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France: Assad talks would be 'gift' to Isis
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius and his US counterpart John Kerry. Photo: AFP

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
French cartoonist Riad Sattouf speaks after scooping the Fauve d'Or trophy. Photo: Pierre Duffour/AFP

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  

French jihadist describes Lebanon attack plan

A French jihadist has described in court documents his path from the suburbs of Paris to Lebanon's capital Beirut where he was planning an attack on Shiite Muslims. READ  

French claim success in Isis air raids

France's Chief of the Defense Staff Pierre de Villiers has claimed that air strikes on Thursday and Friday by French, US and allied aircraft "hurt" Islamic State forces. READ  

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