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Bosnian arrested over 2015 Paris attacks – German police

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The Bosnian man arrested by German police is accused 'of abetting a terrorist organisation linked to the terror attacks, including on the Bataclan concert hall, on November 13, 2015 in Paris'

BATACLAN CEREMONY. Gards stand in front the entrance of the Bataclan in Paris on November 13, 2018, during a ceremony held for the victims of the Paris attacks of November 2015, which targeted the Bataclan concert hall as well as a series of bars and killed 130 people. Photo by Benoit Tessier/AFP

Trial over France Charlie Hebdo attacks to begin in April 2020

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Seventeen people were killed over 3 days in January 2015 in attacks that shook France and heralded a wave of atrocities by radical Islamists that year

CHARLIE HEBDO. Firefighters push a stretcher outside the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices. File photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Paris suspect Abdeslam refuses to return to Brussels trial

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:18 AM

The fresh show of defiance comes after Abdeslam berated judges for being anti-Muslim, refused to stand and said that he put his 'trust in Allah' on the first day of the trial

COURT SCENE. A courtroom sketch made on February 5, 2018 shows prime suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam prior to the opening of his trial at the "Palais de Justice" courthouse in Brussels. Benoit Peyruco/AFP

Paris attacks suspect refuses to answer questions at Belgian trial

Feb 05, 2018 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Salah Abdeslam, who has declined to to speak to investigators since his arrest in March 2016, immediately signals his defiance by refusing to stand when asked by the judge and saying he would not cooperate

PARIS ATTACKS TRIAL. Prime suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam (2nd R) sits beside his alleged accomplice Sofiane Ayari (R) as they are surrounded by Belgian special police officers in the courtroom at the "Palais de Justice" courthouse in Brussels for the opening of his trial, on February 5, 2018. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Last surviving 2015 Paris attacks suspect faces trial in Belgium

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:05 PM

It will be the first public glimpse of the 28-year-old who led police on a 4-month international manhunt following the attacks in the French capital that killed 130 people

COURTHOUSE. In this file photo, soldiers stand guard at the Brussels' courthouse, on December 18, 2017. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

French police shoot attacker outside Notre Dame in Paris

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:26 PM

UPDATED The suspect claims to be a soldier of the caliphate of the Islamic State group according to a source close to the investigation

SECURITY INCIDENT. French police officials gather at the entrance to Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on June 6, 2017. Bertrand Guay/AFP

3 charged over 2015 Paris attacks – judicial source

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Those charged this week include Samir L – believed to be linked to the sale of weapons to the supermarket attacker – as well as Miguel M and Abdelaziz A

ATTACK. In this file photo, members of the French police special forces launch the assault and evacuate the hostages at a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, on January 9, 2015. File photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Paris airport attacker said he was 'ready to die for Allah'

Mar 18, 2017 - 6:59 PM

UPDATED The incident comes as France remains on high alert following a series of jihadist attacks that have claimed more than 230 lives since January 2015

SHOOTING. Travellers are evacuated from Paris' Orly airport on March 18, 2017 following the shooting of a man by French security forces. Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP

'I'm not ashamed' says Paris attacks suspect – report

Jan 13, 2017 - 1:47 PM

First of all I m not afraid of letting anything slip because I m not ashamed of what I am says Salah Abdeslam in correspondence with an anonymous woman

'NOT ASHAMED.' In this file photo, a convoy transporting Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam arrives to the Fleury-Merogis prison on April 27, 2016. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

Eagles of Death Metal singer denies trying to enter Sting gig

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Lead singer Jesse Hughes says he never tried to enter the Sting concert

Singers Jesse Hughes of US rock group Eagles of Death Metal arrives near the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on November 13, 2016, for a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the Paris terror attacks. 130 people were killed on November 13, 2015 by gunmen and suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) group in a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris. / AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

