As four French hostages arrive in France after three years in the hands of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim), French media report that a ransom of over 20 million euros was paid to to free them.
Experts on commerce said entrepreneurship and preventing “brain drain” were essential in promoting new businesses in Mediterranean regions, during a debate in Marseille on Saturday.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) on Saturday denied a French claim that its leader in the Sahara has been killed in the French-led offensive in northern Mali.
France on Tuesday marked its first national day of remembrance for the victims of the war that put an end to its colonial rule of Algeria. But not everyone is happy with the choice of date.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb [AQIM] has accused France of failing to pursue negotiations to release four French hostages held since 2010.
France and Morocco have signed contracts worth 280 million euros, including a partnership to finance a programme to develop solar and wind power.
A seventh French citizen has been kidnapped in the Sahel as France backs west African preparations to intervene in the Islamist-controlled north of Mali.
Four French hostages kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in north Africa have appeared in a new video calling on negotiations to secure their release.
Take some klezmer, add a pinch of Croatian and Czech music, some sounds of north Africa and even a bit of Celtic fiddle.
Take some klezmer, add some Croatian and Czech songs, some music from north Africa and even some Celtic fiddle playing, and you get Tram des Balkans, five French guys mixing and matching ...