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  • Taking of hostages in northern France not linked to Paris attacks

    6 days ago

    Armed men who took hostages on Tuesday in the northern French town of Roubaix appeared to have no link to the Nov. 13 attacks by Islamist militants in Paris but were probably planning a robbery, police sources said on Tuesday.

    "This is apparently not a terrorist attack, it's apparently a robbery," one police source said.

    France remains on high alert after the Nov. 13 attacks in and around Paris in which 130 people were killed.

  • France finds explosive belt, detects Paris suspect’s phone

    1 week ago

    A suspected explosive belt was found dumped near Paris on Monday and the mobile phone of a fugitive believed to have taken part in the attacks on Nov. 13 was detected in two locations in the city, a source close to the investigation said.

    France and Belgium have launched a...

  • U2 sets December dates for Paris concerts postponed by attacks

    1 week ago

    Irish rock band U2 set early December dates for concerts in Paris on Monday, after cancelling two earlier performances following the attacks by Islamic State militants that took 130 lives.

    U2 said they hoped to reflect the indomitable spirit of the city with their "iNNOCENCE +...

  • Suspected Paris attacker Abdeslam was in Italy in August

    1 week ago

    Suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam travelled through Italy in August with a companion, but his presence caused no alarm because he was not a wanted man at the time, an investigative source said on Monday.

    His companion was Ahmet Dahmani, a Belgian man of Moroccan origin who...

  • Dermer blasts world’s confusion on Islamic terror, treatment of Israel

    1 week ago

    The lineup of speakers at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual Louis D. Brandeis Awards dinner at the Grand Hyatt in NY Sunday evening, turned out to serve as the perfect venue for venting about Israel’s standing in the world and the offering of suggestions about the U.S....

  • Belgian police mount raids in Brussels and other towns

    1 week ago

    Belgian armed police mounted raids across the country late on Sunday after the prime minister announced another day of lockdown in the capital for fear a new, Paris-style mass attack may be imminent.

    Shortly before midnight, the public broadcaster, announcing several arrests,...

  • ADL denounces top GOP hopefuls over anti-Muslim remarks

    1 week ago

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Friday voiced concern over recent comments made by the three top Republican presidential candidates about Muslim refugees in the aftermath of the deadly terror attacks in Paris.

    On Thursday, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump...

  • Tapped phone led Paris attacker to his death

    1 week ago

    The top suspect behind last week's Paris attacks was watched by police being led into a building by a woman suicide bomber the evening before they both died there during a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday.

    Police had been tapping the phone of Hasna...

  • Family of Paris attacker: ‘We are not anti-Semitic’

    2 weeks ago

    The family of one of the Paris attackers said they are not anti-Semitic.

    The mother and brother of Omar Ismaïl Mostefaï, one of the terrorists who shot up the Bataclan theater, called his actions “inexcusable” and “monstrous” through tears on the widely watched French television...

  • Comfort of a Paris home in jeopardy

    2 weeks ago

    Parisians Babette and Sasha Bergman lead what many would consider a charmed life.

    Both Jewish high-tech professionals in their 30s — they met while working at Google’s European headquarters in Ireland — the Bergmans settled in this capital city shortly before the birth of their...

  • NY City police aware of ISIS video but say no specific threat

    2 weeks ago

    New York City police are aware of a newly released Islamic State video that suggests that the largest U.S. city was a potential target of attacks such as those in Paris last week, but that there are no current or specific threats, the department said on Wednesday.

    "While some of...

  • We’ll always have Paris

    2 weeks ago

    Our third president has been often quoted as having said, “Every man has two countries — his own and France.” What Thomas Jefferson actually said, quoting directly from his autobiography, is:

    “So ask the travelled inhabitant of any nation, In what country on Earth would you...

  • Honduras detains 5 Syrians said headed to U.S. with stolen Greek passports

    2 weeks ago

    Honduran authorities have detained five Syrian nationals who were trying to reach the United States using stolen Greek passports, but there are no signs of any links to last week's attacks in Paris, police said.

    The Syrian men were held late on Tuesday in the Honduran capital,...

  • Israel vs. ISIS

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    The tragic attacks, first in Sinai, then in Beirut, and now in Paris, should remind us that the fight against ISIS — the fight against Islamic terror — belongs to no one country and no one religion. We are all threatened, we must all fight, and with every means possible.

    Then why...

  • The Paris attacks: Through a photographer’s lens

    2 weeks ago

    The weekend appeared calm. I had the evening off and was at home, Philippe Wojazer was “on call,” Benoit Tessier and Gonzalo Fuentes were covering the France v Germany friendly at the Stade de France, while Jacky Naegelen was editing the game from home in Alsace using remote...

