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Surveying the damage after a deadly suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, 22 May 2015.
23/05/2015 - MIDDLE EAST

Islamic State armed group advances reflect regional and propaganda strategy

The Islamic State armed group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday.
Zineb El Rhazoui at the funeral of Charb, the Charlie Hebdo boss killed during the January attacks
15/05/2015 - France- Morocco

Charlie Hebdo takes disciplinary action against Moroccan journalist

The French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo has started disciplinary proceedings against an outspoken Moroccan-born woman journalist, amid a row over how the paper is run following January's murderous ...
Gilles Le Guen in the Aqmi video, October 2012.
15/05/2015 - France - Mali

French jihadist jailed for eight years

Jihadist Gilles Le Guen, arrested in April 2013 by French special forces in Timbuktu, Mali, was jailed for eight years by a Paris court on Friday.
The Paris demonstratrion that followed the Charlie Hebdo killings
08/05/2015 - FRANCE

French Prime Minister Valls in spat with writer over Charlie Hebdo 'impostures'

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is locked in ideological battle with an intellectual who has described the nation's reaction to the Charlie Hebdo killings as a pseudo-secular ...
Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi claims responsiblity for the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015
08/05/2015 - FRANCE - YEMEN

Al Qaida chief who claimed Charlie Hebdo attack killed in Yemen

The Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap) leader who claimed responsibility for January's Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris has been killed by a US drone, the armed Islamist group announced on ...
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut, 3 novembre 2014
06/05/2015 - Lebanon - Syria

Hezbollah Qalamun offensive could plunge Lebanon into spiral of violence, analyst

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, has vowed to oust Syrian opposition fighters from a mountainous region on the border with his country.
Privacy groups say the bill amounts to a mass intrusion of privacy
05/05/2015 - France

French MPs approve controversial surveillance bill

France's parliament has approved new rules on intelligence-gathering which critics say will lead to mass surveillance with little oversight.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve present the government draft bill for security and anti-terrorism at the Elysee Palace, 19 March 2015.
04/05/2015 - France

Spy bill 'gravely infringes on our individual freedom', says human rights lawyer

France's MPs vote on a controversial anti-terrorism bill in the National Assembly Tuesday which rights groups say will lead to mass surveillance.

French President Francois Hollande walks with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha, 4 May 2015.
04/05/2015 - France

Hollande boosts ties in Gulf as Qatar signs Rafale deal

French President François Hollande boosted ties in the Gulf on Monday as he oversaw the deal for the sale of 24 Rafale fighter jets and headed to Saudi Arabia for a summit.

Jean-Marie Le Pen arrives to his party's headquarters, near Paris, 4 May 2015.
04/05/2015 - France

France's far-right Jean-Marie Le Pen to be sanctioned by his party

Former Front National leader Jean-Marie Le Pen appears on Monday before the party's top executive authority. Le Pen faces sanctions following his anti-Semitic comments last month.