Alexandre Benalla, the disgraced former security aide to President Emmanuel Macron who last year was placed under investigation for assault and impersonating a police officer after video emerged of him beating people on the sidelines of May Day marches in Paris, was taken into police custody on Thursday for questioning over his alleged illegal obtention and use of diplomatic passports since leaving the Élysée Palace last August.
Osama Krayem, a Swede of Syrian origin, was transferred 'for one day to the French judicial authorities on the subject of his hearing and possible indictment by the investigating judge in Paris' over the November 13th 2015 Islamic State shooting and bombing attacks in Paris, Belgian prosecutors said in a statement.
The husband of a 29-year-old bank worker whose partially-burnt body was found last October in countryside near their home in Gray, north-east France, has been detained for questioning by police who until now have found no other suspects for her murder by strangulation.
The November Paris attacks fugitive, arrested in Brussels on Friday, told Belgian police he had 'wanted to blow himself up' at football match.
The four men appear to be the first to face judicial questioning in France since accusations were first made against French peacekeepers last year.
Bernard Tapie is being questioned over a 400-million-euro state payout he received in 2008 when Christine Lagarde was France's finance minister.
Former IMF chief and one-time presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn is questioned over alleged links to sex-ring parties in France and US.