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French police bust alleged jihad recruiters
Police arrested dismantled a suspected terror cell in southern France (Frank Perry/AFP)

French police bust alleged jihad recruiters

Three people suspected of recruiting fighters for the Syrian civil war and plotting 'violent acts' were arrested early on Tuesday in France. The raid comes as France tries to stem the number of its residents fighting 'holy war' abroad. READ  

France unveils tough new anti-jihadist laws
France is planning a crackdown on would-be jihadists. Photo: AFP

France unveils tough new anti-jihadist laws

Under tough new anti-terrorism legislation announced on Wednesday in France, suspected radicals would be banned from international air travel and the government could order internet providers to block jihad recruitment websites. READ  

If France were Syria… 37 cities would be deserted
"If France were Syria" - what would have happened to the country? Photo: If We Were Syria

If France were Syria… 37 cities would be deserted

The population of Cannes and Avignon would be wiped out and 37 of France’s main cities would be abandoned. That’s what would have happened if the war in Syria was taking place in France, according to an international campaign to raise awareness and aid. READ  

French 'jihadist recruiter' arrested in Berlin
Hundreds of foreign nationals from various countries across Europe are believed to be fighting in Syria. Photo: AFP

French 'jihadist recruiter' arrested in Berlin

Germany's federal police on Sunday announced the arrest of a French national suspected of fighting for radical jihadists in Syria. READ  

France deports Tunisian jihadist suspect
An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 11, 2014 allegedly shows militants of the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq. AFP Photo / HO / Albaraka News

France deports Tunisian jihadist suspect

France announced Saturday that it has deported a Tunisian who was accused of recruiting young jihadists to fight in Syria, deeming him a threat to national security. READ  

French Face of the Week
Terrorist's 'proud' sister quits France 'for Jihad'
Officials believe the sister of terrorist Mohamed Merah may have fled to Syria. Photo: Pascal Pavani/AFP

Terrorist's 'proud' sister quits France 'for Jihad'

She once said she was proud of her brother for fighting 'until the end' and now the sister of French terrorist Mohamed Merah, who was behind a deadly killing spree in 2012 is believed to have left France and joined the holy war in Syria. READ  

Syria claims France will interfere in its election
The silhouette of a Syrian man is seen through an election campaign portrait of President Bashar al-Assad as he hangs it on a billboard in Damascus. Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP

Syria claims France will interfere in its election

The Syrian foreign ministry said on Monday that France and Germany intend to prevent Syrians living in their countries from voting in the country's's upcoming presidential election, expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to power. READ  

Syrian refugees set up home in Paris park
Syrian refugees children and women sit on April 21, 2014 in the Edouard Vaillant parc in Saint-Ouen, north of Paris. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

Syrian refugees set up home in Paris park

Around 150 Syria refugees are living a desperate existence in a small park to the north of Paris. NGOs and France's Green party are urging authorities to do more to help the families while they wait for their asylum requests to be processed. READ  

Freed reporters tell of mock execution ordeal
French President Francois Hollande (C) listens to Didier Francois (R) one of the freed French journalists, during a welcoming ceremony. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Freed reporters tell of mock execution ordeal

Mock executions, hunger, thirst, cold, beatings, a makeshift chess game to pass the time... and a "surreal" snowball fight with their jailers. The French journalists taken hostage in Syria have been talking about their ordeal after being released at the weekend. READ  

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