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Assad blasts France for supporting 'terrorists'
Bashar al-Assad gives a wid-ranging interview to France 2 TV channel this week. Photo: France 2

Assad blasts France for supporting 'terrorists'

In an interview with French television Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad has accused France of supporting the "terrorists" who oppose his regime. Last week Assad warned that the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris was just the tip of the iceberg. READ  

Half of Europe's Isis jihadists are French
Just over 1,430 French people have made their way to Iraq and Syria, representing 47 percent of jihadists from Europe. Photo: AFP

Half of Europe's Isis jihadists are French

Forty-seven percent of European jihadists known to have travelled to territory held by the extremist Islamic State group are French, a report by the country's upper house Senate revealed on Wednesday. READ  

France and Syria

France: Assad talks would be 'gift' to Isis

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday rejected any role for President Bashar al-Assad in Syrian peace talks, saying it would be a "scandalous gift" to the Islamic State group. READ  

Hollande slams MPs over talks with Syria's Assad
A poster mocking Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is seen on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris. Photo: Ammr Abd Rammo/AFP

Hollande slams MPs over talks with Syria's Assad

UPDATED: France's President and Prime Minister have accused a group of French MPs of a "moral failing" after they travelled to Syria to meet the President Bashar al-Assad, whom PM Manuel Valls described as a "butcher". READ  

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist wins top comic award

A youngster's tale of life torn between France and the Middle East by a Charlie Hebdo contributor scooped the top award at one of the world's biggest comics festivals in France on Sunday. READ  

Paris Terror Attacks

Killer's fugitive girlfriend is in Syria: sources

A woman wanted by police in connection with this week's terror attacks probably went to Turkey or Syria before the attack, police sources have told French media. READ  

Ten held as France smashes jihadist network

UPDATED: French police launched raids across the country early on Monday, dismantling a network sending jihadist fighters to Syria, a police source told AFP. READ  

Mum sues France after teen son leaves for jihad

A French mother is suing the French state, who she blames for the fact her teenage son was able to breeze through border patrol with a simple ID card and go unchallenged about his final destination - the front lines in Syria. READ  

France jails first jihadist returning from Syria

The first French jihadist to stand trial after having returned from fighting in Syria has been sentenced to seven years in prison, despite claiming to have spent just 12 days in the war-torn country. READ  

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