The Syrian armed Islamist group Jeish al-Islam on Saturday called on French authorities to release its former spokesman, who was arrested on Wednesday and charged with torture and war crimes. The arrested man was called Islam Alloush, but was actually Majdi Mustafa Nameh and was in France on an Erasmus student visa. Arrested in Marseille…

The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs on Friday urged French nationals in several countries in the Middle East, particularly Iraq, to be “cautious” following “recent events” in that country and “a rise in tensions in the region”. “The context of rising tensions in the region and recent developments make it necessary to exercise the…

Turkey accused Macron on Thursday of “sponsoring terrorism”, in response to further criticism from the French president about Ankara’s operation in Syria. Last month, Turkey launched an offensive against the Syrian Kurdish militia of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which it calls “terrorist” but which is supported by Western countries, including France, against the jihadist…

An arsenal of more than 100 automatic weapons, including Kalashnikov assault rifles, was discovered Friday in Sofia during the dismantling of an unprecedented network in Bulgaria, the authorities announced on Wednesday. Five Bulgarians — including the alleged head of the network — and two Iranians were arrested during this national coup, which also made it…

French Foreign Minister warned on Tuesday that an attack by the Syrian regime on Idleb province would have direct consequences for the European security because of the risk of dispersal of the thousands of jihadists concentrated in the area. “There is a security risk insofar as there are many jihadists in this area, claiming to…

Two key figures in the Benalla affair, the Interior Minister and the prefect of police, have named the Elysée, and therefore Emmanuel Macron’s entourage, as being responsible for the authorities’ mismanagement of the case of this former close collaborator of the Head of State, which is shaking the entire French government. “I made sure that…

They have the names of Alexandre Benalla, Yassine Belattar, Makao, Mohamed Saou and many others. Alexandre Benalla Alexandre Benalla is now known throughout France for having “beaten” a young woman participating in the May 1st march and inflicted numerous blows on a demonstrator ashore during the same occasion. Benalla was illegally wearing a black armband…