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At least 12 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday.

Nov 15, 2015
14:59 (IST)
Paris Attacks to Dominate Agenda at G-20 Conference in Turkey

President Barack Obama will consult about the Paris terrorist attacks with world leaders in Turkey this weekend as the annual gathering of presidents and prime ministers from the world's largest economies there is poised to become an urgent summit meeting on confronting extremism.
Nov 15, 2015
13:33 (IST)
Six family members of named Paris attacker arrested, says Judicial source: Agence France-Presse
Nov 15, 2015
11:26 (IST)

Jan 16, 2015
19:24 (IST)

Jan 16, 2015
19:13 (IST)

Jan 16, 2015
18:55 (IST)
Paris Hostage Crisis: What's Being Reported


Jan 16, 2015
18:41 (IST)
NEWS JUST IN

Gunman speaking incoherently, no apparent link to extremist attacks, says local media

Jan 16, 2015
18:36 (IST)
AFP: French Research and Intervention Brigades (BRI) officers prepare near the post office (Background, yellow sign) where an armed man holed up with two hostages, on January 16, 2015 in Colombes, outside Paris, though there is no known link with last week's jihadist attacks.





Jan 16, 2015
18:33 (IST)
Paris Hostage Terror at Post Office

  • At least 3 being held at post office
  • Gunman claims to have Kalishnikov, grenades
  • Negotiations have started, says French radio



Jan 16, 2015
18:31 (IST)

Jan 10, 2015
06:18 (IST)
Paris Gunman 'Likely' Killed Hostages at Start of Siege: Prosecutor
The four people killed Friday at a Jewish supermarket in Paris were "likely" killed by the gunman at the start of the hostage-taking, the prosecutor leading the investigation said.
Jan 10, 2015
05:46 (IST)
Al-Qaeda Member in Yemen Says Group Directed Paris Attack
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula directed the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris "as revenge for the honor" of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, a member of the group told The Associated Press on Friday.
Jan 10, 2015
02:28 (IST)

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00:58 (IST)

Jan 10, 2015
00:30 (IST)
French President Hollande says killing of 4 people in east Paris, hostage taking at kosher supermarket was an anti-Semitic act.
Jan 10, 2015
00:12 (IST)

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00:11 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
23:49 (IST)

"It was a robbery, it has nothing to do with what is happening in Paris," prosecutor Christophe Barret told AFP.
Jan 09, 2015
22:56 (IST)

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22:43 (IST)

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22:42 (IST)

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22:29 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
22:27 (IST)
Charlie Hebdo Suspects Dead, Hostage Freed: Police Official
A police official on the scene of the standoff between two armed brothers suspected in the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo newsroom says the suspects are dead, and their hostage has been freed.
Jan 09, 2015
22:25 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
22:05 (IST)
Hostage taker at Kosher supermarket in Eastern Paris also dead: sources


Jan 09, 2015
22:05 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
22:00 (IST)
Suspected Charlie Hebdo attackers came out firing at the security forces, killed: Agence France-Presse
Jan 09, 2015
21:58 (IST)

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21:55 (IST)
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21:54 (IST)
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21:37 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
21:01 (IST)
Paris supermart gunman threatens to kill hostages if police storm terrorist brothers, reports news agency Associated Press.
Jan 09, 2015
20:43 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
20:18 (IST)
Twin Hostage Dramas as Paris Massacre Suspects Cornered
Several people taken hostage at Paris super-market; in nearby town, Charlie Hebdo suspects surrounded.
Jan 09, 2015
20:16 (IST)
French Police Seal Off Town As They Close in on Newspaper Killing Suspects
French anti-terrorist police sealed off a small northern town and helicopters hovered overhead after a police source said two men believed to have carried out an attack on a satirical journal took at least one person hostage in a small print works.
Jan 09, 2015
20:16 (IST)
Multiple Hostages at Paris Grocery Store: 10 Latest Developments
Two people were reportedly killed and at least five people were taken hostage at a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris on Friday after a shootout involving a man armed with two guns.
Jan 09, 2015
20:15 (IST)
'I Shook His Hand': French Salesman on Run-In with Massacre Suspect
For Didier the salesman, a humdrum meeting with a client at a printing business outside of Paris on Friday turned into a run-in with France's most wanted men as he "shook hands" with one of the magazine massacre suspects.
Jan 09, 2015
20:15 (IST)
Paris Attack: PM Modi talks to French President Francois Hollande
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke on telephone to French President Francois Hollande and condemned in the strongest terms, the terrorist attack in Paris, officials sources said.
Jan 09, 2015
20:13 (IST)
French Terror Suspects in Phone Contact, Want 'Martyr' Death
French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations Friday, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and the other an attack on a kosher market in Paris.
Jan 09, 2015
20:12 (IST)
French Police Release Mugshots of Man and Woman Linked to Policewoman Killing
French police released mugshots of a man and woman wanted over the killing of a policewoman on Thursday, who are now thought to be holed up with hostages in an east Paris kosher grocery.
Jan 09, 2015
19:53 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
19:26 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
19:11 (IST)
Two Killed in Paris Hostage Drama: Reports
French elite forces surrounded two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people in the Islamist massacre at Charlie Hebdo as a fresh shooting and hostage drama erupted at a kosher supermarket Friday in eastern Paris.
Jan 09, 2015
19:08 (IST)


