Keyword: Islamist

Amsterdam-Paris train gunman 'is known Islamist who travelled to Syria'

Arrested gunman's given identity is that of a 26-year-old Moroccan known to Spanish, French authorities for links to radical Islamist movement.

Knife attack on French police linked to 'Islamist motives'

Investigators say evidence points to 'Islamist motives' for an attack on a police station that left three officers wounded and the assailant shot dead.

French forces say 24 extremists killed in Mali operation

The operation in the Kidal region, which cost the life of one French soldier, weakened terrorist networks in north of the country, says army.

France arrests four suspected of sending militants to Syria

The four, aged between 22 and 35, were arrested in the Paris suburb of Vitry-sur-Seine following an investigation that started in mid-2012.

France's military operation in Mali in 'final phase'

French President Francois Hollande has said his country's forces are engaged in the "final phase" of the fight against militants in northern Mali.

Bomb material found in French 'Islamist terror cell' probe

French police investigating 12 men in connection with a suspected Islamist terrorist gang have found bomb-making materials in a garage near Paris.