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(...)

Soldiers guarding La Source Jewish school in Marseilles after a teenager wounded a teacher. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the Jewish consistory in Marseilles, Zvi Ammar, has asked Jews there to stop wearing the kippa, the symbol of their Jewish identity, (...)

French police near the Rue de la Goutte d’Or in north Paris on Thursday, after police shot dead a knife-wielding man who reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest). Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Paris was jolted yet again on Thursday morning as a man in a dark coat brandishing a butcher’s cleaver and crying “Allahu Akbar” approached a police c(...)

The French air force  launched  air strikes against  Islamic State in its Raqqa stronghold  in Syria on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

The investigation into the attacks that killed at least 129 people and wounded hundreds more in Paris on November 13th focuses on the Raqqa-Molenbeek-(...)

The  Les Beguines bar in Molenbeek, Brussels was run by the French Abdeslam brothers, one of whom blew himself up in Paris on Friday  and the other who is on the run. Photograph: Eric VidalReuters

Name: Abdelhamid Abaaoud Age: 28 Nationality: Belgian Suspected of: Unclear Status: Wanted French authorities are certain that(...)

A man attaches a banne to a statue at Place de la Republique near sites of the deadly attacks in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Two themes have emerged from the horrific slaughter of at least 129 people in Paris on Friday night: that France is engaged in an all-out war with Isl(...)