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French footballer forced to deny jihad rumours
French international Lassana Diarra has been forced to deny rumours he has become a jihadist fighter in Syria. Photos: AFP

French footballer forced to deny jihad rumours

A French international footballer was forced this week to deny "absurd" rumours that he was fighting an Islamist holy war in Syria. READ () »

France indicts women over 'Syria-bound' teen
A Syrian women with blood on her face in the northern city of Aleppo. Photo: Mohamad Al-Tayb/AFP

France indicts women over 'Syria-bound' teen

French prosecutors on Friday charged two women over the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl who is believed to have travelled to Syria to fight alongside jihadist rebels. READ () »

French teen 'jihadist' faces terror charge
Teenage 'jihadists' faces terror charge in France. Photo: Screengrab/France TV

French teen 'jihadist' faces terror charge

Just days after two French high school boys were brought back from Turkey after trying to join jihadists fighting in Syria, one was charged under a terror statute. Prosecutors were continuing to look into how the boys allegedly became radicalized. READ () »

French jihadist school pupils 'to return home'
One of two French boys who went to join the 'jihad' in Syria has been located. Photo: Screengrab/France TV

French jihadist school pupils 'to return home'

Roughly three weeks after two French high school boys set off to fight in the Syrian civil war one of them will be coming home after being picked up in Turkey. Reports say the other pupil returned of his own accord on Sunday. READ () »

French Face of the Week
The French pupils who quit school for jihad
One of two French boys, 15, from Toulouse who ran off to fight in the Syrian civil war. Photo: Screengrab/France TV

The French pupils who quit school for jihad

The news that two 15-year-old French pupils, decided not not turn up at their classes, but instead make the 4,400 km trip to join Al Quaeda fighters in Syria, left France shocked on Friday. They are the latest and probably youngest to join hundreds of French jihadist fighters in Syria. READ () »

France - Foreign policy
'Mission accomplished': France to cut Mali troops
The numbers of French troops in Mali are set to be cut with Hollande insisting the situation is under control. Photo:AFP

'Mission accomplished': France to cut Mali troops

France is set to cut the number of troops in Mali next month with President François Hollande insisting "the situation is well under control". Meanwhile Paris will host a "Friends of Syria" meeting on Sunday with numerous foreign ministers due to attend to discuss the conflict. READ () »

Second French brother killed in Syria jihad
Nicolas Bons, the second of two French brothers killed fighting a jihad in Syria. Photo: Screengrab France 2 Television

Second French brother killed in Syria jihad

A young Frenchman, who converted to Islam, has died fighting in Syria just months after his half-brother was killed in the same conflict, their father revealed on Monday. The family said they found out about their second son's death by text message. READ () »

France agrees to take in 500 Syrian refugees
Syrians in Calais hold a sign saying, "We want to talk with David Cameron." France has agreed to take in 500 more Syrian refugees. Photo:Philippe Huguen/AFP

France agrees to take in 500 Syrian refugees

France announced on Wednesday that it would take in 500 Syrian refugees after accepting a request from the United Nations. Paris has come under pressure in recent weeks to do more for those displaced by the conflict in the Middle East. READ () »

Opinion - Syrian refugees
'France is failing in its duty to Syrian refugees'
"France is not doing enough to help Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict in their country." Syrians in Calais hold a sign saying, "We want to talk with David Cameron." Photo Philippe Huguen/AFP

'France is failing in its duty to Syrian refugees'

With Europe braced for a "massive influx" of Syrian refugees, a leading expert tells The Local there is a “moral crisis” in France over asylum-seekers, and that the government "hasn't done enough" to meet its obligations and help Syrians fleeing conflict in their home country. READ () »

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