terror attacks

Funeral of French policewoman murdered in terror attacks

France — Link

Trainee policewoman Clarissa Jean-Philippe, 27, shot in a Paris suburb on January 8th, was buried on French Caribbean island Martinique.

Twelve suspected of helping terror attacks arrested in Paris region

France — Link

The arrests of people suspected of giving logistical support to the three terrorists who claimed 17 lives last week were in suburbs around Paris.

Kerry arrives in Paris, speaks of 'profound emotion' for France

International — Link

The US secretary of state, absent from Sunday's march in the French capital, met with President Hollande and gave a speech at Paris city hall.

The 'culture of violence and resentment' that fuels French jihadists

France — Interview

The shooting attacks in Paris last week claimed the lives of a total of 17 victims and ended with the deaths of the three gunmen. The outrages, perpetrated by Islamic extremists and which began with the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine before the separate murders of two police officers and the executions of four hostages in a Jewish supermarket, have opened a vast societal debate in France. There have been comparisons made with the 9/11 attacks in the United States, questions raised about the true significance of the national unity displayed during last Sunday’s huge marches in defiance of terrorism, about the real extent of integration, and stigmatization, of the French Muslim population, and why the jihad increasingly lures some young French citizens. In this interview with Joseph Confavreux, Olivier Roy, a recognised expert in France and abroad on questions of Islam and religious fundamentalism, discusses these and related issues, and highlights the taboos that cloud an effective analysis of the events.

France mourns attack victims, steps up hunt for terrorists

France — Link

As seven of last week's Paris shootings victims were buried, France issued arrest warrant for a man held in Bulgaria linked to one of the gunmen.

How the Paris terrorists slipped off intelligence radar

France — Investigation

The two brothers who last week carried out the shooting attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine were the object of separate surveillance operations by French intelligence services between 2011 and 2014, which was halted last summer after it apparently failed to uncover evidence that they were involved in terrorist activity, Mediapart can reveal. Meanwhile, the third terrorist, Amedy Coulibaly, who killed five people during the Paris terror attacks last week, fell completely off the radar of anti-terrorist services after his release in March last year from prison where he had been serving time for his involvement in a plot to free a convicted terrorist from jail. Fabrice Arfi reports.

Funerals in Paris and Jerusalem of seven victims of France terror attacks

France — Link

Three police officers, and four civilians murdered in a kosher supermarket, were among 17 people killed in the attacks in and around Paris.

CERN scientist jailed for terror attacks plot

France — Link

A Franco-Algerian nuclear physicist who worked at CERN has been sentenced to five years in jail, for plotting terror attacks in France.