Keyword: terrorism

French soldier wounded in knife attack near Paris

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.

Mali conflict: UN backs France's military intervention

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he hopes the intervention will help restore "Mali's constitutional order and territorial integrity".

France's Mali intervention a risk for 'new' Hollande

The rapidity of the intervention in Mali has revealed a man capable of bold and dangerous decisions but the fallout is potentially enormous.

French MPs clash over Manuel Valls terrorism claim

Socialist interior minister sparks row after accusing his conservative predecessors of bringing back terrorism after a reported surge in crime.

Bomb material found in French 'Islamist terror cell' probe

French police investigating 12 men in connection with a suspected Islamist terrorist gang have found bomb-making materials in a garage near Paris.

Islamist radicals charged over plot to kidnap French judge

A group of Islamic radicals called 'the knights of pride'  have been charged with planning terrorist actions and to kidnap a French judge.

French prosecutor demands six-year jail sentence for ex-CERN physicist

A French public prosecutor has asked a Paris court to sentence an Algerian-born nuclear physicist to six years in prison for terrorist activities.

France sentences three in absentia for 1988 gun, grenade attack on Greek cruise ship

Three men suspected of belonging to a radical Palestinian group are sentenced to 30 years in prison for a 1988 attack on a Greek cruise ship.

Venezualan 'Carlos the Jackal' given life sentence for 1980s French attacks

French court gives life sentence to self-styled revolutionary 'Carlos the Jackal' for organising four deadly attacks in France in the 1980s.