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Amir condoles France’s Macron over Strasbourg market ‘attack’

Police hunt attacker after 3 people killed Emergency workers escort a woman after a shooting near the Christmas market in Strasbourg, eastern France on Dec 11. (AFP) KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences to the French …

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Housewife unmasked as French ‘dark web’ boss

PARIS, June 19, (AFP): A 28-year-old housewife with no criminal record has been unmasked as the woman behind a major French “dark web” site which sold drugs and guns until it was shut down last week. The woman was among four people arrested last Tuesday when intelligence agents closed the …

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Paris knife attack suspect born in Chechnya, parents in custody

Paris, May 13, 2018 (AFP) – A knifeman who killed one person and wounded four others in a suspected terror attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya in 1997, a judicial source said on Sunday. The parents of the attacker, who witnesses said shouted “Allahu akbar” during the assault …

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Paris attacks suspect jailed for 20 years for Belgian attempted murder

BRUSSELS, April 23 (Reuters) – A Belgian court sentenced Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and a co-accused to 20 years in prison on Monday for trying to kill police during a shootout in Brussels in 2016. Judge Marie-France Keutgen told the courtroom that 28-year-old Abdeslam and Tunisian Sofien Ayari, 24, …

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Killer’s brother denies extremism

PARIS, Oct 30, (AP): Abdelkader Merah wants to show that he has escaped his violent past through devotion to Islam. Once nicknamed Bin Laden in the French housing project where he grew up, the violence-prone ex-delinquent now says he is a peaceful Muslim and has displayed calm, wit and knowledge …

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Cities seek creative ways to prevent vehicle attacks

Dozen vehicle-ramming attacks in Europe and US PARIS, Aug 19, (AP): From Barcelona to Times Square and beyond, extremists have used vehicles as deadly weapons with alarming frequency in recent years, whether to promote jihad, get attention or express despair. In response, ugly concrete blocks as well as more aesthetic …

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Suspect held after car hits soldiers – Counter-terror probe launched

PARIS, Aug 9, (Agencies): Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed that police had arrested the suspect behind an attack on French soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday. “A suspect who was driving the car involved in the attack has been arrested on the highway between Paris and Boulogne-sur-Mer,” Philippe told …

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Soldiers shoot dead airport attacker – Thousands of travelers evacuated, 15 flights diverted

ORLY, France, March 18, (Agencies): Soldiers at Paris’ busy Orly Aiport shot and killed a man who wrestled one of their colleagues to the ground and tried to steal her rifle Saturday, officials said. Thousands of travelers were evacuated and at least 15 flights were diverted to the city’s other …

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ID on Egyptian Paris ‘attacker’

PARIS, Feb 4, (AP): The Louvre in Paris reopened to the public Saturday morning, less than 24-hours after a machetewielding assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar!” was shot by soldiers. In drizzly weather, tourists filed by armed police and soldiers outside the central Paris museum, which had been closed immediately after Friday’s …

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29% French Muslims ‘reject’ secular laws

PARIS, Sept 18, (RTRS): Just under 30 percent of France’s 3 to 4 million Muslims reject the country’s secular laws, according to an Ifop poll published by the French weekly Journal du Dimanche. When asked if they considered the Islamic legal and moral code of sharia to be more important …

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