French Interior Minister Manual Valls law-and-order drive has made him the darling of opinion polls, while approval ratings of President François Hollande and other leaders plummet amid the hardening economic crisis.
French prosecutors announce the indefinite detention of seven suspected Islamist extremists arrested on Oct. 6, after raids unearthed guns, bombmaking equipment and evidence of recruiting French radicals to join militias in Syria
Multiple French sweeps leave a Salafist suspect dead after gunfight with police, and mark a return to France’s multi-discipline counter-terror system over the all-intelligence model of former President Nicolas Sarkozy
French security officials reveal to TIME evidence of aspiring militants leaving France for Syria to join Islamists battling the Assad regime — and warn the Middle Eastern country could join Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen as a …
Israel’s quandary over the rising Iranian nuclear threat, Indian and Pakistani leaders meet and unusually critical commentaries in China’s state-run media.
New essays by French author Richard Millet, which say Anders Behring Breivik’s Norwegian massacre was the result of immigration and multiculturalism, have caused an uproar in France
Syria’s foreign minister speaks, this week’s controversial visits by the Egyptian president and Colombia’s leader confirms peace talks with leftist rebels.
In today’s required reading: another massacre in Syria, Japan plans to buy disputed South China Sea islands and communal violence rears its head again in Indonesia.
Report in le Monde detailing declassified intelligence reports suggest Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah had far more contacts with presumed radical allies than previously known–but security officials contend it doesn’t undermine …
A closer inspection of Greece’s austerity program, controversial take on U.S.-Pakistan relations and Mexico’s Supreme Court pleases human rights activists
Today’s required reading: reports on and from inside Syria, Burma’s slow march towards media freedom and Chinese scorn for U.S. military moves in Asia.