The French-Algerian identity of one of the attackers demonstrates how France’s savage 1956-62 war in Algeria continues to infect today’s atrocities.
While the war with Isis rages just 25 miles away and the threat of kidnap is all too real, Iraq's gold medal-winning female cycling team continues to ride its own race. Cathy Otten hits the road with them
No one's done much to help the residents of James Turner Street in Birmingham, now forever rechristened Benefits Street, thanks to Channel 4's controversial new documentary series. Despite – or maybe because of – the Twitter death threats, accusations of betrayal and media uproar, which followed its first broadcast, Channel 4 has defied calls for the series to be pulled. Did it hope this second episode would change some minds?
Algeria international struggling to make an impact at the San Siro
Chris O'Hare will be coming home with nothing more tangible than a tankful of motivation, after giving it a crack in the men's 1500m final before tailing off badly on the last lap and trailing home 12th and last in 3 minutes 46.04 seconds. Still, the mere presence of the 22-year-old Borderer in a global final was further evidence of the quiet, steady revolution that has been taking place in Scottish athletics over the past two years.
Defending Klaus Barbie, he sought to emphasise what he saw as French collaboration with the Nazis
Although forever identified with Algeria and its former colonial ruler France, Henri Alleg was originally a Londoner, his Russian Jewish grandparents having fled the poverty and pogroms of the 19th century to install themselves in the East End.
Two prisoners will be transferred out of the controversial prison to Algeria if plans go ahead
Letter also denounces Belmoktar for failing to commit a single 'spectacular' terror attack in the Sahara desert
Ali Kafi, who died on 16 April at the age of 84, led Algeria for two years after the 1992 military coup that aimed to stop Islamists from winning a national election. Kafi led the High Committee of State from 1992-94 during the opening years of Algeria's bloody civil war with Islamic extremists. His rule followed the assassination of Mohammed Boudiaf, who was briefly president after generals forced Chadli Benjedid to resign. The civil war lasted more than a decade and cost 200,000 lives.
The future of the Middle East probably lies with the likes of Rachid Taha.
A senior Islamist leader has “probably” died in fighting in the mountains of northern Mali, the French military said today.
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Algeria's foreign minister has admitted that his government's security forces made mistakes during the hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas plant, in which 38 civilians and 29 militants died, including six British nationals.
The French military has distanced itself from a photograph taken during its operations in Mali, after the image of a soldier with his face obscured by a menacing skull bandana went viral.