Police have released photos of a man and a woman wanted in connection with the fatal shooting Thursday at Montrouge.

The pair, named as Amedy Coulibaly, 32, and Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, are "likely armed and dangerous", police say.

A heavily armed man, killed a policewoman Thursday in Montrouge, south of Paris and a council employee was injured in the attack.

The gunman in the latest hostage-taking in Vincennes is suspected of being the same man who killed the policewoman, according to a source.
Jan 09, 2015
19:08 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
15:48 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
15:43 (IST)
Lead on NDTV.com: Charlie Hebdo Attack - Suspects Holding At Least One Hostage
Two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people in an unprecedented jihadist attack in France held at least one person hostage on Friday as police cornered the gunmen northeast of the capital.
Jan 09, 2015
15:22 (IST)
Police officer block the access to Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris, on Friday. French security forces swarmed this small industrial town in an operation to capture a pair of heavily armed suspects in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper. (AP Photo)


Jan 09, 2015
15:14 (IST)

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Jan 09, 2015
15:04 (IST)
Charlie Hebdo Suspects Holed Up in Building Near Paris Airport: 10 Developments
A massive operation is underway to "neutralise" the two suspects in the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office on Wednesday, a French minister said today. In picture: A helicopter is seen hovering over the building where the operation is underway. (Courtesy: AFP)


Jan 09, 2015
14:55 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
14:54 (IST)
JUST IN:

Air France has aborted landings as the airport is close to the area where shootout is taking place, reports Sky News.
Jan 09, 2015
14:53 (IST)
France 24 reports: Total 1000 officers involved in the operation, which includes special forces and heavy militarised officers. The channel also reports that the policemen on ground are waiting for President Francois Hollande to give order to go in into the hostage building.

Jan 09, 2015
14:51 (IST)
Local media reports that residents in Dammartin-en-Goele have been asked by the police to stay indoors and away from windows. Reports also say that one hostage taken and ambulances are seen arriving on location.
Jan 09, 2015
14:47 (IST)
JUST IN:

News channel France 24 reports that one person has been killed and several injured in the ongoing operation.
Jan 09, 2015
14:44 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
14:41 (IST)
The map below shows Dammartin-en-Goele where a hostage drama is underway


Jan 09, 2015
14:39 (IST)
Helicopters are hovering over a building in an industrial zone of Dammartin en Goele, northeast of Paris. France 24 reports that 2 men are holding one man under hostage; the area has been guarded off. The channel also say two people have been injured.


Jan 09, 2015
14:37 (IST)

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Jan 09, 2015
14:29 (IST)
A hostage-taking was underway Friday at a business north-east of Paris after police hunting the Islamist brothers who killed 12 people earlier this week exchanged fire with two men during a car chase, security sources said. (Read story)


Jan 09, 2015
14:22 (IST)
News agency Associated Press quotes France's interior minister as saying that operation to detain suspects now underway northeast of Paris.
Jan 09, 2015
14:17 (IST)
Suspects believed to be holed up in a building in Dammartin en Goele, northeast of Paris: reports
Jan 09, 2015
14:10 (IST)

Jan 09, 2015
14:06 (IST)
JUST IN:

Shots fired in a car chase north of Paris, according to an unnamed police source.
Jan 09, 2015
14:03 (IST)
BREAKING NEWS:

