France seeks legislation to hold Google, Facebook 'accountable' for hate speech

 The French government has reportedly announced plans to hold companies responsible for hosting any extremist messages that their users may post.

Small French town Lunel`s oversized jihadist recruitment

 For insight into why France is increasingly worried about large sections of its society becoming fertile turf for jihadist recruiters, the southern town of Lunel offers a singular example.

Muslims first victims of 'terrorism': French FM

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called on Tuesday for international cooperation against extremism, saying Muslims have been the first victims of "terrorism".

Muslims first victims of `terrorism`: French FM

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called on Tuesday for international cooperation against extremism, saying Muslims have been the first victims of "terrorism".

‘If published in India then Charlie Hebdo cartoons would have never got support like in France'

Humour is a new sin. The intolerant world we are living in seems to have pushed this thought across us as was proved by the recent attack on French satirical magazine Charile Hebdo.

Anti-jihadist raids net five in France, three in Belgium

Police in France and Belgium arrested eight suspected militant Islamists on Tuesday in dawn raids three weeks after jihadists killed 17 people in Paris.

French police arrest four in anti-jihadist raid

 Special police forces in France arrested four men in the southern French town of Lunel on Tuesday in an operation aimed at breaking up jihadist networks, a police source said.

IS urges new attacks after Charlie Hebdo killings

The Islamic State jihadist group Monday urged Muslims to carry out new attacks after the targeting of France`s Charlie Hebdo magazine, in a recording by its spokesman posted online.

Body of slain French hostage to be flown home from Algeria

The body of a French tourist who was kidnapped and beheaded by jihadists in Algeria last September is to be flown home on Monday, a source close to the case told AFP.

Palestinians march against Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Thousands of Palestinians marched Saturday in the West Bank in protest over the latest cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed published by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo,

French father charged with inciting his children to jihad

A father-of-three, suspected of bombarding his children with violent images glorifiying jihad, has been charged with "inciting acts of terrorism", prosecutors in southeastern France said on Saturday.

Post-attack Charlie Hebdo weekly circulation tops 7 million

Circulation of the "survivors`" issue of Charlie Hebdo, published after a deadly attack on the French satirical weekly`s Paris office, is set to top seven million, the distributor said Friday.

Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia
Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia

Countries must devote more resources to fight global extremism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, but the battle would falter if it becomes consumed by sectarian division or Islamophobia.

Court OKs stripping binational jihadist of French nationality

France's top legal body ruled on Friday that stripping a binational convicted jihadist of his French nationality was lawful, just as the country ups its fight against extremism.

France's Hollande urges big business to help in anti-terror fight

French President Francois Hollande urged business leaders gathered in Davos Friday to take action in the fight against extremism, saying the financial sector could help by cutting off funding sources.

Court says French jihadist can be stripped of nationality

France`s top legal body ruled Friday that stripping a binational convicted jihadist of his French nationality was lawful, just as the country upped its fight against extremism.

Afghanistan anti-Charlie Hebdo protest draws 20,000

At least 20,000 people protested in the western Afghan city of Herat on Friday against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

French President to visit typhoon-ravaged Philippines

French President Francois Hollande will visit the typhoon-ravaged Philippines in February to build momentum for crucial climate change talks that France is hosting this year, his environment envoy said Friday.

Germany`s Lukas Podolski to bow out after Euro 2016
Germany`s Lukas Podolski to bow out after Euro 2016

Germany forward Lukas Podolski says he plans to retire from international football following Euro 2016 in France after more than a decade of playing for the reigning world champions.

Anti-Muslim acts soar in France since Paris attacks

The number of anti-Muslim incidents in France has soared since the Paris attacks, with 128 such acts registered over two weeks, almost the same amount as all 2014, a watchdog said Friday.