Adel Kermiche

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Fr Jacques Hamel celebrating Mass in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy. He was murdered there  on July 26th, 2016. Photograph: Paroisse Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray/AFP

French authorities have undertaken a potentially explosive investigation into intelligence blunders that failed to prevent the murder of an 85-year-ol(...)

A policeman  at Midi train station after the Brussels bombings in  March. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Islamic State claimed that Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, the Tunisian who killed 86 people and injured 434 others on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on(...)

Three women were arrested after car laden with gas cylinders was found abandoned near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on September 4th. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

A French judge handed preliminary charges on Saturday to a 29-year-old woman whom authorities suspect is part of a female “terrorist commando” group i(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls walks a corridor of Nimes’ remand centre, where where nearly 400 people live in a space with a maximum capacity of 192. Photograph: Getty Images

Prime minister Manuel Valls and justice minister Jean- Jacques Urvoas yesterday visited France’s most overcrowded prison, in Nîmes, where nearly 400 p(...)

An image taken from video shows Abdel Malik Petitjean and Adel Kermiche, the men behind the church attack in Normandy. Petitjean exhorted Muslims ‘brothers’ to ‘strike this country’. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean, the 19-year-olds who slit the throat of Fr Jacques Hamel (86) while he celebrated Mass last Tuesday, first co(...)

Abdel Malik Petitjean (19), one the two men who stormed into a church in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during morning mass and cut the throat of a 86-year-old priest at the altar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French officials have identified the second man involved in the murder of a priest in a Normandy church. The French prosecutors’ office said DNA te(...)

An image grab taken from a video released  by Amaq news agency, purportedly showing the two men who attacked a church in Normandy, France. Photograph: Amaq news agencyAFP/Getty Images

Islamic State’s news agency on Wednesday posted a video of two men it said were the attackers who killed a priest in a church in France on Tuesday. T(...)

Flowers from the Muslims of France Association are left outside the church where a priest was killed on Tuesday in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

From now on the small, terraced bungalow at 35 Nikola Tesla street will be known as “the terrorist’s house”. After 19-year-old Adel Kermiche and an a(...)

French President Francois Hollande  speaks with France’s Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia (right), Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (second left) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls (left) after a meeting with the French President and representatives of religious communities at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, a day after a priest was killed with a knife and another hostage seriously wounded in an attack on a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State, Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

French President François Hollande demonstrated interfaith unity with France’s religious leaders on Wednesday after two Islamist militants killed a Ro(...)

Adel Kermiche (19) murdered a priest during a hostage situation in a Church in northern France. Photograph: Facebook/Guardian Service

The teenage Islamic State follower who cut the throat of a Catholic priest celebrating Mass in northern France was released from prison despite being (...)