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Jihadists increasingly wary of Internet, experts say

Paris - After having used the Internet profusely for propaganda and recruitment, jihadist organisations have realised that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence, experts say.

Belgium charges four after nationwide anti-terror raids

Brussels - Four people arrested in Belgium on Friday in raids aimed at smashing jihadist recruitment groups have been charged with "participating in the activities of a terrorist group", the federal prosecutor's office said.

Small French town Lunel's oversized jihadist recruitment

Lunel - For insight into why France is increasingly worried about large sections of its society becoming fertile turf for jihadist recruiters, the southern town of Lunel offers a singular example.

At least five arrested in 'anti-jihadist' raid in France: Security source

Montpellier - At least five people were arrested during a anti-jihadist operation in southern France that was still ongoing early Tuesday, a security source said.

516 arrested in Egypt anniversary unrest: Minister

Cairo - Egyptian police arrested 516 supporters of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood during violence that erupted as the country marked the fourth anniversary of its January 25 uprising, the interior minister said Monday.

Spain arrests four suspected jihadists

Madrid - Spanish police on Saturday arrested four suspected Islamist extremists who were prepared to launch attacks in Spain, the government said.

Post-attack Charlie Hebdo weekly circulation tops 7 million

Paris - Circulation of the "survivors'" issue of Charlie Hebdo, published after a deadly attack on the French satirical weekly's Paris office, is set to top seven million, the distributor said Friday.A total of 6.

Belgium hunts accomplice of suspected Jewish museum killer

Brussels - The Belgian authorities are looking for a possible accomplice to Mehdi Nemmouche, who has been charged with killing four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last year, the prosecutor's office said Friday.

Paris gunman Coulibaly buried near capital

Cr - One of the three jihadist gunmen who waged attacks in Paris this month was buried Friday near the capital, police sources said, after his country of origin Mali refused to accept his body.

A promising life in France given up for jihad

Schiltigheim - He had a promising graphic designer job, plans to be a wedding videographer and was a star sportsman in his French town. So how did Youssoup Nassoulkhanov end up in an Islamic State group video praising the Paris attacks?

Pope sees 'shadows and dangers' amid Vatican attack fears

- Pope Francis on Thursday told Italian police officers in charge of security around the Vatican that he saw "shadows and dangers", but urged them not to give in to fear.

UN meets to confront anti-Semitism after Paris attacks

New York - French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy on Thursday led calls at the United Nations to confront a global rise in anti-Semitism, during a special session held two weeks after the Paris attacks that shocked the world.

Equality, fraternity? France's immigrant youth not convinced

Paris - Two weeks after the jihadist attacks that rocked France, the banner extolling free speech on the gates of Honore de Balzac high school in northern Paris is looking a little worse for wear.

German police arrest two suspected IS members

Berlin - German police Thursday arrested and searched the homes of two suspected members of the extremist Islamic State group who had returned from Syria, authorities said. The two German nationals, identified as Mustafa C., 26, and 27-year-old Sebastian B.

Thousands protest against Charlie Hebdo in Karachi

Karachi - Thousands of people marched through Pakistan's largest city on Thursday in the country's biggest protest yet against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

EU faces 'huge challenge' to reassure Jews of future in Europe

Brussels - The EU faces a "huge challenge" to reassure Jews about their future in Europe after Islamist attacks in Paris, a top official said Wednesday as it discussed fresh counter-terror measures.

Sixth person charged in foiled Belgium terror plot

Brussels - Belgian authorities have charged a sixth person with terrorism following a series of raids in Belgium last week that foiled a plot to kill police, the prosecutor's office said Wednesday.The man, identified as Abdelmoumaim H.

Europe, France to unveil anti-terror plans after Paris attacks

Paris - French and European officials will unveil details of anti-terror measures Wednesday to counter threats of new attacks and strengthen cooperation in the wake of deadly shootings in Paris.

Syrian group hacks French newspaper's Twitter account

Paris - A group of pro-Syrian regime hackers briefly took over the Twitter account of France's Le Monde newspaper early Wednesday, tweeting several messages including one reading "Je ne suis pas Charlie".

Belgium seeks two men after anti-terror raid

Madrid - Belgian authorities are hunting for two men on the run after a jihadist cell was broken up in Belgium last week, with the search focusing on Spain and France, a source close to the investigation in Spain said Tuesday.

Greece 'will extradite jihadist' suspect to Belgium

Athens - Greece will extradite to Belgium an Algerian man with suspected links to a jihadist cell dismantled by Belgian security forces last week, a justice source said Tuesday.

Bulgaria to extradite 'old friend' of Charlie Hebdo attackers

Haskovo - A Bulgarian court ruled Tuesday that a Frenchman who admits knowing the Charlie Hebdo attackers but denies being an Islamic extremist could be extradited to France following an arrest warrant issued by Paris.

German police in fresh raids on suspect Islamist sites

Berlin - German police searched more than a dozen suspected Islamist sites early on Tuesday, seeking associates of two men who have been detained for allegedly planning an attack in Syria, police said.

Paris attack suspects due in court as Europe hunts jihadists

Paris - Four men accused of having links to the jihadists behind the Paris attacks were due to appear before a judge in France on Tuesday, while police in neighbouring Germany staged fresh raids on suspected extremists.

EU to launch anti-terror drive with Muslim countries

Brussels - The EU said Monday it will launch anti-terror projects with Muslim nations and boost intelligence sharing following the Paris attacks, as anger over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons fed fresh protests and violence.

Terror attacks overshadow EU foreign ministers meeting

Brussels - EU foreign ministers meet Monday with the deadly Paris attacks and the jihadist cell uncovered in Belgium dominating the headlines as they try to resolve sharp differences over ties with Russia strained to breaking point by the Ukraine crisis.

Belgium to request extradition of terror suspect arrested in Greece

Brussels - Belgium will request the extradition of a suspect arrested in Greece who could be connected to a jihadist cell smashed by Belgian security forces earlier this week, federal prosecutors said Sunday.

Manhunts, death threats as Europe on high terror alert

Nterre - Europe was on high alert Sunday as the suspected mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remained at large and jittery authorities blocked anti-Islamist rallies in Germany and France.

Belgium: Hotbed of fighters heading to Syria and Iraq

Brussels - Anti-terror raids in Belgium appear to confirm long-standing fears the country has become a jihadist centre, with an often disaffected Muslim minority providing fertile ground for radicalisation.

European police arrest dozens after Belgium foils 'terrorist' plot

Brussels - European nations arrested dozens of Islamist suspects Friday as Belgium said it had smashed a "terrorist" cell planning to kill police officers and France pursued fresh leads on last week's Paris attacks.
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