Soldier held in Toulouse shooter probe

2013-03-27 14:07

A serving French soldier has been arrested for questioning in connection with a hunt for accomplices of Mohamed Merah, the Islamist gunman who killed seven people in France last year.

Pakistan protesters clash with police

2012-09-21 11:03

Demonstrators have clashed with police in Pakistan with anger over insults to the Prophet Muhammad boiling over despite calls from Muslim leaders for peaceful protests.

France: Gunman frees 1 hostage

2012-06-20 15:12

French police say that a gunman has freed one of the four hostages he is holding in a bank in the southern city of Toulouse.

France: 'Al-Qaeda militant' takes hostages

2012-06-20 13:01

A man claiming to be an al-Qaeda militant has taken four hostages at a bank in the southern French city Toulouse and wants to negotiate with an elite police unit, police say.

Lawyer: French shooter innocent

2012-04-02 22:34

His lawyer says the man believed behind the French killing spree claimed his innocence to police.

Europe: Terror fuels immigration tensions

2012-03-30 21:06

Two atrocities in the space of the year are raising fears across Europe that a growing climate of ethnic and religious hostility is inspiring extremist violence.

Toulouse killer to be buried in France

2012-03-29 13:02

The Islamist gunman branded a "monster" by President Nicolas Sarkozy will be buried in France because Algeria refused to let him buried there, a Muslim official says.

Killer didn't send French attacks video

2012-03-27 22:16

Al-Jazeera has received a video apparently of the French attacks, but not from the killer.

French gunman's journey to terror

2012-03-27 10:00

How the young man described by one top official as a "little failure" went on to carry out France's biggest terror spree since the mid-1990s is provoking anguished questions.

French gunman trained with Taliban

2012-03-25 14:33

The al-Qaeda-inspired gunman who killed seven people in France trained with the a faction of the Pakistan Taliban at a camp near the border with Afghanistan, a spokesperson for the militant group has said.


Toulouse gunman 'accomplices' held

2012-12-04 12:00

French police have arrested two alleged accomplices of gunman Mohamed Merah, whose al-Qaeda-inspired shooting spree in and around the city of Toulouse left seven people dead.

French gunman captured, hostages freed

2012-06-20 17:39

A French police official says that a gunman who had taken four people hostage in a bank in Toulouse has been captured, and the hostages released.

France: Hostage-taker may be bank robber

2012-06-20 14:36

A man who is holding four people hostage at a bank in France and is claiming al-Qaeda links, first demanded cash and fired a shot when the cashier refused, say reports.

France: Terror charges against 13 Islamists

2012-04-04 16:00

Thirteen suspected Islamists have been charged in France with "criminal conspiracy connected to a terrorist enterprise" and illegal possession and transportation of weapons, say officials.

80 arrested in Denmark

2012-04-01 08:29

More than 80 people have been arrested as protesters hurling rocks and bottles tried to interrupt an anti-Islamic demonstration by far-right groups from across northern Europe.

French police arrest suspected Islamists

2012-03-30 09:01

French police have arrested about 20 people in swoops on suspected Islamist circles in several cities including Toulouse, scene of recent multiple killings, says a police source.

French candidates disappear from screens

2012-03-28 17:27

The start of France's presidential battle was dominated by televised rallies and debates but, with four weeks to go, the candidates are disappearing from screens, as the law dictates.

Al-Jazeera won't air French attacks

2012-03-27 15:00

Al-Jazeera says it will not air a video that appears to show the attacks on soldiers and a Jewish school in southwestern France from the killer's point of view.

Sarkozy defends immigration laws

2012-03-26 14:01

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the far-right's use of the recent killing spree to call for tougher immigration laws doesn't make any sense since the perpetrator was French.

Mother of French gunman filled with remorse

2012-03-24 19:00

The mother of the French gunman, who killed seven people including children in a spate of attacks that shocked France, is filled with remorse and fears reprisals.

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