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Isis urges killing of 'spiteful, dirty' French
Isis fighters have put out a call for the kiling of 'dirty, spiteful' French. Photo: Weyleyat Salahuddin/AFP

Isis urges killing of 'spiteful, dirty' French

Isis Islamic extremists on Monday called on Muslims to target the French and citizens of other countries that have joined the US-led coalition to fight the jihadist organization, branding the French “dirty” and “spiteful”. However France's interior minister insists that the country is "not afraid." READ  

French lawmakers back blocking jihad departures
French lawmaker have supported a new anti-terror bill. Photo: AFP

French lawmakers back blocking jihad departures

As the number of French nationals waging jihad abroad creeps toward 1,000, French lawmakers have approved an anti-terror bill aimed at keeping would-be fighters from heading to war. READ  

'Brussels shooter planned attack on Paris'
French journalist and former hostage in Syria Nicolas Henin gives a press conference at Le Point newspaper headquarters on September 6, 2014 in Paris. AFP Photo/Alain Jocard

'Brussels shooter planned attack on Paris'

The French press has reported the suspected gunman behind the massacre at a Brussels Jewish museum allegedly bragged he was going to carry out a terror attack in Paris "five times" worse than the bloody killing spree of Mohamed Merah. But prosecutors are denying there's any evidence he said that. READ  

French mum united with 'kidnapped' daughter
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (C) welcomes Meriam Rhaiem (L) upon her arrival with her daughter. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

French mum united with 'kidnapped' daughter

A young French mother whose daughter had been smuggled out of the country by her father, who is believed to have joined the jihadist cause in Syria, arrived home with the two-year-old girl on Wednesday after they were reunited. READ  

Hollande: Assad is no anti-jihadist ally of West
Assad is no ally of the West says Hollande. Photo: AFP

Hollande: Assad is no anti-jihadist ally of West

President François Hollande declared on Thursday that Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad is not a partner of the West in the battle against Islamist extremists in Syria and Iraq, but an ally of the jihadists. READ  

France armed Syrian rebels 'months ago'
Freance says it armed Syrian rebels "months ago". Photo: AFP

France armed Syrian rebels 'months ago'

France supplied arms to rebels fighting the government in Syria "months ago", French President François Hollande said on Thursday. READ  

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  

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