The death earlier this month of a Chinese man after he was assaulted in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers has sparked furious protests from the local Chinese and South-East Asian populations, which are increasingly the target of gratuitous violence and robberies by gangs of youths fof other ethnic origins. The authorities and the media have largely ignored the racist attacks against the Chinese community, which has now begun to set up its own self-defence groups. Aurélie Delmas reports from Aubervilliers where the mayor warns of a powder-keg situation.
Fewer than two years after satirical paper suffered terror attack that killed 12, 'written death threats' are said to have been made against it online.
The jihadist group claimed Tunisian who drove truck into crowd in Nice had followed its calls for such attacks; five people now in custody over the massacre.
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.