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  • Rachel Marsden: Boston bombing case parallels Toulouse attacks

    PARIS -- The details revealed so far in the Boston Marathon bombing case are strikingly similar to those of a high-profile case in France last year. Both exemplify the modus operandi of today's young jihadist.
  • French investigating whether Toulouse gunman was 'lone wolf'

    French investigators are trying to establish whether the gunman shot dead after a 32-hour siege was a "lone wolf" or had accomplices in a string of attacks he is suspected of carrying out.

    Who are the Tuareg and how do they fit into the coup in Mali?

    The Tuareg are nomadic people in much of the central Sahara and Sahel. They’ve been romanticized as “the blue men of the desert” because of the indigo dye used in their traditional flowing garments. They have a common language, Tamasheq,...

    Jihadist group claims responsibility for French shooting

    A jihadist group that has claimed responsibility for other attacks in Afghanistan and Kazakhstan said it was behind at least one of the deadly shootings in southwestern France, according to the SITE monitoring group. The gunman believed to be behind the...

    The life and death of French gunman Mohamed Merah

    Mohamed Merah, who confessed to killing seven people in a string of drive-by shootings in France, was shot in the head Thursday as he jumped from a window, still shooting, at the end of a standoff with police that lasted 32 hours. Though the siege is...