France marks one year since Paris attacks

Nov 13, 2016 - 12:06 PM

3rd UPDATE French President Francois Hollande unveils plaques at sites across the city that were attacked by the Islamic State

French President Francois Hollande (L) and Paris' Mayor Anne Hidalgo unveil a commemorative plaque at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on November 13, 2016, during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Paris terror attacks. 130 people were killed on November 13, 2015 by gunmen and suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) group in a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris.    / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Christophe Petit Tesson

Sting reopens Paris Bataclan amid tears, cheers and controversy

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:20 AM

Sting began what had been billed the toughest gig in rock with a minute s silence for the 130 people who lost their lives a year ago

OPEN AGAIN. People leave the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on November 12, 2016, after the reopening concert by British musician Sting to mark the first anniversary of the November 13 Paris attacks. Philippe Lopez/AFP

French PM says state of emergency likely to be extended

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:05 AM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France must protect our democracy because the presidential campaign begins in a few weeks

STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENSION. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls arrives at the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, on November 11, 2015 for the Armistice Day commemorations marking the end of World War I. File photo by Thibault Camus/AFP

Stade de France falls silent for terror victims

Nov 12, 2016 - 10:45 AM

A capacity crowd of 80 000 at the national stadium falls silent prior to kick off in France s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Sweden almost exactly a year on from the attacks which killed 130 people

MOMENT OF SILENCE. France's and Sweden's players hold a minute of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the November 13 Paris attacks ahead of their 2018 World Cup group A qualifying football match at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 11, 2016. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

One year after Paris attacks, how has France changed?

Nov 10, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Many Parisians still confess to being troubled by unwelcome memories while enjoying themselves in bars or restaurants

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 17, 2015 shows a miniature Eiffel tower, candles and flowers displayed at a makeshift memorial outside "Le Carillon cafe" at the corner of Rue Bichat and Alibert in the 10th arrondissement and "Le petit Cambodge" restaurant, at the site of the attacks in Paris, in tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in which 130 people were killed and another 413 injured. / AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD

French investigators name plotter of Paris, Brussels attacks

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:09 PM

UPDATED Oussama Atar was already a suspect in the March 22 attacks on Brussels but has now been linked to the November 13 atrocities in Paris last year

ON ALERT. Soldiers stand guard in front of the central train station on November 22, 2015 in Brussels, as the Belgian capital remained on the highest security alert level over fears of a Paris-style attack. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP

Paris' Bataclan to reopen with Sting gig, day before attack anniversary – owner

Nov 04, 2016 - 3:40 PM

First to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the attack a year ago and second to celebrate the life and the music that this historic theater represents writes Sting on re opening Bataclan

STING. The Bataclan theater in Paris is set to reopen with a performance by Sting. File photos shows Sting at the Grammy Museum in October. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Belgium missed 13 chances to unmask Paris attackers – report

Oct 08, 2016 - 9:41 PM

Of the 13 missed chances for Belgian police to catch some of the Paris attackers six were due to staffing shortages the secret report says

POLICE OPERATION. Police operation in Saint Denis, near Paris on November 18, 2015, five day after Paris terror attacks. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Germany arrests 3 ISIS suspects with 'links' to Paris attackers

Sep 13, 2016 - 10:50 PM

More than 200 police commandos take part in the pre dawn raids in northern Germany to detain the men who were suspected of either plotting an attack or awaiting orders to commit one

POLICE OPERATION. Police operation in Saint Denis, near Paris on November 18, 2015, five day after Paris terror attacks. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Detained Moroccan, Algerian accused of Paris attacks link

Sep 08, 2016 - 11:59 PM

The prosecutor s office in the western city of Salzburg says the unnamed pair aged 26 and 40 were presumed accomplices of the Islamic State ISIS cell behind the coordinated killings

PARIS ATTACKS LINK? A victim lies on the ground covered by a white sheet outside of the Cafe Bonne Biere in Paris, on November 13, 2015 following an attack. File photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam to face French investigators

