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18/01/2015

French weekly magazines review 18 January 2015

As you'd expect, the French weeklies are preoccupied with the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris and their aftermath.
Still from video posted to social media on 14 January 2015 of Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, leader of the Yemeni branch of al Qaeda, claiming  responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack.
17/01/2015 - YEMEN - FRANCE

Frenchmen detained in Yemen for possible Al-Qaeda links

Yemen has detained two Frenchmen who they suspect of having ties to Al-Qaeda; the regional branch of this terrorist organisation has strong links to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims the network's global leader Ayman Al Zawahri ordered the Charlie Hebdo attack.
14/01/2015 - France - Yemen

Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack

The Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed it planned and financed last week's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in a video posted online on Wednesday.

Hayat Boumeddiene (L) and Amedy  Coulibaly
10/01/2015 - France

Hundreds of French police search for Paris jihadi gunman’s girlfriend

Hundreds of extra police were deployed around Paris on Saturday as they hunted for Hayat Boumeddiene, the girlfriend of Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four hostages in a kosher supermarket while Charlie ...
(L-R) Chérif Kouachi, Saïd Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly
10/01/2015 - France

Who were the Charlie Hebdo killers?

Two brothers wanted for Wednesday’s Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris were shot dead by elite French police on Friday, as was Amedy Koulibaly who had taken hostages in a kosher supermarket.
06/11/2014

African press review 6 November 2014

South Africa's hearing over violence at Marikana where 34 striking mineworkers have died, Boko Haram's attack against French-owned cement works and US's pressure against Yemen's former president Ali ...
Andargachew Tsige appears in prison on Ethiopian television
09/07/2014 - Interview - Ethiopia

Opposition leader to face the "consequences" despite British nationality, says Ethiopian government

Ginbot 7 opposition leader Andargachew Tsige has appeared on Ethiopian state television in prison following his extradition from Yemen.
Andargachew Tsige, Secretary General, Ginbot 7
07/07/2014 - Ethiopia - Yemen - UK

UK must ‘stand up’ for Ethiopia opposition leader extradited from Yemen, says Ginbot 7 group

Ethiopian opposition group Ginbot 7 have urged the UK government to do more to ensure the safety of an exiled Ethiopian opposition leader who was recently deported from Yemen to Ethiopia.
The scene  of the attack in Sanaa
06/05/2014 - France - Yemen

French man killed, another wounded in Sanaa attack

A Frenchman was killed and another wounded when gunmen fired on their car in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Monday.
South African Al Qaeda hostage still held in Yemen
10/02/2014 - African news explained

South African Al Qaeda hostage still held in Yemen

Negotiators attempting to secure the release of the South African hostage Pierre Korkie, who is being held in Yemen by Al Qaeda, say they have no proof that he is either alive or dead.
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