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Protestors against the law say "Not to mass surveillance" in April
04/10/2015 - FRANCE

Journalists take new French spy law to European rights court

A French journalists' group is to fight France's new security law at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), claiming that new powers to intercept phone calls and digital communications are a ...
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
27/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa

France starts air strikes on IS in Syria

France has carried out its first air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, following its decision to expand its bombing campaign against the jihadists from neighbouring Iraq.

The four French journalists released from captivity arrive back in France (l-r) Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Hénin and Pierre Torres
26/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIA

Second French jihadist named as possible Islamic State jailer

A French jihadist has been named as a possible jailer of Western hostages in Syria.
09/09/2015 - France

French court debuts de-radicalisation programme

A French court will this month test a de-radicalisation programme for people convicted of offences related to radical Islam, with the exception of terrorist acts, French newspaper Le Parisien ...
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius
07/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIA

Syrians take French FM Fabius to court for 'encouraging' al-Nusra

Relations of victims of jihadist groups in Syria took the French government to court on Monday, accusing Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius of encouraging violence in their country by praising ...

French press review 22 August 2015

Greece's Alexis Tsipras faces uncertainty as key allies defect to form a new party ahead of key elections; Donald Trump's wild card messes up casting for the White House race; a posh funeral for Rome ...
Maxime Hauchard, 1 out of 9 French nationals fighting jihad in Syria, is seen in this still shot taken from  a propaganda video.
11/08/2015 - France

Tracking jihadists one problem, confirming they're dead another

France's scramble to confirm the reported killing in Syria of a key Islamic State recruiter shows the headache authorities face in pinning down evidence of jihadists' deaths, which may be fabricated ...
Omar Omsen, also known as Omar Diaby, was one of the main recruiters of French nationals to the jihadist fight in Syria
09/08/2015 - France-Syria

Notorious ISIS recruiter, Omar Omsen, dies in Syria

Franco-Senegalese jihadist, Omar Diaby, better known as Omar Omsen, has been killed in Syria, French media reported on Sunday.
Apollonia, the daughter of Claude Verlon, viewing her father's name on a monument dedicated to journalists killed in war, in October 2014
26/07/2015 - Mali - France

Hollande meets with relatives of RFI journalists killed in Mali

Relatives of the two Radio France Internationale journalists killed in Mali in 2013 met with French President Francois Hollande this weekend to discuss difficulties in the investigation of the ...
Paris prosecutor François Molins
17/07/2015 - France

Suspect in French terror plot had orders from IS group: Paris prosecutor

One of the three men suspected of planning an attack against a French military base had been asked by an Islamic State group militant in Syria to "strike" France, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Friday.