May 20, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Abdeslam 26 is known to have dropped off the 3 suicide bombers who blew themselves up outside the Stade de France national stadium in northern Paris

TRIAL. Exterior view of the Fleury-Merogis prison, south of Paris, France, April 28, 2016. On April 27, Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was handed over to French authorities to face prosecution in relation to the Paris terror attacks on November 13, 2015. File photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam transferred to France

Apr 27, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Salah Abdeslam s lawyer says his client is anxious to explain himself in France

epa05279294 A police officers stands guard at the Palais de Justice at the 36, Quai des Orfevres where Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam (unseen) is due to appear before the investigating magistrate, in Paris, France, 27 April 2016. Salah Abdeslam was handed over to French authorities to face prosecution in relation to the Paris terror attacks on 13 November 2015. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

'Man in hat' Abrini charged over Brussels attack – prosecutor

Apr 10, 2016 - 4:53 PM

The investigating judge specialized in terrorism cases puts Mohamed Abrini in detention in connection with the investigation into the Brussels and Zaventem airport attacks

MOHAMED ABRINI. An undated combo handout photograph made available by the Belgian Federal Police showing Mohamed Abrini. Photo by Belgian Federal Police/EPA

Belgium identifies 'man in hat' at Brussels airport bombing

Apr 10, 2016 - 1:46 AM

Prosecutors say Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini is indeed the 3rd man present at the Brussels national airport attacks

Abdeslam 'chose' not blow himself up in Paris – brother

Apr 02, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Salah Abdeslam says there would have been more victims had he chosen to follow through with the plan according to his brother Mohamed

Belgium to extradite Paris suspect Abdeslam to France

Apr 01, 2016 - 12:56 AM

2nd UPDATE The transfer to France should happen within 10 days says French justice minister Jean Jacques Urvoas

EXTRADITION. Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam's lawyer Sven Mary (C) leaves the court where suspect in the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks Salah Abdeslam (not pictured) is expected to make an appearance, in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2016. Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Paris suspect Abdeslam 'wants to cooperate', fresh raid in Belgium

Mar 31, 2016 - 7:15 PM

UPDATED Belgian federal prosecutors do not object to handing the suspect over to France says spokesman Eric Van der Sypt

epa05237330 Police forces guard at the entrance of Brussels court prior to the decision on extradition of Abdeslam Salah to France in Brussels, Belgium, 31 March 2016. The advocat of Abdeslam Salah, believed to having masterminded the 13 November Paris attacks, says he is no longer fighting his extradition to France. A decision should be taken later the day. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

Brussels police clash with far-right mob at attacks shrine

Mar 28, 2016 - 12:35 AM

UPDATED Under fire Belgian authorities meanwhile detain 4 terror suspects after carrying out 13 raids as they seek to round up a web of jihadists with links to the carnage in the Belgian capital and to attacks and plots in France

Masked and hooded men walk amongst floral tributes in area outside the stock exchange in Brussels on March 27, 2016 as tensions mounted after the square was invaded by some 200 far-right football hooligans. Riot police fired water cannon on March 27, 2016 at far-right football hooligans who invaded a square in the Belgian capital that has become a memorial to the victims of the Brussels attacks, an AFP journalist said. Police took action after about 200 black-clad hooligans shouting nationalist and anti-immigrant slogans moved in on the Place de la Bourse where people were gathering in a show of solidarity with the victims. / AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZ

Belgian police shoot suspect in Europe-wide terror raids

Mar 25, 2016 - 11:17 PM

UPDATED Even if the one that committed the attacks in Paris and Brussels is in the process of being destroyed there is still a heavy threat says French President Francois Hollande

A police officers sets security perimeter near Maalbeek metro station, on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, after a blast at this station near the EU institutions caused deaths and injuries. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND

