Tag: France

French Counterterrorism Operations in the Sahara

Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 8 Issue: 36 On the morning of July 22 at approximately 5 A.M., Special Forces of the Mauritanian and French armies commenced operations against an alleged al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) base in northern Mali…

Al-Qaeda in North Africa kills French hostage

Al Jazeera News Channel reported on Sunday that Al-Qaeda’s wing in North Africa, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), said it had killed Michel Germaneau, a French hostage in response to a raid last week by French troops against a base in the Sahara…

France economy being reassessed

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Until recently the debt crisis in the euro area had largely spared France, which had benefited from financing conditions only slightly less favourable than those for Germany. Since the end of May, however, spreads between…

ETA military chief arrested in France

On Tuesday joint forces of French police and Spanish Civil Guard arrested Mikel Karrera Sarobe, suspected military chief of the Basque terrorist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA).

French warship team destroys pirate boats

(CNN) — Twenty-eight suspected pirates were taken into custody Friday by the European Union Naval Force after a handful of failed attacks on fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean, the EU mission said.

Basque separatist leader arrested in France

The leader of the armed Basque group ETA was arrested in France on Sunday, officials said, in another setback for the separatists, who have seen five of their commanders taken into custody in the last two years.

France politics: Regime change?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The deterioration of France’s public finances since the start of the financial crisis has not been as sharp as in some other developed economies, but France’s starting position was nevertheless poor and rising concerns over…