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The al Qaeda connection in the Merah Affair

Mali's Kidal still waits for resolution

MUJAO spokesman reported killed in French airstrike

Al Qaeda hijacks spirit of Syria revolt three years on

French intelligence is questioning seven men and a woman who are suspected of planning to travel to Syria to fight for terrorist groups. The eight suspects were arrested yesterday in and around Paris. An al Qaeda-linked media outlet issued a call on March 7 encouraging "our lone wolves in France" to assassinate President Hollande and attack French government targets in retaliation for France's role in Mali and the Central African Republic.

Franco-German project to securely store stockpiles of arms in Libya

Three young men who aspired to be Syrian jihadists were handed prison terms ranging from two to five years, in the first prosecution of its kind in France. Youssef Ettaoujar, Salah-Eddine Gourmat, and Fares Farsi were arrested in May 2012 while trying to board a flight to Turkey. Last week a 14-year-old girl was stopped from flying to Turkey.

US Takes Training Role in Africa as Threats Grow and Budgets Shrink

Romain L., a.k.a. Abu Siyad Al-Normandy, a 26-year-old Muslim convert from Calvados, appeared in court on charges of incitement to terrorism for administering the jihadist website Ansar al Haqq and translating al Qaeda's magazine Inspire into French. He is the first person to be prosecuted under a law that was enacted in late 2012. In recent years, al Qaeda has increasingly called for cyber-jihad.

Taliban condemn violence in Central African Republic

UN chief wants 3,000 more troops for Central African Republic

Timbuktu waits for peace dividend

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