France foils terror strike by man linked to Paris attackers

Mar 25, 2016 - 7:39 PM

French national Reda Kriket 34 was arrested Thursday in Boulogne Billancourt a suburb west of Paris

ARREST. Police officers and investigators stand outside a building where an anti-terrorism operation took place in Argenteuil, near Paris, March 25, 2016. A terrorist attack had been thwarted in Paris with the arrest of a suspected terrorist whose plans for an attack were in an advanced state. A suspect terrorist named Reda Kriket has been arrested in Boulogne Billancourt. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Paris, Brussels jihadist network: What we know

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Links have been established between the network behind the Paris attacks in November and this week s bombings in Brussels

BRUSSELS BLASTS. Passengers leave the airport area after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. File photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA

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TIMELINE: Brussels terror attacks

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Brussels bombings: Here is a timeline of what has happened so far

Emergency workers and police at Rue de la Loi, after an explosion at Malbeek Metro station, Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Huge manhunt after Brussels attacks horror

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:27 AM

UPDATED The bombings will raise fresh questions about the continent s ability to cope with the terror threat and underscores doubts about how Belgium has allowed extremism to develop unchecked

TRIBUTES. People hold a banner reading in French and Flamish 'I AM BRUSSELS' as they gather around floral tributes, candles, Belgian and peace flags and notes in front of the Bourse of Brussels on March 22, 2016 in tribute to the victims of Brussels following triple bomb attacks in the Belgian capital that killed about 35 people and left more than 200 people wounded. Aurore Belot/Belga/AFP

Paris attacks 'accomplice' DNA found on explosives

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:02 PM

UPDATED Belgian investigators named a suspected accomplice in the November 13 attacks as Najim Laachraoui who was previously known by the false name of Soufiane Kayal

RAID. Belgian police forces stand guard in a street in the Molenbeek-Saint-Jean district in Brussels, on March 18, 2016 during a police operation in the Brussels area home to key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam. Photo by John Thys / AFP

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam to 'oppose' extradition to France

Mar 19, 2016 - 11:50 PM

Legal experts say this could delay – but not prevent – Salah Abdeslam s handover to France where he has been formally charged with terrorist murder after his dramatic capture in Belgium

SUSPECTS ARRESTED. Policemen guard the street at Rue de la Carpe in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean in Brussels, on March 19, 2016. Belgian police arrested 5 people in counter-terror raids in Brussels on March 18, including Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and the family who sheltered him, prosecutors said. Nicolas Maeterlinck/Belga/AFP

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam captured in Brussels

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:48 AM

UPDATED Former small time criminal Salah Abdeslam is believed to be the last surviving member of the 10 man jihadist team that carried out attacks on the Bataclan rock venue restaurants bars and the Stade de France stadium

ARRESTED. Belgian security forces seal off an area during an anti-terror operation in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, March 18, 2016. Media reports claim that fugitive terror suspect Salah Abdeslam has been wounded but arrested alive during the anti-terror operation in Molenbeek that was carried out within the investigations linked to last year's Paris terror attacks. Photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Paris attacks fugitive Abdeslam's fingerprints found in Brussels raid flat

Mar 18, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Abdeslam 26 is believed to have played a key role in the November 13 attacks claimed by the Islamic State group that left 130 people dead

RAIDS. Media outside the house where a police raid and shooting took place the day before in Dries street in Forest, Brussels, Belgium, March 16, 2016. Belgian authorities are currently hunting two suspects who escaped a day earlier during an antiterrorism operation in Brussels amid an investigation into the November 13 attacks of Paris. Photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Singer in Paris attack Jesse Hughes apologizes for alleging inside job

Mar 12, 2016 - 4:02 PM

I ve been dealing with non stop nightmares and struggling through therapy to make sense of this tragedy and insanity I haven t been myself since November 13 says the Eagles of Death Metal frontman

JESSE HUGHES. The Eagles of Death Metal frontman apologizes for alleging that the November 13 Paris attack on the Bataclan was an inside job. Photo from EPA/VILHELM STOKSTAD

