Cannes Film Festival Tightens Security As Terror Fears Escalate

Organizers behind the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival have spent millions of dollars to build out a historic level of security in an effort to prevent terrorist attacks during one of the film world’s most prestigious, star-studded events.

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Two Teenage Girls Held in France Over ‘Terror Plot’

Two teenage girls from the French city of Nice are being held on suspicion of planning an attack directed by a notorious Syria-based French jihadist, a source close to the investigation said Sunday.


Arab Social Media Fumes Over French Burkini Ban

JAFFA, Israel – Social media users across the Arab world are still expressing outrage over the conduct of French police officers who recently attempted to enforce a new law forbidding burkinis by forcing a Muslim woman to remove her garments on a beach in Nice in the French Riviera.


Five Charged Over France Truck Attack

(AFP) – Five suspects have been formally charged over the truck attack in the French Riveria city of Nice that killed 84 people, the Paris prosecutor said. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who mowed down crowds of people enjoying a Bastille Day


Police Tell Of Showdown With Nice Truck Killer

(AFP) – The police officers who confronted Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel in Nice pumped around 20 bullets into his truck in the shootout that ended his bloody Bastille Day rampage, it emerged Sunday. In an affidavit seen by AFP, an officer who

PARIS (Reuters) - France's defence minister said on Monday that …

France Struck Islamic State Bases Overnight

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s defence minister said on Monday that French air forces conducted further strikes overnight on Islamic State targets. Speaking after national defence council meeting in the wake of last week’s truck attack on the city of Nice,


Killer In Nice Sent SMS About Weapons Just Before Attack

(AFP) – The Tunisian who rammed a truck into Bastille Day crowds in Nice, killing 84 people, sent a text message just before the attack discussing the supply of weapons, a source close to the investigation said Sunday. In the


Two Arrested In Nice Over Truck Attack

NICE, France (Reuters) – Police arrested a man and a woman on Sunday morning in connection with the truck attack that killed at least 84 people celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice, a judiciary source said. The


Nice Attacker: Body-Building Delinquent Who Became Suddenly Radicalised

(AFP) – Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was a petty criminal with a penchant for boozing, bodybuilding and trying to pick up women who showed no signs of radicalisation until recently, according to neighbours and family. The 31-year-old Tunisian father of three, who