Soldier in serious condition after being stabbed in southern France by two men who reportedly criticised French airstrikes against IS in Syria.
Rob Lawrie, 49, stands trial in Boulogne on Thursday for trying to smuggle young Afghan girl from miserable migrant camp to join her aunt in UK.
Allegations that French soldier sexually abused a girl in her mid-to-late teens is latest in series of claims against peacekeeping forces.
Special forces soldier, 38, who was repatriated to France earlier in the week, faces probe over sexual abuse of two girls aged three and five.
Man, 31, arrested by two tram workers after the attack, is described by police as an 'unbalanced individual' recently refused entry to Turkey.
The man's parents kept his room as it was the day he left for the battlefront and sold their house stipulating it should remain so for 500 years.
The death brings total number of French soldiers killed in Mali to eight since France launched military operations in the country in January 2013.
The 21-year-old was said to have been flagged up to French intelligence services months ago over fears he had been radicalised.
The 22-year-old man arrested outside Paris on Wednesday morning is said by sources close to the inquiry to be a ‘Muslim radical'.
The 23-year-old French soldier was attacked to the throat by a man with a cutter kinfe while patrolling the Paris business quarter La Défense.
The soldier was arrested at army barracks in Castres and is reported to be an aquaintance of Mohamed Merah who shot dead seven people last year.
President François Hollande says a paratrooper with the French Foreign Legion has been killed in clashes during ongoing operation.
French military is embarassed after photo of one of its soldiers wearing 'Call of Duty' bandana last weekend near Niono in central Mali, goes viral.