Eagles of Death Metal frontman suggests Paris attacks an inside job

Mar 11, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Jesse Hughes suggests that the security at the Bataclan were in on the attacks in November

JESSE HUGHES. The Eagles of Death Metal frontman says that the November 2015 attack at the Bataclan was an inside job. Photo by EPA/SIGGI BUCHER

Eagles of Death Metal cancel Europe gigs after singer's injury

Feb 27, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The band cancels the final dates of their European tour as doctors advise frontman Jesse Hughes to allow his injury to heal

epaselect epa05177471 US musician and lead singer of the band 'Eagles of Death Metal' Jesse Hughes performs during a concert at the Komplex 457 in Zurich, Switzerland, 23 February 2016. EPA/SIGGI BUCHER

Paris attacks suspect hid out in Brussels for 3 weeks – report

Feb 20, 2016 - 12:15 AM

A Belgian newspaper says Salah Abdeslam took refuge in a Brussels apartment from November 14 the day after the Paris attacks in which 130 people died

ON ALERT. Soldiers stand guard in front of the central train station on November 22, 2015 in Brussels, as the Belgian capital remained on the highest security alert level over fears of a Paris-style attack. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP

Eagles of Death Metal wow Paris with cathartic survivors show

Feb 17, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Eagles of Death Metal performs for the survivors of their November concert at the Bataclan

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. Jesse Hughes performs during a concert at the Olympia music venue in Paris, France, 16 February 2016. Photo by Jean Nicholas Guillo/EPA

Eagles of Death Metal vow Paris return will be 'regular rock show'

Feb 16, 2016 - 10:51 PM

I hope I can walk out on that stage and be stronger than I am being right now says Jessie Hughs

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. The band plays at the Bataclan again for the first time since the November Paris attacks. In the photo, the band performs at the Sentrum Scene concert hall in Oslo. File photo by Roald Berit

Eagles of Death Metal singer says guns could have stopped attacks

Feb 16, 2016 - 10:42 PM

Eagles of Death Metal returns to the Bataclan stage after the attacks in November 2015 that killed 90 fans

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. Frontman Jesse Hughes says that the attacks on the Bataclan concert hall in November might not have happened if everyone in the crowd that night had guns. File photo shows Eagles of Death Metal performing at a concert in Oslo. Photo by Roald Berit/EPA

Eagles of Death Metal frontman feels 'sacred duty' to finish Paris gig

Feb 14, 2016 - 10:49 AM

I take it as a very sacred duty I feel we were elected by circumstances to represent this for good or bad says frontman Jesse Hughes

Ruang konser di pusat lokasi Serangan Paris akan dibuka kembali

Feb 11, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Ruang konser Bataclan akan segera di renovasi dan direncakanan akan dibuka sebelum 2016 berakhir

ZIARAH. Vokalis dari grup band Eagles of Death Metal Jesse Hughes di depan tempat konser Bataclan pada 8 Desember lalu. Bataclan akan segera direnovasi dan dibuka pada akhir 2016. Foto oleh Michael Medina / AFP

Concert hall at center of Paris attacks to reopen late 2016

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:50 AM

The Bataclan concert hall is set to undergo a renovation and reopen before the end of 2016

BATACLAN. The Paris concert hall is set to reopen before the end of 2016. File photo shows roses adorning lamp-posts across the Bataclan concert venue, where terrorists killed 89 people in Paris in November 2015. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Some are wary after attacks, but Paris magic still enchants tourists

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The full impact of the terror attacks on 2015 tourism figures is not yet known but while some backed out of their dream trip the allure of Paris is too strong for others

TOWER OF LIGHT. Beams of light are visible atop the Eiffel Tower, as part of a light installation entitled 'Human Energy' by artist Yann Toma, in Paris, France, December 6, 2015. Ian Langsdon/EPA