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Jihadists in Europe stir visa debate in US

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:36
US lawmakers, on edge after the Paris attacks launched by French and Belgian jihadists, are calling into question a program that allows Europeans to travel to America without a visa.

Paris attacks organiser Abaaoud boasted of atrocities

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:42
Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the coordinator of the deadly Paris attacks who was killed Wednesday during a police raid in the Saint Denis suburb of the capital, was a wanted man well before last Friday’s Paris attacks.

Third body found at site of Paris police raid

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 06:45
A third body has been found in the rubble of an apartment where the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks was killed in a fierce shootout with police, prosecutors said Friday.

Special forces storm besieged Mali luxury hotel

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 03:07
Malian troops, backed by French and US special forces, entered a Bamako hotel where armed gunmen killed at least 27 people and held a number of staff and guests hostage for several hours on Friday.

France’s interior minister calls on EU to ‘wake up’ to terrorist threat

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 01:43
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned Thursday that the European Union must "wake up" to the threat posed by terrorists in the wake of the attacks in Paris last Friday.

China says 28 foreign-led ‘terrorists’ killed after attack on mine

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 22:57
Chinese security forces in the far western region of Xinjiang killed 28 “terrorists” from a group that carried out a deadly attack at a coalmine in September under the direction of “foreign extremists,” the regional government said on Friday.

US pushes Syria peace process after Assad rejects timetable

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 21:19
The US was pushing to keep Syria’s peace process alive on Thursday, saying President Bashar al-Assad’s future will be decided in the coming weeks, after the embattled leader rejected an ambitious timetable to cede power.

Paris attack terrorists used refugee chaos to enter France, says PM Valls

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 15:32
Some of the suspects in the Paris attacks took advantage of Europe's migrant crisis to "slip in" unnoticed, the French premier said Thursday, warning the EU needed to "take responsibility" over border controls.

US lawmakers vote to restrict refugees from Syria, defy Obama veto threat

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 14:34
The US House of Representatives, defying a veto threat by President Barack Obama, overwhelmingly passed Republican-backed legislation on Thursday to intensify the already-stringent process of screening refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict.

American teenager among victims of deadly West Bank attacks

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:04
A pair of stabbing and shooting attacks carried out by Palestinians killed three Israelis, a Palestinian and an American teenager on Thursday in one of the deadliest days in a recent outburst of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

US 'exploiting Paris attacks', says Glenn Greenwald

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:02
"Whistleblowers are always accused of helping America's enemies", says Glenn Greenwald, the journliats who first brought to light Edward Snowden's leaks about mass US government surveillance.

Belgium to boost security amid criticism over Paris attacks

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 10:02
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Thursday rejected criticism of his country's security services over the Paris attacks and unveiled new security measures including jailing jihadists returning from Syria.

Fears of French-style Patriot Act in wake of Paris attacks

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:00
French lawmakers on Thursday debated sweeping new security powers demanded by President François Hollande in the wake of Friday’s terror attacks, amid growing concerns that France is introducing its own version of the controversial US Patriot Act.

‘World powers betrayed the spirit of Nuremburg’

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 03:47
On the 70th anniversary of the start of the Nuremburg trials, FRANCE 24 asked Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremburg prosecutor, about his role in the historic trials and his later work to create the ICC.

Obama threatens to veto tough Republican bill on Syrian refugees

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:50
President Barack Obama would veto a Republican bill introduced in the wake of the Paris attacks to toughen the screening process for Syrian refugees, the White House said Wednesday.

Suspected organiser of Paris attacks killed in Saint Denis police raid

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 00:44
The suspected organiser of the Paris attacks was killed in a police raid in the suburb of Saint Denis, officials confirmed on Thursday, as France’s lower house of parliament approved an extension of the state of emergency.

France, Russia push UN resolutions on fighting Islamic State militants

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 22:27
Russia revived on Wednesday a push for United Nations approval of international military campaigns combating Islamic State, setting up a showdown with France over its rival bid for a UN Security Council resolution on the issue.

Jewish teacher stabbed by ‘Islamic State group supporters’ in France

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 20:46
A teacher at a Jewish school in the southern French city of Marseille was stabbed on Wednesday evening by three people shouting anti-Semitic obscenities and expressing support for the Islamic State group, local authorities said.

John McCain calls for 10,000 US ground troops in Syria

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 17:56
The United States could ‘take out’ the Islamic State (IS) group with the deployment of 10,000 ground troops, US Senator John McCain has told FRANCE 24 in an exclusive interview.

Fate of suspected Paris attacks 'architect' unknown

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 15:59
The fate of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, remained unknown Wednesday after a massive police assault on his alleged hideout, the city's prosecutor said.