Paris gunman, 'underwear bomber' allegedly roomed together in Yemen

Jan 13, 2015

Paris gunman, 'underwear bomber' allegedly roomed together in Yemen

One of the men behind last week’s deadly rampage in Paris claimed to have lived with the Nigerian behind the failed al-Qaida “underwear bomb” plot five years ago, a Yemeni reporter who met the Paris attacker said Monday. Journalist and researcher Mohammed al-Kibsi said ...

Jan 13, 2015

French market attacker was on U.S. terrorist watch list: report

A suspect accused of killing four people in a supermarket siege outside Paris last week had been on a U.S. terrorist watch list, CNN reported Monday. Amedy Coulibaly, who is suspected of taking hostages and slaying four Jewish shoppers at the Hyper Cacher kosher ...

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 ...