The two missing suspects in the massacre at Charlie Hebdo's Paris office have stolen a car and are on the move again, according to an unnamed security official quoted by the Associated Press.
Jan 09, 2015
14:02 (IST)
Blog: In France, Muslims Fear Backlash
In the street leading to the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris, people trickle in steadily to pay tributes. The mound of flowers grows against the barricade put up by the police to block the scene of crime on Wednesday, 12 people were shot dead in an attack on the office of the satirical magazine by three armed men wearing black masks and hoodies.
Jan 09, 2015
14:01 (IST)
Manhunt in France for Charlie Hebdo Attack Suspects Continues
As France mourned its dead, thousands of police were mobilized Thursday in an extensive manhunt for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people, including two police officers, at a satirical magazine.
Jan 09, 2015
14:00 (IST)
Paris Suspect Trained With Al Qaida, Official Says
One of the two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at a satirical newspaper in Paris traveled to Yemen in 2011 and received terrorist training from Al Qaeda's affiliate there before returning to France, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.
Jan 09, 2015
06:42 (IST)
Armed Gendarmes Swoop on Villages in Hunt for Charlie Hebdo Attackers
A day after the Paris attack, officers carried out house-to-house searches in the village of Corcy, a few miles from a service station where police sources said the brothers were sighted in ski masks.
Jan 09, 2015
04:41 (IST)
Charlie Hebdo Suspect Well-Known to Anti-Terror Police
He has a long history of jihadist ties and links to a key Islamic State militant, yet Charlie Hebdo suspect Cherif Kouachi still managed to slip under the radar of French intelligence.
Jan 09, 2015
03:14 (IST)
France to Host International 'Anti-Terrorism' Meeting
France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he would host an international meeting on Sunday for his counterparts from the United States and Europe to discuss the battle against terrorism in the wake of the Paris magazine massacre.
Jan 08, 2015
22:56 (IST)
Charlie Hebdo Attack: The 12 Who Died
Twelve people were killed in Wednesday's jihadist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo -- five cartoonists, three contributors, a guest at the magazine's editorial conference, a maintenance worker, and two police officers.
Jan 08, 2015
20:22 (IST)
Former CIA Chief Calls Paris Attack 'High End' of Terrorism
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden says the deadly attack on a French satirical newspaper demonstrates "the increased sophistication" of groups bent on terrorism.
Jan 08, 2015
20:12 (IST)
France has launched a massive manhunt after the two suspects of the Charlie Hebdo attack were on the run. Local media sources say that the 'heavily armed and dangerous' brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi were spotted in North France and may be heading to Paris.

Jan 08, 2015
17:50 (IST)
Two missing suspects who gunned down 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters on Wednesday, spotted at a gas station in North France, could be headed to Paris, say local media sources.






Jan 08, 2015
17:14 (IST)
Charlie Hebdo Will Come Out Next Week, Despite Bloodbath
The French satirical newspaper whose staff was decimated in an Islamist attack will come out as scheduled next week, one of its surviving staffers told AFP on Thursday.
Jan 08, 2015
16:10 (IST)
The two brothers who are suspected to be involved in the shooting at Charlie Hebdo yesterday have been 'located' in North France, say reports.
Jan 08, 2015
15:54 (IST)
These are the French cities where the attacks, reportedly against Muslims, took place:


Jan 08, 2015
15:53 (IST)
Grenades thrown at mosque in Le Mans, west of Paris: Bloomberg
Jan 08, 2015
15:30 (IST)
Montrouge Attack: Policewoman dies of injuries after shooting in South of Paris.


