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Assad blasts France for supporting 'terrorists'

April 21, 2015

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.

Half of Europe's Isis jihadists are French

April 09, 2015

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.

France and Syria

France: Assad talks would be 'gift' to Isis

March 17, 2015

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.

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

February 26, 2015

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".

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist wins top comic award

February 01, 2015

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.

Paris Terror Attacks

Killer's fugitive girlfriend is in Syria: sources

January 10, 2015

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.

Ten held as France smashes jihadist network

December 15, 2014

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

Mum sues France after teen son leaves for jihad

December 08, 2014

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.

France jails first jihadist returning from Syria

November 13, 2014

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.

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