Paris attacks suspect entered Syria on Jan 8, Turkey says

Jan 13, 2015

Paris attacks suspect entered Syria on Jan 8, Turkey says

The suspected female accomplice of Islamist militants behind last week’s attacks in Paris was in Turkey five days before the killings and crossed into Syria on Jan. 8, Turkish officials said on Monday. France launched a search for 26-year-old Hayat Boumeddiene after police killed ...

Jan 12, 2015

Veteran Algerian militant hails Paris killings

Veteran Algerian militant and former al-Qaida fighter Mokhtar Belmokhtar praised a deadly assault on a French satirical newspaper and urged Muslims in the West to carry out similar attacks, a monitoring service said Monday. In a statement distributed on militant online forums, Belmokhtar said ...

France deploys 15,000 security forces to guard 'sensitive' sites

Jan 12, 2015

France deploys 15,000 security forces to guard 'sensitive' sites

France is deploying 15,000 police and security forces to bolster security around “sensitive” sites and Jewish schools in the wake of Islamist attacks that left 17 dead, authorities said Monday. Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said 10,000 soldiers will be called up from Tuesday ...

U.S. media criticize Obama for missing Paris rally

Jan 12, 2015

U.S. media criticize Obama for missing Paris rally

President Barack Obama faced sharp criticism from some American media Monday over not attending a huge Paris solidarity rally in the wake of deadly Islamist attacks. “You let the world down,” blared the front page of the New York Daily News. Numerous world leaders ...

Over 1 million joined Paris unity march

Jan 12, 2015

Over 1 million joined Paris unity march

Tens of thousands of people joined with world leaders to fill Paris streets Sunday in a rally for unity that officials said was the largest demonstration in French history. Hundreds of thousands more marched in cities around the country and the world to repudiate ...

Jan 12, 2015

Hebdo massacre weapons obtainable in France

The weapons wielded by gunmen sowing mayhem at Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish supermarket in Paris this week were powerful but — for those in the know — available in France, experts say. Kalashnikov assault rifles, the M82 grenade launcher, hand grenades, explosive ...

DNA, dropped ID card allow police to name jihadists

Jan 11, 2015

DNA, dropped ID card allow police to name jihadists

A fingerprint smudged on a Molotov cocktail, an identity card left in a getaway car and DNA found in a balaclava all helped French police piece together the identity of the jihadi gunmen who held the country in a three-day-long grip of terror. On ...

Hayat Boumeddiene: France's most wanted

Jan 11, 2015

Hayat Boumeddiene: France's most wanted

A crossbow in her hands and covered head-to-toe in a black Islamic head wear and robe that leaves only her eyes visible: that is the image now circulating of France’s most-wanted woman, Hayat Boumeddiene. The 26-year-old is the partner of Amedy Coulibaly, one of ...