Jan 08, 2015
15:28 (IST)
Officials say attacks against several mosques in France: Agence France-Presse
Jan 08, 2015
14:40 (IST)
There has been an explosion at a restaurant in Lyon in France, according to reports
Jan 08, 2015
14:39 (IST)
The gunman is still on the run, said Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve - who rushed to the scene at Malakoff just south of Paris - contradicting information given earlier by a source close to the case, who said the suspect had been detained.
Jan 08, 2015
14:35 (IST)
No link has yet been established between the two attacks.
Jan 08, 2015
14:35 (IST)
A suspect has since been detained, another source close to the case said. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has rushed to the scene of the incident near Porte de Chatillon south of Paris.
Jan 08, 2015
14:35 (IST)
A policewoman and a city employee are critical after a man wearing a bullet-proof vest fired on them with an automatic rifle outside Paris, police said.
Jan 08, 2015
08:39 (IST)
Charlie Hebdo Editor Made Provocation His Mission
Stephane Charbonnier, the editorial director of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, was often pictured with his fist aloft.
Jan 08, 2015
07:49 (IST)
Jan 08, 2015
07:04 (IST)
Youngest of Three Suspects in Paris Attack Surrenders to Police: Source
An 18-year-old implicated alongside two brothers in the bloody attack against a satirical weekly in Paris has surrendered to police, according to a source close to the case.
Jan 08, 2015
06:39 (IST)
Cartoonists Draw for Assassinated Charlie Hebdo Colleagues
As if to prove that pens are mightier than swords, cartoonists around the world reacted to the cold-bloodied assassination of their colleagues at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as only they can: with powerful drawings worth thousands of words.
Jan 08, 2015
04:25 (IST)
France Anti-Terror Raid Under Way in Northeastern City of Reims: Police
A raid by France's elite anti-terrorist unit was under way on late Wednesday in the northeastern city of Reims as part of the hunt for the gunmen who attacked the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Jan 08, 2015
04:13 (IST)
French Police Identify 3 Suspects in Charlie Hebdo Attack
French police officials identified three men as suspects in a deadly attack against newspaper offices that killed 12 people and shook the world on Wednesday.
Jan 08, 2015
03:14 (IST)
'Je Suis Charlie' Message Goes Viral After Paris Attack
Messages of condolence and defiance over the Paris terrorist attack on a newspaper office spread quickly around the world on Wednesday with thousands taking to the streets to protest the killings and through use of the slogan "Je Suis Charlie" on social media.
Jan 08, 2015
02:53 (IST)
World Leaders, Media Groups Condemn 'Barbaric' Paris Attack
Governments lined up to offer their support after masked men armed with Kalashnikov automatic rifles opened fire at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in what French President Francois Hollande said was a "terrorist attack".
Jan 08, 2015
02:32 (IST)
UN Human Rights Chief Warns Against Xenophobic Reaction
The UN's rights chief slammed Wednesday's massacre at a Paris weekly that killed at least 12 people but warned that a xenophobic backlash would only play into the hands of extremists.
Jan 08, 2015
01:52 (IST)
Sweden Raises Security Around Artist Lars Vilks After Paris Attack
Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who stirred controversy in 2007 with published drawings of Prophet Mohammad, has had security around him tightened after Wednesday's attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
Jan 07, 2015
21:08 (IST)
Barack Obama Condemns 'Horrific' Attack on French Newspaper
US President Barack Obama condemned an attack in Paris today on the offices of a satirical newspaper that left 12 dead, calling it a "terrorist attack" and pledging US assistance.
Jan 07, 2015
21:00 (IST)
Danish Paper That Published Prophet's Cartoon Ups Security After Paris Attack
The Danish newspaper that caused a global stir with a series of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed stepped up security today after a deadly attack on a French satirical weekly, a report said.
Jan 07, 2015
20:15 (IST)
Paris Terrorist Attack Kills 4 Cartoonists Including Chief Editor: Sources
Some of the best-known cartoonists in France were among the 12 killed when gunmen stormed the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris today, a judicial source said.
Jan 07, 2015
19:39 (IST)
French soldiers patrols at the Eiffel Tower after a shooting at a French satirical newspaper, in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Paris has been put on highest alert after the deadly attack.

Jan 07, 2015
18:52 (IST)
Paris Attackers Shouted 'We Have Avenged the Prophet': Police
The attackers who stormed the Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing 12 people, shouted "we have avenged the prophet", according to witnesses cited by a police source.
Jan 07, 2015
18:51 (IST)
Jan 07, 2015
18:39 (IST)
France Puts Paris on Highest Alert Status After Shooting
France raised its alert status for Paris to the highest level after gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people.
Jan 07, 2015
17:56 (IST)
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17:51 (IST)
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17:49 (IST)
Jan 07, 2015
17:38 (IST)
Bullet's impact on the window of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.



Jan 07, 2015
17:27 (IST)
A file photo taken on March 15, 2006 shows members of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, including cartoonists Cabu (L), Charb (2nd L), Tignous (4th L) and Honore (5th L) posing in front of the then headquarters of the weekly in Paris.

Jan 07, 2015
17:23 (IST)
Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris where armed man gunned down at least 11 people.

Jan 07, 2015
17:13 (IST)
11 Dead in Shooting at French Satirical Weekly's Office in Paris
At least 11 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, Paris prosecutors said.
Jan 07, 2015
17:11 (IST)
Paris Shooting: 11 People Shot Dead at Satirical Newspaper's Office - Live Coverage
At least 11 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo today.
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