France's President Francois Hollande vowed on Sunday to increase security at Jewish sites after blank bullets were fired at a synagogue in a suburb of Paris. The move comes a day after police carried out dawn raids on suspected Islamist terrorists.
The death of suspected terrorist Jérémie Louis-Sidney during a police raid in Strasbourg on Saturday has reignited terrorism fears in France, particularly because he appears to have been a home-grown militant, radicalised on French soil.
French police were questioning 11 members of a suspected terrorist cell on Saturday after carrying out a series of raids across the country. Another suspect was shot dead in the city of Strasbourg after opening fire on officers.
Libération says it has seen documents showing Mohammed Merah's killing spree in Toulouse and Montauban in March could have been averted. It suggests there were 'policing failures'. And, some papers pick up on a story already in the Italian and British press that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed by a French secret agent on Nicolas Sarkozy's orders. That's the focus for this look at the French press Tuesday 2nd October, 2012.
At least nine people were killed when a series of car bombs detonated in and around Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, local police and health officials said. The attacks, which apparently targeted Shi'ite Muslims, injured dozens of others.
The US State Department Friday said it was formally removing the Iranian dissident group Mujahadin-e Khalq (MEK), or People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran, from its list of terrorist organizations while adding it still had "serious concerns".
At least six soldiers and a civilian were killed when a blast ripped through a Turkish military truck in Turkey’s east on Tuesday, local media reported. Nobody claimed responsibility, though attacks by Kurdish rebels have escalated recently.
One of Britain’s most notorious extremists, radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri (pictured), is to be deported from the UK to the US to face terrorism charges after losing an appeal against extradition, officials said Monday.
The White House said Thursday that an attack last week on the US consulate in Benghazi that left four US diplomats dead, including ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, was a "terrorist attack" and appointed a panel to investigate the incident.