Islamists

France threatens to pull troops out of Mali

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Emmanuel Macron says that France will withdraw its troops if Mali turns towards radical Islamism.

France to punish retired generals over 'civil war' letter

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Defence minister said there would be 'consequences' over the letter to right-wing magazine Valeurs Actuelles onApril 21st - the 60th anniversary of a failed putsch over Algerian independence.

French lower house approves legislation against 'Islamist separatism'

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The French parliament's lower house, the National Assembly, has approved by a clear majority legislation presented as a needy curb of the 'separatism' of radical Islamist activities, expanding state powers to close places of worship and religious schools, and to ban extremist preachers, while opponents say it further stigmatises Muslims and limits free speech.

Macron’s government unveils law targeting Islamists

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The plan includes curbs on home schooling and ban on gender segregation at public swimming pools.

Report slams 'fiasco' of French de-radicalisation programme

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A programme aimed at de-radicalising Islamist extremists in France, launched by President François Hollande after the country was hit by a series of terrorist attacks, has been an 'amateurish' flop driven by a government that 'panicked', a cross-party parliamentary commission of enquiry has reported.

French police arrest four suspected of preparing terrorist attack

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The three men and a woman, described by security services as radical Islamists, were arrested in Paris and a northern suburb in dawn raids.

French websites hit after 'Islamist cyber attack' warning

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A number of French media websites, including Mediapart, were briefly unavailable after a suspected cyber attack hit their web host.

Tenth French soldier dies in fighting in Mali

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Thomas Dupuy, a sergeant from a commando parachutist unit in the air force, reportedly died in a fierce clash with Islamist militants.

Thousands turn out in Nice in homage to executed French hostage

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The rally in the hometown of the hostage beheaded by Algerian Islamists, came as flags were lowered to halfmast across France in mourning.

Paris confirms execution of French hostage

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France has authenticated a video of the beheading of Hervé Gourdel, which President Hollande said was a 'cruel and cowardly' act.

Video released of French hostage beheading

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An Algerian Islamist group captured the 55 year-old tourist on Sunday and threatened to execute him unless France halted strikes against IS.

France says 40 Islamists killed in recent Mali operations

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Among those dead is Omar Ould Hamaha, known as 'Red Beard', a commander of armed groups who occupied northern Mali in 2012.

French forces kill 11 'suspected Islamist fighters' in Mali

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One French soldier was wounded and a weapons cache seized in an operation in northern Mali that left at least 11 suspected Islamist fighters dead.

French hostage of Nigerian Islamists pleads for help

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In a video released by his captors, Francis Collomp, kidnapped last December, asked for French and Nigerian help in securing his release.

French and Malian troops engaged by Islamists in Timbuktu

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French and Malian troops were engaged this weekend in a battle with Islamist rebels who resurfaced in the northern Mali town of Timbuktu.