Marc Perelman meets Gérard Chaliand, an expert in war zones. Chaliand learned about the world and its struggles by leaving home when he was 18 and traveling the globe, fighting alongside guerillas and hopping from Algeria to Vietnam to Colombia. A fascinating journey which he recounts in his memoirs, the first part of which is being published here in France.
Osama bin Laden was unarmed when US special forces raided his Pakistan hideout and shot him, the White House revealed Tuesday, appearing to contradict earlier reports that the al Qaeda leader had taken part in a firefight.
Pakistan has been accused of playing a double game after it was discovered that Osama Bin Laden had been living just 100km away from the capital. It's not the first time that terrorists have been found in the country, raising questions over just how committed Pakistan is to its Western allies.
France welcomes the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death but warns there may be more trouble ahead. Meanwhile, a racial quota controversy hits the French football world. Finally, the demon barber of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd, comes to Paris' Chatelet theatre.
Some French officials have questioned France's continued involvement in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan after the removal of the al Qaeda figurehead, though the government remains committed and public opinion is still supportive.
INTERNATIONAL PRESS, Tues., 3/5/2011: We look at the debate surrounding photographic evidence of the operation. Also, the New York Times provides a peek behind the scenes in the White House Situation Room as the operation to take out Osama Bin Laden took place. “Obama remained stony-faced…Joe Biden fingered his rosary beads.” These and other articles in the American media this morning…