Woman beheaded, two others killed in terror attack at church in France

A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday. A defiant President Emmanuel Macron, declaring that France had been subject to an Islamist terrorist attack, said he would deploy thousands more soldiers to protect important French… Read More Woman beheaded, two others killed in terror attack at church in France

France begins trial of Charlie Hebdo terror attack accomplices

Fourteen alleged accomplices to the Islamist gunmen who attacked the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2015 went on trial on Wednesday, as the country recalled a dark episode that marked the onset of a wave of militant violence. French Prime Minister Jean Castex wrote in a tweet the simple words: “Always Charlie”. On January… Read More France begins trial of Charlie Hebdo terror attack accomplices

Belgian police arrests two over attack plot on Iranian meeting in France 

Belgian authorities have detained two people suspected of plotting a bomb attack on a meeting in France of Iranian political group People’s Mujahideen of Iran, prosecutors said on Monday. The two were intercepted by Belgian police on Saturday, with 500 grams (1.1 lb) of TATP, a home made explosive produced of easily available chemicals, as… Read More Belgian police arrests two over attack plot on Iranian meeting in France 

France holds third year commemoration ceremony in remembrance of Charlie Hebdo terror attack

French President Emmanuel Macron laid a wreath on Sunday in honour of the slain journalists of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which faces falling sales and stifling security measures three years after it was attacked. At a low-key commemoration ceremony to mark the January 7, 2015 massacre, Macron was joined by journalists from the magazine, members… Read More France holds third year commemoration ceremony in remembrance of Charlie Hebdo terror attack

Six injured as suspected terrorists ram car into soldiers in Paris

A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six before speeding off in what officials identified as a suspected terrorist attack. The vehicle, a BMW, was parked in an alley before it accelerated into the soldiers as they left their barracks to go on patrol, said Patrick Balkany,… Read More Six injured as suspected terrorists ram car into soldiers in Paris