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Demonstrators in Paris wear masks of Frenchman Herve Gourdelin and Scottish aid worker David Haines, both killed by the IS
12/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey - Germany - Austria

Thousands march in France, Germany, Austria to support Kobane Kurds

At least 5,000 people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to call for international help for Kurds fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane.

An Aqim fighter in northern Mali last year
11/10/2014 - France - Niger - Libya - Mali

France destroys Al-Qaeda convoy carrying arms from Libya to Mali

France says its forces in NIger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.

Life in Lamu in Kenya after terrorist attacks
07/10/2014 - International report

Life in Lamu in Kenya after terrorist attacks

Earlier this year, Lamu County in Kenya suffered several attacks from suspected Al-Shebab militants.
Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director, UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate.
06/10/2014 - United Nations

UN counter terrorism boss flags coalition successes against 'Islamic State'

The sudden dramatic takeover of huge swathes of Iraq and Syria and the brutal methods used by the organisation calling itself Islamic State have led to disagreement in the media over how to describe the outfit.


French weekly magazines review 5 October 2014

The commentators are into some kind of consensus that the threat of terrorism by home grown Islamists has never been so high in France.
Operation Barkhane aims to secure the Sahel-Saharan strip.
03/10/2014 - France - Mali - United States

France may pay for future US military assistance in Mali

The United States will continue to give military assistance to French forces in the Sahel but France will have to pick up the bill, American defence officials told the AFP news agency on ...
Rebel fighters near Nairab military airport in Aleppo, 29 September 2014.
02/10/2014 - Report: Britain - Syria

Britain frees ex-Guantanamo detainee

Moazzam Begg, a former detainee at the US's Guantanamo Bay prison camp who was rearrested by British authorities earlier this year, was freed on Wednesday.
Hervé Gourdel's murder raises tough questions for media
28/09/2014 - International media

Hervé Gourdel's murder raises tough questions for media

Serge Seritsky, Managing Editor of the French audiovisual publication Ecran Total, discusses the beheading of French tourist Hervé Gourdel by an Algerian group affiliated with the armed ...
The border between Turkey and Syria.
27/09/2014 - France

French court charges three suspected jihadists back from Syria

The three Frenchman who were the subject of a botched arrest effort earlier this week were charged Saturday with planning terrorist acts, according to their lawyer.


French press review 27 September 2014

The national dailies covered Friday’s national tribute to french mountaineer Hervé Gourdel who was beheaded on Wednesday by Algerian militants with ties to the Islamic State armed ...