Qaeda-held Frenchmen mark year in captivity

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, whose country is also affected by the activities of the al Qaeda-affiliated group, said earlier this week he thought the hostages were still alive.

Pakistan arrests 2 suspected French militants

Two suspected Islamist extremists were arrested at a bus stop in Lahore.

Qaeda `claims kidnap of Frenchmen` later killed

Al Qaeda`s North Africa branch
claimed they kidnapped two Frenchmen in Niger, saying
they were later killed in clashes between militants and French
forces, according to a message Al-Jazeera aired.

Bodies of Frenchmen killed in Niger arrive in Paris

Vincent Delory, Antoine De Leocour died as the troops tried to rescue them.

Gunmen abduct 2 Frenchmen in Niger: Witnesses

Gunmen abducted the Frenchmen from a restaurant in Niamey, capital of Niger.