Cherif Kouachi

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François Hollande: The French president  with army chief of staff Gen Pierre de Villiers (left) and Hollande’s chief of staff, Gen Benoît Puga (right), on October 1st, 2014. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

Barack Obama and François Hollande are considered progressive leftists, but the presidents of the US and France, whose terms of office are drawing to(...)

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, pay tribute to the victims of November 13th terror attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The French writer and statesman André Malraux allegedly predicted that “the 21st century will be a century of religion or it will not be at all.” Th(...)

The latest edition of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo with the coverline: “One year on,  assassin still on the run.” Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The intensity with which France commemorates the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre this week shows that the country sees the events of J(...)

A minute’s silence in Paris for the victims of the November terror attacks which claimed the lives of 130 people. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

It was as if the nightmares of New York on 9/11, Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005 had returned with a vengeance. Jihadist attacks opened and closed 2(...)

Said Kouachi (left) and Cherif Kouachi. A man who hid in a cupboard for eight hours to escape the Charlie Hebdo gunmen is suing television and radio stations, accusing them of having put his life in danger during the attacks in Paris. Photograph: Judicial Police of Paris/PA Wire

A man who hid in a cupboard for eight hours to escape the Charlie Hebdo gunmen is suing television and radio stations, accusing them of having put his(...)

Neighbours and friends of the relatives of Egyptian Coptic men killed in Libya attend Mass in south Cairo. A banner with pictures of the men who were killed is displayed on the church wall. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

The raids by the Egyptian air force on Islamic State (IS) camps and arsenals is an escalation in Cairo’s 20-month campaign against the cult. The st(...)

Expectant Irish readers are set to be deprived of the ‘survivor’ issue of Charlie Hebdo until at least next week, according to distributors.The specia(...)

A man films  a building in Beziers, outside Montpellier, where a Russian Chechen suspected of preparing a terrorist attack was living before his arrest on Monday. Five Russian Chechens were placed under custody in Beziers and Saint-Jean-de-Vedas, outside Montpellier. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty

Five Russians of Chechen origin were arrested in the Hérault department of southern France yesterday. Police said they discovered “extremely dangerou(...)

French president François Hollande (left) welcomes US secretary of state John Kerry prior to a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

French police arrested 12 people, eight men and four women, overnight from Thursday to Friday, in the search for accomplices of the Islamist killer A(...)

Labour Party MP David Lammy suggested some of the problems of disconnection within the British Muslim community are economic: “You don’t find many terrorists who have a mortgage and a good job,” he said. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

A Bangladeshi mini-cab driver took Labour’s David Lammy to Heathrow recently for an early flight. Recognising the Tottenham MP, the man became upset, (...)

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