Salah Abdeslam invoked right to silence before investigating magistrates as lawyer says his client 'can't tolerate' 24-hour surveillance in cell.
Academic Dominique Moisi argues that the country must face up to the uncertainty and cultural fractures that confront it.
As France prepares to remember January 2015 killings, some criticize satirical magazine’s broadside on all religions on its current cover.
Two men and a woman were detained in connection with deadly terror attacks in the French capital last month and in January.
French PM Manuel Valls called on Friday for international efforts to crush the jihadist group to extend beyond Iraq and Syria to Libya.
At least 129 people died in the series of terrorist attacks in and around Paris on Friday evening, for which a statement purportedly from the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. Late on Saturday the Paris public prosecutor said 352 people were known to have been wounded, of whom 99 were in a serious condition. He added that police believe the terrorists were divided into three teams. Three men were arrested Saturday in Belgium in connection with the attacks. President François Hollande has ordered three days of national mourning. Mediapart reports on the precise chronology of the Friday attacks and the latest information to emerge on Saturday.
The authorities in Tunisia have announced that 21 people, including 20 foreign tourists, were killed by three gunmen in their attack on the Bardo museum in the capital Tunis on Wednesday, for which Islamic State has claimed responsibility. The shootings happened just as the nearby Tunisian parliament was debating proposed new anti-terrorism legislation, and there is speculation that the assembly was the gunmen’s initial target. Islamist groups have blighted the small North African country’s fragile transition to democracy since the 2011 revolution that toppled the iron-fisted regime of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, mounting political assassinations and attacks on the military. But, as Mediapart’s Arab affairs correspondent Pierre Puchot reports, Islamist terror groups have been active in Tunisia for decades, during the dictatorial regimes of both Ben Ali and his predecessor Habib Bourgiba, and the challenge now for the fledgling democracy is to find effective means to combat them without returning to the liberticidal practices of the past.
The men, aged 25 and 33, are suspected of involvement in terrorist activity with Amedy Coulibaly, who shot dead four hostages in the January attacks.
Maryse Wolinski tells how she learnt of Charlie Hebdo attack in a taxi, and how filling her home with George's loving notelets helps her cope.
Figures show 147 acts were committed against Muslims between January 7 and end of the month as religious leader warns of 'generalised hysteria'.
The 47-year-old father was attacked at his home by a knife-wielding neighbour, the National Observatory Against Islamophobia said.
A near-total majority of French MPs voted in favour of continuing the country's air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria.
The man, carrying two shotguns and a knife, was detained just days after separate incidents of random street attacks in Nantes and Dijon.
Terrorism was rule out for two attacks in which vehicles were driven at city-centre crowds, but PM Valls said he understood public 'worry'.
Total of 529 anti-Semitic actions or threats were registered up to the end of July, against 276 for the same period last year.