chad

Jihadi leader Belmokhtar alive in Libya and plotting attacks, sources

The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of ...

French soldiers arrest Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden
09/04/2014 - France - UK - Somalia

Frenchman murdered in Somalia was piracy profits expert

The motives for the killing of a 28-year-old Frenchman and a 57-year-old British citizen working for the UN were still unclear two days after they were shot at an airport in Somalia.

28/03/2014

French press review 28 March 2014

With the second round of French local elections just three days away, all the papers lead with the story this morning and the main contenders are leaving no stone unturned in the final push to ...

Abdulrab Rasul Sayyaf
17/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Abdulrab Rasul Sayyaf - man who brought bin Laden to Afghanistan

Abdulrab Rasul Sayyaf, 68, a former anti-Soviet mojahedin, leads the Dawat party and is an MP for Kabul.

François Hollande meets French troops at Mpoko military base in the CAR capital, Bangui
11/03/2014 - France - Mali - Central African Republic

Al Qaida-linked website calls for Hollande's assassination

An Al Qaida-linked website has called for the assassination of President François Hollande and French soldiers because of France's military interventions in Mali and the Central African ...

Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria after fighting between pro- and anti-Assad camps
07/03/2014 - France - Syria

Three French men jailed for planning Syria jihad

A French court has jailed three men for trying to go and fight alongside Islamist groups in Syria. They were found guilty of plotting terrorist acts.

Letelier's lawyer Thomas Klotz at the court in Paris
05/03/2014 - France

French cyber-jihadist jailed for publishing Al Qaida propaganda

A man who published Al-Qaida propaganda translated into French on the web has been sentenced to a year in prison. A Paris court found.

28/02/2014

African press review 28 February 2014

Nigeria is reeling from Boko Haram violence. François Hollande and other European leaders promise solidarity.

Close