Paris Attacks

France Arrests Three More in Connection with Paris Attacks

PARIS, Dec 15 (Reuters) – French police arrested two men and a woman on Tuesday in connection with deadly Islamist militant attacks on Paris last month and in January, judiciary officials said. In a separate event that highlighted the knock-on impact of tensions over Islamist violence, a teacher who claimed to have been stabbed by

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French Teacher “Invented” Story About Islamist Attack

PARIS, Dec 15 – A report from a French schoolteacher that he had been assaulted by a self-styled Islamist militant on Monday, causing classes to be cancelled and an anti-terrorism investigation, turned out to be “invented”, investigators said. The incident occurred with the nation still on edge a month after gunmen and suicide bombers killed

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French Teacher Attacked By Man Claiming Daesh Link

PARIS, Dec 14 – A hooded man claiming to be acting for Daesh attacked a nursery school teacher with a knife as he prepared for classes in a school north of Paris, a French judiciary official said on Monday. The male teacher was taken to hospital after the attack by a man wielding a knife

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Judicial Source Claims Third Bataclan Attacker was in Syria in 2013

By Marine Pennetier PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters) – The third man who attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Nov. 13 has been identified as a 23-year-old French national who went to Syria two years ago, according to officials involved in the inquiry into the multiple attacks on the French capital. Investigators identified Foued

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France Calls for “Enlightened Islam” Against Jihadist Ideology

By Tom Heneghan PARIS, Nov 30 – Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve urged French Muslim leaders on Sunday to develop an “enlightened Islam” to confront what he called the obscurantist views of Daesh that lead young Muslims into violence. At their first meeting since the Nov. 13 killings of 130 people, he told about 400 Muslim

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U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert As Hunt Continues for Paris Attackers

By Arshad Mohammed and Chine Labbé WASHINGTON/PARIS, Nov 24 – Citing “increased terrorist threats” from militant groups in various regions of the world, the U.S. State Department issued a global alert on Monday for Americans planning to travel following deadly militant attacks in France and Mali. As millions of Americans prepare to travel for the

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Belgium Detains Five More Suspects in Raids Linked to Paris Attacks

BRUSSELS, Nov. 23 – Belgium has detained five more people following raids on Monday morning in the Brussels and Liege regions as it searches the country’s links to the Paris attacks, federal prosecutors said. The federal prosecutors’ office said it had carried out five raids in the Brussels area and two around the eastern city

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British PM to Discuss Strategy on Daesh in Parliament

PARIS, Nov 23 – British Prime Minister David Cameron said in Paris on Monday that he was convinced the UK should carry out military air strikes alongside France and other partners in Syria in an effort to defeat Daesh. “Later this week I will set out in parliament our comprehensive strategy for tackling Daesh,” Cameron

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France’s Army Chief Sees No ‘Fast Victory’ Against Daesh

PARIS, Nov 22 – France’s army chief of staff said on Sunday he sees no short term military victory in the fight against Daesh as Paris intensifies its strikes on targets in Syria following the deadly attacks in the French capital. President Francois Hollande has called for a grand coalition, including the United States and

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Belgium Raises Alert Level to Highest, Shuts Brussels Metro

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, Nov 21 – Belgium raised the alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds because of a “serious and imminent” threat of an attack. A week after the Paris attacks carried out by Daesh militants, of whom

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