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France jails first jihadist returning from Syria
France has jailed its first returning jihadist for seven years. Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP

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
Beirut. Photo: US military

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
Photo: AFP/ECPAD/EMA/ARMEE DE L'AIR

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  

'French family of 11' en route for jihad in Syria
Members of the Isis group of Islamic fighters in a show of strength. Photo: AFP

'French family of 11' en route for jihad in Syria

An investigation has been opened by anti-terror police after reports in France said eleven members of one family including the grandmother and six-month-old baby, have left the country bound for Syria in the hope of joining Isis extremists. READ  

'A French intelligence agent joined Al Qaeda'
A US press reports claims a French intelligence agent has joined the enemy. Photo: JM Lopez/AFP

'A French intelligence agent joined Al Qaeda'

An American press report says a former French intelligence agent has joined Al Qaeda and was targeted by US airstrikes in Syria, but officials in France said it's not true. READ  

Charges filed againt French jihadist suspects
Pierre Le Bonjour, lawyer of one of the three suspected French jihadists, speaks to the media. AFP Photo/Pascal Pavani

Charges filed againt French jihadist suspects

Three Frenchmen arrested in Turkey after travelling to Syria were charged Saturday with planning terrorist acts, one of their lawyers said. READ  

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  

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