Iraq gunmen take university, briefly hold hostagesMilitants stormed a university filled with hundreds of students in Iraq’s restive Anbar province Saturday, briefly taking students hostage before withdrawing from the school amid g...
FRANCE - MALI
Video: French hostage kidnapped in Mali pleads for releaseA video of a French hostage urging President François Hollande to negotiate his release was broadcast on an Arabic TV station Tuesday, more than two years after the Paris-based bus...
Violence in Mali and Racism on the RadioMNLA rebels have freed civilian hostages in Mali - is this the result of a new social media campaign? Either way, Tuareg separatists, Malian forces and even the French are being bl...
Nicolas Hénin describes long ordeal as a hostage in SyriaNicolas Hénin spent 10 months as a hostage in Syria before he was freed, along with three other French journalists, last week. On Monday, he talked about his ordeal with FRANCE 24.
Mali: Jihadist group announces death of french hostageOne of Mali's most notorious jihadist groups has annouced the death of a french hostage declaring that he was killed because France is the enemy. 62 year old Gilberto Rodrigue...
Middle East Matters
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Syria: Former hostages recount 10-month ordealThis week, the four French journalists released after ten months in Syria describe the men who held them captive. Next, there's hope for unity in the Palestinian territories a...
MALI - FRANCE
French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal has died, Islamists sayFrench national Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was held hostage in Mali since being kidnapped in November 2012, has died, the MUJAO Islamist group said Tuesday.
‘I suffered mock executions,’ says freed French journalistReleased on Saturday, Didier François returned to France on Monday after ten months of captivity in Syria with three other French journalists. He said his long experience as a fore...
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Tired of jerks!FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 22.04.14: French papers focus on the liberation and detention of the four journalists held hostage in Syria, government plans to tackle French-born jihadists...
Syria Bombs and Ballots: Presidential Election Announced as Civil War Rages on (part 2)Four French hostages are now back in France after 10 months in captivity in Syria. Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres were welcomed back on the tarmac...
Syria Bombs and Ballots: Presidential Election Announced as Civil War Rages OnFour French hostages are now back in France after 10 months in captivity in Syria. Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres were welcomed back on the tarmac...
Web users celebrate release of French hostagesIn this edition: web users celebrate the release of four French hostages; the Vatican takes to the web ahead of the double pope sainthood ceremony; and the Super Mario Bros theme t...
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PRESS