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Mali's Kidal Still Waits for Resolution

French minister says Central African Republic operation to last longer than expected

Editorial: Salahudine, a Frenchman lost to jihad

Confessions of a French jihadist in Syria

Police in Dijon detained an Egyptian who was traveling on the Paris-Venice night train with a bottle of suspected explosives. The man, a resident of Italy, reportedly said he was unaware of the nature of the products he was carrying.

Al Qaeda, Western Militaries Race for Influence in Africa

Obama and Hollande: France and the US enjoy a renewed alliance

Imagery of the Week: Drone Aprons at Niamey

Reaper Drones In Sahel Now Part of ISR Assets of French Armed Forces

A French court is investigating two teenage boys from Toulouse suspected of trying to travel to Syria to join a terrorist group. The father of one of the boys said his son was radicalized over the Internet. Authorities are looking for a teenage girl missing from Avignon who may have gone to Syria. Interior Minister Manuel Valls said judges could prosecute persons who have traveled to join groups such as the Al Nusrah Front.

Africa a 'hothouse' for extremist groups: US

France revises counter-terrorism strategy in Africa

UN Security Council urges end to ransom payments to extremists

French police launch raids on controversial comic Dieudonné

Defense Minister Le Drian said France plans to expand its military presence in Africa, with the permanent deployment of 3,000 troops to bases in Niger, Mali and Chad, and to a logistics base in Ivory Coast and a special forces base in Burkina Faso. He said the work of cracking down on extremists in Libya will be a "long-term" project.

German Military Faces a Difficult Year in Africa and Afghanistan

For US forces, delivering peacekeepers to the CAR is no easy task

Syria Talks Open with Acrimony and Testy Exchanges

France to bolster military presence in Africa

Desert gives al Qaeda refuge after Mali defeat