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  • Confusion over returning French 'jihadis' suspected of Syria links

    PARIS (Reuters) - High confusion surrounded the fate of three men suspected of joining militants in Syria, after a plan to detain them on their return to France on Tuesday collapsed because security forces waited for them at the wrong airport. Lawyers...
  • Suspected French jihadis surrender to police after security failures

    PARIS/TOULOUSE (Reuters) - Three men suspected of joining Islamist militants in Syria gave themselves in to French authorities on Wednesday after a day of high confusion which exposed security shortcomings in France, including poor collaboration with NATO...
  • 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. Naturally, it all starts with an immersion...
  • French Police: Massacre Video Not Sent by Gunman

    French Police: Massacre Video Not Sent by Gunman
    TOULOUSE, France -- A video apparently showing a Muslim gunman's attacks on soldiers and a Jewish school was sent to the Al-Jazeera news network, but not by the alleged killer, French police said Tuesday. Al-Jazeera on Tuesday decided not to air a...
  • French Gunman's Brother Suspected Of Complicity

    French Gunman's Brother Suspected Of Complicity
    PARIS (Reuters) - The brother of an al Qaeda-inspired gunman shot dead by French police was placed under investigation on Sunday for suspected complicity in a killing spree that has made security a central election issue, with President Nicolas Sarkozy...
  • A girl in Yemen waits to go home -- others are not so lucky

     
    Every day on World Now, we choose a striking photo from around the world. Today we were arrested by this shot of a girl waiting to be evacuated from Yemen and taken back to her home country of Ethiopia....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Madonna turns down gay activist calls to boycott Russian city

     
    Madonna turned down calls to boycott St. Petersburg after the Russian city passed a law punishing people for promoting homosexuality to youth, saying she would instead use her August concert there to speak out....
  • French officers raid Toulouse apartment; suspect dead after shootout

     
    Toulouse shooting: The 31-hour standoff between French authorities and Islamic-extremist Mohammed Merah ended with a series of loud explosions and gunfire. According to multiple news sources citing police officials, the commotion was the beginning of a...