Keyword: paris

Man arrested after four-hour Paris hostage siege

The motives of a 26-year-old Moroccan man arrested after taking staff at a PR agency in central Paris hostage during a four-hour siege which ended without bloodshed when police stormed the building remained unclear Monday evening, according to official sources.

Iran high on agenda as Netanyahu and Macron hold talks in Paris

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday, when the two swapped opposing views over the Iranian nuclear programme deal and the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem, but did agree on concerns over Iran's growing leverage in the Middle East.

'Hero' Malian migrant saves child from Paris balcony

In a rescue captured on video, Mamoudou Gassama scaled a building in Paris to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony.

Paris binmen arrested in attempt to dump rubbish at Macron party HQ

Two Paris binmen who stole a truck from their service depot and attempted to empty the rubbish it was carrying outside the headquarter's of President Emmanuel Macron's political party were arrested in central Paris on Friday by gun-waving police.

Uber to set up Paris lab to develop flying taxi project

US transport company Uber has said it will invest 20 million euros over the next five years in a Paris-based laboratory, in cooperation with the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique engineering school, for the development of sky taxis, which it hopes will be operational by 2023.

Paris knife attacks confirm the new threat from IS

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Police stand guard on the rue Monsigny after the attack on Saturday evening. © Reuters TV Police stand guard on the rue Monsigny after the attack on Saturday evening. © Reuters TV

One person was killed and four others wounded after a French national of Chechen origin went on a knifing rampage in central Paris on Saturday evening, in a terrorist attack claimed by the Islamic State group (IS). Khamzat Azimov, born in Chechnya in 1997, was shot dead by police minutes after he began stabbing passers-by on a street near to the Garnier Opera house. Mediapart terrorism specialist Matthieu Suc analyses here the reasons behind the changing strategy of IS-sponsored attacks in Europe, and in France in particular where they have claimed the lives of 246 people since 2014.

Paris attacker named as naturalised Chechen

The knifeman who killed one man and wounded four other people in a rampage in a central Paris street on Saturday evening, and who was subsequently shot dead by police, has been named as Khamzat Azimov, born in Chechnya in 1997 and given French nationality in 2010.

At least one dead, four wounded in IS-claimed knife rampage in Paris

The Islamic State group (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack by a knife-wielding man who stabbed passers-by in the Paris central Opera district at around 9pm local time on Saturday, when he killed one person and wounding at least four others, two seriously, before police shot the him dead.

Paris mayor calls for Macron to act over 'inhuman' migrant camps

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo has demanded that President Emmanuel Macron take action to provide alternative shelter for thousands of migrants who are sleeping rough in squalid conditions in the north of the capital, a situation which France's citizens’ rights ombudsman, Jacques Toubon, has denounced as a denial of fundamental human rights. 

French outrage after President Trump mimics Paris attackers

US president suggested 2015 attacks could have been stopped by giving people guns and mimicked gunmen summoning victims one by one.

French government under fire following chaotic May Day protests

As President Macron condemned violence, Socialist Party blamed government attempt at 'all-out victory' over trade unions for fuelling reaction.

May Day riots: 109 remain in custody in France

Violence came after far-left anarchist groups, known as Black Blocs, hijacked a peaceful rally against President Macron's public sector reforms.

Paris May Day march marred by violence

Peaceful march hijacked when group of demonstrators clad in black, many wearing balaclavas, broke into chant of 'Everyone hates the police'.

France's protesters revive ghosts of 1968 revolt

Past weeks have permitted some to imagine that President Macron's France is entering zone of high dramatic turbulence, comparable with 1968.

Libyan strongman Haftar to leave Paris hospital 'within a few days'

A spokesman, for Khalifa Haftar, whose Libyan National Army controls much of eastern Libya and who press reports last week said was in a coma after suffering a stroke, claimed on Twitter on Friday that he had visited a Paris hospital 'for normal checkups' and would 'be back in Libya within few days'.