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Foreign Minister Fabius warned that the Islamic State's ambitions extend beyond the Middle East, and said France wants the UN Security Council nations as well as countries in the region to join the fight against the Islamic State. President Hollande said the world security situation was at its gravest since 2001, and called for an international conference that pools military and intelligence resources to come up with "a global strategy" to address the Islamic State's terrorism.




Eight men armed with Kalashnikovs ambushed a Saudi Embassy convoy as it headed to Bourget airport outside Paris. The attackers stole a vehicle, a suitcase filled with 250,000 euros, and allegedly "sensitive" diplomatic documents, but did not harm the members of the convoy, including an unnamed Saudi prince.




UK prime minister: Our generational struggle against a poisonous ideology




President Hollande promised that "in the coming hours" France will deliver weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq fighting the Islamic State. Interior Minister Cazeneuve said nearly 900 French citizens have traveled to Iraq or Syria to fight, and that some of them have joined the Islamic State.




Iraq crisis: International boost to arms and aid supply




Ansar Dine leader resurfaces, urges expulsion of France from Mali

Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag Ghaly has appeared in a video calling on Muslims to fight back against France and its allies.


President Hollande's office said France would soon beginning delivering first aid supplies to civilian victims of the Islamic State in Iraq. A French diplomatic source yesterday said France might offer technical support to Kurdistan forces but not military assistance.




Interview with Israel's US ambassador on Gaza conflict




US allies pledge support for Iraq, but no military action




Antisemitism on rise across Europe 'in worst times since the Nazis'




Obama Allows Limited Airstrikes on ISIS




Hollande Pledges French 'Support' for Forces Fighting Iraq Jihadists




Patriarchs decry Christian exodus, demand UN act




France renews Sahel commitment




French police arrested a 37-year-old French-Moroccan jihadist at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, shortly after the man arrived from Istanbul after being expelled by Turkish authorities. The Arles native was allegedly conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks in France.




Interactive: France's new game plan to counter jihadism in Africa




Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror




Gaza Conflict Seen as Providing Cover for Anti-Semitic Attacks in France




Anti-Semitism on the march: Europe braces for violence




French minister slams 'anti-Semitic' Gaza protests