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Mikaël Dos Santos was brought up in Champigny-sur-Marne to the east of Paris
21/11/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

Confusion over 'French' IS executioner's identity, as new video calls for attacks in France

Sources in the Islamic State (IS) armed group have told RFI that French national Mickaël Dos Santos is not one of the executioners in a recent video, contradicting French officials’ claim ...
Marine Le Pen, leader of Front National
20/11/2014 - France

Le Pen says French government hiding true number of jihadists

Front National leader Marine Le Pen says the number of French nationals who are involved in jihad activities is much higher than the French government admits.


French press review 19 November 2014

You can have the news fried, boiled or scrambled this morning but the front pages are not likely to cheer you up much.


African press review 18November 2014

In Zimbabwe, vice-president Joice Mujuru on Monday defended herself against allegations that she had masterminded a plot to assassinate President Robert Mugabe.


French press review 18 November 2014

Both Le Monde and Le Figaro devote their top story to Maxime Hauchard, the 22-year-old Frenchman believed to have been involved in the recent decapitation of the American hostage, Peter Kassig, and ...
Villagers in Fafa, a village in the Gao region of northern Mali, with a French armoured car
09/11/2014 - France - Mali

French military kills 24 jihadists in north Mali

French forces have killed 24 armed Islamists in a two-week operation in northern Mali, the army announced on Saturday.
Drone Predator of the US Air Force
07/11/2014 - France - Syria

French jihadist targeted by US Syria air strike

A US air raid may have killed a French jihadist in Syria on Thursday, defence officials in Washington say.
Boko Haram leader Aboubakar Shekau in a video released by the group
05/11/2014 - France - Nigeria

Boko Haram raids French-owned cement works in northern Nigeria

Fighters believed to be from Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist group raided a French-owned cement works in the north of the country after robbing a bank and killing at least 10 people on ...
Lebanese army soldiers patrol following clashes between Lebanese soldiers and Islamist gunmen in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, 28 October 2014.
04/11/2014 - FRANCE - Saudi Arabia - Lebanon

Saudi Arabia and France sign deal to provide arms to Lebanon

Saudi Arabia and France signed an agreement on Tuesday to provide 2.4 billion euros of French military weapons to Lebanon.

French special forces in Gao, northern Mali
30/10/2014 - France - Mali

10th French soldier killed in Mali in clash with jihadists

A French soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a clash with jihadist insurgents in northern Mali.