  • Paris rabbi following raid: Terrorists will not affect Jewish life here

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    2 weeks ago

    The presence of terrorists in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis will not affect the daily life of the Jewish community there, the head of the local Chabad center said.

    Following a raid Wednesday that ended with the death of two suspected terrorists in the poor and heavily Muslim...

  • Islamic State attack on ‘Crusader France’ also killed Muslims

    2 weeks ago

    Among the dead in last week's Paris attacks were two sisters celebrating a birthday, a promising architect, a talented musician and a woman shot while out doing some late shopping.

    What they had in common was that they were Muslims killed in the random slaughter carried out by...

  • Suspected Paris attacks mastermind not identified in raid at this time, French prosecutor says

    2 weeks ago

    French investigators cannot yet identify those killed in a police raid on Wednesday but the suspected mastermind of the attacks in Paris was not among those arrested in the operation, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.

    The raid was staged after receiving a tip on Monday that...

  • Sweden raises threat level, citing ‘concrete information’

    2 weeks ago

    Sweden's security police raised on Wednesday their terrorist threat assessment by one step, to four on a scale of five, issuing an arrest warrant for one person and saying there was "concrete information" of a possible attack in Sweden days after the Paris killing spree. 

  • At least two die in police raid on group planning new Paris attack

    2 weeks ago

    A woman suicide bomber blew herself up in a police raid on Wednesday that sources said had foiled a jihadi plan to hit Paris's business district, days after a wave of attacks killed 129 across the French capital.

    Police stormed an apartment in the Paris suburb of St. Denis before...

  • Eagles of Death Metal returns home, suspends all shows, after Paris attack

    2 weeks ago

    The California-based rock band Eagles of Death Metal, whose Paris concert was turned into a bloodbath by gunmen opening fire on the audience during their performance, has returned to the United States and suspended all further shows, the group said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • The Power of Prayer

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    I pray everyday. Some days it is a conversation and others a rant. There is no plan, routine, or schedule. Some days I pray for a minute, and other days for an hour. Some days I pray once, and other days often. It is important to me and has value. Prayer is something I am not...

  • Paris attack suspect eludes police, complicating probe

    2 weeks ago

    French police had three opportunities to catch a Belgian suspect in the Paris attacks and each time let him go, a defence lawyer said on Tuesday, adding to the missed signals complicating efforts to track down those behind an onslaught in which 129 people were killed.


  • French police launch hunt for additional Paris attacker

    2 weeks ago

    French authorities are now hunting at least one additional attacker from Friday's Paris shootings after surveillance video showed three men in a car used for an assault on restaurants and bars, according to two sources close to the investigation.

    "Three men were in the black Seat...

  • POLL: After Paris, Americans see Trump, Clinton as most able to address terrorism

    2 weeks ago

    American voters are evenly split between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as their top choice to address the issue of terrorism following the Paris attacks, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

    Asked to choose between the entire field of...

  • Heads of the Hydra

    2 weeks ago

    This time it’s Paris. It was already Paris earlier this year. It was also Madrid, London, New York and suburban Washington D.C., and it was the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow and Volgodonsk in 1999, and the infamous Moscow theater disaster in 2002. In each case, terrible...

  • CIA chief warns Islamic State may have other attacks ready

    2 weeks ago

    CIA Director John Brennan warned on Monday that the attacks in Paris claimed by the extremist Islamic State movement were not a “one-off event” and that the militants may have similar operations ready to launch.

    Foiling those plots, however, could prove difficult because Europe's...

  • Belgian connection: from barkeeper to suicide bomber

    2 weeks ago

    Two weeks ago, the mayor of Molenbeek ordered the closure of a neighbourhood bar where Brussels police had found young men dealing drugs and smoking dope over the summer.

    Last Friday, the owner blew himself up at another laid-back corner cafe, this time in Paris, on a mission of...

  • Eagles of Death Metal producer denies reports of upcoming Israel concert

    2 weeks ago

    Contrary to earlier reports, the American band whose Paris concert was attacked on Friday has not confirmed any plans to perform in Israel.

    On Monday afternoon, the Times of Israel quoted the Eagles of Death Metal’s Israeli producer as saying earlier Israeli media reports were...

  • French Jewish and Muslim leaders lead memorial at Paris’ Bataclan theater

    2 weeks ago

    French Jewish and Muslim clergy members led a memorial together for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris outside the Bataclan concert hall, where 89 people were killed and hundreds injured on Friday night.

    The group, which included multiple French imams and...

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