Art as a refuge from France's terror attacks

2017-03-03 12:18

Terrorist attacks in France over the past two years have provided grim inspiration for the country's artists - and for some directly affected by the carnage, creating is helping to heal.

France begins one-year commemorations of Charlie Hebdo attack

2016-01-05 14:38

French President Francois Hollande unveils a plaque at the former offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo as commemorations began to mark the attack there and two more days of horror.

France attack: Severed head covered in Arabic writing

2015-06-26 12:09

French authorities have found a man's decapitated head covered in Arabic writing attached to the gates of a gas factory, legal sources say.

Reporters caught between terrorists, govts - watchdog

2015-04-28 05:47

Journalists are under threat from terror groups and governments who restrict civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism, a US-based media watchdog says in a new report released.

Filmmaker a victim in Copenhagen shooting

2015-02-16 16:00

First Copenhagen shooting victim identified as Danish film maker Finn Noergaard.

Teen with fake gun storms Dutch TV show

2015-01-30 07:24

A teenager armed with a fake gun has disrupted Dutch television when he forced his way into the building of public broadcaster NOS and demanded airtime before being overpowered by police.

Thousands join Russian rally against 'vulgar' Charlie

2015-01-19 12:46

Tens of thousands of people have staged a rally in Russia's Chechnya region against French magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which have been described by the region's leader as ‘vulgar and immoral’.

Algerian police, protesters clash over Charlie Hebdo

2015-01-17 07:12

Police have clashed with protesters in Algiers after rioting broke out at the end of a march against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

'Pope's Charlie Hebdo comments do not justify attack'

2015-01-16 08:19

Pope Francis says there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone's faith, in comments that the Vatican later says did not mean justifying the attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Islamic body urges Muslims to ignore Charlie Hebdo

2015-01-14 15:13

Leading Islamic authority al-Azhar urged Muslims to 'ignore' the publication of a new Prophet Mohammad cartoon by French magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying his stature was too lofty to be harmed by cartoons.


Bulgarian court approves extradition of French terror suspect

2016-08-16 18:01

A Bulgarian court has ruled that a French citizen with family ties to the attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper in Paris will be extradited to France to face terror charges.

Paris hostage sues media for endangering his life

2015-08-18 22:43

The Paris prosecutors' office says an investigation has been opened after one of the hostages in the January attacks around Paris accused some television and radio stations of having put his life in danger and sued them.

New Charlie Hebdo doccie secures worldwide deal at Cannes

2015-05-13 21:00

A new documentary about French magazine Charlie Hebdo which was attacked by jihadists this year has been snapped up by distributors at the Cannes Film Festival, according to Variety magazine.

27% UK Muslims support Paris attack motives

2015-02-25 20:38

A poll of British Muslims has found that 27% had some sympathy for the motives behind last month's Islamist attack in Paris against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Japan publisher reprints Charlie Hebdo cartoon

2015-02-10 15:22

A small Japanese publisher has issued 3 000 copies of a book of cartoons by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, including controversial drawings of Mohammed.

Kashmir shutdown over Charlie Hebdo's cartoon

2015-01-23 11:33

Businesses and shops have closed in Kashmir due to a strike called by separatists and religious parties protesting the publication of a caricature of Muhammad in the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo.

Afghan president condemns Charlie Hedbo cartoon

2015-01-17 18:30

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned the publication of a Prophet Mohammed caricature by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, describing it as great insult to Islam and Muslims.

Niger bans Charlie Hebdo over Mohammed cartoon

2015-01-16 09:22

Niger has banned distribution of Charlie Hebdo in the mainly Muslim country, with the government 'vehemently' condemning the cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in the latest issue of the French weekly.

Paris gunman's house may hold clues to 4th attacker

2015-01-15 07:32

Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman who killed four hostages at a Paris kosher supermarket, rented a small suburban house and filled it with an impressive arsenal of late-model weapons, police say.

#JeSuisCharlie used in over 3.5 million tweets

2015-01-10 07:32

The hashtag, which is a tribute to the 12 people killed in the attack on the Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, has been tweeted millions of times.

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