#ParisAttack: Europe to observe minute's silence at midday

Leaders of the EU have asked all its member countries to encourage their citizens to participate.

People gather outside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on 15 November 2015 during mass in homage victims two days after a series of deadly attacks. Picture: AFP

PARIS - Silence is expected to fall across Europe today as it remembers the victims of Friday's deadly Paris attacks.

Leaders of the European Union have asked all its member countries to encourage their citizens to participate.

The one minute of silence will be observed in Paris at midday local time.

Footballing body Uefa has also confirmed all football teams playing in European internationals this week will wear black armbands, with a minute's silence held before kickoff.

Parisians are also defying calls to stay indoors after the attacks.

As a memorial was underway at the iconic Notre Dame cathedral last night, rumors circulated of another attack at Place de las Republique.

Meanwhile, French President Francois Hollande is expected to make a rare address to the joint upper and lower houses of Parliament later this morning at the Palace of Versailles, outside Paris.


An international arrest warrant has been issued for one of three brothers allegedly involved in orchestrating the attacks.

Twenty-six-year-old Abdeslam Salah is reportedly on the run.

Abdeslam Salah is wanted by French police following the Paris attacks on Friday 13 November 2015. Picture: French Police Nationale.

A second brother is understood to have blown himself up inside the Bataclan concert hall, where the deadliest of the attacks took place.

A third suspect was arrested by Belgian police and remains in custody.

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French war planes have continued their air assault on Raqqa in Syria as the country responds to the Paris terror attacks.

French fighter jets get ready to take to the Middle Eastern skies. Picture: AFP

On Sunday night, the iconic Eiffel Tower was once again luminous after the lights were turned off as the city mourns the biggest loss of life outside of war.

The historic Notre Dame Cathedral as well as other sites of interest had also been closed to tourists.

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But at the Arc de Triomphe and the adjoining Champs-Élysées shopping street, sounds of camera shutters were audible, with people from all corners of the globe trying to strike the perfect Parisian pose.


At the G20 Summit in Turkey, leaders of the BRICS nations, including President Jacob Zuma have condemned the Paris attacks.

In a statement, the Presidency has described the shootings and bombings as 'abhorrent'.

BRICS leaders have expressed support for France in tracking down those responsible for the attacks.

At that same summit, United States President Barack Obama said his country will work with France to hunt down those responsible.

"We'll re-double our efforts working with other members of the coalition to bring about a peaceful transition in Syria and to eliminate dash as a force that can create so much pain and suffering."

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In South Africa, some French expats living in South Africa have voiced their anger, saying they've been deeply hurt by the terrorist attacks in their home country.

The group gathered at Zoo Lake on Sunday where they held a short prayer.

One man says, "I needed to be there to support my family and friends."

Another man says, "I did really hurt because it's your nation that was attacked."